January 18th, 2012
Rose M. Rathier
SMITHFIELD - Rathier, Rose M. (Shea), 93, died January 13, 2012 at home. She was the wife of the late Ralph L. Rathier.
Born in Georgiaville, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Rose (Beauchemin) Shea.
Rose leaves three daughters, Rose Marie Cipriano of Smithfield, Paulette A. Montgomery of Plymouth, MA, and Janet M. Ressler of Smithfield; eight grandchildren; Henry M. Cipriano III, Jessica R. Cipriano, Tiffany A. Ricci-Gidney, James P. Ricci, Jill A. Montgomery-Sousa, Kate A. Scammell, Laura A. Montgomery, and Molly Antosz; and six great-grandchildren.
Frances J. Gautreau
WOONSOCKET - Frances J. Gautreau, 83, of Broadway, Woonsocket, died Tuesday morning at The Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Centre. She was the loving wife of George E. Gautreau. They were married on September 13, 1953.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Aram J. and Rose Alma (Hebert) Berard. She remained a lifelong resident of the city.
PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Department of Attorney General have announced that the Hospital Conversion Application submitted by Steward Health Care and Landmark Medical Center has been deemed complete.
The Department of Health and the AG's office will now start the formal review and evaluation of the application, and have 180 days to complete this step of the process.
WOONSOCKET â€” Moodyâ€™s downgraded the cityâ€™s bond rating yesterday, dropping it by a full point, from Ba1 to Ba2, a move that could increase financing costs on the cityâ€™s $225 million in outstanding bonds and debt.
Moodyâ€™s sent Finance Director Thomas Bruce a letter explaining that change is related to past and ongoing school deficits. The company also noted the cityâ€™s improved financial management practices and willingness to increase revenues, even in a difficult economic environment.
PROVIDENCE â€” Someone forgot to tell Mount St. Charles and La Salle that Tuesday nightâ€™s game at Providence Collegeâ€™s Schneider Arena was a benefit non-league affair, not Game 3 of the best-of-three state championship series.
Like their first two Division I meetings of the season, the Mounties and Rams engaged in a fast-paced, tight-checking duel that entertained a large gathering of fans on hand.
But like those first two games, La Salle was able to skate away with a close, hard-fought victory.
WOONSOCKET â€” A man robbed the Ronzio Pizza Restaurant on Providence Street of an undetermined amount of cash after holding the business' manager at gunpoint Sunday evening.
Patrol units were sent to the 375 Providence St. business at 7:30 p.m. after the armed suspect fled on foot with the stolen cash and a rifle used to carry out the robbery, police said Monday.
PROVIDENCE â€” When Dan Couture got a nagging pain in his shoulder last month, the avid health buff from North Smithfield passed if off as the byproduct of too much exercise.
On Christmas Day, after four days of suffering, the 63-year-old real estate appraiser couldnâ€™t stand it anymore. The pain had become so unbearable that he had has wife, June, drive him to Landmark Medical Center. There, doctors strapped him to a monitoring device and calmly informed Couture he was in the throes of a full-blown heart attack.
Jacqueline M. Roy
BURRILLVILLE- Jacqueline M. Roy 83, died Tuesday January 17th at home in Burrillville. She was the wife of Raymond H. Roy to whom she was married for fifty seven years.
Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late E. Arthur and Rhea (Vanasse) Beaupre.
CUMBERLAND â€” East Providence came out on fire and pushed Cumberland to the brink of dual-meet defeat for the first time in three years on Monday morning before the Clippers turned the tables for an exciting 40-32 conquest of the Townies.
â€śWe came out lazy in the Warwick tournament on Saturday,â€ť said Towniesâ€™ leader Joao Vicente. â€śCoach (Tom Galligan) warned us we couldnâ€™t do that against Cumberland. Today, we came out very warm.â€ť
The Townies won five of the first six matches to build a 23-6 advantage.
PROVIDENCE â€” The state championships for track and field will be held in about a month. Itâ€™s getting closer to realizing who will be the contenders and who will be the pretenders.
From a local standpoint, a few of those possible contenders for the girlsâ€™ competition were inside the Providence Career and Technical Academy field house Monday afternoon for their respective divisional meets.