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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-21-2019

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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2 LINCOLN NOVEMBER 21-27, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION LINCOLN – On Nov. 9, Linda and Bob Gaudette were attending a pasta and meatball dinner at Christ Church in Lincoln when someone took a family heirloom from them whose sentimental worth far out- weighed any monetary value it has. Though Bob concedes that they shouldn't have left the decorative oriental screen protruding from the open trunk, under cardboard but illuminated under a streetlight, he said it never entered his mind that someone might snatch the folding screen from the trunk of their car as they were parked on Lonsdale Avenue. The Gaudettes, longtime Lincoln residents who said they never want to leave this town, were in the process of shutting down the store they'd operated for 31 years, Bridal & Gift Wedding Boutique in Attleboro, Mass., and one of the items they were taking home that day was this screen. Several boxes of other items from the store were also taken. According to Linda, who's broken into tears several times at the loss of the screen, it was "extremely sen- timental" to her and was "the only thing of value" her mother left her. She said she has no idea where it originally came from. "I am so attached to things that really mean a lot to me," she said. "To whoever stole it, it doesn't mean a dang thing." It helped, she said, to hear her daughter tell her that these are only things. The Gaudettes are pleading with the person who took the item that he or she return it through their church. They say they won't press charges even if someone does come forward. This item likely has no resale value, they say. The couple said they were only at the Nov. 9 dinner for about 45 min- utes. They'd already had a flat tire and also had a Veterans Day event that day – she was in her lieutenant uniform as a Vietnam veteran Army nurse. They were in such a hurry that they went to the dinner without first dropping off the screen. "My brain says I should forgive, but my heart says I can't forget," said Linda of the theft. Anyone with information about the screen can call the church at 401-725-1920. Couple pleads with thief to return family heirloom By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY BOB and LINDA GAUDETTE, of Lincoln, say they'd love to see their family heirloom returned to them. The decorative screen, at right, was stolen from their vehicle while they were attending a dinner at Christ Church in Lonsdale on Nov. 9. Walid Saber, MD FACC, FSCAL, RPVI Chief of Cardiology - Landmark Clinical Assistant Professor Warren Alpert Medical School Ibrahim Elgabry, MD FACC Director of Cardiac Rehab - Landmark Clinical Assistant Professor Warren Alpert Medical School World Class Care . . . So Close To Home Our Services: Cardiac Testing & Therapy Vascular Testing & Therapy Fully accredited state-of-the-art facility utilizing advanced technologies and expert techniques. 191 Social Street, Suite 100, Woonsocket, RI 02895 Phone: 401-597-6500 Ground Breaking Solutions for Varicose Veins! GREAT VALUE QUALITY SERVICE 36 BLACKSTONE STREET WOONSOCKET 401-766-3270 WWW.TERRYAUTOLTD.COM Gil & Meika 2008 TOYOTA RAV 4 FWD, Loaded 80K miles ............................... $ 8,295 Now Offering On-Site Bank Financing Westlake Financial WE BUY CARS 2008 FORD EDGE 2003 BUICK LE SABRE Loaded, 153K miles ........................... $ 4,495 97K miles, loaded ........................................... $ 3,295 Custom Finish or You Finish & Save Tables • Chairs • Entertainment Centers Stools • Hutches • Bookcases • Benches Corner Cabinets • Bedroom Sets • etc. 1661 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln, RI 725-0360 Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu & Fri 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. UNFINISHED & FINISHED FREE 4 Peg Coat Board With any purchase $20 Off any purchase of $100 or more With ad. One per order. Does not apply to sale items.

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