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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-23-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 23-29, 2019 OBITUARIES 31 Anita Felice Casey Anita Felice Casey, 77, of Cumberland, passed away at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, on May 18. She was the loving wife of James F. Casey. Retired, she previ- ously worked at Landmark Medical Center for over 25 years. She was a beloved, loving, supporting spouse, mother, and friend. Anita's beauti- ful smile, gentleness, and open heart were a continuous joy and strength to everyone throughout her life. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Marie Rose (St. Laurent) Gregoire. Besides her husband, she is sur- vived by her daughter, Michelle Lambert-Frigon and spouse, Paul Frigon; son, James Casey, Jr. and his love, Anne Staffier Fleming; son, John Casey and his spouse, Renee Casey; son, Patrick Casey and his spouse, Maria Casey; and son, Peter Casey and his spouse, Kyla Casey; also, her ador- ing grandchildren: Christopher, Danielle, Renee, Gwendolyn, Jillian, Drew, Melissa, Amber, Patrick, Matthew, Michaela, and Kathyrn. She is also survived by her sister, Rosemarie Whipple, of Greenville. Her funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 24, at 10 a.m., in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3357 Mendon Road, Cumberland. CASEY Jeanne C. Lamoureux Jeanne C. (Provencher) Lamoureux, of Cumberland, passed away on May 17 at the age of 88. She was the beloved wife of Normand P. Lamoureux. They had been married almost 68 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Emily (Eastwood) Provencher. Jeanne was a homemaker all of her married life. She loved reading, entertaining family and friends, and loved the Lord. At some point each day, you could find her in the rock- ing chair in her bedroom praying. She and Norm together filled their home with love and laughter and many memories to cherish for those whom she left behind. Besides her husband, she is survived by her seven children, Joyce Arruda (Bill Arch), Robert (Bernadette), Paul (Pauline), Daniel (Debra), Diane Costa(Tony), Normand (Dolly) and Steven (Krista); 13 grandchildren, Jennifer, Robert, Nick, Kerri, Staci, Cortney, Normand, Brad, Kelsie, Robbie, Michelle, Carlos and Giabella; five great-grandchildren, Marley, Mike, Jake, Josh and Aria, and a great-great grandchild, Addy; two sisters, Louise Provencher and Sue Provencher; a brother, Roger Provencher; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is proceeded in death also by a sister, Eveline Champagne. Funeral services were held May 22, from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Higginson Ave., Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Aidan/ St. Patrick Church, Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited. Visit thekeefefuneralhome.com . LAMOUREUX Mildred T. 'Millie' Thurber Mildred T. "Millie" Thurber, 91, passed away on May 11, in the Mount St. Rita Health Center, Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph I. Thurber Jr., they were married for 62 years. Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Elvin A. and Mildred (Meehan) Sword. Millie was a lifelong Cumberland resident. As a young woman, Millie worked as a telephone operator, and while raising her family she was employed by the Cumberland School Lunch Program. She then worked for the A. T. Cross Company, Lincoln, as an assembler and plater, retiring in 1993, after more than 20 years of employment. She is survived by her sisters Brenda M. Dowdell and her husband, William, of Franklin, Mass., and Ann M. Kacharo, of Pawtucket; four grandsons: Justin E. Thurber and his wife, Kerri, of Swansea, Mass.; Jason E. Thurber and Beth Leary, of Lincoln; Joseph I. Thurber IV and his wife, Heather, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and Matthew R. Thurber and his wife, Cheryl, of Cranston; and eight great-grandchildren: Jaice, Austin, Cole, Vaughn, Brianna, Evan, Ava, and Ryan. She also leaves her daughter-in-law Elaine "Ellie" Thurber, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Joseph I. Thurber III, James E. Thurber and Debra M. Thurber; and sister of the late Sheila M. Cronk. Relatives and friends are invited to Millie's Life Celebration on Saturday, May 25, beginning with a gathering of relatives and friends at 10:30 a.m., in the Historic St. Joseph Church, 1303 Mendon Road, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will fol- low in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Millie's memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions and guestbook, visit jjduffyfuneralhome.com . THURBER do you know? Valley Breeze office hours are weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 4th Anniversary Frank Varone July 28, 2015 - July 28, 2019 It doesn't matter how long, to me it's today, it's yesterday, it's everyday. The time, the memories are there for me every day. Love, Bertha and Family

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