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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 02-18-2021

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16 OBITUARIES FEBRUARY 18-24, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION Patricia E. 'Pat' Rayos Patricia E. "Pat" (Billetdoux) Rayos, 91, was welcomed into heaven by her devoted husband, the late Dr. Jose Rayos. She passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Glens Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late George and Myrtle (Dantz) Billetdoux. She was educated in the Hudson Falls public schools, and a graduate of the Amsterdam Hospital School of Nursing. She was a dedicated pediatric nurse at New York State Hospital for many years, where she met the love of her life, Jose "Joe." She made the decision to retire from nursing in 1958 once she started a family, and would go on to care for their seven children. She was a caring, supportive and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother (meme- re), and friend. She was an unassum- ingly strong and selfless woman, who always put others first. Her family will remember her dearly for her sweet and fun-loving demeanor. She most enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Pat liked playing Mahjong, cards, crossword puzzles, and reading. She was an avid New England sports fan. She leaves behind her lov- ing children: Leon Rayos and his wife, Rosemarie, of Woonsocket, Jose Rayos and his wife, Lora, of Blackstone, Mass., Juan Rayos of North Carolina, Patrick Rayos and his wife, Michele, of Mendon, Mass., Betsy Beauchamp and her husband, Marc, of Blackstone, Mary Stone and her husband, James, of Blackstone, and Paulette Adams and her hus- band, Jeffrey, of Newton, Mass., along with 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addi- tion, she is survived by her brother- in-law, Ernest Underwood, along with her beloved nieces and nephew. She was also the grandmother of the late Melissa-Jo, and dear sister of the late Joan Underwood. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m., at Precious Blood Church, Carrington Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery, Blackstone, Mass., but will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat's honor to: Hope Foundation, International. c/o Marie Halo, 2105 Cranston St., Cranston, RI 02920. All funds go directly to supply medical and dental assis- tance to impoverished regions of the Philippines. Please visit: www.fournierand- fournier.com for condolences. RAYOS David C. Schnorr David C. Schnorr, 70, of North Smithfield, died Feb. 10, at the Philip Hulitar Impatient Center. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Donald and Jeanette (Cournoyer) Schnorr. David was a 1968 graduate of North Smithfield Jr.-Sr. High School. He was a police officer for 15 years for the town of North Smithfield. He also worked for his father doing construction for Don Schnorr Excavating. After retiring from the police department, he worked for Hood Construction in Uxbridge, Mass., Larusso Corporation in Plainville, Mass., and Rhode Island Resource Recovery in Johnston. David was a Vietnam Vet. Growing up he spent summers living on Pascoag Lake. He had so many fond memories of his family and friends on the lake. David loved coaching his son's hockey and soccer teams, he loved watching his daughter and granddaughters dance and his grandson play hockey. His grandchildren brought him so much joy. He leaves his children Heidi Smith and husband, Christopher, of Blackstone, Mass, David Schnorr and wife, Tricia, of Ocala, Fla.; his sister Laurie Brissette of Port Orange, Fla., and his grandchildren Hannah, Ryan, Meghan and Ryleigh Smith. His funeral was held Feb. 16, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Slatersville. Calling hours were held Feb. 15, in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, Voluntary Service, 830 Chalkstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02908. Visit www.holtfuneralhome.com . SCHNORR David C. Contildes David C. Contildes, 74, of Slatersville, died Feb. 11, 2021, in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the hus- band of Kathleen A. (Bishop) Contildes, whom he married Jan. 25, 1997. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alfred C. Contildes Sr. and Olive (Daniels) Contildes. David was a Marine Corps vet- eran. After his discharge from the military, he worked as a steeple jack, and a fisherman in Narragansett. He later received bachelor degrees in psychology and social work from Rhode Island College. He worked as a drug counselor for the Providence Center, retiring in 2009. David was an animal lover, and was known in surrounding areas from walking with his dog, Winchester. Besides his wife, he leaves his daughters, Hannah Contildes of North Smithfield, and Erin Pickens of Florida; his son, David Morgan; his stepsons, David Pellerin of North Smithfield and Jeremy Omar of Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Cameron, Mary, Bella, and Kyra. He was predeceased by his daugh- ter, Molly Contildes; his stepdaugh- ter, Kristen Pellerin; his brother, Alfred Contildes Jr.; and his sister, Frances Sifferman. Funeral arrangements for David will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rhode Island SPCA, 186 Amaral St., Riverside, RI 02915. Visit www.holtfuneralhome.com . CONTILDES Christopher J. Till Christopher J. Till, 46, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 9, with his family by his side. Born in Attleboro, Mass., he was the beloved son of James M. Till of Pawtucket, and Michele L. (Provost) Till of Millville, Mass. Christopher worked as a stocker for Lowes for several years. He was a friend to all he met, a very big-hearted person who loved life. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, baseball, and especially spending time with fam- ily and friends. He was a recipient of several medals from Special Olympics. Besides his parents he is survived by his brother Matthew Till and his wife, Kandi, of Uxbridge; sev- eral aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Committal Service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in St. Stephen's Cemetery, 683 South Main St., Attleboro, Mass. Relatives and friends are invited. The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895, is in charge of the arrangements; www.sdipardomcfh. com . 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, valleybreeze.com, 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. OBITUARIES We provide Free Video Live Stream for any Service 3102 Mendon Road Cumberland 401-658-1155 71 Central St., Manville, RI 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, RI (401) 762-1825 MenardFuneralHome.com Remembering Journeys Celebrating Lives Craig Lacouture, Director Menard ~ Lacouture Funeral Homes 28 th Anniversary 1993 – February 18 – 2021 Forget you Dad we never will We loved you then and always will. Till memory fades and death departs You'll live forever in our hearts. Deeply Missed and Always Loved, Your Family Aldo E. Colli, Sr.

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