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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 03-26-2020

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16 OBITUARIES MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION 16 OBITS Salvatore 'Sam' Butera Jr. Salvatore "Sam" Butera Jr., 91, of Lincoln, passed away on March 19 at home, sur- rounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Arlene H. (Dolbey) Butera. Born in Johnston, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Gesualda (Rotondo) Butera. Sam practiced law in Providence, until retiring. He also was the owner of the former Crickets Restaurant in Smithfield for 35 years, before retiring two years ago. Sam had a tremendous love for his family and also for life itself. Sam is survived by three chil- dren, Linda Butera Noble of Lincoln, Steven Butera of Morris Plains, N.J., and Patricia Crispino of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Angelina aRusso and Ann Langford, both of Johnston. His funeral service and entomb- ment with military honors in Highland Memorial Park will be private. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hasbro Children's Hospital. Visit www.robbinsfuneralhome. com . BUTERA Beatriz Bergeron Beatriz (Rodrigues) Bergeron, age 59, of Cumberland, passed away unexpect- edly on March 21, at the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Richard E. Bergeron and they had been married for the past 34 years. Born in Portugal, she was the daughter of Maria Helena (Martins) Rodrigues of Cumberland and the late Antonio Rodrigues. She came to this country at the age of 5 in 1965, settling in Cumberland. She was a graduate of Cumberland High School, Class of 1979. She also attended Rhode Island College. Beatriz was full of life, she enjoyed concerts with her husband, going to the movies, and watching her Boston sports teams, especially the Bruins. An avid animal lover, she was dedicated to caring for her family and provided them the strength to persevere no mat- ter the circumstances. Having traveled the world, Bea always made her house a home for those around her. Those who love her will always remember her easy going nature, her vivescence, and her unconditional love for her family. Blessed with an angels' smile and a huge heart, she could be count- ed on to lend comfort and to pray con- stantly for those in need. In addition to her husband and mother, she leaves her son, Brandon R. Bergeron and his wife, Ashley (Noke), of Manchester, N.H.; her sister, Ana Barnabe, and her husband, Dennis, of Ellicott City, Md.; as well as her five brothers-in-law, her sister-in-law and her 15 nieces and nephews. A prayer service will be private and broadcast live on her online memorial at the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home web site on Saturday, March 28, at 11 a.m. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date, targeted for Aug. 28, 2020, which would have been her 60th birthday. Burial will take place at the Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. BERGERON Gregory I. Pierce Gregory I. Pierce, 72, of Cumberland, passed away March 17. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Specht) Pierce. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Gordon and Florence (Skaling) Pierce. Gregory was an army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a truck driver in the construction industry for many years before falling ill. He was a lifetime mem- ber of the NRA and a longtime member of the Cumberland Beagle Club. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Jake Pierce and his wife, Amanda, and Meghan Issler and her husband, Ryan. He also leaves his grandchildren, Victoria Pierce and Raegan Issler; his brothers, Roger and Charles Pierce; his sister, Barbara Sidla; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Richard Pierce. The funeral and burial will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by O'Neill Funeral Home, Cumberland. Visit . PIERCE 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 71 Central St., Manville, RI 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, RI (401) 762-1825 Remembering Journeys Celebrating Lives Craig Lacouture, Director Menard ~ Lacouture Funeral Homes Monument Manufacturers INDOOR SHOWROOM Cemetery Lettering 91 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford 401-434-4064 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon STANLEY GRANITE CO.

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