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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-19-2020

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 19-25, 2020 OBITUARIES 19 19 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan L. Salinger, 61, of Cumberland, on Nov. 11. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Born in England, she resided the majority of her life in Cumberland and Central Falls. She graduated from Cumberland High School and was employed by the Grandview Nursing Home. She leaves behind a son, Michael Salinger, of Cumberland, with whom she resided; a brother and his wife, Steven and Lori Salinger, of Hebron, Conn.; as well as a nephew, Sean Salinger, of Bradenton, Fla., (wife Jenna); and two nieces in Connecticut, Shannon Wagner (hus- band Kevin) and Shaela Salinger ( JD). She was predeceased by both parents, Sheila and Charles R. Salinger Jr. as well as numerous relatives in England. She was also the proud godmother to Shaela Salinger. Susan loved her family fiercely, especially her son, Michael. He was her pride and joy and he was a devoted son that attended to her medical needs as her health failed. The last big family event that she attended was the wedding of Shannon (Salinger) and Kevin Wagner. Her love of family was so strong, she would not miss attend- ing that wedding and her spirit was on that dance floor. In addition, she loved animals of all kinds and had a variety of pets over the years. She enjoyed vacationing on Cape Cod in Falmouth, Mass. Susan had an amazing soul and she left this earth too soon. She will be sorely missed. Susan's Life Celebration will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the New England Humane Society, 44 Martin St., Cumberland, RI 02864, or at www.newenglandhumanesociety. com/donate-now . Armand Bourque, 89, passed into heaven on Nov. 6, while residing in Cumberland. Armand was the son of the late Edmond and Alice (LaRose) Bourque of Cumberland and spent most of his life in Cumberland. Armand was a Korean War veteran who served in the Army. After the war, he worked as a steeplejack for several years and as a painter, painting submarines in Groton, Conn. Armand then worked at General Motors and retired there. After his retirement from GM, he worked part-time painting homes. Armand was active with his chil- dren and grandchildren and enjoyed visiting them in Oklahoma. He also enjoyed visiting Newport, Galilee, Mystic, Plymouth, Cape Cod, and Martha's Vineyard. His favorite food was from The Castle and Cumberland House of Pizza. Remembering Armand with love and looking forward to seeing him in heaven one day are his children: Jean Morrison and her husband, Gene, of Oklahoma, Donna Bourque of Cumberland and John Bourque and his wife, Cindy, of Oklahoma; along with their families, including eight grandchildren, seven great-grand- children, several nieces and nephews and their families. Armand is survived by his sisters Jeannette Andrews of Attleboro Falls, Mass.; and Mary-Jane Phaneuf of Milford, Mass. Armand was pre- ceded in death by his sisters, Rita Whalen of Cumberland and Laura Malboeuf of Lincoln. His services were private. The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895, was in charge the arrangements. John F. Curtin, 69, passed away on Oct. 12, in the Oak Hill Nursing Center, Pawtucket. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Walter and Edna (Geddes) Curtin. John was a lifelong resident of Cumberland. John worked for many years as a landscaper before retiring due to health reasons. John was nicknamed by his basketball teammates as "Oscar" in reference to the legendary NBA champ Oscar Robertson whom John admired. He is survived by his sisters Mary Joan Regan and her late husband, Donald Regan, Martha Roberts and her husband, Gary, and his brother Michael Curtin. He was predeceased by brothers Walter and Joseph. He is also survived by his nieces Kaitlin Roberts, Mikayla Roberts and nephew Bryan Roberts. His Life Celebration will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland. For the online memorial, visit www. . John F. Curtin Susan L. Salinger Armand Bourque SALINGER BOURQUE John Paul Kelly III John Paul Kelly III, "Jay" 61, of Cumberland, passed away peace- fully Nov. 14. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Towner) Kelly. Jay was the son of Louise (Lanigan) Kelly and the late John Paul Kelly II. Growing up, he was very involved in the Cumberland/ Lincoln Boys Club, and was a grad- uate of Rhode Island College. He operated his own business, selling kitchen and bath supplies for Kelly & Associates for many years prior to retiring. From his youth to his last summer, Jay enjoyed his annual vacations at Newfound Lake, N.H., with his entire family. Jay was a member of the Suburban Adventure Club in Boston, as well as a longtime vol- unteer at Merrimack Repertory Theater. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, and a former season- ticket holder at the Lowell Spinners. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by five children, Michelle Andolfo and her husband Adam, Lauren Young and her husband Paul, Victoria Billington, Alexandria Billington, and Thomas Billington. Jay was the proud grandfather to Parker Young and Cole Andolfo. He also leaves behind three sisters, Kathleen Spoerer, Julie Small, and Maureen Handy. Jay will be missed by many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Saint John Vianney Church, Cumberland. Visiting hours were Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the O'Neill Funeral Home, Cumberland. Burial will be private. Due to cur- rent restrictions, social distancing and masks are required. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oncology Research with instruc- tions for "Dr. Raufis - GI Cancer Research Fund" at The Miriam Hospital ( Donate or mail a check in Jay's honor, would be much appreciated: The Miriam Hospital Foundation, PO Box H, Providence, RI 02901. KELLY There are more obituaries on page 22. 9 Powder Hill Road (Off Rt. 123) Lincoln, RI 401-728-5903 Open Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Showroom now open! 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