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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-15-2020

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20 OBITUARIES / LINCOLN OCTOBER 15-21, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Nancy A. O'Neill Robert D. 'Bob' Robillard Jason Samuel Kornberg Nancy A. (Spratt) O'Neill, 87, a longtime resident of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Oct. 12. Born on June 12, 1933, Nancy grew up in Whitinsville, Mass., alongside her seven siblings. Daughter of the late Francis and Katherine (Mercack) Spratt, Nancy was a graduate of Northbridge High School. Alongside her beloved late husband, John O'Neill, Nancy provided for her fam- ily. A proud, generous, and loving woman, Nancy raised two sons, cared for three grandchildren, and spoiled two great-grandchildren. She was loving mother to John O'Neill and partner, Jo Anne, of Lincoln, and the late Michael O'Neill and his wife, Paula, of Cumberland. She was a caring grandmother to John O'Neill and wife, Melissa, of Concord, Mass., Katherine O'Neill and Kelly O'Neill of Cumberland, and a great-grandmother to Tucker O'Neill and Taylor O'Neill of Concord, Mass. Nancy is survived by four siblings, Margaret Nadeau of Southborough, Mass., Barbara Lightbown of Whitinsville, Mass., Charles Spratt of Northbridge, Mass., and Richard Spratt of Douglas, Mass.. She was predeceased by siblings, Josephine Rice, Eleanor Kortecamp, and Jane Coyle. Nancy will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Her kindness, her smile, and her unwavering loyalty to every- one she loved will live on through the relationships she created throughout her life. Her funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 16, at 12:30 p.m., in St. Patrick's Church, 1 Cross St., Whitinsville, Mass. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. There are no call- ing hours. To leave a condolence message for her family, visit: www.jackmanfuneralhomes. com . Robert D. "Bob" Robillard, 80, passed away on Oct. 1, at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Fla. Bob was born in Pawtucket, and resided in Bradenton, Fla., for the last 13 years. Bob was prede- ceased by his parents, Joseph R. & Margaret (Silva) Robillard. Bob was a successful business- man, he was the owner and opera- tor Century Machine and Bizzaro Rubber Stamps for many years prior to his retirement. He was a lover of cars and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He was a friend to all and enemy to none. Bob is survived by his sons, Todd Robillard and his wife, Colleen of Cumberland, and Keith Robillard and his wife, Karen, of Tampa, Fla. He was the adoring grandfather to Tyler and Benjamin. He was the brother of Jayne Darienne of Sun City, Ariz., and Peggy (Maggie) Martell, Kennebunk, Maine. There will be no local ser- vices at this time. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd St., Chapel, 604 43rd St., West Bradenton, Fla. 34209, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Manatee County, 2515 14th Street W, Bradenton, FL 34205. Condolences may be made to: . Jason Samuel Kornberg, 52, of Coventry, passed away on Oct. 6. He was the dedicated and loving husband of Tracy Elizabeth Young. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of Frederick Kornberg and Jack and Donna (Simpkins) Charney. Jason faithfully served the citizens of Cranston through his dedicated service as a firefighter and first respond- er on the Cranston Fire Department and was a mem- ber of IAFF, Local 1363. He was a kind, loving, gentle soul and always put others before himself. Jason helped the people he cared for with all his heart. Prior to joining the Cranston Fire Department, he served as an emergency medical technician and was a pharmaceutical sales representative at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. He gradu- ated from Cumberland High School in 1986 and from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Jason was an avid runner for most of his life, complet- ing numerous marathons. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed fishing and hiking with his two dogs Finbarr and Piper, who he absolutely adored. Besides his wife and par- ents, he is survived by his beloved children, Caroline Kornberg, and Ian Kornberg, and his brother Eric Kornberg. A private service with a livestream was held Oct. 14 at 11 a.m., on the O'Neill Funeral Home website. In lieu of flowers, dona- tions in Jason's memory may be made to The Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, 1440 State Highway 248, Suite Q #462, Branson, MO 65616. Visit www.oneillfuneral- . KORNBERG O'NEILL CHURCH NEWS The Society of Friends to hold Light Year Display LINCOLN – The Society of Friends at the Saylesville Friends Quaker Meeting House, 374 Great Road, will hold its Light Year Display again this year from Nov. 15 through Jan. 26. During the event, the com- munity can sponsor a solar light to represent one of the 317 continuous years of wor- ship at the Saylesville Friends Meeting House. The sponsorship suggested donation is $10. Checks can be made out to Providence Friends Meeting, memo: Light Year Display and be sent to Light Year 2020, 199 River Road, Lincoln, R.I. 02865. For more information, call 508-643-0884. There are more obituaries on pages 21-22. Chamber hosts Eggs & Issues with Secretary of State Gorbea Blackstone Valley's Dairy Days set for Oct. 24 LINCOLN – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce's Eggs & Issues Breakfast will feature Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. at Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road. Gorbea will discuss the resources available to business owners during the pandemic and how Rhode Island is working to ensure a safe and secure election on Nov. 3. The cost of the breakfast is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. To register, visit . LINCOLN – Dan Bethel will take visitors down memory lane with his collection of bottles from local dairies at the North Gate Toll House, 1873 Louisquisset Pike, on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. Recall receiving products from Maplehurst Dairy, the Chase and Butterfly Farms, Lincoln Woods Farm, Manville Dairy and many others. No lecture will be given, but Bethel will be pres- ent to answer any questions. Also, no milk or other refreshments will be given away that day. Senior Center offers flu clinic LINCOLN – The Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road, will hold a flu clinic in the con- ference room on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for anyone age 3 and older. Registration is required. Register by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 20. No walk-ins allowed. Stay home if you are sick, face coverings are required and keep a distance of 6 feet. To register, visit and choose "Worksite" and enter login ID "lincsc."

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