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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 07-30-2020

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2020 OBITUARIES 15 Karen A. Maus & William Maus Jr. Karen A. (Mills) Maus, 79, passed away on April 29, at the Blair House of Worcester, Mass. William Maus Jr. 80, passed away on May 26, at UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Mass. They were married for 45 years and passed within one month of each other. They leave their nine chil- dren, Jannie Kelleter and hus- band, Stephen, of Woonsocket; Doreen Neil and husband, Skip, of Brooksville, Fla.; Scott Dion and wife, Marianna, of Uxbridge, Mass.; Lance Maus, Dunnellon, Fla.; Brett Maus, Dunnellon, Fla.; Krista Plante and husband, John, of Cumberland; Page Maus and husband, Alberto Balasteros, of Tampa, Fla.; Thomas David Howell and wife, Norma, of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Donna Timmons, of Massachusetts; 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Karen was born on Nov. 1, 1940, the daughter of the late Robert and Marion (Garland) Mills. She was the sister of the late brother Stephen Mills. Karen was a care- giver for many family members throughout her life. A resident of Blackstone since 1988 formerly of Bellingham and Milford, Mass. and was a graduate of Milford High School Class of 1958. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Carchidi in Medway, Mass., for many years until retiring in 2008. She had also worked as a courier for Milford Shoe Co. for many years. Karen enjoyed reading, traveling and fine dining. William was born on Sept. 2, 1939, in Needham, Mass., the son of the late William and Irma M. (Baker) Maus Sr. He was the brother of Ralph "Bud" Maus of Lebanon, Kan., Alan Maus of Framingham, Mass., and his late sister, Louise Poquette. A resident of Blackstone since 1988 formerly of Bellingham, Mass., he was a graduate of Bellingham High School Class of 1957 and served as class president for all four years and then attended UMASS Amherst. He was active in sports and on every team and three sports in college and semi-pro basketball for 15 years and was an Olympic trial participant. William had worked as a Realtor for Choice Real Estate in Medway, Mass., a mortgage originator for the Bank of Canton, and over 35 years in auto dealership sales and management in Mass. and R.I. He ran for state representative in 1972. He was a former member of the Franklin Lions Club. He enjoyed sports, crossword puzzles, reading, traveling and fine dining. William and Karen will be greatly missed by their loving family and friends. Their funeral service will be held together on Friday, July 31, at the Blackstone Valley Baptist Church, 40 Pine Swamp Road, Cumberland, with visiting hour from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farm St., Blackstone, Mass. Social distancing, face masks and hand sanitizing are required for all phases of services. Arrangements are under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, 151 South Main St., Bellingham, Mass. To sign guest book, visit . William E. 'Bill' Adams William E. "Bill" Adams, age 79, of North Kingstown, passed away peace- fully on July 16, surrounded by his family. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Ernest and Jennie (Maynard) Adams. He was the beloved husband of Pauline (Baril) Allaire-Adams for 20 years. Bill was a graduate of Westerly High School and earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rhode Island. He hon- orably served as an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1962. Employed by Raytheon for 32 years, he held numerous titles and retired as the marketing manager for Training Systems. Bill was an avid boater and a member of the Quonset Davisville Navy Yacht Club in North Kingstown for many years. He enjoyed sailing but his true passion was finding a boat, envisioning how he could modify it inside and out to improve its appearance and func- tionality. He enjoyed doing all of the work himself and making his vision a reality. There is no doubt that he is looking for his next project boat and making notes and drawings getting ready to bring out its true potential. Aside from his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Hillary Adams, of Key West, Fla.; stepchildren Jo-Ann Patneaude and her husband, Joseph, and Joyce Cooney and her husband, Bernard, of Wellesley, Mass., and Kenneth Allaire of Lynn, Mass.; nine grandchildren; and his beloved cavapoo, Benny. Services were private. There was a livestream of the service on the Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home Facebook page on July 21. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: Hope Alzheimer's Center, 25 Brayton Ave., Cranston, RI 02920. Lea C. Pichette-Roy Lea C. (Lamoureux) Pichette-Roy, 99, of St. Germain Assisted Living, East School St., Woonsocket, died on July 26, at Phillip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was a lifelong city resi- dent. Lea was the wife of Urban F. Roy for the past nine years and the late Leo J. Pichette for 61 years. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Antoine and Lea (Desjardins) Lamoureux. She was a devoted full- time mom and homemaker. Lea is survived by her daugh- ters, Lea Allen of Osterville, Mass.; Lorraine Soucy and her husband, Jean-Charles Soucy, of Uxbridge, Mass.; her son Donald Pichette and his wife, Stephanie, of Cumberland; and sisters, Pauline Debatis of Mass., Lorraine Charest of Virginia, and Georgette Dumas of R.I.; nine grandchildren and four great-grand- children. She was predeceased by a son Gerard Pichette, grandson David Allen, and siblings Claire Turcotte, Constance LeBlanc, Albert Lamoureux, Eugene Lamoureux and Julienne "Judy" Landry. She worked part-time at the former Woolworth's. Lea was a member of the Royal Travelers and enjoyed trav- eling with her husband Leo. She was also a member of the Woonsocket Senior Center, St. Joseph's Senior Citizens Group, the Knights of Columbus (Council113) Ladies Auxillary, and St. Josephs Ladies Guild. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home are private. Donations in her memory for "CPA" may be made to Open Sky Community Services, Attn: Advancement, 4 Man St., Worcester, MA 01602, or for online donations: www.openskycs. org . Visit for the guestbook. PICHETTE- ROY ADAMS WILLIAM & KAREN MAUS Do you like to read The Valley Breeze? Then please shop with our advertisers, and tell them 'I saw it in The Breeze!' 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. 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