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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 12-06-2018

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30 OBITUARIES DECEMBER 6-12, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Paul G. Imondi Paul G. Imondi, 84, of Lincoln, passed away on Nov. 20, in Greenville, sur- rounded by his fam- ily. He was the hus- band of Grete (Ewert) Imondi, and the two celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary shortly before his passing. Paul was born in Providence, to the late Angelo and Vincenzina (Mancini) Imondi and was the ninth of 11 chil- dren. Paul served in the Air Force dur- ing the Korean War as an aircraft mechanic. He was stationed in Germany where he met his beloved wife, Grete. They met at a dance hall near the base, and from that day forward they never missed a chance to dance in each others arms. The couple was often spotted "cutting a rug" to their favorite live music well into their golden years. Paul worked as a quality control inspector for Uniroyal and EG & G Seal, as well as various other occupa- tions; Paul was known as a "Jack-of- all-trades." He was always willing to take time to help out his friends, family and neighbors. Paul was also known for his strong sense of humor. He would often kid around with friends and strangers alike to try to make them laugh and smile. Paul also loved playing sports; he enjoyed foot- ball and was an avid softball player. He is remembered as being able to hit the ball a "country mile." Paul was a very strong and determined man. He was a devoted husband and a car- ing father who tried hard to instill his knowledge into each of his children. Paul was preceded in death by his brothers Hank and Joseph, as well as his sister Anne Blackwood. He is sur- vived by brothers Alfred of Merrick, N.Y., John of North Providence, Angelo of Johnston, Richard of New Port Rickey, Fla., William of Hope, and sisters Mary Kusmierz of Warwick and Evelyn Grindley of Swansea, Mass. He was predeceased by his son Raymond of Cumberland, and is survived by his sons Robert of Woonsocket, and Russell of Cranston, and a daughter, Paula Frederickson, of North Scituate. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren and four great-granddaughters. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m., with ser- vices to follow in the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, at 2 p.m., 643 Putnam Ave., Greenville. For information and condolences, visit theTuckerQuinnFunernalHome. com . IMONDI Daniel J. McAuley Daniel J. McAuley, 70, of Pawtucket, passed away on Nov. 25. Born in Pawtucket, the son of Helen (Burda) McAuley and the late Charles F. McAuley, he was raised in Lincoln and had lived in Pawtucket for many years. Mr. McAuley had been previously employed as a car- penter and in the dietetics department at the Providence VA Hospital. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. McAuley was a member and past commander of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Almeida- Hines Chapter 22, Cumberland; Present Commander Eugene T. Lefebvre VFW Post 1271, Central Falls; member Vietnam Veterans of America, James Michael Ray Memorial Chapter 818; American Legion Post 14, Cumberland, and past member Cumberland Veterans Council. He was also a life member of Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, and Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Besides his mother, he is survived by his brothers Charles McAuley ( Judy) of Chepachet, Timothy McAuley (Marie) of Pawtucket, and his sisters Mary Lamoureux (Ric) of Columbia Falls, Maine, Eileen Matthews of Lincoln, and Patricia McAuley of Lincoln; several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. Many friends also survive him. The funeral was held Dec. 4, at the Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, in Saint Jude Church, 301 Front St., Lincoln. Burial was held in the R.I. Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908. or www.dav.org . For the guestbook, visit www. LincolnFuneralHome.org . MCAULEY Oliver H.J. Perry 2nd Oliver H.J. Perry 2nd, 95, of Lincoln, passed away Nov. 28, one day shy of his 96th birthday. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia L. (Poyas) Perry. A lifelong resident of Lincoln, he was the son of the late Harold T. and Mary ( Jordan) Perry. Oliver attended Moses Brown School and graduated from Pawtucket East High School. With his wife, he owned Perry Excavating Corporation for 27 years. He was a volunteer member of Lime Rock Fire Department for 47 years, and for 10 of those years he served as Fire Chief. Following his retirement from the Fire Department, he served as building superintendent for Lincoln Center Properties. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Lime Rock Baptist Church; Mount Moriah Lodge #8, F. & A.M.; Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs; New England Association of Fire Chiefs; and 88th Infantry Division Association. He was a member of the original Lincoln Town Charter Commission; first Charter Review Commission; Lincoln Budget Board; and the Lincoln Republican Town Committee. He is survived by his loving chil- dren, Nancy D. Perry, Harold E. Perry and his wife, Elaine, Oliver H.J. Perry Jr. and his wife, Jo-Anne, Martha P. Punchak and her husband, Alex, all of Lincoln, and Debby McDevitt and her husband, Jack, of Hopkinton, N.H.; his six beloved grandchildren; and his seven beloved great -grandchildren. His memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11:30 a.m., in Lime Rock Baptist Church, 1075 Great Road, Lincoln. His burial will be private. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln, Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Oliver's memory to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904-9826, would be appreci- ated. For directions and guest book, visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com . PERRY Matthew J. Gannon Matthew J. Gannon, 89, of Cumberland, passed away Dec. 2. He was the beloved husband of Veronica (Burke) Gannon. They were happily married for 53 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Matthew and Anna (Dunleavy) Gannon. Matthew was an air force vet- eran of the Korean War. He was a lineman for Verizon for 35 years, retiring in 1991. Matthew was the North Cumberland Fire Warden for 16 years, he was a member and past president of the IBEW, Local #2323, he was a lobbyist and past president for the AARP, Local #4646, and was instrumental in starting the Cumberland Colts in 1962. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Margaret Ballirano and Mary Gannon; his brother, Raymond Gannon; and his grand- children, Ryan and Nicholas Ballirano, Kaley, Emma, and Colin Gannon. He was the father of the late Michael Gannon and the brother of the late Mary McHale, Margaret Durkin, Joseph, John, Thomas, and Agnes Gannon. The funeral will be held Saturday, Dec. 8. at 9 a.m., from the O'Neill Funeral Home, 3102 Mendon Road, Cumberland, fol- lowed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in St. Joseph Church, 1303 Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial will be in Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the O'Neill Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904, in memory of Matthew, would be appreciated. Visit www.oneillfuneralhomes. com . GANNON See more obituaries on Pages 29 and 31. 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

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