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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 01-09-2020

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18 OBITUARIES / THE VALLEY JANUARY 9-15, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Elizabeth Frances Lombardi Elizabeth Frances (nee McDonald) Lombardi, of Cumberland, and Hobe Sound, Fla., passed away after a prolonged illness, on Nov. 24, at the age of 82. She was prede- ceased by her husband of 53 years, Raymond R. Lombardi. A lifelong Rhode Island resident, she was born in Pawtucket, a daughter of James and Margaret (nee Gibson) McDonald. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic School and obtained a master's degree in edu- cation from Rhode Island College. Betty thoroughly enjoyed her 29-year career as a 5th grade ESL teacher at B.F. Norton Elementary School in Cumberland and often stated she "would have done it for free!" She was an avid reader, enjoyed long walks in the sunshine and she devoted her time and posi- tive disposition to enriching the lives of her grandchildren. She is survived by her children: Bruce Lombardi (Corey Cordell) of Ridgefield, Conn., Julie Kirby of Providence, and Elizabeth (Stephen) Cross of Jupiter, Fla.; by her grandchildren Candace, Macdonald, Riley, Greer and Griffin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her brother James McDonald, and sis- ters Mary Russo and Ruth Carlson. She is survived by her sister Patricia (Carl) Marchese and sister- in-law Rita McDonald. Betty is also survived by her beloved dachshund, Ollie. We will miss her ever present smile, sunny disposition and her numerous witticisms that will live on through family and friends. A Life Celebration was held at J.J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland, on Jan. 6. Burial was private. For the guest book, visit jjduffy- . Memorial donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Dementia Society of America, . LOMBARDI Michael A. Lembo Sr. Michael A. Lembo Sr., 86, of Lincoln, died Saturday, January 4, 2020, in West Shore Health Center, Warwick. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Michael and Victoria (DeLuca) Lembo. Mr. Lembo owned Lembo Brothers Clothiers, where he worked as a tai- lor. He was a man of all trades who loved to tinker with everything. He loved baseball, football and golf and always looked forward to watching the games. He leaves his children, Michael Lembo Jr., and his wife, Susan, of Lincoln, Donna Lague of Tampa, Fla., Robert Lembo, and his wife, Darlene, of Pawtucket, Russell Lembo, and his wife, Kim, of Johnston, Gina Rubolotta and her husband, Paul, of Warwick, and Nancy Boutin, and her husband, Tim, of Chelmsford, Mass.; two sisters, Gloria Parent of Cranston, and Doris MacDonald of Warwick; and four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Vander Voort, Michael Lague, Rebecca DeFeo and Faith Lembo. He was predeceased by three broth- ers, William, Raymond, and Eugene Lembo. His funeral will be held Saturday, Jan., 11, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Church, 350 Fair St., Warwick. Family will receive guests at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be private. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Winfield & Sons Funeral Home, 571 West Greenville Road, Scituate. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, would be much appreciated. Brian L. Whewell Brian L. Whewell, 64. It is with great sorrow and sadness to announce that Brian passed away on Dec. 29 after a short illness. He was the son of Raymond Whewell and the late Ruth (Shuttle) Whewell. Brian was retired from Electric Boat in Quonset. Brian is survived by his father Raymond Whewell; brother Paul Whewell and his wife, Kathy; neph- ew, William J. Whewell of Hamden, Conn.; and niece, Katie E. Whewell of Boston, Mass.; as well as several cousins and many friends. Services will be private. Visit www.thekeefefuneralhome. com . WHEWELL OBITUARIES are updated continuously at Click on 'Obituaries' Students advance to First Lego League qualifier EAST PROVIDENCE – Teams from Pawtucket, Central Falls and Lincoln did well in the First Lego League qualifying tournament, held at Martin Middle School on Dec. 7. During the day-long event, judges rank teams in categories including core values, project and robot design. The teams' rank in the robot game is equally weighted with the three judged categories to determine which teams advance to the state champion- ship and/or win awards. The First Lego League City Shapers State Championship is Saturday, Jan. 11, at Roger Williams University in Bristol. Bay View Academy's S.M.A.R.T., an all girls team, won the Champion's Award, the event's top prize, at the Dec. 7 tournament. The 2nd place Champion Award went to Sky Makers, of Our Lady of Mercy in East Greenwich. Three local area teams also earned awards and advanced: • The Aztecs, a team from Goff Middle School in Pawtucket won the Project Award, placed second in the Robot Game, and advanced to the state championship. • The Brick Crafters, a commu- nity-based team in Lincoln, won first place in the robot game and advanced to the state championship. • The Expired Cabbage Bushels from Ricci Middle School, North Providence, advanced to the finals. Toastmasters meeting Saturday CUMBERLAND – The Saturday Brunch Bunch Toastmasters club will hold its next meeting Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9:20 to 11:30 a.m., at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. The public is welcome to come and see how Toastmasters can help develop public speaking and leadership skills. Call 508-293-1488 with questions. Library will host Livable R.I. posters CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Public Library's Hayden Art Gallery, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, will exhibit posters that were created as part of the Livable R.I. project during the month of January. The exhibit will be accessible whenever the library is open. The Livable R.I. Poster Campaign is a project in which local artists created a collection of 25 graphic posters in response to the threat of global warming and climate change. The posters echo the feel of those created by the WWI Food Administration. Livable R.I. is a guide "by Rhode Islanders, for Rhode Islanders on how to reduce our contributions to climate change, build relationships with each other and with our envi- ronment, and make Rhode Island more livable for all of us," states a release. For more information, contact Aaron Coutu at 401-333-2552, ext. 128, or acoutu@cumberlandlibrary. org . NRI Chamber hosts annual dinner Feb. 6 LINCOLN – Join the Who's Who of the Rhode Island Business Community at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 4:45 to 8 p.m. at the Twin River Casino Event Center, 100 Twin River Road, West Entrance. The evening begins with cocktails and networking, followed by dinner and a keynote address. Continue to connect at a post-event recep- tion. End the evening with another opportunity to connect with business professionals while enjoying dessert stations, coffee and cocktails. Each year at this event the Chamber recognizes two outstanding individuals. The Barbara Burlingame Award is given to a Rhode Island elected official who has made out- standing contributions to the business community. The Ben Mondor Award is given to an individual who goes above and beyond philanthropically within the community. Nominations are currently being accepted. For information on sponsorship opportunities contact the Chamber at 401-334-1000 or lpalagi@ . To register, visit . 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,, 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. Thank you. OBITUARIES 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 . . . 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