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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-14-2019

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Louise Evelyn Molis, 93, formerly of Adams Lane, North Providence, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Cortland Place in Greenville. She was the wife of Vito J. Molis, who died on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Hope Hospice and Palliative Care in Providence. They celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in June 2019. Mrs. Molis was born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Hart) Browning. They had lived in Providence for 28 years before mov- ing to North Providence. Evelyn had worked at the former Mine Safety in Smithfield for 25 years before retir- ing in 1986. She was an active mem- ber of the Smithfield Senior Center. Mr. Molis was also born in Providence, he was a son of the late Domenic and Antose (Dzekwich) Molis. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Lithuanian Club for many years. Mr. Molis had worked as a railroad car inspector for Conrail for 38 years before retiring in 1986. They are survived by their chil- dren: Stephen J. Molis and his wife, Donna of Cataumet, Mass., Judith A. Jackson and her husband, Edward of Wakefield; their grand- children: Stephen A. Molis and his wife, Amy, of Falmouth, Mass., Jared J. Molis and his wife, Karen, of Portland, Ore., Jodi J. Vogel and her husband, Rick, of Watsonville, Calf., Ryan E. Jackson and his wife, Megan, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sean M. Jackson and his wife, Jennifer, of Duxbury, Mass., and Kyle J. Jackson of North Providence; and 10 great-grandchildren, Lauren, Brendan, Ryan, Calder, Jacob, Francesca, Everleigh, Hartley, Lyla and Jameson. Mr. Molis is also sur- vived by a sister, Mildred Tapley of Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m., in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville. Visitation will be Friday morning, 8:30-10:30 a.m., in Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. Burial will follow in R.I. Veteran's Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louise Evelyn's memory may be made to the Smithfield Senior Center, 1 William J. Hawkins, Jr. Trail, Smithfield, RI, 02828, and in Vito's memory to the Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. Barbara A. Brush, 83, passed away Nov. 7. She was born in Providence, a daughter of the late George D., Sr. and Elsie L. (Bailey) Brush. Barbara was a lifelong Greenville resident and retired after 30 years from the New England Telephone Co. While working at the telephone company she started as a switch- board operator and retired as a senior manager. Barbara was active with the former South Providence Neighborhood Ministries, was a member of the Greenville Baptist Church, its Vacation Bible School and she also taught Sunday school. She was a member of the American Baptist Churches of R.I., and a reli- gion instructor at Meshanticut Park Church. Barbara was an avid baseball fan and especially enjoyed the Boston Red Sox. She was the sister of Donald Brush, Frank Brush and the late Mildred Parker, Dorothy Jackson, Robert Brush and George Brush Jr. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand- nephews. Funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Greenville Baptist Church, 582 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828 or the RI Community Food Bank, 200 Niantic Ave., Providence, RI 02907, will be appreciated. For information and online condolences, visit . Diane D. (Dickerson) Drew, 82, passed away Oct. 31. She was the beloved wife of Glen W. Drew. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Arthur W. and Deborah L. (Wilkinson) Dickerson. Mrs. Drew was an elementary school guidance counselor for the Warwick School Department for many years. She was a residence of Chepachet for over 50 years and a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. Her funeral and burial will be pri- vate. For information and condolences, visit TuckerQuinnFuneralChapel. com . VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 OBITUARIES / NORTH COUNTY 15 Barbara A. Brush BRUSH DREW VITO AND LOUISE MOLIS do you know? The Valley Breeze & Observer distributes almost 10,500 papers in greater Smithfield every Thursday. During the month of October, the SCITUATE MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS' SOCCER TEAM held a food and toiletry drive to benefit the two food pantries in Scituate. With a goal of collecting 200 items, the team reached out to the other fall sports' teams and the middle school community for help and in total collected 420 items. Half of the donations were given to the Scituate Food Pantry, located at the Scituate Senior Center, where some of the girls helped stock the shelves. The other half was donated to the Trinity Food Closet located at Trinity Church. The members of the team are: Taya Bagley, Abby Chatelle, Amy Gladziszewski, Simona Mancini, Bianca Colavecchio, Anna Floor, Kryssceah Ravenelle, Sydney Pagnozzi, Bryn Williams, Indya Santos, Hayley Erickson, Madison Scanlon, Brady Benedict- Smith, Lily Stein, Dakota Landry, Emily Burton, Aviah Fraere, Molly Sheehan, Grace Jacavone, Cecelia Jarosz, Sydney Senra and Addisen Naylor. Coaches for the team are: Head Coach Oliver Stinnette and assistant coaches Kim Stinnette, Sandy Chatelle and Monique Rossignol. IN BRIEF Local business owner receives ACMPE fellowship SMITHFIELD – Julie Sylvestre, owner of Grey Ledge Medical Management in Smithfield, for- merly Comprehensive Practice Management Services, was awarded a fellowship in the American College of Medical Practices by the Medical Group Management Association. Sylvestre joined Comprehensive Practice Management Services in 2002 as director of operations and eventually became co-owner of the company. Two years later she took the ACMPE certification exam and achieved her certification. She went on to pursue the next step within the ACMPE, fellowship recognition. Sylvestre officially received her fel- lowship distinction at the MGMA's National Meeting in New Orleans this October. In November, she will complete Bryant University's graduate certifi- cate program in innovative health- care leadership, which is designed for professionals in the healthcare sector or related fields, who wish to advance their career and develop expertise in the business management and leader- ship of healthcare. Visit for more information. Diane D. Drew Louise and Vito Molis Butler Hospital launches Alzheimer's campaign PROVIDENCE – November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, a global leader in Alzheimer's disease research, is using the occasion to call on Rhode Islanders to help make Alzheimer's history through its ongoing #2020by2020RI campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise the number of participants in its Alzheimer's Prevention Registry to 2,020 by the start of 2020. The registry matches people who may be willing to participate in research with studies or trials for which they may qualify. Joining does not mean that participants are required to be part of any study, just that they are will- ing to be contacted if it appears they may be a good match for one. The registry is open to anyone ages 40 to 85 with normal memory or mild memory loss. Those inter- ested can join online at butler. org/ALZregistry, or by calling the Memory and Aging Program at 401- 455-6402. To learn more about the Memory and Aging Program, its Alzheimer's Prevention Registry and current research studies and clinical trials, visit or call 401- 455-6402. In your time of need, The Valley Breeze & Observer 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 Monument Manufacturers INDOOR SHOWROOM Cemetery Lettering 91 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford 401-434-4064 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon STANLEY GRANITE CO.

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