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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 05-09-2019

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 9-15, 2019 OBITUARIES 19 Janet V. Auger Janet V. Auger, 87, of Poplar St., died May 6, 2019, at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Robert Auger. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Raoul and Henrietta (Artruc) Leclaire. Janet was a secretary for the former Woonsocket Hospital for many years. She loved the ocean, going to the beach and eating and preparing food. Janet is survived by her daughter Robin Tetreault of Woonsocket, two sons Marc Auger of Manville, and David Auger of Coventry; six grand- children, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Janet was predeceased by a sister Jeanne Nichols. A Committal Service will be held in the Chapel at Resurrection Cemetery in Cumberland on Monday, May 13, at 11 a.m., followed by burial. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd. East Providence, RI 02914, in her memory would be appreciated. August Strickland August "Augie" Strickland, 70, of Vose St., died peace- fully, Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Rhode Island Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Carol A. (Kendzierski) Strickland. August and Carol were married for 48 years. Born in Groton, Conn., he was the son of the late August R. And Sarah (Hunter) Strickland. He worked as a site supervisor for Paramount Restaurant Supply for 40 years prior to retiring. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in Vietnam from 1967-1968. August was a lifetime member of the Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club. He was also a member of the Thundermist Striper Club. He was also a member of the MBBA for over 30 years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer and enjoyed camping. He also loved to travel with Carol to Greece and were regular snowbirds in Florida. His favorite hobby was building cannons in his workshop and reading the Garfield cartoon strip in the newspaper. Besides his wife, Carol, he is sur- vived by one son, Scott Strickland, of North Smithfield, and his compan- ion, Pamela DeSimone; one grand- daughter, Samantha Strickland, who was his pride and joy, and whom he cherished and valued all the time they spent together. He is also survived by his brother, Bobby Strickland, of Calif., and his mother-in-law, Alice Kendzierski, of Woonsocket. He was also the brother of the late David Strickland. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to August's granddaughter Samantha Strickland's education or college fund in his memory would be appre- ciated. Visit sdipardomcfh.com . Diana Lee O'Hara Diana Lee (Small) O'Hara passed away peacefully on April 26 at Landmark Medical. Born on Sept. 9, 1949, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Alice Lesieur and Leo Small. Diana was a dedicated, caring CNA for many of years at the Greater Woonsocket Visiting Nurse Service, now known as Visiting Nurse Service of R.I. Diana was so passionate about car- ing for her patients that she had an newspaper article written about her and her dedicated service to her patients in The Woonsocket Call. She was known to all who knew her as having a generous heart, espe- cially to all the neighborhood kids, who fondly called her "Mama Dee." She will always be remembered and admired for her sense of fashion, and her hat collection! She is survived by a son, Joseph Rattie Jr., a daughter, Lori (Rattie) St.Sauveur, along with her husband Rodney, all of Woonsocket. A step- daughter, Dawn O'Hara of Bristol. Her beloved grandchildren, Britany McDermott, Tyler St. Sauveur, Jacob Rattie, Jenna Rattie, Jillian Rattie and Annabel Botelho. She is also survived by her sis- ters Jacqueline Silva of Maine and Kathleen Woods of Central Falls, a brother Robert Dubois, of Florida, also a stepbrother, Normand Dubois of Florida. Diana is the former wife of Joseph Rattie Sr., William Lamb and Albert O'Hara. She will be dearly missed by all of her nieces and nephews and her close friends. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m in All Saints Church, 323 Rathburn St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of her name to Shriners Children's Hospital of Boston. (Shrinershospitalforchildren. org). For online obituary and guest book see: csori.com . Carl G. Dupont Carl G. Dupont, 75, of Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Landmark Medical Center with his loving wife by his side. He was the beloved hus- band of Andrea (Contre) Dupont. Born in Everett, Mass., he was the son of the late Charles and Dorothy (Dunnell) Dupont. Carl and his wife enjoyed shop- ping, gourmet dining and going on vacations together. He loved to cook and entertain and spend time with family and friends. Carl was a kind, warm-hearted man and was loved by everyone who knew him. Carl worked as a retail manager for over 52 years in the capacity of district manager and store man- ager for Sparks Department Stores, Stuarts Department Stores, Ames and Kmart and finally retiring from TJ Maxx in North Kingstown. There he received their most pres- tigious award of Presidents Club in 2013 for recognition of his leader- ship and initiative and for attract- ing, developing and training new talent for the future of TJ Maxx. He also won Team of the Year honors for nine consecutive years. Carl also was actively involved with The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for kids with cancer started by Paul Newman, where he spear- headed many fundraising activities, raising monies to support the camp. Besides his wife, Andrea, he is survived by his two children, Mark Dupont of Cape Cod, Mass., and Robin Foley of Bridgewater, Mass.; two step-sons, Dennis and Jeffrey Barca of Bridgewater, Mass.; eight grandchildren and one great-grand- child, and several nieces and neph- ews. He was the brother to the late Donna Jewell and Douglas Dupont. A Memorial Mass was held on May 8 in St. Joan of Arc Church, Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial was held in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Farm Street, Blackstone, Mass. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours were held May 7 in the S. DiPardo memo- rial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Hole In the Wall Camp, hole- inthewallgang.org, in Carls memory would be appreciated. Visit sdipardomcfh.com . Hubert (Lefty) C. Choquette Hubert (Lefty) C. Choquette, age 85, of Woonsocket, passed away at the Oakland Grove Health Care Center on Thursday, May 2, 2019, sur- rounded by his loving family. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alpherie and Lillian (Valois) Choquette. He graduated from Mount Saint Charles Academy in 1953 and served in the Army Infantry in Germany from 1955-1956. Lefty married his beloved wife, Beatrice C. (Desjarlais) Choquette on June 1, 1957. He was a laborer for many years, and was employed by the city of Woonsocket with the Parks & Recreation Department. He was the beloved father of Donald Choquette of Woonsocket, Giselle Gauthier and her husband, Edward Gauthier, of Woonsocket, and Celeste Choquette of Johnston. He was the beloved grandfather of Katie Dager of North Carolina, Kayla Brunelle of Lincoln, Tyler Choquette of Cranston, and Matthew, Cassidy, and Lynnette Choquette of Johnston. He also leaves three great-grandchildren, Carolina and Brighton Dager of North Carolina and Greyson Brunelle of Lincoln; as well as his twin brother Gilbert L. Choquette of Woonsocket, and his brother Francis Choquette of California. His funeral was held May 6, begin- ning with visitation in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, and a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Church, 1200 Mendon Road, Woonsocket. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, West Wrentham Road, Cumberland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Oakland Grove Health Care Center, 560 Cumberland Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895. Lefty's family is especially grateful for the care, support, and attention received from the second floor staff and Beacon Hospice at Oakland Grove. www.holtfuneralhome.com CHOQUETTE DUPONT STRICKLAND AUGER O'HARA See more obituaries on page 20. 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, 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 (508) 883-9888 273 Wrentham Road Bellingham, MA WWW.COACHMENSLODGE.COM BEREAVEMENT LUNCHEONS Chicken Family Style or choose from a variety of other options Call for details. Robert 'Champ' Champagne 1989–May 10–2019 A beautiful memory, dearer than gold, Of a Father whose worth can never be told, There's a place in my heart no one can fill, I miss you, Dad, and always will. May God continue to hold you close until we meet again. Forever Loved and Always Remembered Love, daughter Molly, Don and family Forever Loved and Always Remembered Don and family Forever Loved and Always Remembered Love, daughter Molly, 30th Anniversary In Loving Memory of My Dear Dad

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