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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-13-2019

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 13-19, 2019 OBITUARIES 31 Howard D. Gaboury Howard D. Gaboury, 90, a resi- dent of Blackstone, passed away on May 16 at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. Born in Blackstone, he was the son of the late Howard & Caroline (Stavinski) Gaboury. Howard was a court stenographer in the Rhode Island court system for many years and later worked in various textile industries before retiring. He was an avid pencil and chalk artist, draw- ing many portraits. He also enjoyed playing the accordion, especially playing polkas. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He is survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his younger brother, John J. Gaboury, who passed away in 1984. His funeral and burial will be private. Visit Kubaskafuneralhome. com . Estelle A. Richardson Estelle A. (Tedeschi) Richardson, 85, of Woonsocket, passed away June 10, in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Lester Richardson. Born in Blackstone, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Armand and Eileen (Kennedy) Tedeschi. For full obituary details, visit . Germaine G. Picard Germaine G. Picard, 96, of 764 Mendon Road, passed away Wednesday, June 5, surrounded by her loving family, and was in the thoughts and prayers of those who could not be with her at that time. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Picard. She was born in Woonsocket in 1923, and was the daughter of the late Napoleon and Maria (Proulx) Bienvenue. In her early years, her family returned to Contrecoeur, P.Q. Canada. Germaine frequently recalled her life along the St. Lawrence River. She maintained an optimistic can- do attitude throughout her lifetime and overcame many challenges. Germaine returned to Woonsocket at age 16 where she met Raymond. They were married on July 4, 1944, and made their home in Woonsocket. Together they raised six children, and had 19 grandchildren, 23 great- grandchildren, and nine great-great- grandchildren. She worked at several Woonsocket- area textile mills. Later, Germaine worked as a caregiver for L'Hospice St. Antoine. A dedicated home- maker, she planned and organized the daily schedule for her family. She will be fondly remembered for her wonderful smile. She enjoyed sitting on the porch of her home and watch- ing the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox as they won cham- pionships and dancing with family members as each point was scored. Notre Dame was her favorite college team, and she reveled in their defeats of her son's Navy team. She will be lovingly remembered by all of her children and their families: Roland Picard (Mary) of Niceville, Fla.; Richard Picard of Woonsocket; Jeanne Debroisse (Maurice) of Cumberland; Pauline Hoppe (Daniel) of Sebring, Fla.; Roger Picard (Diane) of Woonsocket; and Claire Miller ( John) of Winter Haven, Fla. She was the sister of the late Armand Bienvenue and Laurette (Bienvenue) Piche. Her Mass of Christian Burial was held June 12, in St. Joseph's Church, Mendon Road, Woonsocket. Burial will be private. Visitation and cel- ebration of Germaine's life was held June 11, in the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701- 9376. Visit for the guestbook. Barbara F. Giguere Barbara F. (Figuerido) Giguere, 93, of Woonsocket, passed into eternal life June 4, in Overlook Nursing Home, Burrillville. Born in Millville, Mass., she was the daughter of the late William and Frances (Sacco) Figuerido. She was the wife of the late Sylvio T. Giguere whom she married May 31, 1948. Before she was married, Barbara lived in Millville, Mass., and was edu- cated in the Millville and Blackstone schools. In her early years, Barbara was an employee of US Rubber Company. She was a long-time com- municant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish. Barbara was an origi- nal member of the ARC of Northern Rhode Island. She was a member of Special Olympics R.I., serving on the Parent's Council. Syl and she traveled to many Special Olympics events around the country to support their son, Richard. She was also an auxiliary member of the USS Abner Read Survivors Association. The pair attended many USS Abner Read Survivors reunions across the country as well. Barbara was a devoted wife, moth- er, and grandmother. Some of her favorite activities were attending the many school and athletic events to support her family through the years. Her family especially enjoyed her quiet sense of humor and love. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Garcia, and her husband, Gary, of Harrisville, and her son, Richard Giguere of Cumberland; her grandchildren, Lori Bassett and her husband, Robert, and Glen Garcia; her four great-grandchildren, Zachary, Abigail and Morgan Bassett, and Ave Evans-Garcia; as well as her siblings, Robert Figuerido of Hopedale, Mass., Mary Langlois of Bellingham, Mass., and Dorothy Force of Hollywood, Fla. She was the sister of the late Elizabeth Jordan, William Figuerido, and Charles Figuerido. She is also sur- vived by her large extended family. Her funeral will be held Saturday, June 15, at 9 a.m., from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in Holy Trinity Parish, (formerly OLQM) 1409 Park Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, 314 Wrentham Road, Bellingham, Mass. Calling hours are Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial con- tributions may be made to Moran- Ventre Charitable Foundation, 200 Centerville Road, Warwick, R.I., Suite #1, 02886. Visit GIGUERE PICARD GABOURY RICHARDSON OBITUARIES are updated continuously at Click on 'Obituaries' Yard waste collection ends this week WOONSOCKET – Residents are reminded that curbside pick-up of yard waste (grass clippings, small branches, weeds, etc.) ends the week of June 10 on your normal collec- tion day. The drop-off site in Blackstone off Canal Street will continue to be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, for those residents having the appropriate yard waste sticker; all residential properties in the city of Woonsocket are included in the yard waste drop-off program. Stickers can be obtained, for a $25 fee, at City Hall in the Department of Public Works, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. 71 Central St., Manville, RI 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, RI (401) 762-1825 Remembering Journeys Celebrating Lives Craig Lacouture, Director Menard ~ Lacouture Funeral Homes 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

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