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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-27-2019

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16 OBITUARIES / THE VALLEY NOV. 27-DEC. 4, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NO. SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET Paul M. Sweck WOONSOCKET – Paul M. Sweck, 85, of Woonsocket, passed away on Nov. 15, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born Sept. 13, 1934, in Blackstone, Mass., he was the son of the late Eugene & Catherine (Dominick) Sweck. Paul was employed as a demolition blaster for various construction firms followed by a used car service and salesman. His favorite hobbies were antique cars & watching old western movies. He loved to sing and was a huge fan of Elvis Presley. Paul could be seen taking his mile walks all over Woonsocket. A very generous per- son, with a heart of gold, Paul would help anyone in need. Paul served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by a son, Paul G. Sweck, with whom he resided, of Woonsocket, two daughters, Paula Dale of Cape Coral, Fla. Donna Lynn H. Sweck of Chepachet; a sis- ter, Sylvia Hoyle of Grafton, Mass.; grandchildren and great-grandchil- dren. He was the grandfather to the late Michael Latraverse. The family would like give special thanks to Carol Bartlett and Ana Vasquez for their amazing and com- passionate care they provided for Paul. His funeral and burial at St. Paul's Cemetery will be private. Visit . SWECK Nelson O. Carey Nelson O. Carey, 81, of Williams St., passed away Nov. 21, at home. He was the hus- band of the late Helen Carey, and the late Yvonne Carey. Nelson was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Nelson and Simone (Lamothe) Carey. Nelson was a U.S. Army veteran, and later worked as a plant foreman, and sales for Franklin Paint Co. for over 55 years, retiring in 2012. He was an avid fan of the Patriots, Red Sox, and Boston Bruins. He is survived by his son, Michael Carey, and his wife, Elaine, of Woonsocket; his sister, Claire Savoie, and her husband, Leo, of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. Nelson was also the brother of the late Robert "Pee- Wee" Carey. His funeral will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 9 a.m., from the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in All Saints Church, Rathbun St. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Blackstone. Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit for online condolences and direc- tions. CAREY Wreaths Across America ceremony Dec. 10 GLOCESTER – 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 placing of 5,000 holiday wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, their mission 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 or by calling Amy Ricketson at 401- 710-7500, ext. 3372. degrees in media studies and educa- tion from Fordham and Columbia Universities, she worked for after- school programs in New York before returning to the area nine years ago. Wright was one of five individu- als honored during the Lights On Afterschool Summit at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in late October. As part of the award, she received a $1,000 mini-grant to support supplies and stipends for the CCF program. AWARD From Page 5 North Smithfield Heritage Association will host Holiday Shop Dec. 7 NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Heritage Association will host a Holiday Shop on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at its headquarters atthe Forestdale Schoolhouse, 190 School St. The 2020 calendar, featuring icon- ic scenes of town operating farms and historic sites, will be available and well as the latest addition to the collections – a reusable canvas tote bag. Besides the calendars and bags, the association has a variety of historical gifts to choose from: historical throws; town Christmas ornaments; old town maps; ceramic tiles depicting historical spots in town; History of North Smithfield books; Forestdale tea towels; Pickets of Memories plaques and more. All proceeds from the event go to support the association's two histori- cal buildings: the Schoolhouse and Heritage Hall on Greene Street, Slatersville. Dr. Paul Dionisopoulos Addiction Medicine Physician offering Suboxone Treatment & Urgent Medical Needs We Treat Colds, Flu, Sprains, Strains and Work Injuries Woonsocket 25 John A. Cummings Way 401-235-7310 North Providence 1637 Mineral Spring Ave. 401-353-1012 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ocean State HealtHcare

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