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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-21-2019

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 21-27, 2019 OBIUTUARIES 23 Edward Carpentier Edward Carpentier, 81, of Woonsocket, died Nov. 13, at home surrounded by his loving family. He leaves his beloved wife and soulmate of 62 years, Barbara (Handy) Carpentier; his son, Marc Carpentier, and his wife, Claire (Poire), his grandson USAF Master Sgt. Joshua Carpentier and his wife, Julia (Capestrain). He is also survived by one uncle, Armand Pincince, and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. A lifelong resident of Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Arthur and Celina (Pincince) Carpentier. He was predeceased by his brothers, Normand Carpentier and his wife, Rita, (Rainville), Conrad Carpentier and his wife, Rita, (Gelinas), and his sister, Yvette (Carpentier) Vadenais and her husband, Roland. Edward worked in the textile indus- try in the Rhode Island area for most of his career. He was an avid bowler and became a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers. He also enjoyed attending many Triple Crown horse races with his family. In retirement, Edward and his wife enjoyed traveling – whether it was to visit family or to sightsee. Among his favorite places were Atlanta, New Orleans and of course, Las Vegas. He also enjoyed frequenting casinos with family and friends. Affectionately referred to as "Butch" by his friends and "Babe" by his wife, Edward's main passion was spending time with family and friends. Edward will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 19, in All Saints Church, 323 Rathbun St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to All Saints Parish or the VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, R.I. 02886. Their website is www.vna- carenewengland.org. For the guest book, visit www.fourni- erandfournier.com . Louis Abraham Elias Louis Abraham Elias, 95, a long- time resident of Lexington, Mass., died Oct. 31, in his residence at Brooksby Village in Peabody following a brief illness. He was the beloved hus- band of Phyllis A. (O'Neil) Elias. Louis was born in Woonsocket, on May 9, 1924, son on the late Abraham and Rose (Allam) Elias. He was raised and educated in Rhode Island. Louis was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. With support from the G.I. Bill, he went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in elec- trical engineering from Michigan State. He worked for 25 years as a systems analyst for the Mitre Corp. in Bedford, Mass. An avid runner, gardener, and golfer for many decades, Lou won awards for his Victory Garden veg- etables. He was an able card player who was fortunate to continue to play poker with his Mitre buddies long after his retirement from the company. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by two chil- dren, Stephen Elias and his wife, Karyl, of Nashua, N.H., and Karen- Justine Elias of Burlington, Mass.; his grandchildren, Garrett and his wife, Kristen Elias, Maisie Elias, and Abraham Elias; his great-grandchil- dren, Daniel James Elias, Matthew Louis Elias, and Megan Marie Elias; a sister-in-law, Louise Elias; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his par- ents, six siblings, and a son, Paul. Relatives and friends are invited to a funeral mass at Brooksby Village Chapel on Friday, Nov. 22, from 2 to 3 p.m. Visiting hours are from 1 to 2 p.m., the same day. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302 and to WGBH, One Guest St., Boston, MA 02135. For online obituary and guest- book, visit ccbfuneral.com . Janet T. Sweck Janet T. (Langelier) Sweck, 88, of North Smithfield, passed away peace- fully surrounded by her loving family just three days shy of her 89th birthday. She was the wife of the late Eugene R. "Sonny" Sweck. Born in North Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Brodeur) Langelier. She was a devout catholic and a lifelong communicant of St. Paul Church, where she was a "sparkling angel" that helped clean the church. Janet cherished all of her family and always had a kind word to each and every one she spoke to. She was an avid Patriots fan and watched every game with family. After raising her family, she worked at the Villa at St. Antoine as a dietary aide and Ye Olde English Fish & Chips. After retirement, she always enjoyed visit- ing the casinos with her close friends. She is survived by her children, Robert Sweck and his fiancé, Karen LaRose, both of North Smithfield, Linda Belisle and her husband, Robert , of North Andover, Mass., and Diane Lizotte and her husband, Kevin, of North Smithfield. She has seven loving grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren, and a brother, Roger Langelier. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Paris, and siblings Normand Langelier, Doris Bligh, Connie Beane and Helen O'Brien. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m., in St. Paul Church, in Blackstone, Mass. Burial will follow in the parish cem- etery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to the St. Paul Endowment Fund, 48 St. Paul St., Blackstone, MA 01504. Visit www.brownfuneralhomes. com . Doris Stadnitski On Nov. 6, our beautiful Doris was called to God's Ballroom. At 84 years old, she was a graceful dancer, the best mother, Mémère, and friend. Though a 40-year resident of Providence, she was Woonsocket in her heart. Doris Stadnitski (née Collard) was born May 5, 1935, to Beatrice Petrin and Sylvio Collard. Always the entertainer, she likely waited on you at the lunch counter at Big Joe's (Fernandes Supermarket), or you heard her sing at Chappie's Supper Club, the Isle Capri and other Blackstone Valley haunts. After retiring as a CNA from Butler Hospital in 1997, Doris enjoyed line dancing at the Woonsocket Senior Center and the Mancini Center in North Providence. By night, she toured the dance halls at Cricket's, Roseland Ballroom, and Twin River Casino. A lifetime bingo player, she was often seen at Precious Blood on Friday nights, and occasionally at Foxwoods. In her absence, Doris leaves her daughter, Debra Markgraf, and hus- band, Gary Belson; granddaughter, Diandra, and husband, Zachary Riddle; her sister Shirley Dyndur (Vincent) and nieces Donna Davis and Deanna Dyndur. Doris was a generous person, and in lieu of flowers, her fam- ily requests donations be made in her honor to Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center at HopeHealthCo. org. Maureen F. Yazbak Maureen F. Yazbak, 82, of West Falmouth, Mass., passed away peace- fully Sunday, Nov. 10. She was the beloved wife of F. Edward Yazbak, M.D. Born in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Marthe (Arrigoni) and Francis Moynahan. Mrs. Yazbak was a pediatric nurse practitioner who managed the fam- ily's medical practice from its found- ing until her retirement in 1988. Besides her husband, she is sur- vived by four children and their spouses: Edward (Donna), Eugene (Barbara), Philip (Darlene) and Kathleen (Stephen); 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two nephews and their wives. She was predeceased by one grandchild. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Friday, Nov. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the O'Neill Funeral Home, 3102 Mendon Road, Cumberland. The funeral and burial will be private. Visit www.oneillfuneralhomes.com . CARPENTIER SWECK YAZBAK ELIAS STADNITSKI Meetinghouse will host service of Thanksgiving UXBRIDGE, Mass. – The Quaker Meeting House Association will hold an ecumenical service on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 28, at 9:30 a.m., at the corner of Quaker Highway and Aldrich Street. Representatives of the area faith community will assist with the service; traditional music will set a peaceful tone. The building is heated only by two blazing fires, so visitors should dress in cozy layers and bring a blan- ket. A fellowship gathering will follow the service, replete with hot coffee and cider as well as home-baked treats. For more information about the work of the association go to UxbridgeQuakerMeeting on Facebook or email quakermeeting- houseassoc@gmail.com . Annual Woonsocket area Ecumenical Thanksgiving observance is Sunday WOONSOCKET – The annual Woonsocket Area Ecumenical Thanksgiving observance will be held this year on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 190 North Main St. Free will offerings at this service will benefit the Harvest Community Church Men's Shelter on North Main Street. The Public is invited. Reception will be in the lower church after ceremony. 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, valleybreeze.com, 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. 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