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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-13-2019

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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Peter J. Kanelakos, 85, for- merly of Pawtucket, passed away on Nov. 7, at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Donna (Braden) Kanelakos for 60 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John and Venetia (Loupos) Kanelakos. Peter graduated in 1952 from Pawtucket West High School, studied business administration at Bryant College, and served honor- ably in the United States Army. He was the proprietor of the for- mer Cup & Saucer Grill and former Crescent Grill, both of Pawtucket. Peter retired in 1997 from the for- mer Credit Union Central Falls, presently Navigant Credit Union, as vice president after serving 30 years in the banking industry. He served as a dedicated member of the Pawtucket Lions Club, District 32 for many years. Peter will be remembered by his close family and dear friends as a loving, funny, benevolent man with an uplifting and cheerful outlook on life. He loved to share stories and jokes with anyone he encountered. He enjoyed swimming, gardening, golfing, traveling and cheering on New England sports teams. It brought him great joy bak- ing cakes and playing dominoes or a game of basketball with his grandchildren. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grand- father, brother, uncle, cousin and dear friend who treasured his fam- ily, friends and the great outdoors. Peter will be forever remembered by all whose lives he touched. Aside from his loving wife, Donna, he is survived by two chil- dren, his son, Stephen J. Kanelakos and his wife, Myra, of Reidsville, N.C., and his daughter, Veneta A. Kanelakos, and her husband, Lalit K. Shahani, of Menlo Park, Calif.; two grandchildren, his grand- daughter, Lyndsey Shahani, and his grandson, Kai Shahani; his sister, Marie McKenney, of West Warwick, and many nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late Ernest J. Kanelakos, Christine Dalby, Lillian Crowther, Catherine Rosaki, Bertha Pitarchas, Constantine "Gus" Kanelakos. His funeral was held Nov. 12, from William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a service in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 175 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston. Interment was held at North Burial Ground, Providence. Donations in his memory may be made to Rhode Island Lions Children's Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 41347, Providence, RI 02940. Visit . CUMBERLAND — David W. Balfour, Sr., 84, a resident of Cumberland since 1968, passed away Nov. 6, in the Providence VA Hospital. He was the husband of the late Dorothy L. (Macomber) Balfour. Born in Providence, a son of the late Walter Balfour and the late Evelyn (Wilson) Balfour, David attended the University of Rhode Island and then entered the United States Army in 1958. He went on to become a become an advertising and marketing executive, eventually owning his own firm, D.W. Balfour Associates. More recently he had served as chairman of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. He was the town historian of Cumberland and he has been a longtime radio per- sonality on WOON in Woonsocket, with his daily call-in show "Do You Remember?" He is survived by a son, David W. Balfour Jr., and his wife, Maria, of Somerset, Mass., a daughter, Deborah Lee, and her husband, Tom, of Southbury, Conn.; and three grandchildren, Benjamin, Amanda, and Laura Lee. Funeral services were held Nov. 12, in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset, Mass. Burial followed in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Swansea, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Milk Fund, care of WOON Radio, 985 Park Ave., Woonsocket, RI 02895. Frederick W. Chalon, 83, of Edgemere Road, Pawtucket, died Nov. 6, at home sur- rounded by his lov- ing family. He was the hus- band of Jacqueline (Lariviere) Chalon. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Babbitt) Chalon. Fred was a machin- ist for Crosby Valve in Wrentham, Mass., for many years retiring in 2000 and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Fred had a great love of the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters Debra Mooney and her husband, David, of Lincoln, and Holly Baris and her husband, Kenneth, of Pawtucket; four grand- children: Laura, Valerie, Kenneth Jr., and Michelle; seven great-grandchil- dren; and his loyal dog, Sweetie. He was predeceased by a brother Robert Paquette. In lieu of flowers, memorial dona- tions may be made to: Hope Hospice & Palliative Care RI, 1085 North Main St, Providence, RI 02904- 9826, or: RI SPCA, 186 Amaral St, Riverside, RI 02915. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home and are private. Visit for the guestbook. PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 13-19, 2019 OBITUARIES 21 Peter J. Kanelakos David W. Balfour Frederick W. Chalon KANELAKOS BALFOUR CHALON Do you like to read The Valley Breeze? Then please shop with our advertisers, and tell them 'I saw it in The Breeze!' crafted items, home baked treats, raffle baskets. Call Sandi Burns at 508-695-7160 or email at nahistori- . St. John Paul II Parish will hold its Christmas Bazaar at the St. Cecilia Church Hall, 750 Central Ave., Pawtucket, on Friday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games, raffles, food, silent auction, books, crafts, tools, plants, vendors and more. Big Cash Raffle: $5,000 grand prize; $1,000 second prize; and $250 third prize. Call 401-722-1220. St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Church, 358 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, will hold its Christmas Bazaar Friday, Nov. 22, 5-8 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 23, 8:30-6 p.m. Vendors, pastry, baked goods, knitted items, jewelry, candles, soaps, baskets and more. Chowder and clamcakes available on Friday. Also offered will be meatballs and sausage sandwiches, french fries, hot dogs, burgers and pizza. Santa will visit on Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, and 2-4 p.m. Holy Cross Church PNCC, 320 High St., Central Falls, will hold its annual Polish Kitchen and Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Craft Fair will begin at 9 a.m. and the Polish Kitchen will open for dine-in or take- out starting at 11 a.m., with both events ending at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Wesley United Methodist Church, at 55 Woodland St., Lincoln, will host its 52nd annual Christmas on the Hill Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Take a ticket at the door to enter to win a free $100 gas card. Silent auction, baby boutique, hand- made items, baked goods and frozen pies, gift baskets, ornaments and wood crafts, jewelry, take-out pre- pared foods, a book nook, and white elephant. The snack bar and will be serving breakfast and lunch. From preceding page got a news tip? The Valley Breeze distributes almost 8,500 papers in Pawtucket every Wednesday. 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 A Celebration of Life Harold a. Hanson sr. May 18, 1932 — October 28, 2019 Will be held on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Four Corners Community Chapel 200 Angell Rd. Cumberland, RI Family and friends are invited. Service in memory of

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