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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 07-12-2018

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JULY 12-18, 2018 THE VALLEY 19 Kevin P. Robbins Kevin P. Robbins, 53, of Newport, died June 30, in Pawtucket. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Francis "Joe" and Bette Robbins of Douglas, Mass., and the late Denise H. (Lajoie) Robbins. Kevin worked as a landscaper, enjoyed fishing and watching all New England sports. Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother, Joseph Robbins, and stepbrother, Jeffrey Robbins, both of Cumberland. Visitation will be Saturday, July 14, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flow- ers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blackstone Valley Boys & Girls Club, 115 Canal St., Blackstone, Mass., 01504. Visit www.holtfuneralhome.com OBITUARY ROBBINS YMCA honors its 'stars,' hands out local awards PAWTUCKET –The YMCA of Pawtucket held its annual staff rec- ognition event on June 26 at the MacColl YMCA in Lincoln, with this year's "Night of the Stars" rec- ognizing YMCA staff for their years of service and special initiatives that bring the YMCA's ideals to life every day. Staff were nominated by their peers for three different awards, and Charlie Clifford, chief executive officer, along with Jeanine Achin, chief operating officer, and Marc Dupuis, past president of the board of directors, announced the winners. Phil Ashley, of the Pawtucket Family YMCA, received the honor of the Youth Development Champion Award. This award is given to a staff member who dem- onstrates a commitment to helping children in the Y and community realize their potential. Multiple people nominated Ashley for this award, declaring, "He inspires chil- dren to be open and express them- selves as individuals and show their work to the community." Denise Henriquez, of MacColl YMCA and Family YMCA, earned the Healthy Living Champion Award, given to a staff member who has advanced the Y's impact in the health and medical field, offering new pathways to improved health and well-being. Fellow staff members explained, "Denise has a unique ability to motivate people to be their best self. She organizes fundraisers for the Y and other local charities with Zumba Master Classes to help others become healthier in spirit, mind, and body." Juana Pires, of the Family YMCA, through building partner- ships, expanding access to opportu- nities, and helping create a better, stronger, and more inclusive com- munity, was recognized with the Social Responsibility Champion Award. Pires greets each member by name, and because she is bi- lingual, it has allowed her to ensure the Y is a place where everyone feels at home and can be listened to and appreciated. Additionally, Jeanine Achin announced the winners of the 2017 Friendliest Staff Awards, chosen by members at each branch. She also announced the newly certified YMCA Swim Lesson V6 instruc- tors and the newly certified Health Initiative Trainers. The following people were recognized: • Friendliest Staff – Aisha LaLiberte, Katrina Horn, and Brian Cadenas (Family YMCA), Jenna Andrews (MacColl YMCA), Alexis Andrade (Four Corners) Lori Lyons (LCDC), James Arnold (Woonsocket YMCA), Becky Lozy, Pat Falvey and Jessica Brough (Westwood YMCA), Ana Santos (Heritage Park YMCA) • Swim Safety Initiative Instructors – Joanne Barry, Jonathan Chaisty, Jared Curci, Tayler Green, Colleen Logan, Alexandria McCormick, Axel Quinones • Evidence Based Health Initiative Trainers – Emily Bird and Charissa Hallam (MacColl). Jannel Hill, director of human resources, recognized key staff members for their years of service to the Y: • 15 Years of Service – Virginia R. Fahey (Heritage Park YMCA), Sean R. Guzeika (MacColl YMCA). • 10 Years of Service – Joshua D. Duquette (Family YMCA), Emiliano E. Luna (Family YMCA), Marelvis Barrios (Heritage Park YMCA). • 5 Years of Service – Jonathan A. Chaisty (Family YMCA), Rebekah L. Gaspar (Family YMCA), Danny A. Walsh (Family YMCA), Kizzy A. Davis (Heritage Park YMCA), Jose M. Delgado (Heritage