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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-25-2020

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18 OBITUARIES JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Evelyn Armfield Evelyn Armfield, 73, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on June 19, with her chil- dren by her side after complications from a stroke. Evelyn, also known to those close to her as Evie or Ev, was born on Jan. 27, 1947, in Central Falls. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island and earned a master's degree in education. She taught elementary school in the same Central Falls schools where her lifelong love of education and teaching began. She shared limitless love and tireless dedication to her daughter Michelle who inspired her to be a strong advocate for those with disabilities. For the last 30 years, she spent much of her spare time working and volunteering for the diocese for the Special Religious Education (SPRED) program and being a catechist to special friends. Evelyn was also a member of the Lincoln Council of the Arts, and the St. Jude's Parish Council. Ev lived in Lincoln for the past 50 years where she raised the children that were the light of her life. She enjoyed "going on adventures:" exploring New England, taking many trips with her son to tour national parks, or to visit her daughter and grandkids in California. Grammy's passion for children and education shone bright when having tea parties with Magen, sock puppet plays with Jake, or setting up pretend seashell and rock stores with both. She was known by family, friends, and neighbors to always be outside tending to her many beautiful gardens, only stopping occasionally to enjoy a cup of tea. Evelyn is predeceased by daughter Michelle and survived by her son, Eric Armfield; daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Jeff Reichuber; her two grandchildren, Magen and Jake; as well as the father of her children, Joseph Armfield. Evelyn, the youngest of 10 siblings, was predeceased by sib- lings Wasfy, Joseph, Joan, Florinda, Elias Jr., John and Leon. She leaves behind sisters Mary Theresa Choquette, Fariza Coningford, and her brother, Father Joseph Koury. She was the proud aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews, family meant so much to her. In lieu of flowers, choose a donation in Evelyn's honor to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, . Her funeral mass of Christian Burial was held on June 23, at St. Jude Church, 301 Front St., Lincoln. Burial was private. Due to the current circumstances, a celebration of life will be held at a later time. For the guestbook, visit . Marc E. Auger Marc E. Auger, 68, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully after a brief and courageous battle with cancer June 17, at home surround- ed by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Diane C. (Giguere) Auger. Mr. and Mrs. Auger were married 44 years this past Oct. 4. Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Robert E. and Janet V. (Leclaire) Auger, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 34 years. Mr. Auger was a shuttle driver for Carquest, Sutton, Mass. He previously worked at Draper's Foundry, Hopedale; Highland Laboratories, Ashland, Mass.; and CVS, Woonsocket. His first job was with Peter Pan Ice Cream in Woonsocket, where he first met Diane 49 years ago. Marc loved spending fun times with his grand- daughters, especially in the pool, vacationing, the ocean, and snow skiing. He recently spent time with his newest great-niece, Kinsley, who stole his heart. Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by his two loving sons, Christopher M. Auger and his wife, Jouse, of Fitchburg, Mass., and Matthew D. Auger of Lincoln; one sister, Robin Tetreault, of Woonsocket; and one brother, David Auger, of Coventry. He was the loving "Pepere" to Wynne Coradelli, Quinn and Kathlynn Auger, and Alexa Shepherd. He was uncle and Mickey Marc to his nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great- nephews. He also leaves his father-in-law, Robert Giguere, of Florida, who affectionately named Marc "Joe Junk" as Marc collected everything. His Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marc's memory to Hope Health Hospice and Palliative Care, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904, or to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South #500, Herriman, UT 84096, would be appreciated. For the guest book, visit www.bellowsfuneralcha- . Arrangements entrusted with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. AUGER ARMFIELD Victor H. Blank Victor H. Blank, 89, passed away on June 18. He was the loving husband of Carole (Pines) Blank. They had been mar- ried for 65 years. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Jacob and Rose (Miller) Blank. During the Korean War, Vic served his country in the U.S. Army Audit Agency. For many years he owned Lamson-Hubbard (a lady's clothing store) in Woonsocket, and then changed interests by introducing gourmet pastry in his company New York Sweetooth Inc. Vic was a kind, smart, gentleman, with many interests: reading about World War II, the Civil War, sports, people, and music. He was a Man of the Year in Woonsocket, a member of the Brooklyn Dodger Club in R.I., president of the Chess Club at the Cumberland Library, and he taught and played bridge for many years. He was active in B'nai B'rith, and was most interested in improvements at the Cumberland athletic track. A memorial bench dedicated to him is at Tucker Field. Vic will be most remembered by his use of numbers to refer to anyone or anything. He always had the answers to trivia questions with a pun and kindness. Besides his wife, Carole, he is survived by his daughter, Robin St. Pierre; his grandchildren Michael, Brandon, and Katelyn Duquette, and his great-grandson, Hunter Duquette. He is survived by a brother-in-law, Dr. Merrill Goodman, husband of his late sister, Phoebe Goodman. His funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, dona- tions can be made to The American Diabetes Association, 146 Clifford St., Providence RI 02903. Arrangements are by the O'Neill Funeral Home, Cumberland, www. . BLANK 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. 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