Skip to main content

St. Antoine Residence turns 100

January 17, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Saint Antoine Residence, Rhode Island’s largest long-term care facility, is gearing up for a major milestone - it's 100th birthday.
Saint Antoine is celebrating its centennial year in 2013 with a variety of events and communications that will take place throughout the calendar year, Wendy Fargnoli, Saint Antoine’s executive director, said at a special anniversary announcement ceremony held Wednesday on the Saint Antoine community campus in North Smithfield.
Among the invited guests and speakers at yesterday's announcement were Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts and North Smithfield Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton.
Saint Antoine was founded in 1913 by Monsignor Charles Dauray as “L’Hospice Saint Antoine du Woonsocket.”
At the time, the Sisters of Charity (the “Grey” nuns) from St. Hyacinthe, Canada, were invited to help carry on the ministry by The Most Reverend Matthew Harkins, Bishop of Providence.
The original facility was located on Hamlet Avenue in Woonsocket as a “home for the aged poor.” In 1941, because of cramped quarters, a new facility was constructed on Mendon Road in North Smithfield.
In recognition of the changing mission and direction of L’Hospice, the name of the corporation was changed to Saint Antoine Residence in 1987, and its purpose was amended to establishing and maintaining a home for the elderly, the sick, and the impaired.

Read more in our print edition.

PAWTUCKET – Rarely do you hear “versatility” and “pitcher” mentioned in the same breath. According...
WOONSOCKET — On an afternoon when Mount St. Charles pulled off an astonishingly spectacular triple...
WOONSOCKET — For Lincoln High junior Mason Palmieri, it doesn’t get much better these days. On...
UXBRIDGE – A Worcester Superior Court judge Tuesday reduced bail for a 62-year-old registered sex offender and Uxbridge...
WOONSOCKET – State and local officials of the cash-strapped city took action on two fronts this week to bolster its...
WOONSOCKET – The latest plan to resurrect full-day kindergarten is more taxpayer-friendly than ever and no longer...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes