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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-06-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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Ronald "Ronnie Dee" E. Deighan, 77, passed away peace- fully surrounded by his family on Oct. 30, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband of Judith (Traynor) Deighan for 52 cher- ished years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Raymond P. and Leah F. (Shannon) Deighan. Ronnie was a United States Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was employed at the U.S. Navy Seabee Base in Davisville and more recently at the U.S. Naval Station in Newport, retiring in 2004 after 21 years as a purchasing and contracting agent. Ronnie's passion in life was music. He began his musical journey in the 1950's at the age of 17, with "Ronny and the Satellites." Through the decades, he performed at many national and local venues and was personally known as "Ronnie Dee." In more recent years he was known as "Ronnie Dee Entertainment," "Songs in the Key of Dee;" "The Encore Entertainers" and "Ronnie and the New Satellites." Ronnie was a member of Pawtucket's Purchasing Board, and he was also a docent at the Hearthside House Museum in Lincoln. Above all, Ronnie was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and all whose lives he touched over the past 77 years. Besides his loving wife, he leaves a daughter, Sharon L. Meyer and her husband, Robert, of Pawtucket; a son, David R. Deighan of Riverside; two grandchildren, Braeden Meyer, and Bradford Meyer and his sig- nificant other, Sarah Cardenas; a great-granddaughter, Lily Meyer; a brother-in-law, Brian Traynor of Pawtucket, and his beloved grand- dog, "Clover." His funeral was held Nov. 4, from the Cheetham Funeral Home, 1012 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Cecilia Church, Pawtucket. Interment with Military Honors followed at Mount Saint Mary Cemetery. Memorial gifts to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, or Hope Hospice & Palliative Care RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904, or The Hearthside House Museum, 677 Great Road, Lincoln, RI 02865, would be appreciated. For online condolences visit: . Harold A. Hanson Sr. passed away peacefully after a long illness on Oct. 28, at the age of 87. He was the youngest of seven children, born to Willie Wild Hanson and Elmira Lecuyer Hanson. He was preceded in death by his six siblings, Ernest, John, Raymond, Elmira, Roger and William. He leaves his loving wife, of 66 years this Veterans Day, June Taylor Hanson, as well as his eldest son Harold A. Hanson Jr., and wife Merrill, and his youngest son James Hanson, and wife Rhonda. Harold was the grandfather of Joshua Hanson (Kristen), Katie Hanson Kloss (Aaron), Michael Hanson (Shannon), Jeffrey Hanson (Stephanie), Justin Hanson (Krystal) and nine great-grand- children, as well as his nieces and nephews. Harold served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956 as a radar techni- cian. He worked as a lacemaker and was an owner of Hanson Lace and later worked as an electronic technician for Texas Instruments in research and development. Upon his retirement, he and June wintered for many years in Florida as he grew to hate the New England weather, especially cold and snow. His meticulous attention to detail and his quiet love of family and sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Most of all, we will miss his warm blue eyes and his kind smile. A memorial service for family and friends will be held in the near future. 22 OBITUARIES / THE VALLEY NOVEMBER 6-12, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION Ronald 'Ronnie Dee' E. Deighan Harold A. Hanson Sr. DEIGHAN HANSON Pawtucket's Steinberg receives FSRI Brighter Futures award PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil Steinberg has received the Family Service of Rhode Island Brighter Futures Award for his contributions to the well-being of children. The Pawtucket resident received the award on Oct. 23 at a luncheon at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The award was presented by John Simmons, president of FSRI's board of directors, and CEO Margaret Holland McDuff. Valentine Whitman Jr. House closing LINCOLN – The 1694 Valentine Whitman Jr. House museum will be closing for tours and functions at the end of the year. The Friends of the Whitman House are looking for anyone who may have donated furniture and other items to this historic home- stead. Items may be retrieved by calling Pat Choiniere at 401-334- 2182. Items not claimed will be dis- posed of by the town or the build- ing's owner, Preserve R.I., and could be sold. Call as soon as possible to make arrangements to reclaim your property. Any ques- tions about Whitman House can be directed to Choiniere. Our Saviour's Parish, 500 Smithfield Road, Woonsocket, will hold its annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Polish food will be available for eat-in or take-out. Also gourmet pastries, chil- dren's games, Christmas gifts, and raffles. Wilfrid Manor, 466 Hunt St., Central Falls, will hold its annual bazaar Saturday, Nov. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. Food, games, penny social, basket raffles including a wine basket and more. Holy Trinity Parish, formerly Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 1409 Park Ave., Woonsocket, will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair, Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Monsignor Gadoury School, 1371 Park Ave., Woonsocket. Vendors and many parish booths including baked goods and fudge. St. John Church, 63 Church St., Slatersville, will hold its 34th annual Winter Wonderland Bazaar and Craft Show, Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Crafts, raffles, gifts, food, games and more. Wednesday, Nov. 13 The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., Pawtucket, will hold a Holiday Craft Bazaar, Bake Sale, and Gift Raffle from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Home-made craft and baked items. All of the items have been made and generously donated by Senior Center members/volun- teers. Raffle donations provided by Foxwoods, Pawsox, North Bowl, Spumoni's, Lincoln's Cinema World, and more. Call 401-728-7582. BAZAARS From Page 17 Children invited to ornament workshop LINCOLN – Children are invited to make an old-fashioned Christmas ornament at the Pullen's Corner Schoolhouse at Chase Farm Park, Great Road, on Sunday, Nov. 10. One-hour workshop sessions will be offered at 1, 3, and 3 p.m. Instruction and materials will be provided to kids to make an orna- ment for the tree to be displayed in the schoolhouse during the holiday festivities taking place in December, as well as a special one to bring home for their own family tree. The cost is $5 per family. Space is limited for each of the workshop sessions, so advance registration is suggested by calling Hearthside Museum at 401-726-0597 or email- ing . 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 answers

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