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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 01-09-2019

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16 OBITUARIES / THE VALLEY JANUARY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION Raymond M. Santos Raymond M. Santos, 58, of Pawtucket, passed into eternal life on Dec. 28. He was born Sept. 25, 1960, in Providence, the son of the late Charles R. Santos and Dorothy (Enos) Santos. He is survived by his wife, Esterlita (Madula) Santos. He was a mechanic /air assembler and a chrome plater at Mahr Federal in Providence. Besides his wife, Raymond is also survived by his twin daughters, Renee Lee and Rana Lee Santos; his brothers Bruce Santos, Carlos Santos, Kenneth Santos, David Santos and Paul Santos; niece, Crystal Santos, and nephew, Nathan Santos. The funeral service was held on Jan. 5, in the South Attleboro Assembly of God, 1052 Newport Ave., Attleboro, Mass. SANTOS OBITUARY Smoking cessation program at Senior Center PAWTUCKET – The URI College of Pharmacy will present a program about smoking cessation at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., on Friday, Jan. 11, at 12:30 p.m. This presentation will be a com- prehensive overview of the dangers of smoking and the effective prod- ucts prescribed over the counter to stop smoking. This event is free to seniors ages 55 and older. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 401- 728-7582. R.I. Foundation gives $100,000 to stock food pantries PAWTUCKET – Food pantries like Blackstone Valley Emergency Food Center, First Baptist Church, Covenant Congregational Church in Pawtucket will benefit from a $100,000 grant to Food Bank from the Rhode Island Foundation. Sparked by a recent report about rapidly rising food prices, the Foundation made the special donation to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and chal- lenged Rhode Islanders to pitch in during this time of need. "Our goal is not just to address the alarming increase in hunger in our state, but to hopefully to provide leadership and to inspire Rhode Islanders to assist their favorite charities as well as to help people in need as we enter the win- ter months," Neil D. Steinberg, the Foundation's president and CEO, said. The Food Bank will use the grant to make another 300,000 pounds of food, enough to provide an additional 370,000 meals, avail- able to a dozen member agencies in Pawtucket like the Blackstone Valley Emergency Food Center, First Baptist Church, Covenant Congregational Church and St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran. The grant will enable the Food Bank to purchase staples such as baked beans, rice, tomato soup, fresh produce and canned carrots, corn and peas. The organization will work with local soup kitchens, senior centers and food pantries to get the food into the hands of hun- gry residents. "With this gift, we'll be able to deliver more food to our member agencies so that they can provide assistance to working families who are struggling to make ends meet," Andrew Schiff, the Food Bank's CEO, said. The announcement comes as proposed federal cuts to safety net programs threaten to overwhelm the state's food pantries, which are already near capacity. According to the Food Bank's 2018 Report on Hunger, food prices have grown three times faster than wages since 2015. "We are so thankful to the Rhode Island Foundation for once again stepping up to address food insecu- rity," said Schiff. The Food Bank distributes food to 53,000 struggling Rhode Islanders each month through a statewide network of 158 member agencies including food pantries, meal sites, shelters, youth programs and senior centers. For more information, visit rifoun- Knitting retreat and fiber market at Slater Mill Jan. 19-20 PAWTUCKET – The 11th annual Slater Mill Knitting Weekend and Fiber Market, will be held Jan. 19 and 20, for two full days of knitting classes, stash-building, and home- spun inspiration, at the mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave. Free and open to all is the colorful Fiber Market, held in the old fac- tory on the first floor. The market brings in fiber producers and dyers, pattern-makers, tool makers, and other fiber art product vendors from all over New England. It runs on both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is open for Saturday and Sunday morning classes in Lace Knitting, Shawl Shapes, Charted Patterns, and iPhone-ography – the latter a new offering for knitters and makers who want to up their games on social media and online com- merce sites. Tuition-based classes are held on the second floor of the 1793 Old Slater Mill, and are limited to 12 students, to allow for more individu- alized attention from instructors that accommodates a range of skill lev- els, and better engagement among participants. Register for classes at brownpap-, keyword Slater Mill. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The fee for one class is $80, or reg- ister for two for $150. Call 401-725- 8638, ext.107, to pay by phone with credit card. Little Leadership Club visits Senior Center Jan. 18 PAWTUCKET – Local 4th- and 5th-graders will visit the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., on Friday, Jan. 18, at 12:30 p.m. As part of the Little Leadership Club, students visit the center once a month to share an activity. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 401- 728-7582. IN BRIEF Monument Manufacturers INDOOR SHOWROOM Cemetery Lettering 91 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford 401-434-4064 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon STANLEY GRANITE CO. answers 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 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket 401-723-4035 Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home • Offering personalized services and compassionate care for your family. • Pre-Arrangements can be made at any time to record your wishes. • We are available to meet you any day or night. John H. O' Neill 401-658-1155 In Loving Memory Paul R. Hunt 2011 – January 9 – 2019 Eighth Year Remembrance In Memory of Paul R. Hunt who left us too soon. You are MISSED each and every day, For you were someone very special Who meant more than words could ever say… We have so many precious memories To last our whole life through Each one of them reminders Of how much we are MISSING YOU…. We are FOREVER BLESSED for the years we got to spend with you!! Missing and loving you always, Your Loving Wife, Pamela Sons, Billy and Shaun and All of your Loving Family

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