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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-13-2019

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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Robert E. Egerton Sr., 91, formerly of Ferncrest Drive, Cumberland, died May 31, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the beloved husband of the late Caroline (Duckworth) Egerton. Born in Cumberland, a son of the late Albert and Charlotte (Tucker) Egerton, he had lived most of his life in Cumberland, and had also lived five years in Litchfield, Maine. Mr. Egerton worked as the Plant Engineer at Narragansett Coated Paper, Pawtucket, for 56 years, retir- ing in 2008. He was also the former owner of Pemetiq Farm in Litchfield, Maine. He was a member of the Maine Farm Bureau and Litchfield Farmers Club; was a former member of Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, Cumberland, where he was a member of the Men's Club; was a member of Four Corners Community Chapel, Cumberland; and was a past president of the Cumberland Grange. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. An avid camper, he spent over 30 years camping at the Bourne Bridge Campground. He was affectionately known as "Bicycle Bob," for his enthusiasm for cycling in his later years. He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Mittleman, and her husband, Steven, of Framingham, Mass., and Amy Dark, and her husband, Irving, of Lincoln; three sons, Robert E. Egerton Jr., and his wife, Angela, of Edgartown, Mass., John Egerton, and his wife, Karen, of North Smithfield, and William Egerton and his partner, David Thorpe, of Houston, Texas; one sister, Janice Martel, of Cumberland; one brother, Richard "Skip" Egerton, of Wakefield; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Dwight L. Egerton; grandfather of the late Patrick Egerton; and brother of the late Albert Egerton, William Egerton and Phyllis Schofield. His funeral was held June 4, in Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. Burial will follow in Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to Four Corners Community Chapel, P.O. Box 7128, Cumberland, R.I. 02864, would be appreciated. For the guest book, visit . Francisco M. Costa, 90, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, June 5, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Maria J. (Antonio) Costa. Born in Portugal, he was the son of the late Abel and Maria Costa. He moved to this country in 1956, settling in Cumberland. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland. Francisco was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing, hunting and making wine. He will be fondly remembered as a strong willed, hardworking and caring person who was honored to be an American. Most of all, he was the proud patri- arch of his close-knit family. He leaves his two sons, Freddy Costa and his wife Gail of Pawtucket and Charlie Costa and his partner, Trish of Cumberland; his daughter, Alda Blackwood and her husband Arthur of Lincoln; his daughter in law, Joanne Costa of Cumberland; his six grand- children, Melissa Costa, Elizabeth Toledo, Phillip Costa, Allison Costa, Zachary Blackwood and Sara Blackwood; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Toledo and Adam Toledo; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Jose Antonio Costa. Francisco's Life Celebration was held with visiting hours on June 9 and June 10, in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland. Burial followed in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Farm Fresh RI, 1005 Main St. #8130, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Online memorial: jjduffyfuneral- . Ruth E. (Massey) Bury, 100, of Greenwood Street, Cranston, died June 5, at home sur- rounded by her lov- ing family. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard Bury. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Harry and Delia (Fanning) Massey, she had lived in Lincoln for most of her life, and had lived in Attleboro, Mass., moving to Cranston 10 years ago. Mrs. Bury worked as a sec- retary for Donald J. Fournier Home Improvements, the Credit Reporting Bureau in Attleboro, and the Gracious Living Catalog Co., and was the former owner of the Lincoln Laundromat. A 65-year member of Lime Rock Baptist Church, she had served as a deacon, a Sunday School Teacher, was past president of the Penetralia Guild, and past chairperson of the Finance Committee, and was a beginning key member of the Lime Rock Food Pantry. She was a mem- ber of the R.I. Sound Chapter of the Women's Barbershop Chorus of Harmony Inc, and a member of the Lime Rockers and of U.S. English, and was a devout Republican. She is survived by her son, Bruce Bury, and his wife, Joann, of Cranston; two grandsons; and four great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Harry E. Massey, Herbert Massey, and Raymond Massey. Her funeral service was held June 11 in Lime Rock Baptist Church, 1075 Great Road, Lincoln. Burial will follow in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours were held June 10 at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Lime Rock Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 1075 Great Road, Lincoln, R.I. 02865, would be appreciated. CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 13-19, 2019 OBITUARIES 47 Ruth E. (Massey) Bury Francisco M. Costa BURY COSTA Robert E. Egerton Sr. EGERTON got a news tip? 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