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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-21-2019

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Stella Carol Pingitore (Cunha), 73, of Eustis, Florida passed away Oct. 27, at Cornerstone Hospice House in Tavares, Fla. She was born Nov. 21, 1945, in Providence, and lived most of her life in Scituate. Stella is survived by her daughter, Dawn Brayton-Ball, and husband, Kevin Ball; son in law, Richard Rowe; sister and brother-in-law, Cheryle and Tony Cambio; brother, Robert Cunha; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two nieces, three nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Stella was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Rowe. There will be a graveside memorial service Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m., at Phillips Cemetery, North Road, Foster, R.I. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home & Crematory, Leesburg, Fla., 352-787-4343. SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | NOVEMBER 21-27, 2019 LETTERS / OBITUARIES 19 Carolyn M. (Campbell) Carlton, 81, died peacefully on Nov. 10, at Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich sur- rounded by her lov- ing family. Born in Providence, she was the devoted daughter of the late John R. and Madeline F. (Gilleran) Campbell. She resided in Smithfield until retiring and relocating to Weston Florida in 2004. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald R. (Mickey) Carlton for 61 years. She was the adored and loving mother of Michael Carlton (Melissa) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jayne Boisvert (Dr. Joseph Farina) of Warwick, Timothy Carlton (Denise) of Weston, Fla., Alan Carlton (Deana) of Weston, Fla., Margery Mahoney (Kevin) of Salem N.H., Jennifer Leclerc (Christopher) of Coral Springs, Fla., Donald Carlton Jr ( Denise) of Davie Fla. Carolyn also leaves behind the lights of her life, her 10 grandchildren, Lauren, Morgan, Courtney, Cameron, Harrison, Matthew, Emily, Ryan, Nicholas, and Jason. She was the loving sister of Marilyn Fair, Beverly Magrath, Madelyn White, and the late Margery Dwyer. She also had a special place in her heart for her many nieces and nephews. She was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy. She was employed by the town of Smithfield Public Works Dept. as an administrative assistant for 27 years. She was a woman of strong Catholic faith and involved in many organizations at St. Phillip Church & School in Greenville. Despite her busy schedule she always found time to attend all of her children and grandchildren's activities. She enjoyed summering in R.I. and relaxing on the beach with her friends and family. Carolyn was known throughout her family and community for her kind and welcoming spirit. She loved hosting holidays where there was an open invitation to all. Her family would like to acknowl- edge the selfless and tireless efforts by her daughter Jennifer and her husband, Chris, in our mother's care throughout her illness. Her funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m., from the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville. Burial services will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours Friday, 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in her memory. Donald R. "Mickey" Carlton 84, died peacefully on June 27, at Heritage Hills Nursing Home. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Luther and Helen Carlton (Andrews) and resided in Smithfield until retiring in 2004 and relocating to Florida. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn M. Carlton (Campbell) for 61 years. Besides his wife he leaves behind his children Michael Carlton (Melissa) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jayne Boisvert (Dr. Joseph Farina) of Warwick, Timothy Carlton (Denise) of Weston, Fla., Alan Carlton of Weston Fla., Margery Mahoney (Kevin) of Salem, N.H., Jennifer Leclerc (Christopher) of Coral Springs, Fla., Donald Carlton Jr ( Denise) of Davie Fla.; and 10 grand- children. He was the brother of John "Joe" Carlton, Norma Paterson, William Carlton, Gerald "Bob" Carlton, David Carlton, and the late Roy Andrews, Anna "Midge" Andreasen, Leah Peterson, Richard Carlton, and Russell Carlton. His funeral was held July 2, from the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Phillip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville. Burial was private. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in his mem- ory. Carolyn M. (Campbell) Carlton Donald R. 'Mickey' Carlton CARLTON CARLTON Stella Carol Pingitore Navigant Credit Union recognized by SBA Wreaths Across America ceremony Dec. 10 PROVIDENCE – The Small Business Administration recognized the six top local lenders for fiscal year 2019 on Nov. 15 at an awards ceremony in Providence. Navigant Credit Union earned the distinction of being named the "7(a) Lender of the Year," marking the first time a credit union has been the top 7(a) lender in the state. The entire group of award win- ners in the various categories is as follows: • 7(a) Lender of the Year: Navigant Credit Union • 504 3rd Party Lender of the Year: BankNewport • 7(a) Dollar Volume Lender of the Year: Webster Bank • 7(a) and 504 Combined Lender of the Year: Bristol County Savings Bank • Certified Development Company of the Year: Ocean State Business Development Authority • Micro Lender of the Year: South Eastern Economic Development Corporation "All of these lending institutions should be commended for their commitment to small business here in Rhode Island," said SBA District Director Mark Hayward. SCITUATE – A Wreaths Across America Veterans Recognition Ceremony will be held at the Ponaganset High School Field House, 137 Anan Wade Road, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 9 a.m. This ceremony will honor veterans for serving our country and remem- ber those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The nationwide project was started by Morrill Worcester, of the Worcester Wreath Company located in Harrington, Maine, in 1992 with the donation and plac- ing of 5,000 holiday wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, their mis- sion to remember, honor and teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,600 additional locations, including Ponaganset High School. Refreshments will be offered. Guests are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. RSVP with number of guests attending to aricketson@fgschools. com or mcalenda@fgschools.com or by calling Amy Ricketson at 401- 710-7500, ext. 3372. Power plant project is dead Burrillville is very pleased with the decision of the Energy Facilities Siting Board. The Board was delib- erate, fair and thoughtful as they evaluated the evidence and vari- ous presentations. We thank Todd Bianco and EFSB legal and admin- istrative staff for their hard work and coordination of this massive effort. There are many to thank, but I'm going to keep my comments to the town and its representatives but freely acknowledge that we had vast, widespread support statewide and regionally from many diverse factions. Critical to our success at the EFSB hearings was our primary attorney Michael McElroy, and Glenn Walker of the Sansoucy Group. Numerous consultants such as Anthony Zemba, Tom Hevner, David Hessler, Eric Epner, the CDR Maguire Group, and other very knowledgeable professionals. Particular thanks for a job well done at the EFSB hearings are our locals, Jeff Partington, chairman of the town's Planning Board, and Ken Johnson, chairman of the town Zoning Board. Both Jeff and Ken were very credible, knowledgeable and presented well before the EFSB Board. Town Council President John Pacheco, on behalf of the Town Council, provided vital written tes- timony. Extremely important to our effort was Louise Phaneuf and the Town Clerk's staff who coordinated town activities, hearings, etc. with the EFSB staff, and worked closely with Dyana Koelsch to manage our web- pages to keep important information flowing and the town's messaging up-to-date, working days, nights and weekends for over three long years. And, finally, the small army of town residents, their friends and support- ers who worked tirelessly, not only here in Burrillville, but throughout the state to convey our message and concerns about the project, resulting in opposition to the power plant from 32 of 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island and many towns in nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut.Burrillville won against all odds, and that is the bottom line. MICHAEL C. WOOD Burrillville Town Manager Editor's note: Earlier this year, the EFSB denied Invenergy's application to construct a gas and oil-burning power plant in Burrillville. Last Friday, the deadline for the company to appeal the decision passed with no appeal. 3rd Generation Family Owned and Operated Geoffrey Greene ~ LfD Jennifer Greene faGan ~ LfD 2251 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI 231-9307 • www.robbinsfuneralhome.com Monument Manufacturers INDOOR SHOWROOM Cemetery Lettering 91 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford 401-434-4064 www.stanleygranite.com Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon STANLEY GRANITE CO.

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