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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-15-2020

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David Jon O'Reilly, 45, passed away on Oct. 9. Born in Providence, he was the son of Paula (Landry) O'Reilly and the late Michael O'Reilly. David resided in Cumberland for the majority of his life. Along with his mother, he is survived by his brothers, Michael O'Reilly and his wife, Heather, of Pomfret, Conn.; Jeffrey O'Reilly and his partner, Billy Gesterling, of Woonsocket; as well as one sis- ter, Tracy Purvis, and her husband, David Purvis, of Douglas, Mass. He is also survived by his companion, Dawn Simeone. David loved his niece Hannah and his nephews, Michael, Nathan, and Jacob. David was a lifelong professional painter. He was an artist in his craft and took pride in the quality of his work. He also worked for Universal Fasteners in Cumberland for two years as a driver and a dispatcher. David loved spending time in Onset at the cape with his family. While there, he loved fishing by the bridge, kayaking, and relaxing on the beach. He was a big fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots. David had a love of music, especially jam bands like Phish, The Grateful Dead, and String Cheese. He loved traveling to shows with his brother and friends. David was truly a humble soul with a heart of gold. He will be tre- mendously missed by his family and friends. We know he is now resting in piece with Dad, who he consid- ered his best friend. We love you forever and always, David. David's celebration of life will be private and held at the conve- nience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland. For the online memorial, visit jjduffyfuneralhome.com . 22 OBITUARIES OCTOBER 15-21, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION David Jon O'Reilly Ernest J. Couture Ernest J. Couture, 92, of Cumberland, passed away peace- fully Oct. 10. He was the beloved husband of Pauline (Allard) Couture. They were happily married for 66 years. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Louis and Alice (Lavallee) Couture. Ernest was the vice president and engineering manager for FM Global and FM Paris, France, for 37 years, retiring in 1991. He was a gradu- ate of Providence College and a former member of the Woonsocket Planning Board. He was an avid golfer and long- time member of Kirkbrae Country Club and Palm Beach National in Lake Worth, Fla. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Lynne C. Couture, and her husband, Timothy Straight, of Delray Beach, Fla. He was the brother of the late Paul, Albert, and Maurice Couture. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to a Mass of Christian Burial, on Friday, Oct. 16, at 9:30 a.m., in St. Joan of Arc Church, 3357 Mendon Road, Cumberland. Due to current restrictions, social distancing and masks are required. Visiting hours are respectfully omit- ted. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Miriam Hospital Foundation, PO BOX H, Providence RI 02901, would be greatly appreciated. Visit www.oneillfuneralhomes.com . COUTURE O'REILLY 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 hospital as a nuclear medicine super- visor 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 . Debra Hill HILL THERE ARE MORE OBITUARIES ON PAGES 20-21. * Funerals and Life Celebrations are important and 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! We provide Free Video Live Stream for any Service 3102 Mendon Road Cumberland 401-658-1155 ird Anniversary Alice M. Remington Forever Loved and Missed, Love Ricky A Prayer To The Blessed Virgin (Never known to fail) Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this, my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. Thank you Holy Mother. M.S. Of all the special gifts in life, however great or small, to have your as a son was the greatest gift of all. A special time, a special face, a special son we can't replace. With an aching heart we whisper low. We love you Son, and miss you so. In Memory of Beloved Son Glen R. Dupre 6-27-91 to 10-19-11 9th Memorial Anniversary

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