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The Valley Breeze & Observer 10-15-2020

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | OCTOBER 15-21, 2020 NORTH COUNTY 23 Debra Hill Debra (Pontbriant) Hill, 67, passed on Oct. 6 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Thomas M Hill Sr. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Sally (Meehan) Pontbriant. A lifelong Lincoln resident, she worked at St. Joseph and Fatima hos- pital as a nuclear medicine supervisor for 44 years before retiring in 2016. She is survived by her son, Thomas M. Hill Jr.; her daughter, Sarah Simpson; her grandchildren Hailey Hill and Caleb Simpson; and is survived by her brothers Edward Pontbriant, Eugene Pontbriant, and her sister, Maryanne Melia. She is preceded by her brother, Thomas Bongarzone. A private memorial service was held at Keefe Funeral Home on Oct. 10. Visit www.thekeefefuneralhome. com . HILL Scott J. Harper Scott J. Harper, 59, a Chepachet resident for 19 years, passed away Oct. 10. He was the beloved husband of Regina K. (Kelly) Harper. He was born in Framingham, Mass., and grew up in Franklin, Mass. He was a son of Eleanor (Franchi) Harper of Mendon, Mass., and the late Joseph L. Harper. Scott served his country in the United States Air Force for 21 years before retir- ing. Holding a CDL license, he then worked as a driver for XPO Logistics for 14 years. He enjoyed kayaking, being outdoors, and listening to vinyl records on his turntable. He was an avid New England sports fan, espe- cially the Patriots. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his two daugh- ters, Sarah K. Harper and Megan E. Harper of Chepachet. He is the brother of Mark Harper of North Smithfield, Steven Harper of Raynham, Mass., and Gary Harper of Mendon, Mass. Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Tucker- Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Pike (Route 44), Greenville. Face masks are required and social distanc- ing will be observed. His funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886, or tunnel2towers.org, will be appreciated. For online condolences visit, www. TuckerQuinnFuneralChapel.com . HARPER OBITUARIES BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE MIKE SALVATORE shows off some fresh corn from Martinelli's Farm in Scituate at the North Scituate Farmers Market on Sept. 19 on the Arts Festival grounds in North Scituate. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE JADEN FERRARA, 7, of Chepachet, looks at the many Funko Pop collectables for sale by Ryan Abbott, of North Scituate, during the Foster Community Yard Sale held last month. do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fill 5 every week! They're all at valleybreeze.com Elks scholarship contests announced SMITHFIELD – The Elks National Foundation has announced the start of the 2021 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. The scholarship is available to all high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Applications are judged on academ- ics, leadership, service and financial need. The application is completed online and must be submitted by the Nov. 15 deadline. The 500 national winners will be announced in April 2021. First-place winners will receive a four-year total award of $50,000. To submit an application or for more information, visit https://www. elks.org/scholars/ . The R.I. State Elks will distribute $42,200 in additional awards of vari- ous denominations to 46 high school seniors. All applications must be sub- mitted on the elks.org website. The Elks organization has also announced its 2021 Legacy Awards. These awards are $4,000 scholar- ships available to high school seniors who are children and grandchildren of Elks members. Rhode Island receives three of these awards. The deadline for Legacy Award applications is Feb. 5, 2021, at 11:59 a.m. Central Time. Visit https:// www.elks.org/scholars/ . In your time of need, The Valley Breeze & Observer 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

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