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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-30-2020

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22 OBITUARIES / THE VALLEY JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Florence N. Emery Florence N. Emery, 84, of Cumberland, passed away peace- fully with her fam- ily by her side, Wednesday, July 22. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Emery. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late William and Rose (Biladeau) Roy. Florence, along with her hus- band, owned and operated Emery's Catering for many years before retiring. They were happily mar- ried for 63 years. Florence was an avid reader, always adding to her collection. She loved to take pic- tures and make photo albums for her family. She also enjoyed trips to the casinos, yard sales, playing cards and scrabble, visiting family, and attending her grandchildren's events. She is survived by her children, Donna (Neil) Rowey, Richard (Lisa), Robert, and David (Ann) Emery; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also is survived by her sisters, Pauline Buteau, Claire Ferreira, Maureen Runk, and Lucille Lourenco and her brother, Roland Roy. She was the sister of the late Violet Beauvais, Jacqueline McGrady, Marcel, Roger, and Raymond Roy. A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 28, in St. John Vianney Church, 3609 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial fol- lowed in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Visiting hours were held July 27, in the O'Neill Funeral Home, 3102 Mendon Road, Cumberland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906. Visit www.Oneillfuneralhomes. com . EMERY Also not helping the situation is the high volume of water usage dur- ing very hot and dry weather, said Champi. The Cumberland Water Department was seeing consumption of 4 million gallons of water a day in June, levels not typically seen until August. "We're moving a substantial amount of water," he said. The brown discoloration is iron and manganese buildup, and is not harm- ful, said Champi. Those with con- cerns or who would like to schedule the Water Department to come out to investigate or clean an individual ser- vice line can call 401-658-0666. The CWD is currently planning to run its annual flushing program in the fall once demand drops, said Champi. If flushing is done when demand is high, it makes the prob- lem worse, he said. When flushing happens, workers try to keep it cen- tralized to an area, but when demand is high, water "is being pumped everywhere and everyone's going to get (the discoloration)." Asked about the separate issue of a sometimes dirty water smell from past years, Champi said he still has his fingers crossed on that one. The town continues to use the Sneech Pond supply, as water temperatures still haven't climbed to where they've been in the past. Because of a rainy spring, Sneech Pond remains quite full, he said, but he's prepared to shut down that supply again if the issue returns in the next two or three weeks. Further complicating the town's water issues right now, he added, is the start of water line construction on Diamond Hill Road. Mayor Jeff Mutter noted that there was some concern after the virus hit about trying to protect avail- able certifications among personnel in the CWD to keep being able to provide proper service to custom- ers. He called the brown water issues an "expected self-inflicted wound" of sorts, as officials wanted to avoid having personnel working in close quarters on flushing operations and seeing the virus sweep through the department. "It was a management decision to protect the department and actual execution of delivering the water," he said. WATER From Page One Texas Roadhouse virtual ride supports homes for troops NORTH SMITHFIELD – For the 17th year, Texas Roadhouse will host a nationwide motorcycle ride to benefit Homes For Our Troops. This year, participants will ride sep- arately, but enjoy a similar experi- ence as in years past, all to support veterans. Ride packets will be available for pick-up, with an emailed donation receipt, on Sundays, Aug. 23 and 30, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Texas Roadhouse, 39 Dowling Village Blvd. For each $30 donation, registrants receive a commemorative T-shirt, a Virtual Ride 2020 Patch, and a food voucher to use by Oct. 31, 2020. Online registration is available at . The first 200 individuals to register will be guaranteed a commemorative T-shirt. Home For Our Troops is a non- profit organization that builds and donates specially-adapted custom homes for post-9/11 veterans, severely injured in the line of duty. The organization has completed more than 295 homes in 42 states with an additional 79 projects cur- rently underway. Gift basket exchange group seeks members The group Sisterhood of the Traveling Surprises is seeking mem- bers who are interested in partici- pating in a gift basket exchange. Organizers say the group is made up of women, age 21 and older, who put together themed baskets to gift to other group members by surprise delivery. For more information or to join the group, search Sisterhood of the Traveling Surprises!(CT & Rhode Island) on Facebook. R.I. Elder Info launches 'Calling All Veterans' virtual resource fair on Aug. 6 SCITUATE – A Virtual Calling All Veterans Day Resource Fair will be held to distribute information on resources and benefits to empower independent aging for veterans of all eras, their spouses, or their aging parents. 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