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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 02-18-2021

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | FEBRUARY 18-24, 2021 OBITUARIES 15 Dolores G. Lafleur Dolores G. (Levitre) Lafleur, 92, passed away peacefully on Feb. 2, at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Alcide P. Lafleur. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Sylva O. and Ida (Gonze) Levitre. Dolores had worked at the Bijou Theatre in Woonsocket before working as a bookkeeper, a waitress, and at Birch Hill Poultry in North Smithfield. She loved attending her children's and grandchildren's sporting events and activities throughout her life, any type of crafting, traveling, visiting with her grandchildren and especially loved all the family get-togethers. She was an avid animal lover like her husband, Al, who never thought twice of "babysitting" the family pets. Together they were avid New England sports fans of the Red Sox, Bruins and the Patriots. She also enjoyed getting autographs from sports celebrities any chance she got joining her children and grandchil- dren like one of the kids. As a moth- er of young children, she attended every game they played in and was a co-founder of the North Smithfield Little League Women's Auxiliary to help support the league in fundrais- ing at Pacheco Park. She was especially proud of her travel to California when she was able to meet with President Ronald Reagan along with her two sisters and cherished those pictures and shared with her family. She leaves a daughter, Suzanne (Lafleur) Gazaille and her husband, Roland, of North Smithfield; and three sons, Gerard Lafleur and his wife, Sheryl, of Burrillville; Dr. Richard Lafleur and his wife, Pamela, of Derry, N.H.; and former North Smithfield School Committee Chairman Robert Lafleur, of North Smithfield. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Dr. Roland "Randy" Gazaille III and his wife, Alexis, of Dayton, Ohio; Timothy Gazaille of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Kathryn (Gazaille) Galvin and her husband, Michael, of North Smithfield; Dr. Jarret Lafleur and his wife, Dr. Stephanie Chen, in Maryland; Justin Lafleur of Pennsylvania; Sarah Halonen and her husband, Jared, in Hawaii, Scott Lafleur of Tucson, Ariz.; Amy Lafleur of Connecticut; and Nicholas Lafleur of North Smithfield, and Jessica Lafleur of Fort Meyers, Fla. She also leaves five great-grandchildren, Connor and Kylie Galvin, Wyatt and Walker Gazaille, and Sullivan Halonen as well many nephews and nieces. As her granddaughter Jessica said recently, "I hope God has plenty of chicken fingers, M & M's and H2O ready to welcome her!" Every time we have chicken fingers, M & M's and H2O, we will be thinking of her. As the last surviving member of the Levitre generation she was pre- deceased by five brothers, J. Gaston, J. Albert, Bertrand, Gerard, and Giles Levitre, and four sisters, Liette Turcotte, Dorothy Levitre, Laurette Hebert, and Rita Rainville. There are no calling hours. Her funeral will be public in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines and pro- tocols with a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Church on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m., and may be viewed live at https://client.tribucast. com/tcid/99293025 . Arrangements are under the direc- tion of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bayberry Commons Memory Care Unit, 181 Davis Drive, Pascoag, RI 02859. Visit www.holtfuneralhome.com . LAFLEUR Robert A. Plasse Robert A. Plasse, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Landmark Medical Center. He was the hus- band of the late Rita (Payette) Plasse and companion of Rolande Lefebvre of Woonsocket. Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Bertrand and Florence (Phaneuf) Plasse. Mr. Plasse worked for 40 years as a truck driver and was a 30-year member of the Teamster Union Local 251. He worked for Theroux Bros., Trottier Bros., and George Mann Chemical Co.; retiring in 1998. He is survived by two sons, Robert Plasse Jr. and his wife, Kimberly, of Swansea, Mass., and Rodney Plasse and his partner, Robert MacPherson, of South Weymouth, Mass.; one daughter, Roberta Robidoux, and her husband, Adrien, of Palm Coast, Fla.; one sister, Theresa Lussier, of Cumberland, and was predeceased by his sister, Aline Richard. He is also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and two stepgreat-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road, Woonsocket. Burial was held in St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery. The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, is in charge of the arrangements. www.sdipardomcfh. com In lieu of flowers, memorial con- tributions may be made to The American Cancer Society at www. cancer.org . PLASSE Marcel L. Bernier, 88, of Blackstone, Mass., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 19, at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He is the beloved husband of the late Luce G. (Lanoue) Bernier. Born in Blackstone, Mass., on Sept. 21, 1932, he was the son of the late Phillip and Olea (Lemay) Bernier. He is the step-father of Ronald Armstrong and his wife, Emilie, of Uxbridge, Mass., and Linda Theroux and her husband, Robert, of Peoria, Ariz. He leaves his grand- children, Audra Metivier and her husband, Josh, of Surprise, Ariz., Kayla Armstrong of Blackstone, Mass., Jonathan Armstrong of Uxbridge, Mass., and four great- grandchildren, Riley, Abigail, Charlotte, and Madison. He is the brother of the late Gerard L. Bernier and Georgette S. Vallee. Marcel was a lifelong resident of Blackstone. He worked at JS Prunier Company in Worcester as a metal lather for many years until retiring. Marcel was a communicant of St. Theresa Church, Blackstone, and a member of the Woonsocket Elks Lodge #850. He was a coin collector and investor. Marcel was part owner of the Matunuck Beach Trailer Association and they enjoyed their summers at Matunuck and his clam bakes. Marcel loved his canine companions. Marcel will be greatly missed. Funeral Services will be held at a future time and date to be announced due to COVID-19 restrictions. Arrangements are under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, 151 So. Main St., Bellingham, Mass. To sign guest book and for funeral service updates, visit www.cartiersfuneral- home.com . BERNIER Alma M. (Casey) Saravara, Millville, Mass.; passed away peacefully at 99 years old on Feb. 8, in Blackstone Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center, Whitinsville (formerly St. Camillus Healthcare). She was born on April 6, 1921, in Douglas, Mass., the daughter of the late Nancy (Casey) Peters. Alma was the beloved wife of John Saravara. They were married for 45 years before his passing in 1986. Alma worked up until 91. Alma's last job was with Walmart, in Woonsocket, where she was a greeter for nine years before retir- ing. Alma's extensive working career included caregiver for the late Samuel Medoff of Woonsocket, Harmony Hill School where she was the cook, Nyanza Mills, Schuster's Woolen Mill, Ilona Mills, U.S. Rubber and Hanora Mills. Alma enjoyed people, especially her family. Her pleasant welcom- ing smile opened the hearts of everyone she met. Her home cook- ing, warmth and love made every family gathering a most special time to remember. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Prokop, of Lisbon, Conn., and a son, Wayne Saravara, of Thompson, Conn., three grandchil- dren and 10 great-grandchildren, and was predeceased granddaugh- ter Tammy Saravara Paul. The family wishes to thank the staff at Whitcomb House in Milford for the enjoyable stay Alma spent in assisted living and the extended special and com- passionate care provided by the nurses and staff at Blackstone Valley Rehabilitation Center in Whitinsville, Mass. Due to the pandemic restrictions, a memorial mass will be planned for the spring of 2021. Arrangements are by Buma Funeral Home Uxbridge, www. bumafuneralhome.com . Marcel L. Bernier Alma M. Saravara SARAVARA See more obituaries on page 16 Consumers Propane 762-5461 BOUSQUET OIL 769-0146 139 HAMLET AVE. WOONSOCKET, RI 02895-0628 SERVICE – SALES – INSTALLATION OF GAS & OIL HEATING EQUIPMENT • Boilers • Furnaces • Hot Water Heaters WWW.CONSUMERSPROPANE.COM WE FILL GAS GRILL TANKS Peter J. 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