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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-12-2018

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | JULY 12-18, 2018 OBITUARIES / NORTH COUNTY 19 Ernest L. Asselin Ernest L. Asselin, 71, of Nichols Road, Harrisville, died Saturday, July 7, at Fatima Hospital in North Providence. He was the hus- band of Linda A. (Gardner) Asselin. They had been mar- ried for 46 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late George P. and Beatrice A. (Forbes) Asselin. He had lived in Harrisville for 41 years. He was a graduate of the former R.I. Vocational Technical School and Roger Williams University. Ernie was a mechanical engineer for Mars 2000 in Providence before retiring in 2014. He had also worked for Boston Scientific in Natick, Mass., and Ostby-Barton in Warwick. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Daniel G. Asselin and his wife, Lori A., of Pascoag, two grand- children: Daniel G. Jr. and Cortney A. Asselin, and his sister, Marie A. Robidoux and her husband, Dennis, of Chepachet, and his twin brother, Richard B. Asselin and his wife, Paulette of Tolland, Conn. His funeral will be held Thursday, July 12, at 9 a.m., from Anderson- Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., in St. Eugene Church, 1251 Putnam Pike, Chepachet. Burial will be in Acote's Hill Cemetery, Chepachet. Visitation was Wednesday. ASSELIN Edward 'Ted' Cooke Edward "Ted" Cooke, 71, of Smithfield, joined his loved ones in heaven Wednesday, June 27, at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care in Providence. His family invites you to join them on Tuesday, July 17, at 1 p.m., at Veteran's memorial Cemetery, Exeter, Rhode Island. Donations in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904, or the Providence VA Medical Center, 830 Chalkstone Ave., Providence, RI 02908, ATTN: Donna Russillo, vol- unteer services director. Ted spent his life at 135 Mountaindale Road and for all who have been blessed to know him, have received love from him, or sup- port in a variety of ways It was always all right there: In his yard "It's got an old chair that's got no seat Cracked snowshoes and warped wooden skis Hardcover books, pages all turned brown Dad has a reason for everything he keeps around So if you need something when times get hard You can probably find it in my Dad's yard And if you need hope, if you're coming apart You can surely find it in my Dad's heart You never really know just what might be in store If you go in the barn and open the boxes on the second floor 'Cause underneath the paper crum- pled up in balls You might find a gem or you might find nothing at all And that's the fun of it, it's that mystery And all these things burying other people's history You can look at this stuff and won- der where it's been Or you can pick it up and you can use it again He can see the beauty beneath the dust and the grime He can see potential where the rest of us are blind He will polish the grey until it shines clear blue And if you know my Dad, well, he won't give up on you So if you need something when times get hard You can probably find it in my Dad's yard And if you need love, if you're coming apart You can surely find it in my Dad's heart." - Catie Curtis lyrics "My Dad's Yard" COOKE Joseph Rabczak Joseph Rabczak, 93, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Kissimmee, Fla., and Cumberland, R.I. and Foster, R.I., died July 3 at the Cornerstone Hospice House, Tavares, Fla. He was a son of the late John and Stefanie Rabczak, and grew up on the family dairy farm in Valley Falls. He was a truck driver for Hemmingway Transport for many years before retiring and leaving Rhode Island behind. He was the father of Barbara Rozzi of Houston, Texas, Paul Rabczak of Cumberland, and Nancy O'Halloran of Cumberland. He was the brother of Albert Rabczak of Cumberland, and of the late Stanley Rabczak and the late Delia Sawka. He also leaves his step-children, Raymond Jablonski and Jane Jablonski-Harper, both in Florida. He was the former husband of the late Mary Rabczak, and the husband of the late Norma Jablonski. RABCZAK Steven Lizotte Steven Lizotte, 61, passed away Monday, July 2, at Hope Hospice in Providence. He was the son of Barbara (Gustafson) St. Jean, step- son of Raymond St. Jean and son of the late Russell Lizotte. Steven loved autos, especially sport vehicles. He worked as a car salesman for many years. He will be sadly missed by all his family. Besides his mother and stepfa- ther, he is survived by his siblings, Laurie Klug and Ronald and Jeffrey Lizotte and many nieces and neph- ews. Funeral services are private. For messages of condolence visit ander- sonwinfield.net Bill to require notification of taxes due prior to registration signed PROVIDENCE — Legislation submitted by Rep. Gregory Costantino, a Democrat represent- ing District 44, Lincoln, Smithfield, Johnston, would force the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles to continue a longstanding policy of sending motorists notice to renew their registrations even though they owe back taxes. The bill was signed into law by the governor last week. The legislation requires the DMV to provide the normal notice by mail when a vehicle registration is due for renewal whether or not there are taxes owed, which by law would prevent renewal. "Before the $20 million computer system was launched last year, the DMV would send out the normal renewal notices and stamp them with 'taxes owed' if there were unpaid taxes," said Costantino in a release. "With the new system, owners are not receiving renewal notices if there are taxes due. It is ridiculous to expect any citizen to know the date when their registra- tion needs to be renewed. Every insurance policy, every tax bill, even every magazine subscrip- tion sends out a renewal notice and a payment check back. Our state government doesn't send any notice at all and then prosecutes drivers on the roads in unregistered cars, impounds their vehicles and fines them. This is beyond unfair and outrageous." The Rhode Island Modernization System was launched last July to replace the 40-year-old technology that had been in use by the DMV. "They keep telling everyone that unlike UHIP that the new DMV system is working perfectly," said Costantino. "Well, we will have to see what everyday people think when they run afoul of this situa- tion." Hope Library hosts Circus Dynamics SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will offer Circus Dynamics on Thursday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. Maurice of Circus Dynamics will perform a vaudevillian-style jug- gling and balloon variety show. This program is for families with children entering kindergarten and up. Space is limited. Register by calling the library at 401-821-7910. Hope Library offers 'Book Look' SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will offer 'Book Look' on Tuesdays, July 17 and 31, at 10:30 a.m. Read and talk about the 2019 Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominees. This program is for children entering grades 3-5. For more information, call the library at 401-821-7910. IN BRIEF Local students earn Pell Medal for Excellence NEWPORT – Sixty-one students from across Rhode Island earned the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. history this year. The medal, originally presented by the late Sen. Claiborne Pell and his wife, Nuala Pell, recognizes college and high school students in the state who have excelled in U.S. history. The local winners are: North Scituate: Jacob Harwood, Ponaganset High School Scituate: Justin Andreozzi, Scituate High School Smithfield: Timothy Ferron, Smithfield High School; Zeynap Kazmaz, Bryant University IN OUR SCHOOLS In your time of need, The Valley Breeze & Observer will print your loved one's full obituary for a small charge. The paper also places the obituary on our web site, valleybreeze.com, as soon as it is provided to us by your family's funeral director. Notification to friends and neighbors is also made weekdays on WOON-AM radio announcements. Should you desire our services, kindly inform your funeral director. The full charge is $90, or $125 for lengthy obituaries, in the edition of your choice. You may place the obituary in any of our other editions for $50 each. Thank you. 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