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The Valley Breeze & Observer 03-28-2019

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2019 OBITUARIES / NORTH COUNTY 19 Edna R. Thoman Edna R. (Houser) Thoman, 94, of Foster, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 18. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert R. Thoman for 62 years. A native of New Orleans, she is preceded in death by her parents, Edward Houser and Eula (Landry) Hebert, her sister and her brother-in- law Yvonne and Eldon Topp. She is survived by her two sons Joseph (Christine) Naro of Plainfield, Conn., and Edward (Elissa) Naro of Springfield, Va.; her brother, David (Linda) Houser of Virginia; four grandchildren and their spouses, AnnMarie (Todd) Bertulis, Edward (Bethany) Naro, Tanya (Dennis) McFarlane and, Tara (Gary) Russell; 10 great-grandchildren, Madeline, Christine, Gary Jr., Lindsy, Jack, Michael, Audrey, Abigail, Ryan, and Addison, and by many nieces, neph- ews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Edna was a devoted member of St. Paul the Apostle Church, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the South Foster Volunteer Fire Company. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who enjoyed music, sewing, danc- ing, cooking, and baking wedding cakes for friends and loved ones. She worked as a ship welder during the Second World War, and owned her own beauty salon in New Orleans where she met her husband. She also volun- teered her time to her church, knit- ting hats and booties for newborns at local hospitals. She and her husband also delivered The Providence Journal newspaper throughout northwest Rhode Island for more than 20 years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m., in St. Paul the Apostle Church, 116 Danielson Pike, Foster. Burial to directly follow at Phillips Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in her name to: www.southfosterfire.com/ donate . For full obituary, visit:TuckerQuinnFuneralChapel. com . THOMAN Ann M. Tucciarone Ann M. Tucciarone, 88, of Bungy Road, Glocester, died Sunday, March 17, at Fatima Hospital in North Providence. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Maria (Rasile) Tucciarone. Born in Utica, N.Y., she lived in Glocester for 28 years and previously lived in North Providence. Ann worked at the Rhode Island Registry of Motor Vehicles for 35 years before her retirement. She is survived by her siblings Alessandra DiGiorgio of Lincoln, Leonard Tucciarone of North Providence, Santo Tucciarone of Glocester, Sr. Gemma Tucciarone, FCJ, of Providence, Mildred Valcourt and her husband, Arthur, of North Providence, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Phillip, Anthony, Louis, Thomas and John Tucciarone. Her funeral will be held Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m., from the Anderson- Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44, at Greenville Common, Greenville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville. Burial will follow in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston. Visitation is today, Thursday, March 21, from 4 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Padre Pio Foundation of America, 463 Main Street, Cromwell, CT 06416, www. padrepio.com, or a charity of your choice. For messages of condolence, see andersonwinfield.net . TUCCIARONE WellOne fundraiser features Brass Attack April 5 FOSTER – WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care, a non- profit health center with locations in Foster, Scituate, Burrillville and North Kingstown, is holding its "Raising the Roof" fundraising event on Friday, April 5, at 6 p.m., at The Alpine Country Club, 251 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston. The event features cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, music and danc- ing to the band Brass Attack, a raffle, silent auction and the presentation of the June Rockwell Levy Public Health Service Award. Funds raised from the event will support maintenance and facility upkeeps at WellOne's four health centers. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information or to make a res- ervation, call 401-285-5153 or email ptaylor@welloneri.org . Boy Scout Troop 1 hosts spaghetti dinner March 30 SMITHFIELD – Boy Scout Troop 1 Greenville will host a spaghetti and meatball dinner at Greenville Baptist Church, 582 Putnam Pike, on Saturday, March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $9, with children ages 5 and younger admitted free. Tickets can be purchased from a Scout, at the door, or with a service fee online, through the Troop's Facebook page, Troop 1 Greenville. Kids Klub beer and wine tasting fundraiser April 4 SMITHFIELD – Kids Klub will host its 14th annual fundraiser, Klub House Rock, on Thursday, April 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at The Last Resort Pub & Grill, 325 Farnum Pike. The event will include beer tast- ing from Grey Sail Brewing, apple wine tasting from Tapped Apple Cidery & Winery, wine tasting from Diamond Hill Vineyards, vodka tasting from Tito's Handmade Vodka, and a selection of light hors d'oeuvres. There will be a raffle for gift baskets, door prizes, a wine pull, and silent auc- tions for prizes donated from local businesses. Tickets are $35 each, or four for $100. Visit www.kidsklubri.com/ klubhouserock to learn more and purchase tickets. Tickets at the door are $40. Attendees must be 21 years of age. Proceeds will go to The Kids Klub Fund, to provide students in Kids Klub programs with tuition scholarships, field trips, and educa- tional enrichment opportunities. Library hosts Monday Matinée April 1 SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host Monday Matinée for Grownups on April 1, at 1 p.m. The library will show "Can You Ever Forgive Me?," the Oscar- nominated story of Lee Israel star- ring Melissa McCarthy. This film is rated R and has a running time of 106 minutes. Call the library at 401-949-3630 or visit the event calendar at www. yourlibrary.ws to register. IN BRIEF Financial Aid Workshop April 4 SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will offer a Financial Aid Workshop on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. Learn about options for finan- cial aid from a Career Pathways Specialist from Roger Williams University, University College in Providence. The presentation will cover federal financial aid as well as scholarships and other sources of college funding. Register by calling 401-949-3630. Greenville Library book clubs meet SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host its Mystery Book Club on Tuesday, April 2, at 1:30 p.m. The group will be reading "The Coroner's Lunch" by Colin Cotterill. A Novel Bunch Book Club will be reading "Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II" by Liza Mundy. The group will meet on Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. The Picnic Table Reads Book Club will be reading "A Gentleman in Moscow," by Amor Towles, and will meet on Thursday, April 18, at 1 p.m. Call the library at 401-949-3630. Lego Club meets April 6 SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host its Lego Club on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit the library and build, create, and share techniques. This drop-in program is for children ages 4-12. Call the library at 401-231-5150. Library offers Kindergarten Countdown SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will offer Kindergarten Countdown on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. Children attending kindergarten in the fall of 2019 are invited to this series of story times. The group will be getting ready for kindergar- ten with stories, songs, and activi- ties. Call the library at 401-231-5150 for more information or to register for this program. In your time of need, The Valley Breeze & Observer 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 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 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.

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