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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 09-12-2018

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Jacques "Jack" J. Gaudreau, 66, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Home in Providence, sur- rounded by his loving family and friends. Jack is survived by his beloved wife, Gail Lapre; son, Adam McGinn; grandson, Dominic; brother, Ronald Gaudreau and wife, Judy; niece, Jade; nephew, Luke; several great nieces and nephews; and many great friends. He was born Aug. 3, 1952, the son of the late Paul and Cecile Gaudreau of Pawtucket, where he was a lifelong resident and a gradu- ate of the Pawtucket Vocational School. Jack was the owner of A & J Home Exteriors. An accomplished artist, Jack leaves his mark on this world through his paintings and artwork. When not working or painting, he could be found playing pool with his friends, camping, kayaking, or just spending time in nature. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, Sept.15, at 11 a.m., at St. Raymond Church, 1240 North Main St., Providence, followed by a reception at the LeFoyer Club, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904, or the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Ste 550, Chicago, IL 60631. Visit thekeefefuneralhome.com . PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2018 OBITUARIES / HEALTH / PAWTUCKET 21 Jacques 'Jack' J. Gaudreau GAUDREAU Smithfield Avenue Congregational invites people 'Back to Church Sunday' Yard sale at St. Teresa Church this weekend PAWTUCKET – Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, 514 Smithfield Ave., is joining National Back to Church Sunday this Sunday, Sept. 16. Now in its 10th year, Back to Church Sunday is the largest annual community-based church outreach effort in the nation, its organizers say. The campaign empowers churches and their members with the tools they need to welcome their neigh- bors, friends and loved ones back to church, while providing a way for people in the community to find a welcoming church. This year's special 10 a.m. ser- vice will have a guest speaker, Rick Smith of Life Development. Overcoming challenging health cir- cumstances and life-threatening ail- ments has been Smith's story. The worship hour will be followed by a time of coffee, and fellowship in Lindh Hall. A new adult Bible Study will also be held in the library from 11:15 a.m. to noon, focusing on Unshakable Hope – 12 Promises of God. All are invited. PAWTUCKET – St. Teresa Church, 358 Newport Ave., will hold a yard sale this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The sale will be held both inside and out and will include furniture, clothes, household goods and more. Public invited to Pot Roast Supper at Oldtown Church Sept. 22 NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleboro (Oldtown Church), 675 Old Post Road, is host- ing a Pot Roast Supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The menu includes home-cooked pot roast with gravy, mashed pota- toes, vegetable, rolls, dessert and beverage, served family style. Price is $13 for adults ($1 goes to "Food Forward" mission to help feed those in need in the community) and $4 for children 10 and younger. Dinner served promptly at 6 p.m.; check in 15 minutes in advance. Reservations are required. Call Ed at 508-212-4774. Take-out orders also accepted. The Vestry hall is handicap accessible through the rear entrance. Alzheimer's Association plans three walks Sidewalk Buttlers appearing around Blackstone Valley to combat cigarette litter PROVIDENCE – The Alzheimer's Association is inviting Rhode Island residents to join the fight against Alzheimer's by par- ticipating in one of the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's. The walks will take place on Sundays in three locations in Rhode Island: a 2.5-mile walk at Fort Adams in Newport on Sept. 16, 3.5- mile walk at Roger Williams Park in Providence on Sept. 30, and new this year, a 2.5-miler at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly on Sept. 23. Participants and attendees can learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer's Association. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with the Promise Garden ceremony. The event will include a DJ, team photo opportunities, face painting, post-walk refreshments and more. To register, sign up as a team cap- tain, or join a team, visit alz.org/ri/ walk . PAWTUCKET – Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful was chosen as a 2018 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program recipient by Keep America Beautiful, receiving $10,000 to prevent cigarette litter. The grant is designed to help com- munities combat the number one littered item in the United States. "Our goal is to educate smokers that cigarette butts are litter that's toxic and dangerous to our health and environment, and to offer proper dis- posal options for butts. Once smokers become aware, we believe they will do the right thing and stop littering their cigarette butts," explains Donna Kaehler, KBVB's coordinator. KBVB identified 50 Blackstone Valley locations, 30 in RIPTA bus shelters, where smokers often congre- gate and larger volumes of cigarette litter was counted and identified. Sidewalk Buttler cigarette collec- tion containers were purchased and installed at bus stops in Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Smithfield, Pawtucket and Woonsocket. The additional 20 containers have been installed in municipal locations at transition points such as entrances to public buildings and outside parks. "Never Drop Your Butts – Find a Bin" is the message KBVB is adver- tising throughout the Blackstone Valley. Ads will be placed in chosen local bus shelters and throughout the communities. Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful is also able to offer businesses their own Sidewalk Buttler collection container at no charge. Supplies are limited, but all businesses that share their need and agree to install and empty the containers will be considered. Requests must be made before the end of September. KBVB also has limited amounts of free pocket and car ashtrays. These metal lined ashtrays offer a safe way to hold cigarette butts. Smokers are able to pick up a free ashtray at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St., Pawtucket, during normal hours. One ashtray per person is offered, while supplies last. For more information, contact Donna Kaehler at keep.bv.beautiful@ gmail.com or call 401-724-2200. CHURCH NEWS The Valley Breeze distributes almost 9,200 papers in Pawtucket every Wednesday? do you know? 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 answers 220 Cottage Street Pawtucket 401-723-4035 www.oneillfuneralhomes.com Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home John H. O'Neill

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