February 7th, 2014
Juliette L. St. Germain
BELLINGHAM, MA - Juliette L.(Gingras) St. Germain, 97, of Bellingham, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Julien M. St. Germain. Born in Bellingham, MA on January 14, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Menard) Gingras. She was the loving mother of Clemence St. Germain of Bellingham and Constance St. Germain of North Palm Beach, FL.
PROVIDENCE â A Chafee administration plan to allow the state and cities and town to post legal notices on the Internet rather than advertising them in local newspapers ran into opposition Thursday from people who said that while the Internet is indeed gaining in popularity, not everyone is using it and that newspapers provide a service by putting important information right in front of people instead of forcing them to hunt through cyberspace for it.
WOONSOCKET â Nobody questions the educational value of full-day kindergarten, but the cost has been a sticking point for the Budget Commission.
Now Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyan is poised to roll out a plan to bring back full-day kindergarten that actually results in a program surplus.
Hortense L. Vanasse
SMITHFIELD - Hortense L. (Theroux) Vanasse, 84, of Smithfield, formerly of Woonsocket, died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Hebert Health Center in Smithfield after a long illness. Mrs. Vanasse was the wife of the late Normand J. Vanasse. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Cleophas and Alice (Bibeault) Theroux.
Mrs. Vanasse was an assembler at the A.T. Cross Co. for many years before retiring.
WOONSOCKET â As a critical care pulmonologist at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket, Dr. Eric Gartman has seen firsthand the damage caused by cigarette smoke.
On Wednesday, the day Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark announced it will ban all cigarette sales by October, Gartman was scheduled to meet with at least two patients with lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, and one of the hardest cancers to treat.
CUMBERLAND â The opportunity for a father to coach his son in a college setting does not come around very often.
For Cumberland High senior Joe Fine, you can officially swap out âopportunityâ and replace it with âreality.â
Beginning this fall, there will be two Fines on the football sideline occupied by Bryant University. Head coach Marty Fine listed son Joe as part of the programâs latest recruiting effort on Wednesday. The Bulldogsâ 22-player class includes players from 10 different states with 11 being from New England.
LINCOLN â Oseh-Lie Saine is officially a member of Boston Collegeâs football program. In the eyes of the 2013 Lincoln High graduate who signed a pretty important document Wednesday, itâs a significant step that runs the gamut of emotions.
âIt feels really, really good,â a clearly jubilant Saine expressed when reached later the same day. âItâs a day Iâve been waiting for a long time and for it to finally come, it hit me (Tuesday night) and I was just like, âwow.â Signing that paper just felt great. Itâs real and I think Iâm still on cloud nine.â
LINCOLN â Although she didn't want to, Lauren Hervieux did a lot of watching from the sidelines as her Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op teammates competed.
Naturally, the premier senior defenseman would've preferred to take the ice with them and help in her usual ways â battling in the corners, stealing pucks, squelching 2-on-1 breakaways.
She couldn't, of course, after dislocating and fracturing her kneecap at a Lincoln varsity soccer practice back on Nov. 7, the afternoon before a pivotal state tournament semifinal.
Thomas C. Caron
WOONSOCKET- Thomas C. Caron, 66 of Woonsocket, died February 1, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Delivered by Santa Claus on December 25, 1947, he was the son of the late Arthur and Alice (Boulris) Caron.
Mr. Caron worked as a computer systems analyst for EMC, Hopkinton, for over twenty-one years and had previously worked for Avery Dennison for many years. A 1966 graduate of Woonsocket High School, Tom was a boots on the ground Vietnam Veteran who never spoke of his experience. He was a fan of 1950's music and dance and everyone who met him found friendship.
Frederick B. Smith Jr.
NORTH GROSVENORDALE, CT- Frederick B. Smith Jr., 81, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA. He was the husband of Brenda (Salvas) Smith.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Frederick Sr. and Lucy (Gregory) Smith.
He worked at Zambarano Hospital as a Physical Therapy Aid before retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Mason's, Granite Lodge #26 of Harrisville, and he loved fishing.