September 27th, 2012
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Ruth (Beckwith) Brodeur, 79, passed away on September 26, 2012 among family and friends at the St. Antoine Residence where she had resided for the last four years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Clarence Beckwith and Frances (Quinn) Beckwith.
AUSTIN, TEXAS- Aurore "Topsy" Camilucci, 90, passed away on August 31, in Austin, Texas after a long illness.
Widow of the late Bruno J. Camilucci, Aurore was born in Woonsocket, on10/24/1921.
She was the fourth of six children born of Ulderic and Eva (Trottier) Nadeau. Aurore's siblings, who have been awaiting her arrival into heaven, are: Alice Grondines, Jeannette Dussault, Helene Bouvier, Beatrice Lamoureux, and Henry Nadeau.
WOONSOCKET â€” The state Budget Commission running city affairs hasn't yet solved a known $4 million funding shortfall in this year's $67 million school budget but that won't keep School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan from asking for additional positions when the panel meets today.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Central Falls High head coach Carl Africo doesn't ask former mentor Bobby Marchand to help him out with scouting, but â€“ if he's going to offer â€“ the former isn't about to argue.
Prior to the Warriors' Division I tilt against Cumberland on Wednesday night, Marchand told Africo he had seen the Clippers play at Barrington earlier in the week, and told him that junior striker Kyle Courtney had the speed and ball skills to be a thorn in CF's defensive side.
WOONSOCKET â€“ It looks like Steward Health Care is walking away from the deal to buy struggling Landmark Medical Center.
While thereâ€™s been no official notice from Steward, the special master in charge of Landmark has already begun shopping the hospital around to other prospective suitors.
â€śWe want patients and employees to know we have a Plan B in place and we will be able to discuss the plan in greater detail in the coming days,â€ť Fischer said Wednesday.
Normand A. Gouin
SMITHFIELD- Normand A. Gouin 83, resident of Smithfield, died September 21, 2012, at the North Bay Manor in Smithfield.
He was the husband of the late Theresa (Trinque) Gouin.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Eddie & Yvonne (Hamelin) Gouin.
Normand owned and operated Gouins Supply Co. for 50 years. He was a former resident of Burrillville and previously he lived in North Smithfield. He was a member of the Woonsocket Elks Lodge #850.
CUMBERLAND â€” Head coach Tom Kenwood had an outstanding reason as to why he kept his top four Cumberland High harriers, including probable All-State junior Trevor Crawley and classmate Kevin Seaver, from competing in a Northern Division meet featuring four other Valley squads.
â€śIâ€™m trying to minimize the number of races they run in the season to keep them fresh; I want them to be ready when the bigger meets come up,â€ť Kenwood stated simply.
Nicole Brunelle, of Woonsocket, wheels pumpkins to her car after choosing three for home decorations at Phantom Farms in Cumberland Tuesday.
BELLINGHAM â€” Voters at an Oct. 10 Special Town Meeting will take up a 23-article warrant that includes a debt exclusion override to raise taxes to pay for a $15.4 million water treatment project.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 60 Blackstone St.
WOONSOCKET â€“ You wonâ€™t be able to tell from watching the parade on Columbus Day, but Autumnfest Chairman Timothy Paul says he wasnâ€™t always sure there was going to be one this year.
A former police detective who is serving his second stint as chairman of the cityâ€™s premier civic bash, Paul revealed in an interview with The Call that he commissioned a forensic audit of the non-profit organization earlier this year because its financial records were in disarray.