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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-18-2020

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16 OBITUARIES / PAWTUCKET NOVEMBER 18-24, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION OBITS 16 Gloria M. Cardin Gloria M. (Laliberte) Cardin, 91, passed away on Nov. 7, surrounded by her loving fam- ily and her Beacon Hospice nurse, Deb. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman R. Cardin Sr. Born in Pawtucket, she was one of 11 children of the late Israel and Josephine (Nadeau) Laliberte. Gloria worked as an assembler at the former Fram Corporation, East Providence, for 18 years prior to her retirement in 1991. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, Gloria was a devout Catholic and a commu- nicant of several local churches throughout her life. She enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards with her sisters, coupon clipping, bargain shopping, making candies with her friend Gail and especially her faith. She is survived by two sons, Norman R. Cardin Jr. and his wife, Patricia, and Michael S. Cardin and his wife, Mary, all of Cumberland; a daughter, MaryLou Gray of Pawtucket; five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Bryan, Ashley, Rory and Danielle; five great-grandchildren, Ava, Noah, Mackenna, Callie and Bennett; a sister, Pauline Nicholson of Pawtucket, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Doris Ryan, Violet Racine, Yvonne Bergeron, Theresa Kirkendoll, Clifford, Armand, Roger, Paul and Donald Laliberte. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 13, in St. Mary Church, 103 Pine St., Pawtucket. Interment with her late husband in Mount St. Mary Cemetery was private. Visitation was held on Nov. 12, in William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Beacon Hospice, 1130 Ten Rod Rd., Suite A205, North Kingstown, RI 02852 – Check to be made out to Amedisys Foundation, or Lifespan Cancer Institute, Development Office, PO Box H, Providence, RI 02901. Visit . CARDIN OBITUARY Members of the PAWTUCKET VETERANS COUNCIL gathered for a ceremony last week at the Pawtucket Veterans Memorial at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Exchange Street. Pawtucket Veterans Council hosts ceremony PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Veterans Council joined the city of Pawtucket in honoring the nation's veterans as part of the annual Veterans Day Ceremony last week. "On behalf of the city of Pawtucket, we honor and thank all of the veterans who have served our country," said Mayor Donald Grebien. "It is unfortunate that the coronavirus pandemic has hin- dered yearly celebrations across the country. Nevertheless, we express gratitude to the Pawtucket Veterans Council who took the necessary steps to ensure a safe ceremony." "The Pawtucket Veterans Council thanks the city and everyone who has joined us in saying 'thank you' to those who fulfill the patriotic duty to maintain the freedoms we enjoy in our country. Veterans Day is an opportunity to publicly commemo- rate the contributions of living vet- erans and the coronavirus pandemic was not going to stop us from doing so," said Pawtucket Veterans Council President John Gallo Sr. Video of the ceremony can be found on the city's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. This year, a smaller and pandemic-compliant cer- emony was held. Tobon receives CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award PROVIDENCE – The Council of State Governments has announced its inaugural CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award recipients and Rep. Carlos Tobon, a Democrat representing House District 58, Pawtucket, was one of 20 outstanding leaders selected for the honor. Each of the 20 elected and appointed award win- ners represent hard work and a dedication to public service. The CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award was created to recognize the outstanding work of up-and-coming elected and appointed officials from across the country who exemplify strong leadership skills and demonstrate a true commitment to serving the citizens of their state/territory. "CSG has been an invaluable resource since I was first elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and it is truly an honor to be recognized by such an esteemed organization," said Tobon. "I may not be the flashiest or self-promoting legislator, but that is because I am constantly working behind the scenes to solve the problems of my con- stituents and community." CSG has allowed him to speak with and strategize with fellow legislators across the country, allowing them to communicate their ideas, solutions, and best practices "from all over the nation so that we may all be more effective legislators for our districts," said Tobon. "I am truly grateful for this honor, and I look forward to continue to repre- sent District 58 in the House of Representatives." Recipients demonstrated the ability to engage officials across party, departments, branch and/ or state lines in meaningful ways to advance the common good for their state or territory, provided exceptional leadership to a state project, committee, chamber, commission or special group and served as a champion of change, seeking to enhance the lives of all constituents within important policy areas. Winners represent a broad cross-section of exceptional lead- ers that successfully govern states, said David Adkins, CSG execu- tive director and CEO. "Those recognized this year come from diverse backgrounds, different political parties, different branches of state government and from every region of our country, but they share a singular com- mitment to make a difference for those they serve," he said. 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. 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 answers

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