May 25th, 2012
Rita C. Renaud
CUMBERLAND- Rita C. Renaud 91, formerly of Willis Dr. died Thursday at The Holiday in Lincoln. She was the wife of the late Edgar J. Renaud.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Genevieve (Blais) Langevin.
Rita was a supervisor at Texas Instruments for fifteen years before retiring in 1983. She was a former member of the St Joseph Sr. Citizens and St. Louis Sr. Citizens.
Claire I. Ottaviano
DEBARY, FL- Ottaviano, Claire I., 80 of Debary, FL. passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Claire was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Ottaviano.
She is survived by her children; Sandra Rymanski, David Ottaviano and Donna (Mike) Pyburn, her caregiver for the past 6 years; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at 2PM on Sunday May 27, 2012 at Baldauff Funeral Home 1233 Saxon Blvd. Orange City, FL. 32763.
PROVIDENCE â€” In a shocking, tearful reversal of a stand she took two days before, Woonsocket Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt torpedoed the bill that would have allowed Woonsocket to impose a 13 percent supplemental tax, legislation city leaders say was vital in order to avoid the need for a state budget commission.
WOONSOCKET â€” The monument at the center of a simmering feud between the city and a Wisconsin atheist group will get some special attention on Memorial Day.
There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at Place Jolicoeur, the first holiday rite of its kind at the site of the monument in recent memory.
Led by Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and members of the United Veterans Council, the ceremony will take place at noon, after the Memorial Day Parade.
WOONSOCKET â€” It took multiple meetings and a line-item-by-line-item spending review but on Wednesday the School Committee finally came to terms on how much money it needs to spend during the 2012-2013 school year.
Four members of the panel gave a unanimous first passage to a budget of $69.8 million after School Committeeman Christopher Roberts made a final round of adjustments based on his meetings with the School Administration and City Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce III.
WOONSOCKET - Francis A. "Frank" Crisafulli, 86, of Woonsocket, died May 23, 2012 at The Friendly Nursing Home, Woonsocket. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 63 years, Dorothy K. (Moon) Crisafulli.
Born in Woonsocket, where he lived all of his life, he was the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Fauzza) Crisafulli.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Landmark Medical Center is one giant step closer to becoming a for-profit hospital owned by Steward Health Care this week after the health department approved the sale, with numerous conditions.
Health Director Michael Fine announced Tuesday that the state Department of Health had approved Stewardâ€™s application to buy the struggling hospital under the complex Hospital Conversions Act.
Despite the persistent rain, work crews set up the big top for the Piccadilly Circus at Barry Field in Woonsocket Tuesday. Two shows begin Wednesday at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A Chicago-based insurance carrier has covered more than half of the $389,000 the city had claimed as a financial loss due to embezzlement.
Axis Insurance Co. recently paid the city $200,000, the maximum its policy allows for claims of employee theft, said Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce III.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The House Finance Committee passed the Woonsocket supplemental tax bill on a 12-2 voted Tuesday allowing it to go to the House floor for a final vote on Thursday.
Two Woonsocket representatives, Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Jon Brien told the panel they would lend their support to the bill â€śas a professional courtesyâ€ť to city officials, but both spoke about what they see as better alternatives for the city.