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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 09-05-2019

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26 OBITUARIES / THE VALLEY SEPTEMBER 5-11, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION James W. Bethel James W. Bethel, 85, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully Aug. 27, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Joyce A. (Roberts) Bethel. Mr. and Mrs. Bethel were married over 60 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late William and Ivy (Carroll) Bethel, he had lived in Lincoln all of his life. Jim was the former owner of Lime Rock Fuel Oil Company and was a truck driver for Fairlawn Oil Company. He was also the general manager of the Conklin Limestone Company for many years. Jim was also a member of the Lincoln Police Department and later worked for the Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department before retiring. He was the Grand Marshall of the 2015 Lincoln Memorial Day Parade. He served in the U.S. Army dur- ing the Korean War and later served proudly on the burial detail as part of the Rhode Island National Guard Honor Guard. Jim was a graduate of Pawtucket Vocational School. He was a member of Christ Church and the Blackstone Valley Historical Society, both in Lincoln. He was a 53-year member of Mount Moriah Lodge #8, F. & A.M., Lincoln. Jim loved music, dancing, working in his yard, antique cars and loved his grandchildren. He loved history, especially military history, and traveled with his wife, Joyce, all over the world. Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by his three lov- ing sons, David W. Bethel Sr. (Sandra) and Danny Kenneth Bethel (Debra), both of Lincoln, and James W. Bethel Jr. (Cheryl) of Warwick; his brother, David M. Bethel (Barbara) of Foxboro, Mass.; his five beloved grandchildren David Jr. ( Jennifer), Amanda Truesdale (Steven), Jared, Trevor (Emily) and Sarah Mann (Graham); his two loving stepgrand- children, Stephen Jallette and Cheryl Pelto; his six beloved great-grand- children, Matthew, Quinn, Mason, Oliver, Ella and William; and and several nieces and nephews, includ- ing Gillian, Glynis and Keely. A Masonic Memorial Service was held Sept. 1 at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. His funeral service was held Sept. 2 at the Funeral Chapel. Military Honors followed the service. His burial was private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim's memory to Christ Church, P.O. Box 245, Lincoln, RI 02865, would be appreciated. For the guest book, visit www.bel- . BETHEL Joseph A. Christo Jr. Joseph A. Christo Jr., 85, of Manville, died peace- fully Sept. 2, at Hope Hospice Care Center in Providence. He was the loving husband of Germaine M. "Gerry" (Laforest) Christo. They were married on May 26, 1956. Born in Providence and raised in the Fox Point neighborhood he was a son of the late Joseph A. Christo Sr. and Ludwina (Amaral) Christo. He was a resident of Manville for over 55 years. Mr. Christo was a veteran of the United States Army. He served in Korea as a Military Police officer. He was employed by Raytheon Corporation in Waltham, Mass., as a manufacturing manager for over 35 years before retiring. In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by a son, John Christo, and his wife, Kimberly, of Lincoln, and a daughter, Carol (Christo) Oliver, and her husband, Thomas Oliver, of Oakland. He was the grandfather of Ian Oliver, Lauren, Cameron and Tyler Christo. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, Thursday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m., in St. James Church, Division St. Manville. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are today from 8:30-9:30 a.m., prior to the Mass, in the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 71 Central St. Manville. Visit www.menardfuneralhome. com . IN BRIEF Oldtown Church pet vaccination clinic Sept. 14 NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleborough, Oldtown Church, 675 Old Post Road, will hold a pet vaccination clinic for dogs and cats from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14. Call or text 508-212-4774 or email for informa- tion, fees and to make an appoint- ment for vaccinations, heartworm tests, or deworming. Vaccinations and tests are individually priced, without additional clinic or other fees. Rhode Island residents and walk-ins are welcome. All cats must be in carriers and dogs must be on leashes. Services are provided by Dr. Peter Granville, DVM. Historical Society Yard Sale is Saturday NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The North Attleborough Historical Society will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the grounds of the Woodcock Garrison House and Little Red Schoolhouse, 362 North Washington St. Over 15 families and vendors will be selling at one location at the junc- tions of Routes 1 and 1A just north of the First Baptist Church. There is always a good selection of new and used items for sale at great prices. For more information, contact Bob Lanpher at 508-695-6649 or email . Funds raised by the Historical Society are used for the contin- ued maintenance of the historic Woodcock Garrison and Little Red Schoolhouse. Vietnam vet visits Attleboro Library Sept. 11 ATTLEBORO, Mass. – On Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m., the Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main St. welcomes guests to a presentation given by author, teacher and Vietnam veteran Michael Cunningham. Cunningham will recount his experiences fighting in the war and describe his return to Vietnam decades later as part of an 11-mem- ber team of experts in search of his POW/MIA comrade. This event is free and open to the public. CHS Class of '83 to hold reunion Nov. 29 CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High School class of 1983 will be holding a reunion on Friday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m., at Fuel Restaurant and Sports Bar, 100 Higginson Ave., Lincoln. It will be an evening of cocktails and appetizers, as former classmates visit with each other. Tickets are $45 and can be pur- chased by: Venmo, CHS Clipper; CHS Class of '83, 6 Edgemont Ave., Cumberland, RI 02864; and Eventbrite, CHS Class of 83. For more information on the reunion, email 83chsclipper@ or call Kelly (Flanagan) Kemnitz at 860-770-8152 or Johanna (Bannon) MacDonald at 401-440-3651. Mount Pleasant Class of 1957 to hold birthday party Sept. 22 PROVIDENCE – The Mount Pleasant High School Class of January, 1957, will hold an 80th birthday party on Sunday, Sept. 22. For more information, contact Joe DiBenedetto at 401-831-1765 or 401-487-1620. Oldtown Church Pot Roast Supper Sept. 21 NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleborough, Mass., Oldtown Church, 675 Old Post Road, is host- ing a Pot Roast Supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. The menu includes home cooked pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, dessert and beverages, served family style. The price is $13 for adults and $4 for children 10 years old and under. A dollar of each adult meal served will go to the "Food Forward" mission to help feed those in need in the area. Arrive 20 minutes in advance. Take- out orders are also accepted. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Ed at 508-212-4774. 2000 MENDON RD. 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