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22 OBITUARIES AUGUST 8-14, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION Barbara Ruth Mulligan Barbara Ruth (Bardell) Mulligan, 96, of Westerly, died Aug. 1, in Apple Rehab – Clipper Home, Westerly. She was the wife of the late Richard W. Mulligan whom she married on Dec. 15, 1944, in the Old Mission Church of San Luis Obispo, Calif. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Irene (Pryhoda) Bardell. Barbara spent her childhood grow- ing up in Blackstone, Mass., and moved to Woonsocket where she spent most of her adult life. In 2011, she moved to Westerly to live with her son, Richard, and, in her later years, resided at the Clipper Home in Westerly. Barbara worked for the Woonsocket Education Department as a special education bus aide, as well as a teach- er's aide. Some people would refer to Barbara as a beach bum! She was known for her great tan and could be found with family on Saturdays and Sundays in the summer soaking up the sun on the lovely Rhode Island beaches. Weekapaug was one of her favorites. Barbara loved animals, but had a special place in her heart for her two cats, Jessie and Tigger. Barbara never lost her sense of humor and will always be remembered for her won- derful laugh. She is survived by her granddaugh- ter, Heather Mulligan-Gonzalez of San Mateo, Calif.; son-in-law, Dennis Browchuk, of Woonsocket; sister, Dorothy DeThomas and her husband, Joseph, of Woonsocket; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Besides her, hus- band Richard W., she was preceded in death by her children, Eileen (Mulligan) Browchuk and Richard M. Mulligan. Her funeral was held Aug. 5, beginning with visitation in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at in Holy Trinity Parish, 1409 Park Ave., Woonsocket. Burial was held in St. Charles Cemetery, Farm St., Blackstone, Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial con- tributions may be made to the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary, 266 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, RI, 02895. Visit www.holtfuneralhome.com . Roger W. St. Germain Roger W. St. Germain, 92, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., died Aug. 4, 2019, at St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of the late Yolande "Zeb" (Picard) St. Germain. He is survived by his companion, Connie Tarro, of East Greenwich; his children: Monique St. Germain of Mass., Marcelle St. Germain and her hus- band, Michael Tierney, of West Virginia, Marc St. Germain of North Carolina, Paul St. Germain and his wife, Michelle, of North Smithfield, David St. Germain and his wife, Anne, of New Hampshire, Luc St. Germain and his wife, Patricia, of Woonsocket, and Roger St. Germain and his wife, Lisa, of New Hampshire; a sister Denise Scali of Washington, D.C.; 20 grandchildren and six great-grand- children. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m., in St. Joseph Church, Mendon Road, Woonsocket. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Cumberland. Visiting hours are Sunday, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or Assumption College in his mem- ory would be appreciated. For complete obituary and guest- book, visit www.fournierandfourni- er.com . Charles 'Chuck' Theroux Charles "Chuck" Theroux, 67, a resident of Belmont, N.H., died peacefully on July 19, following a period of failing health at Genesis Rehabilitation Center in Laconia, N.H. Born in Woonsocket on May 3, 1952, Chuck was the son of late Roland and Gertrude (Boiteau) Theroux. He spent his youth in Rhode Island and attended Mount St. Charles High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology, obtaining an Associate Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering Technology. Chuck was employed as an assis- tant manager for B&W Express before ultimately buying and own- ing it for 25 years. Later, worked as manager of C.E.T. Transport before moving to New Hampshire. While in New Hampshire, he found himself working at several machinist companies before finally retiring. He enjoyed being with family, reading, and spending time on his computer. In addition, Chuck har- bored a passion for playing guitar and designing model airplanes. Chuck leaves his wife of 46 years, Suzanne (Barrette) Theroux, of Belmont, N.H.; sons Michael Theroux and his wife, Lani, of Greenville, N.H., and Eric Theroux and his wife, Michele, of Cranston; nine grandchildren, one great- grandchild; sisters Diane Chait and husband, Hal, of Connecticut, and Marie Anne Paquin and husband, Mark, of Cumberland, as well as many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at J.J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland, on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. Those wishing to make donations in Chuck's name may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, No. 110, Bedford, N.H. 03110. For more information, visit www. jjduffyfuneralhome.com . THEROUX MULLIGAN ST. GERMAIN R.I. Blood Center announces pint for a pint program PROVIDENCE – During the month of August, all presenting donors at Rhode Island Blood Center's six blood and platelet dona- tion centers who are 21 or older can choose to receive a coupon for a free pint of beer. Participating breweries include Whalers Brewing Company in South Kingstown, Grey Sail Brewing in Westerly, Foolproof in Pawtucket, The Guild in Pawtucket, Proclamation Ale Company in Warwick, and Newport Craft Brewing Co. in Newport. All presenting center donors in August will also be automatically entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets to see the New England Patriots home opener at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 8. Donors 16 years and older will be eligible for the Patriot's ticket draw- ing. Donors must be 21 years of age to participate in the pint for a pint program. 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, valleybreeze.com, 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 Can't figure out how? Let us help! 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