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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-27-2019

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 4, 2019 OBITUARIES 15 Robert Tellier Robert Tellier, 93, of North Smithfield, died Nov. 23, in Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, after a brief illness. He was the hus- band of the late Mildred (Savoie) Tellier and they are now reunited. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Leopoldine (Fontaine) Tellier. He was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life and lived in the Oak Grove section for over 58 years and earned the honorary title, "Mayor of Shack Town/Oak Grove." Robert was a great but humble man who loved his family and treated everyone with kindness and respect. He attended St. Ann School, Mount Saint Charles Academy and earned his diploma from Woonsocket High School. As one of the Greatest Generation, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Pharmacist's Mate during WWII and Korea, and then worked as a quality control Inspector for various area companies prior to his retirement in 1990. In his earlier years he enjoyed playing baseball, going on to coach and umpire for the Woonsocket Little League for many years. A Red Sox fan, he was very happy when they finally won the World Series in 2004. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Millie, and was also involved with the Cub Scouts, served as a managing committee member of the St. Joseph's Telstars Drum and Bugle Corps, and was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Veterans Association. Bob was active, independent and loved to learn and socialize. He is survived by his three children, Janine Reale and her husband, Thomas, of Chelmsford, Mass., Bruce Tellier of Playa Del Rey, Calif., and Anne- Marie Bibeault and her husband, Arthur, of North Smithfield; six grandchildren, Trina Lavoie and her husband, Brendon, Cathy Reale, Christine Reale-Strauss and her husband, Simon, TJ Reale and his wife, Mandi, Melissa Bibeault, and Adam Bibeault and his wife, Katie; three great-grandchildren, Ava, Jake, and Sophie; as well as two sisters, Suzanne Bouffard of Bellingham, Mass., and Rachel Clark of New Bern, N.C.; and one brother, Ben Tellier, and his wife, Gloria, of Bellingham, Mass. He was the father of the late Kenneth Tellier, and the brother of the late Rene Tellier. His close family also included two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. He had good friends and enjoyed meeting for coffee at the Lil General store. His funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at 9 a.m., from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St. Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in Holy Trinity Church, 1409 Park Ave., Woonsocket. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, 63 Church St., North Smithfield. Calling hours are Friday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial con- tributions may be made to the Hope Health and Palliative Care Hospice Center, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI, 02904. Visit . TELLIER Paula S. Frappier Paula S. (Tanguay) Frappier, 101, died Nov. 20, in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late George L. Frappier. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Henry O. and Florida (Dupre) Tanguay. Mrs. Frappier worked as an assem- bler for A.T. Cross, Lincoln, retiring in 1980. She is survived by her sons, Gerard Frappier and his wife, Jean, of Woonsocket, and Michel Frappier and his wife, Kathleen, of Carolina, R.I.; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was the sis- ter of the late Marie Baron, Margaret Clancy and Charlotte Cousineau. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 26, in St. Agatha's Church, 34 Joffre Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in the R.I. Veterans Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 526, Dallas, TX 75244. Visit . FRAPPIER Colleen Angela Brite Colleen Angela Brite, 47, passed away unexpect- edly at her home in North Kingstown, on Nov. 18. She was a beloved daughter of Rosemary E. (Deptula) Brite and William R. Brite Jr. She is survived by her six siblings, Joyce Ferland and her husband, Gerry, of Cumberland, William Brite and his wife, Kim, of Millville, Mass., Laurie Ann Cote and her husband, Leo, of Woonsocket, Jonathan Brite of Uxbridge, Mass., and Jamie Brite, Alexia Armstrong and her spouse, Jason, all of Woonsocket. Colleen was a beautiful, indepen- dent, passionate, intelligent, and charismatic woman who was full of life. Her loss will forever leave an indelible mark on those who knew and loved her. Colleen was a sweet and sensitive homebody who adored her friends and family. She was very industrious, smart, gifted, talented and was able to teach herself almost anything. She fixed her own roof, renovated her own kitchen, installed her own wood burning stove and greenhouse and when amazed family and friends would ask her how she knew how to do all these things, she would say, "YouTube!" In addition to being a home improvement aficionado, she also custom designed and handcrafted canvas-based products for boats. She was an entrepreneur who owned and operated a home busi- ness called Precious Pups Day Camp and Spa. Colleen had an incredible love for all the dogs she took care of, a strong faith, and an even stronger love for her many nieces and nephews. Colleen was an independent woman who lived life on her own terms, she was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be profoundly missed by all of us until we meet again. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the ASPCA, in loving memory of Colleen, will be appreciated. Visit s-memorial-campaign-pjeiscfm . Arrangements have been entrust- ed to the Berarducci Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, 185 Spring St., Woonsocket. Condolence may be left at . BRITE Lillian Haddad Lillian (Benetti) Haddad, 98, for- merly of Wood Ave., passed away, peacefully, Nov. 8, in the Holiday Retirement Home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Antonio Haddad. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daugh- ter of the late Leopold and Aida (Bernardin) Benetti. Lillian was a hair stylist and co-owner of the former Vanda's Beauty Studio which was located on Social Street in Woonsocket for 50 years. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Anthony Church. Lillian was an avid cookie lover and was known for her love of laughter. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Santo (Tino) and Elmo Benetti, Elide Cracco, Vanda Masulla and Inez Gramolini. Her funeral mass will be held on Friday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m., in St. Anthony Church, Greene Street, Woonsocket. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Wrentham Road, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895, is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, dona- tions in Lillian's memory to St. Anthony's Church, 128 Greene St., Woonsocket, RI 02895 or Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI 02914, would be appreciated. Visit . HADDAD See more obituaries on page 16. Place your classified ad online at 71 Central St., Manville, RI 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, RI (401) 762-1825 Remembering Journeys Celebrating Lives Craig Lacouture, Director Menard ~ Lacouture Funeral Homes O'Neill Funeral Home 3102 Mendon Rd., Cumberland 401.658.1155 John H. O'Neill, Funeral Director Honoring every family we serve We are grateful for the beautiful community we serve. Happy Thanksgiving

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