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The North Providence Breeze 12-05-2018

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | DECEMBER 5-11, 2018 NORTH PROVIDENCE / OBITUARIES 15 co-op and replaced Tiverton with Middletown. "It's a big commitment for our Tiverton players to drive that far for practices, so God bless them," said DaCosta, who noted that Tiverton joined the co-op program a few weeks before the puck dropped on the team's first workout. "They're all very good kids, and none of them are seniors, which is very good for our program." Seven players on the squad hail from North Providence, with Campbell, a high-scoring forward, leading that group. Last winter, Campbell scored 14 goals and was second in the divi- sion in assists with 18. Sophomores Jeremy Gervais and Aidan Dorgan are also back after enjoying excellent rookie seasons, as is junior goalie Sean Tikiryan, who was last year's third- string netminder, and senior P.J. Rioles and freshmen Ryan Vukas and Caleb Foreman are newcomers to the team. In addition to DiLorenzo, who scored 11 goals last winter, and Morin, who added 14 assists, Johnston's returnees are senior Gianna Gollotto, junior Ana Tonucci, and sophomores Zach Bernier and Bailey Morin. The co-op squad, which will play four of its home games in Smithfield, two during the first weekend of January at Lynch Arena, and another one in mid-January at the Rhode Island Sports Center, will host defend- ing D-III champion Pilgrim in its home opener on Friday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 p.m. in Smithfield. "(Pilgrim) has another very good hockey team," said DaCosta. "Their goalie graduated, but they still have a lot of players who can score goals. They're going to be tough again." From preceding page Philip A. Larivee On Saturday, Dec. 1, Philip A. Larivee, loving hus- band of 59 years to Jeannette Larivee and father of three daughters, passed away at the age of 81. Philip was born on Nov. 11, 1937, in Nashua, N.H., to Philip and Pamela ( L'Etoile) Larivee. Philip joined the Navy at the age of 17 and served four years during the Korean War. He returned to Rhode Island where he married Jeannette (Dulude) Larivee in 1959. They raised three daugh- ters, Christine Hanley of Forestdale, Diane McCarthy of Johnston, and Linda Rogers of North Providence. Philip worked as the foreman of Regency Thermographers for many years before retiring in 1984. After retirement, Philip worked as a handyman and pursued his love of woodworking. For several years he ran his own business selling his handmade furnishings. Philip was a jack-of-all-trades with a big heart for helping others. He was one of the founders of Santa's Workshop in the 1990s. He also leaves behind his brother Arthur Larivee, and sisters, Muriel and Gabrielle. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald Larivee. Philip was grandfather to Michael McCarthy, Stephanie McCarthy, Jennifer Weidele, Emily Chicoine, Rebecca Rogers, Robert Hanley and Elizabeth Hanley. He was a great- grandfather to Heather Weidele, Hadley McCarthy, Ryan Auger, Hannah Weidele, Thea McCarthy and Connor Authelet. A service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., at the O'Neill Funeral Home, 3102 Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial with military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. LARIVEE Happy Notes perform at Mancini Center Monday NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the follow- ing programs. Blood pressure screenings will be offered on Thursdays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and 2 to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A Holiday Celebration will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased by Friday, Dec. 7. The event will feature food catered by Mickey G's, music by Tom Conte, a photo booth, raffles, Christmas cookies, dancing, and more. A holiday concert featuring The Happy Notes will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. All are welcome. Make a holiday keepsake on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. Register at the reception desk. Holiday Bingo will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 401-231- 0742. BREEZE PHOTOS BY NICOLE DOTZENROD BIRCHWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS cheer on their classmates during the flag football tournament. BIRCHWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS who collected more than 50 canned goods - used to make Thanksgiving baskets for community members in need - par- ticipated in a flag football tournament on Nov. 20, along with interim assistant principal BRUCE MACKSOUD, far left, principal and referee BRIAN GILMORE, and School Resource Office WILLIAM VICKERS, far right. Team Birchwood In your time of need, The North Providence 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 Monument Manufacturers INDOOR SHOWROOM Cemetery Lettering 91 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford 401-434-4064 www.stanleygranite.com Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon STANLEY GRANITE CO. 3rd Generation Family Owned and Operated Geoffrey Greene ~ LfD Jennifer Greene faGan ~ LfD Veronica Houston ~ LfD 2251 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI 231-9307 • www.robbinsfuneralhome.com 70th Anniversary Year Dolores A. Clark, 72, of Pawtucket, passed away on November 30, 2018 after a long battle with cancer, at home with her loving sister Margaret Plante by her side. Dolores was born in Central Falls, RI to the late Joseph and Rita St. Pierre (O'Brien). She resided in Pawtucket for the last 41 years. Dolores was employed as a housekeeper at the Pineapple Inn for the last 11 years and worked for Carty's Nursing Home as a Laundry Room Supervisor for 10 years previously. Dolores was preceded in death by her sister Kathleen Gelinas and her brother Raymond St. Pierre. She is survived by her sister Margaret Plante of Pawtucket, son Walter Truesdale of Cranston, Steven Truesdale, Jr. of Pawtucket and daughter Tracy Viens of S. Attleboro, MA, three grandsons, four granddaughters, eight great grandchildren, four nieces, five nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 6th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Karol A. Romenski & Sons Funeral Home, 342 High St., Central Falls, RI. A service will be held at the funeral home immediately following calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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