Park YMCA), Kara Elise Jones (Heritage Park YMCA), Michelle Marie Allen (MacColl YMCA), Hilary L. Cooney (MacColl YMCA), Jason Cusati (MacColl YMCA), Joseph Barrie DeMars (MacColl YMCA), Katelyn R. DiSano (MacColl YMCA), Mirella Ferris (MacColl YMCA), Edward Galligan (MacColl YMCA), Helice Amy Gillis (MacColl YMCA), Donna L. Higgins (MacColl YMCA), Michael Laprade (MacColl YMCA), Loretta C. Mills (MacColl YMCA), Brittney Mikolajczyk (MacColl YMCA), Catherine M. Mongeau (MacColl YMCA), Cindy Rojas (MacColl YMCA), Paula S. Santos (MacColl YMCA), Ricardo A. Smith (MacColl YMCA), Howard F. Thomas (Westwood YMCA), Nancy Eve Donnelly (Woonsocket YMCA), Raymond Dufresne (Woonsocket YMCA), William Evans (Woonsocket YMCA), Kelly A. Glassey (Woonsocket YMCA), Sheniqua Sonia Rogers (Woonsocket YMCA). For more information on the YMCA of Pawtucket, visit www. ymcapawtucket.org . OBITUARIES are updated continuously at valleybreeze.com City kicks off free summer meals programs WOONSOCKET – The Rhode Island Department of Education and the city of Woonsocket have kicked off their annual summer meals pro- grams, offering free meals for chil- dren and teens at several community sites around the city. The federal summer nutrition pro- gram is funded by the USDA and administered by RIDE and local community partners. An area is eligible to open a site if at least 50 percent of the enrolled children in that district are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Last summer, 470,000 meals were served to chil- dren across the state. The following sites will serve meals to all individuals under age 18, with no identification or enroll- ment necessary: • WWII Memorial Park, 40 Snow St. (M,T,W,TH,F; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until Aug. 17) • Boys & Girls Club, 72 Kendrick Ave. (M,T,W,TH,F; 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. until Aug. 17) • Cass Park, 350 Newland Ave. (M,T,W,TH,F; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until Aug. 17) • Dunn Park, corner of Mason/ Asylum (M,T,W,TH,F; noon to 1 p.m. until Aug. 17) • Morin Heights, 80 Morin Heights (M,T,W,TH,F; 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. until Aug. 17) • Harris School, 60 High School St. (M,T,W,TH,F; 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. until Aug. 17) For more information on these sites, call the United Way informa- tion line at 211. The following sites will serve meals to children enrolled in Woonsocket Education Department programs: • Woonsocket High School (until Aug. 2) • Villa Nova Middle School (until Aug. 2) • Globe Park (until Aug. 2) • Pothier Elementary School (until Aug. 2) • Boys & Girls Club (until Aug. 17) • YMCA (until Aug. 17) • Neighborworks C3 and Arts Youth programs (until Aug. 17) For more information on these sites, contact Woonsocket Education Food Services at 401-767-4757. NSHS classes to hold combined reunion NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield High School classes of 1977,1978, and 1979 will hold a com- bined reunion at the Last Resort in Smithfield on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Marcel Mousseau at 508-367-6459 or Lisa (Andrews) Doherty at 401-261- 5602. In your time of need, The Valley Breeze 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. OBITUARIES 71 Central St., Manville, RI 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, RI (401) 762-1825 MenardFuneralHome.com Remembering Journeys Celebrating Lives Craig Lacouture, Director Menard ~ Lacouture Funeral Homes Note of Thanks We send sincere thanks to our family and friends for your support following the passing of our Mother, Terry Cote. Thank you for all the Masses offered in her memory and for donations to the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary Retirement Fund, a favorite charity of Mom's. We send our gratitude to the wonderful St. Joseph's Choir and to the delegations from the Marie River Association, the Waterview Tenant's Association and the St. Joseph Seniors. With grateful hearts The family of Therese J. Cote

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