May 10th, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€” The hoped-for sale of Woonsocket's Landmark Medical Center once again failed to materialize yesterday as a Superior Court judge said the bidders for the teetering hospital have not yet eliminated various deal-breaker provisions from their offers, as he directed them to do nearly two weeks ago.
Judge Michael Silverstein had been expected to make a decision on which, if any, of Landmark's prospective suitors would be allowed to move forward, but instead he gave them all one last chance to resolve their problems, setting a new deadline of May 27 for a possible selection.
LINCOLN â€” Town Council member John Flynn, who represents Lonsdale, forecast a rather tame Financial Town Meeting as he sat in the Lincoln High School auditorium on Monday night.
Turned out, he was right.
Taxpayers unanimously passed the Fiscal Year 2011-12 combined operating budget of approximately $70.1 million to allow for the continuation of programs and services already provided. As for the breakdown supplied by the Budget Board, about $17.4 million will be allotted to the municipal side, and $47.8 million to education.
Patricia A. Martineau
BURRILLVILLE - Patricia A. (Laliberte) Martineau, 68, of Chepachet, died Friday, May 6, 2011, with her daughter by her side at Home and Hospice Care of RI in Providence. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Jeannette (Parenteau) Laliberte of Harrisville and the late Roland C. Laliberte.
Patricia was employed as a nurse at Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag. She graduated from Our Lady of Fatima School of Nursing. She loved vacationing in New Hampshire and also enjoyed visiting Point Judith.
Joyce M. St. Andre
FRANKLIN- Joyce M. St. Andre, 73, of Franklin passed away peacefully on Sunday May 8, 2011 with her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of Robert St. Andre for the past 44 years.
Born and raised in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Beatrice (Marenghi) Pepi.
Barbara F. Beckwith
BURRILLVILLE- Barbara F. Beckwith, 77, resident of Pascoag, passed away May 9, 2011 at Kent County Hospital in Warwick.
Loving wife of 54 years to Gordon Beckwith.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Frank & Mary (Delfino) Cambio.
Barbara worked for the Zambarano Hospital as a food service supervisor for 30 years retiring in 1990. She was a lifelong Burrillville resident. She was an avid fan of Clay Aiken.
Paul P. Parenteau
WOONSOCKET- Paul P. Parenteau, passed away peacefully from this earth at 81 years of age on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Trinity Rehabilitation Center in Woonsocket.
He was the beloved husband of Claire (Gignac) Parenteau, the couple was married for 43 years. He was the son of the late Alteteur and Marie Rose (Mondoux) Parenteau.
A Lifelong resident of Woonsocket, Paul served as a Corporal in the United States Army from 1948-1951. After returning to Rhode Island he was employed By Cayer Construction Until retiring.
Clarassia E. Furno
DOUGLAS- Clarassia E. (Farrar) Furno, 80, formerly of Depot St. died Tues. May 10 after a long illness.
Pauline T. Carey
MANVILLE- Pauline T. Carey 67, of Prospect St. Manville died Thursday at Roger Williams Hospital. She was the wife of Normand B. Carey.
Pauline was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Adelard and Alice (Parenteau) Lassonde. She was a care giver for Home Instead Senior Care of RI for three years and had previously worked for Bacou-Dalloz the former Uvex for over sixteen years. Pauline enjoyed gardening, knitting, and was an avid Patriot's fan.
SOUTH EASTON MA- Richard J. Manning, Sr., 66, of Meadow Brook Lane, died Sunday, May 8, 2011 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late James C. and Florence (Durand) Manning.
Mr. Manning worked as a Test Technician for the former CTI-Cryogenics, Mansfield, MA and was an avid Red Sox fan.
Muriel C. Poisson
WOONSOCKET- Muriel C. (Tardie) Poisson, 64, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 44 years of George J. Poisson.