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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 02-18-2021

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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Ursula Ann (McGoran) Hendricks, 93, of Naples, Fla., passed away on Feb. 5, after a brief illness. One of three chil- dren, she was born in Pawtucket, to par- ents Edward R. and Helen (Martin) McGoran. She and her husband, Allan E. Hendricks, had long careers at Atlantic Richfield Co., first in Providence, and later in Los Angeles, Calif. First employed as a secretary, Ursula retired as administrative assistant in the firm's real estate divi- sion. Before moving permanently to Naples in 2000, she and Allan had lived in Barrington, Brewster, Mass. and LaCanada, Calif. In retirement, they especially enjoyed travel, golf and tennis. Allan died in 2011. Ursula was predeceased by her brother Edward R. McGoran Jr. and is survived by brother Paul McGoran of Newport, nephew Michael McGoran of North Providence, and nieces Carleen Lawson of Yorktown, Va., and Megan McGoran of West Warwick. In recent years, Ursula served as Eucharistic Minister at St. William Church and volunteered in the church gift shop. She will be remem- bered for her charm, her energy and her great style. A loving and deeply spiritual woman, she was dedicated to her faith, her family, and her many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. William Church today, Thursday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. Ursula will be interred at Sarasota National Cemetery with her beloved Allan, a WWII veteran of the Normandy invasion. For online condolences, visit www.; Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, Fla. Dorothy Desjardins, 91, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 14. She was the wife of the late Donald E. Desjardins. Born in Lincoln, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Marie (Houle) Whalen. Dorothy traveled extensively in the U.S. and overseas with her husband and family. She was an avid knitter, often donating sweaters and hats to newborns and infants of mili- tary families. She is survived by her children, Denis Desjardins and his wife, Karen, and Debra Beaulieu and her husband, Peter. She also leaves her grandchil- dren, Rachel and Sean Walker. She was the sister of the late Mildred Ricard, Leroy and Bernard Whalen. The funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements by O'Neill Funeral Home, Cumberland, www. . Damian David Gagnier, age 28, passed away on Friday, Feb. 5. He is the son of Michael Gagnier of Lincoln and Valerie Hoey (Kerfien) of Oswego, N.Y. Damian is also survived by his step- mother, Jennifer Gagnier (Anderson); brother, Brandon Gagnier, of Broome County, N.Y.; sister, Alexis Hoey, of Oswego, N.Y.; brother, Tyler Hoey, of Oswego; and one nephew as well as extensive extend- ed family members from both areas. Damian was born in Oswego, N.Y., on March 3, 1992, and graduated from Lincoln High School. He was a lover of all animals, including insects and reptiles. He possessed a kind and tender heart. A private memorial service will be held at Pawtucket Covenant Congregational Church, date unknown at this time. Beloved Damian, you will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Alcoholics Anonymous. CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | FEBRUARY 18-24, 2021 OBITUARIES 23 Alfred H. 'Al' Fontaine Alfred H. "Al" Fontaine, 85, of Seneca Street, died Sunday, Feb. 7, at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline (Doire) Fontaine, and the former husband of Joyce Fontaine. Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Joseph and Edith (Blanchette) Fontaine, he had lived in Cumberland for the past 52 years. Mr. Fontaine was the former owner of Hartley's Pork Pies, Lincoln, before retiring. Prior to that, he was a baker for the former Arnold's Bakery, and a facilities manager for the former Pawtucket Savings & Trust. Al was a volunteer firefighter for the Lonsdale Fire Department for many years. A U.S. Army veteran, he served as a cook for many years. He loved golfing, softball, playing poker at Foxwoods and telling sto- ries to his family and friends. He is survived by his children, Christine Tariela, and her husband, Michael, of Dayville, Conn., and Nancy Breault, and her husband, Eric, of Rehoboth, Mass., Charlene (Doire) Alves of Harrisville, Brenda Woods, and her husband, Shawn,, of Pascoag, Stephen Doire of San Diego, Calif., and Daniel Doire, and his wife, Kelli, of Coventry; two brothers, Norman Fontaine and Roland Fontaine; and several grandchildren and great-grandchil- dren. He was the father of the late Debra Cullerton, and the brother of the late Russell Fontaine and Raymond Fontaine. A private burial service will take place in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 3004, Warwick, R.I. 02886, would be appreciated. For online guest book, please visit . Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. Ursula Ann Hendricks Dorothy Desjardins Damian David Gagnier FONTAINE HENDRICKS DESJARDINS GAGNIER do you know? You can call The Valley Breeze at 401-334-9555. Our fax is 334-9994. 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 $99, or $138 for lengthy obituaries, in the edition of your choice. You may place the obituary in any of our other editions for $55 each. Thank you. 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