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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 05-14-2020

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 14-20, 2020 OBITUARIES 17 Gloria M. Liard Gloria M. Liard, 97, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday, May 5, in Friendly Home where she resided for the past six years. She was the beloved wife of the late James E. Liard. They were married on April 15, 1940. Born Feb. 16, 1923, in Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of Edmund Grady and Madeline (Magnan) Grady. Gloria was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket. In addition to raising 15 children – a task some may say was equal to five full-time jobs – Gloria was a busy volunteer, as well. A devote woman of prayer, she served as Eucharistic Minister, religious education teacher, Marriage Encounter Councilor, mem- ber of Sacred Heart Church Choir, chairwoman for church dinners, bazaars, fund raisers and raffles. She also helped organize the annual Shut- in Mass dinner. Gloria served as chaplin of the American Legion Post #85 Women's Auxiliary for a number of years and also found time to be on the Boy Scouts Women's Auxiliary. As if this was not enough, she worked at Elwin's Shoe Store one day a week and because of her love for cooking, she catered small private parties for friends, neighbors and businesses beginning in the late 1950s. Gloria spent many years enjoying summers with her husband and fam- ily in York Beach, Maine, walking the beach collecting sea glass and sand dollars, having campground parties and breathing that clean Maine air. Her happiest days were when her home was filled with family and friends enjoying a meal, sitting on the front porch sharing stories, watching the children play and holding a new baby. She was a 30-year cancer survi- vor and a quiet warrior when it came to any illness. Gloria is survived by sons: Richard Liard of Maine, Robert (Elizabeth) Liard of S.C., and John Liard of Woonsocket; six daughters Gail Dubeau of Woonsocket, Judith (Gary) Trottier of Whitinsville, Mass., Ruth (Randall) Joyce of Wrentham, Mass., Patricia Ellis of Northborough, Mass., Kathleen Liard of Millville, Mass., and Tina (Ray) Wulf of Wy. She was the mother of the late James Liard, Susan Guillett, Joan Marois, Mark Liard, Jane McCaffrey, and Michael Liard. She was also the sister of Edmund, Norman and Robert Grady. She had 33 grandchildren, 38 great- grandchildren and 12 great great- grandchildren. She also had several nephews and nieces throughout the eastern states whom she amazingly could name right up to the end! Gloria was gracious, respected and a true lady. She was greatly loved by her family, friends, and those who met her. Her religion was paramount in her life and she never had a meal that did not start by saying grace. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. The Liard family thanks the entire staff at Friendly Home for their lov- ing care of Gloria over the last almost seven years. A private burial will be held from the Keene-Brown Funeral Home in North Smithfield. Gloria will be laid to rest in St. Charles Cemetery in Blackstone, beside the love of her life – her husband James. Due to the current circumstances a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily requests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Gloria's name. Visit www.brownfuneralhomes. com . LIARD Tatiana Chudolij On April 25, Tatiana Chudolij, a loving wife, mother of two sons, grandmother of four grandchildren and one great-grand- child, passed away at the age of 98. A longtime resident of North Providence, Tatiana spent the last nine years residing at Heritage Hills Nursing Center in Smithfield. Born on March 1, 1922, in Mariupol, Ukraine, to parents Maria and Ivan Tahryn, Tatiana grew up with a love of the piano, which included performances on Ukrainian radio. Tatiana's graduate education was brought to an end with the outbreak of World War II. Having completed part of her medical school program, she and her family were ultimately forced to flee to a displaced per- son's camp where she worked as a nurse assistant. It was there that she met her future husband, Petro, a medical physician from Kharkiv, Ukraine. Upon immigrating to America after the war, Tatiana worked as a nurse at North Hudson Hospital, N.J., and her first son, George, was born in 1950. After a period of time, Tatiana opted to be a full-time mother and housewife. After moving to Rhode Island, her second son, Alexander, was born in 1958. Through much of her active life, Tatiana was involved in the local Ukrainian-American community and organizations such as the Ukrainian-American Women's League of America. She was a parishioner of St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Woonsocket. Tatiana was preceded in death by four decades by her beloved husband, Dr. Peter Chudolij, and is survived by her two sons, George with wife, Karen, and Alexander with wife, Lillianna; four grand- children: Peter, Nicholas, Danielle and Chelsea Chudolij Gularek, and great-grandson Bowen Gularek. Due to Rhode Island state man- dated COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral home viewing, memorial service and burial at St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery in Blackstone, Mass., on May 2, were private and limited to immediate family only. Condolences may be forwarded directly to the Chudolij Family at 281 Urma Avenue, Clifton, N.J. 07013. Prayer requests may be sent to St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 74 Harris Ave., Woonsocket, R.I., 02895. CHUDOLIJ Eleanor M. Laplume Eleanor M. (Marcil) Laplume, 90, of Woonsocket, died May 4, in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Normand Laplume whom she married Nov. 25, 1948. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Herve and Mary (Moran) Marcil. Mrs. Laplume worked for 30 years for Swank Jewelry, Attleboro, Mass., retiring as a group leader. She enjoyed bingo, reading, knitting and crocheting, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. Along with her husband Normand, she is survived by three daughters, Gloria Cavalieri and her husband, Dominick, of Woonsocket, Susan Malo and her husband, Richard, of North Smithfield, and Carol Picard and her hus- band, Thomas, of Woonsocket; a sister, Lucille Menard, of North Smithfield; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Donald Marcil and Margaret Harnois. Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, www.holtfuneralhome. com . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation (payable to GGBCRF), 249 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 201, Pawtucket, RI 02860, or online at gloriagemma.org . LAPLUME Rene R. Heroux Jr. Rene R. Heroux Jr., 84, of Hanton Road, North Smithfield, died May 2, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was pre- deceased by his lov- ing wife Evelyn M. (Corbett) Heroux. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Rene R. and Stella (Lafort) Heroux Sr. Rene graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1954. He was a mechanic for Blackstone Valley Electric for 35 years. Rene was a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Rene was predeceased by his siblings Norman Heroux, Eunice McLaughlin, Prudence Taylor and Andrew Heroux. During these trying times all thoughts and prayers are appreciated. Rene will be remembered as "Hot Rod" Heroux and for his quick wit. Please visit www.fournierandfourni- er to send condolences. HEROUX 71 Central St., Manville, RI 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, RI (401) 762-1825 MenardFuneralHome.com Remembering Journeys Celebrating Lives Craig Lacouture, Director Menard ~ Lacouture Funeral Homes Denis 'Bo' Piedmonte 3rd Anniversary May 17, 2017 - May 17, 2020 We miss you & send you our love Wife Rita & Family Love & Peace Melissa L Lavoie, 44, formerly of North Smithfield, passed away on April 27, at her home in Carol Stream with her Mother and Brother at her side. She was the daughter of Ronald and Mary Catherine (Eldrege) Lavoie formerly of North Smithfield. She leaves behind her parents, a brother, Scott Lavoie, sister-in-law Jeannine Follert Lavoie, a nephew Evan P Lavoie, and a step niece Allison Follert all of Illinois, her grandparents Raymond and Lucile Lavoie of Woonsocket, her aunt and uncle Peter and Judith Pachomski of Cumberland and several cousins. Her cremation was held at the Illinois Cremation Society of Illinois with a zoom service by Pastor Mark Winters of Naperville, IL. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the Colorectal Cancer Society-Blue Star Tribute.

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