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The Valley Breeze & Observer 08-08-2019

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William H. "Billy" Young, 74, for- merly of Scituate, was reunited with his wife, Agnes, on Aug. 4. On Oct. 31, 1944, in Providence, Billy was born the son of the late Byron E. and Mary (Cibor) Young. Billy had been employed with the town of Scituate for about two decades and enjoyed working with his hands. His life was devoted to his family and there was no mistaking the love he had for them. His wife and two daughters were his world and the reason why he worked so hard throughout his lifetime. Although a bit rough on the edges and quite stubborn at times, he was loyal, ingenious, steadfast and one of the most generous men you could have ever met. He was often referred to as "MacGyver." He loved his daughters and watch- ing them begin families of their own. However, nothing gave him more joy than taking on the title of grandfather. His three grandchildren were his pride and joy. There is great sadness in losing such a wonderful man, but there is no more suffering and we should find joy in knowing he and Agnes are without a doubt pain-free and enjoying each other in the presence of God. He is survived by his two daugh- ters: Lisa Marie Benson and her husband, Rev. Mark Benson, of Bradford, R.I., and Rhonda Palmisano and her husband, Robert Palmisano, of West Greenwich; three grandchildren: Scott Arthur Benson, Jaimee Elisabeth Benson and Olivia Elizabeth Palmisano. He was prede- ceased by his siblings: Byron Young, Irene (Young) Stockwell, and Ethelyn (Young) Duff-Young. Calling hours will take place at Joy Fellowship Church, 17 Bowling Lane, Bradford, R.I., on Friday, Aug. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. His funeral service will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. Remembrances may be shared at . SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | AUGUST 8-14, 2019 OBITUARIES 19 Carol J. Medbury Carol J. Medbury, 74, of Hartford Pike, Scituate, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 27. She was born on Sept. 21, 1944, in Providence, a daughter of the late Royal Waterman and Mildred Judson (Dexter) Medbury. She graduated from Scituate High school in 1962 and went on to study nursing at Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in New London, Conn. After graduating in 1965, she remained at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital as an RN, ultimately find- ing her passion working with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for more than 25 years until her retirement in 2011. Carol truly lived her life to the fullest. She traveled all over the world always making it a point to stay with her friends along the way. She was a member of the diacon- ate at the North Scituate Baptist Church finding joy visiting those who could no longer attend church services. She was our angel on earth and forever will be our angel in Heaven. She leaves behind her brother, Roger D. Medbury, and his wife, Dianne, of Scituate; her sisters, Susan J. Underwood and her husband, Burton, of Scituate, and Judith A. "Judy" Birnie of Deland, Fla. She also leaves her nieces and nephews, David Medbury, Melissa Medbury, Seth Underwood and his wife, Lisa, Robin Kettle and her husband, Tom, Geoffrey Birnie and his wife, Sharon, Jennifer Graf and her husband, Rusty, Matthew Birnie, Todd Birnie and Eric Birnie. She also leaves her great-nieces and nephews, Corey Underwood, Thomas Kettle, Erin Underwood, Deyana Underwood, Madison Medbury, Taylor Birnie, Landon Birnie, Audrey Birnie, Kennedy Graf, and Presley Graf, as well as a great-great- niece, Rowan and a great-great-nephew, Mason. There will be a celebration of Carol's life on her birthday, Sept. 21, 2019, at the North Scituate Baptist Church at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the North Scituate Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. For messages of condolence, see . MEDBURY William H. 'Billy' Young YOUNG Father Feeney Council 7110 Knights of Columbus held its presentation of CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP AND COLLEGE BOOK AWARDS at a ceremony at St. Joseph Church in North Scituate on July 28. Recipients, from left, are Lauryn Hall, Caroline Ng, Sophia Dickiaro and Alexander Morin. Ellie Dionne and Julia Ricci are not pictured. Back row, from left, are Don Dennehy and Henry Rose of the scholarship committee, Tomas Rezendes, grand knight, and the Rev. Paul Grenon, pas- tor of St. Joseph Church. SUSAN MACKENZIE, director of the Providence VA Medical Center, accepts a $5,000 donation from Rhode Island Veterans of Foreign Wars members, from left, George Edwards, David Nuttall, Ronald Beagan, Antonio Fonseca, Gary Maddocks and Robert Gruetzke, at the medical center on July 18. The funds, donated by SMITHFIELD VFW POST 2929 through the Providence VA Voluntary Service, will be used to benefit formerly homeless Veterans recently placed into housing, to provide bed frames, mattresses, kitchen supplies, toiletries and other items necessary for the transition. SABRINA LEE, of Glocester, has been named to the spring semester dean's list at Champlain College. The following local students have been named to the spring semester dean's list at the University of Maine: JORDAN JENKINS of Smithfield, JUSTIN BURCHETT of Foster, AIDAN PIRRUCCELLO-MCCLELLAN of Foster, ERYK THOMAN-THERBER of Foster, ISABELLE STEVENS of Smithfield. AARON C. MEYER, of Smithfield, successfully defended his doc- toral thesis in theoretical physics "Molecular Chains Under Tension and Torque: Activation of Statistically Interacting Extension, Twist and Contact Particles" at the University of Rhode Island. He is a 2007 gradu- ate of Smithfield High School and Clarkson School. He completed his undergraduate work in astronomy and physics at UMass Amherst. PAIGE KERKHOFF, of Scituate, has been named to the spring semester dean's list at St. Lawrence University. MITCHELL DICENSO, of Smithfield, has been awarded faculty honors for the spring semester at Trinity College. ALYSSA AMBROSINO of Smithfield has been named to the spring president's list at Champlain College. COLLEGE NEWS do you know? The Valley Breeze & Observer distributes almost 10,500 papers in greater Smithfield every Thursday. In your time of need, The Valley Breeze & Observer 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. 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