March 9th, 2012
NORTH SCITUATE â€” State law enforcement officials are charging two Woonsocket residents with a series of house breaks throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Steward Health Care System walked out of Superior Court Friday with a revamped agreement to buy Landmark Medical Center that puts more pressure than ever on state regulators, lawmakers, and private business interests to get the deal done quickly, and on Stewardâ€™s terms.
WOONSOCKET- Rita Crepeau 90, of 218 Pond St. died Thursday at the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Raymond Crepeau.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Raoul and Dorilla (Champoux) Daignault.
Mrs. Crepeau was the chief bookkeeper for Production Equipment Co in CT for seven years, she also worked for Attn. James M. S. Ullman in Meridan, Ct for many years. Rita was a member of the Park View Manor Club.
Richard N. Fontaine
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Richard N. Fontaine, 77, died Wednesday March 7, 2012 in the New England Sinai Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, in Stoughton, Ma. With his loving family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Gloria (Franceschi) Fontaine, for 55 years, Richard and Gloria were married on November 12, 1956,
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Samuel Fontaine and Fabiola (Charpentier) Fontaine Lefebvre., and Stepson to the late Amedee Lefebvre.
Thomas E. Arthur, Jr.
CHEPACHET- Thomas E. Arthur, Jr., 55, of Victory Highway, Chepachet, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Rachel L. (Henshaw) Arthur whom he married April 28, 1978. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Thomas and Claudette (Lauzon) Arthur, Sr.
Thomas worked as a groundskeeper for Green Lawn, Woonsocket. He loved fishing and playing pool.
Maureen C. Smith
BLACKSTONE- Maureen C. (Sayer) Smith, 75, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center with her loving husband by her side. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth J. Smith.
Born in London, England on August 19, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Clara (Wheaton) Sayer.
Simone G. Cornell
BLACKSTONE- Simone G. Cornell, 83, of Blackstone, MA, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford, MA. She was born April 23, 1928 in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Donat and Alma (Forand) Rouette.
She was the loving and caring wife of 58 years to the late Bernard R. Cornell.
Valerie B. Tellier
BURRILLVILLE- Valerie B. (Manteau) Tellier, 99, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Bayberry Commons, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late J. Oliver Tellier.
Born in Harrisville, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Bernadette (Clapprod) Manteau.
Valerie worked as a Kitchen/Dietary Aide at Zambarano Hospital of Pascoag for many years.
WOONSOCKET --- This year has been a tale of two seasons for Mount St. Charles.
The first season was not a very good one by the programâ€™s standards. Back-to-back losses to La Salle in early December and a 3-4 record in January did not sit well with the teamâ€™s loyal fan base, even though Mount was entering the season with one of its youngest teams in several seasons.
WOONSOCKET â€” George Coderre sounded more like a proud father rather than a head coach upon being informed that Woonsocket High senior Kailey Fugere had been selected by Gatorade as the 2011-12 R.I. Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
â€śSheâ€™s always been an outstanding athlete,â€ť noted Coderre on Thursday morning, â€śbut to see her round out her game and see her adjust from year to year â€¦ sheâ€™s a quiet and unassuming kid and to see her take on more of a leadership role, thatâ€™s why sheâ€™s been a pleasure to coach.â€ť