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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-23-2020

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | APRIL 23-29, 2020 OBITUARIES / NORTH COUNTY 11 DeMatteo played baritone in band, is the editor of SHS's Reservoir Journal, and won the Xerox Award for Innovation. Of her high school years, she will remember band trips and her trip to Sturbridge Village. She said the support of her friends and teachers allowed her to strive to accomplish the most she could, and supported each other to be the best they can be. "They all helped me have fun every day with comedic stories and jokes," DeMatteo said. SHS From Page 7 Marsha F. Cameron Marsha F. (Martin, Drew) Cameron, 68, of Pinellas Park Fla., died April 13 of stage 4 lung cancer. She was born at Roger Williams Hospital in Providence to the late Roger E. Martin and Constance R. (Henault) Martin of Cumberland. Marsha is survived by her lov- ing husband, Elliott Cameron, and eight known children: her daugh- ter Kristin (Potrzeba) Cadoret from East Providence, R.I.; her son Jeremy Drew from Malone, N.Y.; her son Matthew Drew and his wife, Janna Drew, from North Providence, R.I.; her son Jonathan Drew and his wife, Natasha Drew, from Malone, N.Y.; her daugh- ter Stephanie (Drew) Chenaille from Malone, N.Y.,; her daughter Melissa Lamica and her husband, Howie Lamica, from Malone, N.Y.; her daughter Cheresa Hopper and her husband, David Hooper, of Tucson, Ariz.; her son Elliott R. Cameron and his wife, Alexa Cameron, from San Diego, Calif., and one unknown baby girl born in May 1967. Marsha is also sur- vived by her 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition, Marsha is survived by her siblings James Martin, David Martin and his wife, Carlena Martin, Valerie Breton and her husband, Paul Breton , and Alan Martin, all residing in New Hampshire along with many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her cousins Paul Emerson and his wife, Cathy Emerson, and Bruce Emerson and his wife, Carlene Emerson, and their chil- dren. Marsha obtained her GED in 1970 from Cumberland High school, and graduated as valedic- torian with an associate degree in accounting from New Hampshire Tech in 1991. Marsha retired from North Star Industries of New York in 2007. She recently held a treasurer position in her local HOA board in Florida. Her hobbies included spending time with friends and family, camping, gardening, reading, eating choco- lates, card making, mahjong, and bocce ball with her club members, antique restoration and spend- ing all day at the beach collect- ing shells. She will be extremely missed by her loving family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at a later time. The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123. CAMERON Donald E. Sturtevant Donald E. Sturtevant, 85, of Greenville, died peacefully with his fam- ily by his side on April 15, at home. He was the husband of Sheila R. (Sylveste) Sturtevant. They had been married for 60 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Frank E. and Hazel (Gillan) Sturtevant. He had lived in Greenville for the past 50 years. He had served in the U.S. Army. Prior to working as a supervisor for TMI Inc. in Lincoln, Donald worked for many years in the dairy industry as a milk pasteur- izer. He was a member of the Smithfield Lodge of Elks, BPOE 2359 where he enjoyed playing cards on Monday nights. He was a communicant of St. Philip Church, he had a love for golfing, enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid Red Sox fan. He is survived by his children: Debra Fiorenzano and her hus- band, Frank, of Johnston, Kimberly Shardlow and her husband, Kenneth, of Johnston, Donald Sturtevant Jr. and his wife, Paula, of Greenville; his grandchildren: Nicholas and Daniel Fiorenzano, Ashlee Sturtevant, Kristina and Jennifer Shardlow; his sisters: Hazel Christowkski of Calif., Carol Perfetto of Cranston and Nancy DiFilippo of Calif. He was the brother of the late Shirley Crandall and Barbara Weston. His funeral services were private due to COVID-19. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Philip Church Food Pantry, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828, or the American Cancer Society 931 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 306, Warwick, RI 02886. For messages of condolence, please visit www.andersonwinfield. net . STURTEVANT Eileen P. Lewis Eileen P. (Farrell) Lewis, 91, of Greenville, passed away Monday, April 13, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence, a daughter of two Irish immigrants, the late Henry J. and Helen (Murray) Farrell. Eileen had been a resident of Greenville for the past 49 years. She was a devoted mother to six children and grandmother to 10 grandchil- dren. Eileen attended St. Mary's Academy of the Visitation in Providence, Class of 1946, and Bryant College. She worked as an administrative assistant in the Rhode Island State Department of Transportation until her retire- ment and previously worked for the Smithfield School Department. She was a devout Catholic and a longtime parishioner of St. Phillip's Church in Smithfield. Eileen was proud of her Irish heri- tage and her favorite "holiday" was St. Patrick's Day. She loved music, dancing, and traveling, but found her greatest joy in raising her children and doting on her grandchildren. Throughout her years in Greenville, many of our friends would stop by to visit Eileen long after we had moved out of the house! She was a great lis- tener and emotional support to many. She is survived by a son, Brian E. Lewis (Geraldine); five daughters, Karen E. Medici (Michael), Kathy A. Capano ( Joseph II), Deborah E. Lewis (David Williams), Susan M. Silva (Michael Haigh), Diane M. Lewis-Brien (Paul Brien); ten grandchildren, Michael Silva Jr., Joseph Capano III, Matthew Silva, Francesco Capano, Alexia Medici Gardella (Derek), Nicholas Silva, Daniel Medici, Shannon Lewis, Brendan Lewis, and Corey Williams; as well as many nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by all. Eileen was predeceased by her four brothers, Henry J. Farrell, J. Vincent Farrell, Gerald F. Farrell, Alfred M. Farrell; two sisters, Mary L. Jones and Dorothy A. Farrell, and former husband, Howard C. Lewis. The funeral and burial will be pri- vate. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flow- ers, donations in her name can be made to HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904, or the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 72 River Park Street, Suite 202, Needham Heights, MA 02494. For online condolences, visit boyle- . LEWIS Governor: Tracing shouldn't leave restaurant owners worried The Breeze is highlighting one ques- tion asked of the governor's office on behalf of a reader each week during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Here is the first question and the answer to it: Question: Restaurant owners are concerned that if contact tracing plac- es a patient in their establishment, then their staff could be placed in quarantine and their ability to do an already limited business destroyed. Should they be worried? Answer: As long as restaurant owners are taking precautions, this should not be a major concern. Direct contact is defined as con- tact within six feet for 15 minutes. Because restaurants are only open for take-out and delivery, employees should not be interfacing with cus- tomers for that long. Additionally, as long as restaurants are constantly cleaning and sanitizing surfaces and taking additional precautions such as wearing masks, they significantly lower the risk of transmission. Ficocelli named Mother of Hope Camp director GLOCESTER – Mother of Hope Camp, a youth summer camp for the Diocese of Providence, located in Chepachet, has announced Michelle Ficocelli, of North Providence, as its new camp director. Ficocelli has been working at the camp for the past 10 years and has held many different positions. Most recently, she was the senior coun- selor, responsible for training and directing all camp counselors. During the off-season, Ficocelli works as a teacher assistant at Ricci Middle School and also as the confir- mation coordinator for St. Anthony Parish in North Providence. 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