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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 09-05-2019

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NO. SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET | VALLEY BREEZE | SEPTEMBER 5-11, 2019 OBITUARIES / THE VALLEY 19 Barbara A. Richer Barbara A. (Peterson) Richer, 87, formerly of Providence Pike, North Smithfield, died Aug. 30, in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Gilbert L. Richer. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Nils and Anna (Tenneson) Peterson. She worked as an elementary teach- er for the North Smithfield Public Schools for many years. After retire- ment, she worked part-time at the North Smithfield Public Library. She was a lifelong member of St. James Episcopal Church, Woonsocket, where she served as a lector and vol- unteer for the annual May Breakfast. Barbara was proud of her Swedish heritage and enjoyed traveling, paint- ing, and calligraphy. She is survived by her two daugh- ters, Jane Peach and her husband, Donald, of North Smithfield, and Ann Richer of Eugene, Ore.; three grandchildren, and four great-grand- children. Her funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m., in St. James Episcopal Church, 24 Hamlet Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. Theresa Cemetery, Ledoux Drive, Burrillville. Calling hours are omit- ted. Arrangements are under the direc- tion of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St. Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contri- butions may be made to St. Antoine Residence, 10 Rhodes Avenue, North Smithfield, 02896. Visit . Andre G. Rondeau Andre G. Rondeau, 60, of Woonsocket, after a nearly four-year battle with chol- angiocarcinoma, passed peacefully into eternal life on September 1, 2019, at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, with family at his side. Born on March 9, 1959, Andy was an avid boater and water skier and spent a lifetime of summers at his cottage at the lake. He enjoyed playing guitar and watching sports. He worked at A.T. Cross for 32 years and was employed at General Dynamics/ Electric Boat since 2012. He leaves his mother, Madeleine; wife of 20 years, Elizabeth (Dionne) Rondeau; three daughters, Christina, Jamie, and Rebecca, all of Woonsocket; and brother Marc Rondeau of Holland, Mass. He was predeceased by his father Alva, who died four weeks ago, and baby daughter, Grace, identical twin of Jamie. Andy was completely devoted to his family and friends, and will be forever missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at All Saints Church, 323 Rathbun St., Woonsocket, with Fr. Joseph Upton presiding, followed by a family receiving line. The buri- al will be held at a later time and will be private. Memorial donations can be made to the Lifespan Cancer Institute, Providence, R.I. Arrangements are under the direc- tion of Cartier's Funeral Home, Bellingham, Mass. To sign guest book, visit www.cartiersfuneral- . Lorre E. Daignault Lorre E. Daignault, 65, of Woonsocket, died Aug. 25, in Landmark Medical Center. Born in Newport, she was the daughter of Rosamond (Ansay) Daignault of Woonsocket, and the late Norman Daignault. She worked for many years as an IT dpecialist, serving various VA Hospitals. Lorre was very commit- ted to wildlife causes and animal shelters, giving generously in many ways. She enjoyed volunteering and fundraising for the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary. Besides her mother, Rosamond, who was her very best friend, Lorre is also survived by her brother Norman Daignault of Harrisville. Private services for Lorre were held under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary, 266 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, RI 92895. Visit . RONDEAU RICHER Mended Hearts group meets Wednesday WOONSOCKET – Mended Hearts, a support group for heart patients and their caretakers, will meet Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m., in the Christiansen Conference Center at Landmark Medical Center, 115 Cass Ave. The guest speaker will be Maria Kishfy, of Atria/Lincoln who will speak on exercise and arthritis. All are welcome. For more information, call 508- 883-1291. U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps accepting new recruits CRANSTON – U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Falcon Division has openings for a limited number of youth ages 10 to 17 to join their ranks with an Open House being held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 1 Narragansett St., on Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m. USNSCC gives Cadets the chance to chart their own course of experi- ences. Whether they want to go to col- lege, enlist in the military, or just want to have fun, the Sea Cadet Program provides the opportunity to expand horizons and learn new skills that sets them apart from their peers. USNSCC Falcon Division Cadets train at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 1 Narragansett St., bi-weekly on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sea Cadets are authorized to wear the U.S. Navy uniform. After completing Recruit Training, Cadets can attend Advanced Training in the fields of: U.S. Navy Sailing Operations, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Operations, SCUBA Certification, SEAL Training, Marksmanship, Medicine and Aviation. If interested in becoming a USNSCC Cadet, contact USNSCC Falcon Division Public Affairs Officer and Recruiter Brittany DiPippo at 401-808-5390 or bdipippo@seacadets. org . For more information on Sea Cadets, visit . Landmark offers stroke recovery workshop WOONSOCKET – Landmark Medical Center will host the free workshop Mindful Stroke Recovery, presented by Alison Bonds Shapiro, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Christiansen Conference Center, 115 Cass Ave. In 2002, Shapiro suffered two strokes in one day, and was left pro- foundly disabled. At the heart of her recovery was mindfulness – a teach- able tool she began sharing just three years later, becoming an activist in stroke recovery. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, call 401-769-4100, ext. 2091. IN BRIEF 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 71 Central St., Manville, RI 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, RI (401) 762-1825 Remembering Journeys Celebrating Lives Craig Lacouture, Director Menard ~ Lacouture Funeral Homes 1st Year Anniversary RichaRd LaRamee February 10, 1954 – September 9, 2018 Our hearts still ache in sadness, and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. Deeply missed Love Mom, Dad, Suzanne, Brad and Marc

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