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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 02-18-2021

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Albert P. DiMuccio, 82, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Elmhurst Extended Care Center, Providence. He was the hus- band of Frances R. (Leedham) DiMuccio, they have been married for the past 55 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Phillip and Lillian (Ottaviano) DiMuccio. Al resided in Cumberland for more than 50 years, previously residing in Pembroke, Mass. He was a communicant of St. Aidan-St.Patrick Parish, Cumberland Al was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was an avid golfer and played in various leagues in the area for many years. He enjoyed playing bocce and cribbage with family and friends. He and his wife were avid travelers, but most of all Al enjoyed being with his wife, children, grand- children and great-grandchildren. Al was a cook, previously work- ing at the former Good Times and Gardner's Restaurant, Cumberland, for more than 25 years until his retirement. Along with his wife, he is survived by his three children, Christine Kulacz and her husband, Todd, of Cumberland, Kim Letendre and her husband, David, of Keedysville, Md., and Michael DiMuccio of Spring Hill, Fla.; his sister, Ann DiMuccio, of West Warwick, and his two brothers Donald DiMuccio of North Providence and Richard DiMuccio of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Phillip DiMuccio. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Al's Life Celebration will begin with Visiting Hours on Friday, Feb. 19, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the St. Aidan-St. Patrick Parish, 1460 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be private and 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 his memory to the St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For the online memorial, visit www.jjduffyfuneralhome.com . John K. Clark, 65, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Wiliam F. and Janice P. Clark Jr. John was a gifted baseball player who was signed with the Baltimore Orioles out of high school, in 1973. An injury ended his career early, but John used his knowledge and love for the game as a coach, hitting instructor and mentor to countless players in New England over the years. He also served with distinc- tion with the U.S. Air Force. John spent his last years as a secu- rity guard at Rough Point Mansion in Newport. John is survived by his son, Daniel, and his wife, Alissa Clark, and daughter, Stephanie, and her husband, Jeffrey Hanson. He was the loving grand- father of Elvis and Levi Hanson and Margaret Clark. He is also survived by his siblings Stephen and wife, Carol Clark, Maureen Clark and William Clark lll. He leaves behind nieces, a nephew and many dear friends who could share a story or two about him. John loved to tell a good story; his warm laughter and kindness will be missed by all he leaves behind. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m., in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane, Warwick. The Mass will be live streamed and can be viewed at https://stkevin-stbenedict.org/. Military Honors will immediately follow. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John K. Clark, please visit the Tribute Store at https://tinyurl.com/s04gizvi . Kevin R. Fournier, 53, unexpect- edly passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the loving husband of Denise M. (Denman) Fournier of West Greenwich. On Aug. 16, 1967, in Pawtucket, Kevin was born the son to Elaine (Cynqmars) Fournier- Hull of Naples, Fla., and the late Roland G. Fournier, and was the stepson of John T. Hull of Naples, Fla. He was widowed by Diane (Wallin) Fournier in 2006. He is survived by his wife, Denise Fournier, of West Greenwich; his mother, Elaine Fournier-Hull, and her husband, John T. Hull, of Naples, Fla.; two sons, Adam Fournier and his wife, Sadie, of Woonsocket, and Andrew "AJ" Fournier and his fiancée, Julia Canton, of Cranston; two stepchildren, Matthew Sherman of West Greenwich, and Molly Sherman of West Greenwich; a daughter, Mercedes Fournier; two grand- daughters, Aria and Sophia Fournier, and two siblings, Kenneth Fournier of Cumberland, and Karen (Fournier) Ruizzo of North Smithfield. He is also survived by many loving extended family mem- bers and friends. Calling hours were held Monday, Feb. 15, at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Ave., West Warwick. Family and friends gathered at Our Lady of Czenstochowa, 445 Washington St., Coventry, for his Funeral Mass on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. Donations in his memory may be made to NEARI Children's Fund, 99 Bald Hill Road, Cranston, RI 02920. Remembrances may be shared at www.carpenterjenks.com . 22 OBITUARIES FEBRUARY 18-24, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Albert P. DiMuccio John K. Clark Kevin R. Fournier DIMUCCIO CLARK FOURNIER Please let our advertisers know that you read about their products or services in The Valley Breeze Newspapers. R.I. Foundation offers fellowships to college students for travel and discovery PROVIDENCE – College stu- dents yearning for adventure have until March 2 to apply for fellow- ships through the Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. Recipients will have until Dec. 31, 2022, to complete their travel. The Foundation will give students up to $5,000 to pursue self-designed enrichment projects that include travel. Over the years, the fund has awarded fellowships to more than 100 students to visit sites ranging from Appalachia to Zaire. Past recipi- ents have performed at an improv festival in Minnesota, interned in Washington, D.C., and volunteered at a Costa Rican orphanage. The fund's goal is to broaden stu- dent perspectives and enhance per- sonal growth. Permitted uses include domestic and foreign travel as well as participation in internship and public service programs. Grants cannot be used for standard semester-abroad programs or for post-graduate travel. Applicants can attend out-of-state colleges and universities, but must be legal residents of Rhode Island. Grants are not intended for pur- chase of equipment or other capital expenses. Applications must include a thorough description of the proposed activities, demonstrate clear purpose and show financial need. 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