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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 05-23-2019

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 23-29, 2019 OBITUARIES 23 Rene G. Bernard Rene G. Bernard, 90, of St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield, passed May 16. He was the beloved husband of the late Cecile (Brodeur) Bernard. A resident of Woonsocket for most of his life, he was a son of the late Louis T. and Beatrice M. (Dussault) Bernard. His Catholic faith was the center of his life. Mr. Bernard was a lifelong communicant of Precious Blood Church. He was employed by Mark Steven, today known as CVS, during the early years. Mr. Bernard retired after 50 years. Following his retire- ment, he served as a devoted sacris- tan and other various ministries at St. Antoine Residence and Precious Blood Parish. He was the brother of the late Claire E. (Bernard) Taillon, and Richard C. Bernard. Mr. Bernard was the uncle of Gerald D. Taillon of Oakland, Calif., Rev. Marcel L. Taillon, Pastor, St. Thomas More Parish, Narragansett, and Diane J. Kane of East Providence. A visitation was held May 21, in Precious Blood Church, Carrington and Park Avenues, Woonsocket, fol- lowed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial was held in St. Jean-Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham, Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Antoine Residence, 10 Rhodes Ave., North Smithfield, RI 02896, are appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Quinn Funeral Home. Holly L. Poulin Holly L. (Cook) Poulin, 66, died May 11, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket after a long illness. She leaves her husband of 27 years, Richard F. Poulin, three children, Leslie V. Fontaine and her husband, David, of Woodstock, Conn., John W. Vear and his wife, Jennifer, of North Grosvenordale, Conn., and Donna Vear Hamilton and her husband, Brian, of Pomfret, Conn.; six grand- children; two brothers, Craig and Bruce Cook; and nieces and nephews. She was born in Milford, Mass., and raised in Millville, Mass., the young- est child of Edward W. and Thelma M. (Hauge) Cook. She had lived in Blackstone for 27 years. She enjoyed reading and caring for her cockatiels. Services will be private at the con- venience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School St., Webster, Mass. Visit . Marie C. Goyette Marie C. Goyette, 75, of Pascoag, died May 12, in Bayberry Commons. Born in Blackstone, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Doris (Gaudreau) Goyette. Marie was a CNA for both Fogarty and Mercy Hospitals. She enjoyed traveling, dining with friends, and going to the movies. She leaves her sister, Paulette Sweeney, and her husband, Joseph Paul, of Woonsocket; two nieces, Kayla Switzer and her husband, Michael, and Marley Costantino, and her husband, Matthew, both of Woonsocket; and her greatest trea- sure, Violet Costantino. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket. Visit . BERNARD John H. Therrien John H. Therrien, 66, of Blackstone died April 15. He was the husband of Charlotte Therrien. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Anita (Bilodeau) Therrien. Mr. Therrien graduated from St. Mary's High School, Milford, Mass. He was a constable and a member of the Blackstone Zoning Board, as well as, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks. John was a devoted member of St. Theresa Church, Blackstone. He worked in a few places, but his passion was music, working as a disc-jockey for 33 years as the owner of Big John's Party Sounds. Besides his wife, Charlotte, he is survived by his children, Jason, Steven and Justin Therrien, Angella Delcore and Amanda Kostas; his stepdaughter, Erika Freiberger; five siblings, David, Richard, Paul and Robert Therrien and Helen Gongoleski; and 19 grandchildren. He was the stepfather of the late Melissa Rice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m., in St. Theresa Church, 630 Rathbun St., Blackstone. Visit . POULIN THERRIEN GOYETTE do you know? Valley Breeze office hours are weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 (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. 4th Anniversary RogeR BelangeR SR. 5/26/2015 – 5/26/2019 Memories Remembering you is easy We do it every day But missing you is the heartache that never goes away. You are gone but thank you for all these sweet things you have left behind. In our home, in our hearts. Love you always with our love, Sue, Bonnum, Tracey, Loving grandchildren, Katie, Kendra and Roger III and Lucky, too! 30th Anniversary Katherine Messier Died May 28, 1989 Forever in Our Hearts Love, Mom, Dad and Deb David G. Higginbottom 13th Anniversary 5/27/2006 – 5/27/2019 Like falling leaves, the years drift by. But the memory of you, will never die. In our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered, night and day. We miss and love you Dave. Dad, Mom, and Lily Alan, Cheryl, and the Boys. THE MIRACLE PRAYER Dear Heart of Jesus, In the past, I have asked for many things. This time, I ask you this very special one. Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then, in your merciful eyes, it will become your favor, not mine. N.Z.

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