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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-30-2020

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2020 OBITUARIES 23 Charles A. Gillooly Charles A. Gillooly, 92, of Cumberland, passed away July 23, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Eleanor M. (Hodnett) Gillooly. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Margaret L. (Archibald) Gillooly. He resided and raised his family in Cumberland since 1963. Following graduation from LaSalle Academy in 1946, Mr. Gillooly entered the United States Army, attaining the rank 2nd Lieutenant, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He served his country in the Army for over 17 years. He served an additional 20 years in the Air National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1982. He received his degree from the U.S. Air Force War College. Charlie was an avid skier, and could be found trekking the slopes of area resorts in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. He enjoyed this hobby throughout his life, even going skiing on his honeymoon with his beloved Eleanor, and he would ski until the age of 82. He is survived by his two sons, Ronald C. Gillooly and his wife, Lisa, of Stow, Mass., and Patrick Gillooly and his wife, Christin, of Wellesley, Mass.; his two daughters, Karen Spittell and her husband, Jeff, of Maryland, and Nancy Gillooly of Pawtucket; his sister, Joan Sheridan, of Warwick; his nine grandchildren, Ariel, Andrew, Ryan, Caitlin, Sarah, Fallon, Megan, Alison and Ella; as well as several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Charlie's Life Celebration to be held with visiting hours on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the St. John Vianney Church, 3587 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial with military honors will fol- low at the Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman St #306, Providence, RI 02906. GILLOOLY Martin Henry Delano Vivier Family and friends are mourning the loss our beloved Martin Henry Delano Vivier who passed away on July 18, at the age of 31. Martin brought a kind, joyful spirit to the world, that is greatly missed. He leaves behind a family that adored him: his parents, Patrick and Guadalupe Vivier; his sister Hogan Vivier; his Pepere and Nanny, Henry and Mary Vivier; his aunts and uncles Frederic (Godfather) and Peggy Clark, Colleen (Godmother) and Jeffrey Boisvert, Maureen and Brian McCourt, Kathleen and David Simoneau; and his cous- ins Bindy and Catherine Clark; Sean, Thao, Ian, Jessica, Cameron, Aaron, Brayden, Colin, Glendy and Desmond Boisvert; Joseph, Abigail and Nicole McCourt; and Sydney, Connor and Peyton Simoneau. Martin was preceded in death by his abuelos Maria Elena and Alejandro Delano. Martin was born in Providence, spending his childhood in Cumberland and Lincoln R.I., as well as Towson, Md. Martin gradu- ated from the Wheeler School in 2007 where he was an outstand- ing athlete, excelling in basketball and soccer. As a Wheeler School teacher recently wrote about Martin, "Younger students looked up to him and he was so willing to help any- one in his path. He was thoughtful, talented, kind, and loving. He lit up any room he was in ... He made people feel seen." After attending Northeastern University, the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, Martin worked in a variety of settings. What he did best and what brought him the most joy was helping others. This was particu- larly true as a coach at the Wheeler School, combining his knowledge of sports with his caring nature and a love of mentoring. He also loved animals, previously working at the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) and most recently work- ing on a farm in South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Martin's memory to the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute (http://brown.edu/go/ MartinVivierMemoriam). Donations in Martin's memory will be used to support programs to foster physical fitness and academic achievement for children in low income com- munities. Martin would love that his spirit will help others have the sports and academic support oppor- tunities that were important to him in his life. The current pandemic makes it difficult to plan for family and friends to come together to grieve. We want everyone to be safe. Friends and family are invited to share photos of Martin or to cre- ate a short video or audio message remembering Martin. We will be creating a video album to help us through this difficult time. Please email any photos, videos or audio messages to: theviviers2423@gmail. com. VIVIER 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, valleybreeze.com, 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 MenardFuneralHome.com 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 * Funerals and Life Celebrations are important am! available. * Burial and Cremation are available for all families. * Viewings are still available. * Religious and Non-Religious ceremonies are available. * You can invite family and friends to all services. * Choose a Funeral Home that gives your family options. * FM Radio Broadcast and Live Stream Broadcast should be provided at no charge. * Services Provide Healing & Closure COVID-19: FUNERAL FACTS THANK YOU MEDICAL COMMUNITY AND FIRST RESPONDERS J. J. DUFFY FUNERAL HOME 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland 401-334-2300 * jjduffyfuneralhome.com During uncertain times, turn to the provider more families trust!

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