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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-05-2018

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William L. Mardsen Jr., 69, of Cumberland, passed away Nov. 4, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the hus- band of Jeanne (DeLisle) Marsden. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Dr. William L. and Dorothy (Hyatt) Marsden. He resid- ed in Cumberland for the past 19 years, previously residing in Middle Island, Long Island, N.Y. Following high school, William entered the United States Marines, serving during the Vietnam era. Mr. Marsden was most recently employed as a bus driver for Durham Services in Cumberland for many years. He was previously a self-employed contractor. He was also past president of the Middle Island School District School Board serving for a total of nine years. He was a strong advocate for Special Needs Education. He also served as a campaign chairman for the Independence Party in New York. Bill enjoyed inter- acting with children as a bus driver, tinkering, woodworking, spending time with his family and especially being "Pop Pop" to his grandchil- dren. In addition to his beloved wife, he leaves his two sons, William L. Marsden III and Justin J. Marsden, and his wife, Brooke, all of Long Island, N.Y.; his grand- children, Kaitlyn, Reagan, Brady and Harrison; his sister, Kathy M. Mackey, and her husband, Jerry, of Lisle, N.Y.; his brother-in-law, Dr. Gregory Kenney; his sister-in-law, Terry C. Marsden; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Judy M. Kenney and Robert H. Marsden. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Bill's Life Celebration, to be held with visiting hours on Friday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m., and continue on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m., in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. A prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association, 260 W. Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903, and the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI 02886. For the online memorial, visit . Phyllis B. Mills (Belmore), 75, of Lanexa, Va., went to be with her Lord on Oct. 4, at the Morningside Assisted Living Facility in Williamsburg, Va., after a long battle with dementia. Phyllis was a native of Cumberland Rhode Island for 57 years prior to moving to Virginia with her husband of 53 years, Richard Joseph Mills. Phyllis was born as Phyllis Bernadette Belmore and grew up in the Main Street village in Cumberland. She is the loving daughter of the late Josephine Belmore (Kozatek) and Phillip Belmore. She is survived by her husband, Richard, who now lives in Duck Key, Fla. She also leaves her two sons, Dean Mills of Blackstone, Mass., his wife, Karen, and her grandson, Daniel; her youngest son, Richard Mills of Orange, Calif., his wife, Demi, and her two grandsons, Zachary and Brayden. Additionally, she leaves her sister Sandra Mayer of Smithfield. Phyllis received her bachelor's degree from Bryant College and her master's from Providence College. After college, she was a Cumberland High School teacher for several years, then worked at the Cumberland Teachers Credit Union. Phyllis fin- ished her career as an executive at Conway Bus where she retired in 1999. Phyllis was a devoted catholic and was for many years an active part of St. John Vianney Church in Cumberland where she volunteered. Phyllis was a woman that could light up a room and was a true example of being selfless. She was a loving wife, mother, and an amazing role model. She brought families and friends together and would welcome anyone that needed support and love. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m., in Saint John Vianney Church, 3609 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, send donations to The Alzheimer's Association (www. or St. John Vianney Catholic Church ( Arrangements are by O'Neill Funeral Home, Cumberland. www. . CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 8-14, 2018 OBITUARIES 35 William L. Mardsen Jr. Phyllis B. Mills MARDSEN MILLS Kenneth W. de Hertogh Kenneth W. de Hertogh, in his 90th year, of Cumberland, passed away Nov. 2, at the Brentwood by the Bay, Warwick. He was the husband of the late Elaine A. (Barry) de Hertogh. Born in Grosse Pointe, Mich., he was the son of the late Peter and Kathleen (Marksby) de Hertogh. He was a lifelong resi- dent of Cumberland. Following his graduation from Dean Academy, he received his bachelor's degree and master's degree from Brown University. He was employed as a science teacher for the Providence School Department for 22 years. He was also the owner of several successful businesses. Ken enjoyed singing at the German Club in Pawtucket and the Warwick Senior Center. He was a member of the Brown University Alumni Association. Most of all, Ken loved his children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter. He leaves his children, Deborah de Hertogh, M.D., of Old Saybrook, Conn., Kathleen de Hertogh, of West Barnstable, Mass., Susan de Hertogh, of Warwick, Peter de Hertogh, of West Hartford, Conn., Kenneth de Hertogh, of Cumberland, and Kristin de Hertogh, of Cumberland; his nine grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. He was the longtime companion of the late Maryanne Flanigan. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. For the online memo- rial, visit . DE HERTOGH 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 71 Central St., Manville, RI 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, RI (401) 762-1825 Remembering Journeys Celebrating Lives Craig Lacouture, Director Menard ~ Lacouture Funeral Homes We can help you with flowers in your time of need. (401) 722-2722 Please visit our floral website: 1688 Louisquisset Pike Lincoln, Rhode Island (508) 883-9888 273 Wrentham Road Bellingham, MA WWW.COACHMENSLODGE.COM BEREAVEMENT LUNCHEONS Chicken Family Style or choose from a variety of other options Call for details. Dad . . . Your life was a blessing Your memory a treasure . . . You are loved beyond words And missed beyond measure Your loving Family In Loving Memory Hal Stallwood, Jr. 1 st Anniversary November 10, 2017 – November 10, 2018

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