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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 10-10-2018

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | OCTOBER 10-16, 2018 OBITUARIES / HEALTH / SENIORS 21 Mary Ellen Stanton Mary Ellen Stanton, 83, passed away peacefully at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol on Oct. 7. She was the daughter of the late John and Edith (Riley) Stanton of Pawtucket. Mary, in her early years, was a resident of the Pawtucket and Rumford areas before adventuring off to California, Connecticut and finally returning to reside in North Smithfield. After graduating from Sacred Heart High School in Pawtucket, she earned her (CPS) as a Certified Professional Secretary and went on to a career as an administrative assistant and office manager for several local businesses. She retired in 2006. Mary enjoyed music, travel, the beach and spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her thoughtful generosity and love toward her family, and especially having a "quick wit." Mary is survived by her sister, Eileen V. Pietraszka of Bristol, and her sister-in-law, Barbara V. (Vigent) Stanton, of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late John J. Stanton. She is lovingly remembered as "Aunt Mary" by all her nieces and nephews: Eileen A. Sawyer and her husband, Raymond, of Pawtucket; Julian A. Peters of Pawtucket; Edith M. Barry and her husband, Michael, of Pawtucket; Thomas J. Pietraszka (deceased) and his wife, Leslie Silva Pietraszka, of Pawtucket; Leslie A. Peters, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and David A. Pietraszka and his wife, Gina Springer Pietraszka, of Westerly. Mary also leaves 17 great-nieces and nephews. Mary Ellen will be warmly remembered by all her family and dear friends whose lives she touched in so many ways. Special thanks to the staff at St. Elizabeth Manor, Bristol, for their exceptional and compassionate care. Those wishing to honor Mary's life may make a donation in her name to St. Elizabeth Manor, One Dawn Hill, Bristol, RI 02809. Mary's funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Cheetham Funeral Home, Pawtucket. Visit . STANTON Free to Breathe Walk set for Oct. 13 PAWTUCKET – The Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Rhode Island Free to Breathe Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Slater Memorial Park where hun- dreds of local residents and mem- bers of the lung cancer community will hit the pavement for a 3-mile or 1-mile walk. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with welcome comments and fund- raising awards followed by the walk portion of the event at 8:45 a.m. Funds raised benefit the Lung Cancer Research Foundation and its mission to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. There is no fee to register. Anyone who raises $100 or more will earn an official event T-shirt. To register, visit land. Pawtucket nurse recognized by Women & Infants Hospital PAWTUCKET – Women & Infants Hospital recently presented Pawtucket resident Julie Ziegelmayer, a registered nurse on the Antenatal Care Unit (ACU), with the DAISY Award. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the "above and beyond" efforts per- formed by nurses every day. In nominating Ziegelmayer, an ACU colleague, Deb Pisano, RN, referenced the impact she had on a husband and wife who faced the devastation of losing their unborn child while under Ziegelmayer's care. Following their discharge the family wrote to Ziegelmayer. Their card read, "A week ago my husband and I lost our beautiful son, who was simply too young and too fragile. Through the darkness and anger of the past seven days there has been one light – you ( Julie). Your care, compassion, support, and strength as we stayed on your floor and in your care deserves more thanks than I could possibly realize or state. You are the kindest, most loving nurse and we know for certain you were sent to us on our darkest day." Pisano went on to further support Julie's nomination and stated, "The care and sup- port Julie gave to a patient who was in the process of los- ing her unborn child was above and beyond and also extended to the grand- parents… She listened to their concerns not only for their unborn grandchild, but for the patient her- self. Throughout this difficult time Julie was an ear for the patient and her family when someone needed to vent or a shoulder when they needed to cry." The family has made a donation to March of Dimes and Women & Infants Hospital Developmental Foundation in Julie Ziegelmayer's name. Ziegelmayer has been a nurse with Women & Infants since 1988. To nominate an extraordinary nurse who works at any Women & Infants affiliated location or the main hospital, submit an application online or in person. Fellow providers and patients may nominate a nurse for the award. ZIEGELMAYER Senior Center offering hairdressing service St. Teresa's Seniors announce activities PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center announces that it is offering hairdressing service at their location, 420 Main St. This program is available to adults 55 and above. Julie Silva, a Rhode Island licensed and insured hairdresser, is available by appointment between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Wednesdays at the center. Service fees are: men's wash and cut, $10; women's wash and cut, $12; women's wash and set, $12; women's wash, cut and set, $24. The accepted form of payment is cash only and payment must be made at the time of service. Perms and colorings are not avail- able. For more information, call the center at 401-728-7582, or visit the center's office in person. PAWTUCKET – St. Teresa's Seniors announce the following programs. Meetings are held in the church hall, 358 Newport Ave. A Halloween party will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m., at which time a costume competition will be followed by donuts and cider. A presentation by Roberta Hummel, a Rhode Island historian, will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m. A harvest dinner will be held at a local restaurant on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 p.m. An afternoon of bingo is planned for Thursday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. On Thursday, Dec. 20, a catered Christmas dinner, featuring enter- tainment by Rick Ashman, will be held at 12:30 p.m. All persons 55 years of age are welcome. Dues are $12 annually. SENIOR NEWS Gala will benefit Ronald McDonald House PROVIDENCE – The That's So Rhode Island Gala to ben- efit Ronald McDonald House of Providence will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 1 Rhodes Place Cranston. The black tie event will feature all the flavors of Rhode Island pre- pared by Russell Morin Catering & Events, live and silent auctions and raffles. Tickets and sponsorships are available at https://rmhprovidence. org/news-events/rhodeislandgala . 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,, 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 Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home John H. O'Neill

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