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Re: Orphanages-Rhode Island

Posted: 27 Jan 2005 5:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Mar 2005 11:01AM GMT
Firstly: Ignore the AOL email addy that comes up if you click on my name. Iv'e tried to change it a couple of times but the old one still is what comes up. New one if you wish to contact me directly is

Now St.Aloysius Home Chapel: I've read the replies to your original post and I can tell you as a life long resident of the area of RI where St.Aloysius Home was that the town of North Providence [my hometown] does not boarder on North Smithfield BUT North Providence does, in it's northwestern corner, boarder on the Town of Smithfield. If you look at the two town names, it's easy to see how the confusion of the two occurs.

The replies are correct that St.Aloysius Home was owned by the Catholic Diosese of Providence. As for getting any kind of assistance from them regarding records or individuals, if the office that handles such things[and I don't know which part of the Diosese offices that would be] are as cooperative as the Catholic Cemeteries Office, you're in for a damn long wait. My experiences there have been very officious and uncooperative staff and after nearly 4 years, a fee paid and a form filled out and submitted, I'm still waiting to find out the location of an ancestor's grave in St. Ann's Cemetery in Cranston, RI. You might be better off to try and locate state or town records on the individuals. DCYF, Department of Children, Youth and Families, that was suggested in one of the replies, is a RI State Department and can be contacted at: 101 Friendship St, Providence, RI 02903. The General Information phone number is: 401-528-3500.

St.Aloysius Home Chapel was located on Austin Ave in the Town of Smithfield, RI in the section of town known as Greenville. Austin Ave runs off of RI Rt. 44/Putnam Pike right in the center of Greenville village. Look at a RI map, locate I-295 which is a loop route to the west of the City of Providence and just to the west northwest of Providence, I-295 crosses Rt. 44. From that interchange look to the west on Rt. 44 about two miles and you'll see the village of Greenville in the Town of Smithfield.

And the fact that the Home was closed is correct. The building still exists though off hand I can't remember what the new use is. I could check if you wish to know or even take some photos of it if you would like.

Good Luck and feel free to contact me.
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