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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-11-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 11-17, 2019 OBITUARIES 31 William W. Cowdell William W. Cowdell, 83, of 2065 Mendon Road, Cumberland, passed away March 29 surrounded by his wife and loving family. He was the beloved husband of Agnes M. (Carr) Cowdell. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late William and Rose (Meunier) Cowdell. He was a lifelong Cumberland resident. He was a printer for 40 years working out of the Graphic Communications International Union, Providence Local 239 retiring in 1994. Bill was a U.S. Army veteran, past president of the former St. Patrick Seniors, he was also an avid cribbage player and a Silver Life Master Bridge player, Bill was also a diehard New York Yankees fan. After retirement, he his wife and family spent many happy days aboard their 37-foot sailboat up and down the east coast, Florida Keys and the Bahamas. Besides his wife, he leaves three children Dawn M. Cowdell, Karen L. Yangson and Craig T. Cowdell, all of Florida; five grandchildren Eric R. Cowdell, Billie Martel, Kaleb Yangson, Kiana Yangson and Remy Cowdell and a great-granddaughter, Birdie Martel, and many nieces and neph- ews. He was also the father of the late William R. Cowdell and brother of the late Carol Cowdell Musotic. A Celebration of Bill's Life was held April 1 with funeral services in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Route 122, Cumberland, and burial with military honors in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cumberland. COWDELL Kurt Douglas Brodeur Kurt Douglas Brodeur, 56, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on April 2, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Donna K. (Boyle) Brodeur, to whom he was married on June 8, 2012. Born on Jan. 28, 1963, in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Lucien and Ruth (Beckwith) Brodeur. A graduate of Woonsocket High School, Class of 1981, where he had been a member of the school band, Kurt then proudly and honorably served our country in the United States Navy. He worked for 30 years for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier, and for many years as a caretaker for the Wrentham State School in Wrentham, Mass., and for Avatar Residential Inc. in Lincoln. A resident of Cumberland for the past three years, he previously lived in North Smithfield, Woonsocket, and Cumberland. A warm, caring, outgoing man of strong faith, he had a wonderful smile and a heart of gold. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Red Sox and the Patriots, having been a season ticket holder for many years. He loved racquetball and fishing, and held a very special place in his heart for his faithful companion, his dog "Boots." In addition to his wife, he leaves his step-children Timothy J. Corey of North Smithfield, Jonathan P. Corey of North Smithfield, and Nathan P. Sheppard of Lincoln. He was the dear brother of Glenn Brodeur and his wife, Nancy Whitehouse-Brodeur, of Franklin, Mass.; Keith Brodeur of Providence; Karen Russo and her hus- band, Dana Russo, of Cumberland; and the late Gail L. Brodeur-Charest and her husband, Clive Charest, of Cranston. He leaves his niece, Sarah Lopatka of Cumberland; and his nephews, Kyle Baillargeon of Cumberland, and Eric Crepeau of New York; as well as many dear friends. Kurt was the former hus- band and dear friend of Leslie S. (Namaka) Brayall of Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to honor and remember Kurt by gathering for a visita- tion with Veteran's Honors today, Thursday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, Mass., immediately followed by a funeral service with Military Honors at noon at Dyer-Lake Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Kurt to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250- 0301. For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome. com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, Mass. BRODEUR Wende Kay Wende Kay, 53, of One Mendon Road, Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly at home after an ill- ness. She was born in Attleboro, Mass., a daughter of Howard Lincoln and the late Joyce (Mooney) Lincoln. Wende had been employed by Durham Bus Company as a moni- tor. She is survived by two sons, Michael Kay of Pawtucket, and Matthew Kay of Cumberland, and a brother, Raymond Lincoln, of Cumberland. A Memorial Service of Remembrance will be held today, Thursday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Charles Coelho Funeral Home, 151 Cross St. Central Falls. DiamonD Hill Cemetery Reservoir Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 "A non-denominational cemetery" Contact information George J. Lacouture 401-439-0376 One Year Remembrance Frank "Skip" Lawson April 14, 2018-April 14, 2019 You will always be in our hearts. We miss you! Your loving family. 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. 1st Anniversary Remembrance Bernadette M. Lefebvre April 14, 2018 - April 14, 2019 Dearly Missed by Family Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren In memory of our loving father Andrew E. McConnell 1945-2009 We miss you every day. The friend of man, the friend of truth, The friend of age, and guide of youth: Few hearts like his, with virtue warm'd, Few heads with knowledge so informed: If there's another world, he lives in bliss; If there is none, he made the best of this. -Robert Burns

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