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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 07-23-2020

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24 OBITUARIES JULY 23-29, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION Herve R. Giguere On July 14, Herve R. Giguere passed away in Providence, at the age of 95. He was the hus- band of Helen L. (Brunelle) Giguere, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Herve was born in 1925 on the third floor of a house built by his grandfather in Blackstone. He was the son of the late Joseph and Elveda (Dalpe) Giguere. He grew up in the extend- ed Dalpe clan, surrounded by aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, immersed in traditions and values which he sought to instill into fol- lowing generations. Herve had a strong work ethic and lent his efforts to area com- panies including Andrews Mill, Carbarn Alleys, and Verdun Worsted, where he served for a time as treasurer of the ITU local. He also enjoyed a position with Pratt's Drugstores. In the mid-1950s, he went into business for himself, establishing a Par-X Bread route, delivering bread and pastry to homes in greater Woonsocket. Some may recall his red truck, with the name "Herve Giguere" on the side panel, beauti- fully hand-painted by his brother Paul. In the early 1960s, he accepted a position at Nortronics in Norwood, Mass., the company that later became Northrop Corporation, where he worked for 30 years before retiring. He enjoyed watch- ing rockets launch, knowing that he'd played some role, however small, in the making of components in the guidance systems. His interests were many. He could turn a frozen swamp into an ice-skating surface, and illuminate it with kerosene-soaked cattail torch- es. He could dance a mean jitter- bug and play a good game of crib, though, by his own admission, his table tennis skills never quite met his high standards. He explored the rich ancestral history of the Giguere family on pilgrimages to Quebec. And throughout his life, he maintained a razor sharp memory, and his own characteristic sense of humor. Herve loved music and sang with the choirs of Precious Blood and St Agatha Churches. He was a man of deep faith, a communicant and active member of St. Agatha where he volunteered much of his time as a greeter, a leader of the Stephen Ministries, and a Eucharistic minis- ter. Well into his 80s, Herve served as an altar server at countless funer- als held at St. Agatha and Precious Blood. Besides his wife, Herve is sur- vived by his daughter Paulette Giguere, of New York City; his son Gerald Giguere, and his spouse, Denise (Bernier), of Burrillville; his daughter Louise Vadeboncoeur and her spouse, Richard, of Burrillville; and his son Marc and his spouse, Donaldson Hill Jr., of Cleveland, Ohio. He also had three grandchildren: Christine Giguere Lamoureux and Jennifer Vadeboncoeur Hardy of Burrillville, as well as Matthew Vadeboncoeur of Nottingham, N.H. His five great-grandchildren, Michael Lamoureux Jr., Jack Lamoureux, Sophia Hardy, Noah Hardy, and Eloise Hardy, were bright lights in his life and brought him great joy. Herve was predeceased by his parents, his daughter Annette, his brothers Gerald, Reynald, and Leo Paul, and his sister, Jeannette Giguere. He leaves to his family a legacy of love, humor, faithfulness and kind- ness, and he will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege to know him. His funeral was held July 21, from the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Agatha Church. Burial followed in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham, Mass. Visit www.menardfuneralhome. com . Claire M. Reynolds Santaniello Claire M. ( Jacques) Reynolds Santaniello, 91, of Woonsocket, died July 16, in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Peter Santaniello, and the late Richard Reynolds. Born in Blackstone, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alma (Huntoon) Jacques. Claire was a graduate of Blackstone High School. She worked as a switch- board operator for area mills, and was later a receptionist at Blackstone Town Hall and St. Antoine Residence. Claire was a communicant of St. Paul Church, Blackstone. She was a movie buff, and enjoyed cooking, dancing, shopping, and being a mom. She leaves her sons, Derek Reynolds of Woonsocket, and Peter Reynolds of Santa Monica, Calif.; her friend, Nancy O'Donnell; three nephews, Gordon, Lee, and Douglas Marchand. She was predeceased by her brother, Walter Jacques Jr., and her sister, Barbara Marchand. Her visitation will be held Sunday, July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. A service will fol- low at 8 p.m., and may be viewed live at tcid/58069163 . Social distancing guidelines will be followed upon your arrival. In lieu of flowers, memorial con- tributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Visit . Raymond L. Dufresne Raymond L. Dufresne, 86, of Woonsocket, died July 18, in The Holiday Nursing Home. He was the hus- band of the late Constance (Brunelle) Dufresne. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Leo A. and Laura (Roy) Dufresne. Mr. Dufresne was a 1955 graduate of Bryant College. He was a licensed public accountant, and worked in the Fiscal Management Office for the Governor's Office on Highway Safety, retiring in 1996. Mr. Dufresne was a communicant of the former Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church. He leaves his children, David R. Dufresne, and his wife, Dawn, of Woonsocket, and Susan M. Turcotte, and her husband, Richard, of Goffstown, N.H.; four grandchildren, Matthew and Danielle Turcotte, and Chase and Alexis Dufresne. Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flow- ers, memorial contributions may be made to The Holiday Retirement Home Activities, 30 Sayles Hill Road, Manville, RI 02838. Visit . SANTANIELLO DUFRESNE GIGUERE 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 We provide Free Video Live Stream for any Service 3102 Mendon Road Cumberland 401-658-1155 Julian "Ed" Mann of North Smithfield passed away on Monday, July 6th after a long illness, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann Schatz for some 52 years. Mary Ann and Ed celebrated their 50th anniversary in August 2018, and were able to dance and be together with so many long time friends and dear family members. Ed was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1944 to John and Azalee Mann. He is survived by his twin brother, Julius of Gainesville, Georgia, his sister Sidell of Columbia, S.C, and was preceded in death by his brother John. Ed served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years and worked as a machinist and tool maker, retiring from The Mueller Corp. in 2006. He is also survived by his son Jonathan and wife Leanna, his son Jared and his fiancée, Cindy Marszalkowski, and many nephews and nieces. Ed was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He belonged to the Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club and often participated in events at Addieville East Farm. He was known for his willingness to help others, and was well respected and loved by those in the neighborhood. Interment will be private.

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