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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 04-01-2021

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Clairette Y. Martin (Caplette), 87, passed on Sunday, March 21, at Hope Hospice Center. Clairette was the wife of the late Theodore J. Martin. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Yvonne C. Caplette. Clairette is survived by her children, Pauline Santorelli and her husband, Ralph, Jeannine Costa and her hus- band, Victor, Ernest G. Martin and his wife, Lisa; the late Georges T. Martin; a brother, Georges P. Caplette, and his wife, Marcia, and a sister, the late Pauline Eannarino. Clairette, is also survived by her four granddaughters, Stacey McCrary, Michelle Lugones, Jaime Martin, Kara Martin; also, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Clairette, was a kind and loving per- son, she will be missed by everyone who knew her. A celebration of her life will be held at a later day. Visit www. . Jeanne M. Barry, 90, of North Smithfield, formerly of Woonsocket, died Tuesday, March 9, at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Jeannette (Crepeau) Girard. She was a graduate of St. Clare Girls High School Class of 1948. She was a resident of Woonsocket for most of her life. Over the years Jeannette lived in the Lynchburg, Va., area and had resided in North Smithfield for the past several years. Jeanne worked for Jacob Finklestein Company, Catamore Corporation and as a sale associate at Wal-Mart stores. She was employed as a security guard with the Woonsocket Housing Authority for a number of years. Jeanne had strong work ethic and insisted on working until she was 81 years old. Outside of work, Jeanne's main hobby was trying her luck at casinos, especially Foxwoods. She was an avid bingo player … there better be Bingo in Heaven or else!!! Jeanne was a mem- ber of both the St. Agatha and St. Joseph senior citizens groups and enjoyed par- ticipating in their activities. Jeanne is survived by two sons, Paul Barry, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Donald Barry and his wife, Barbara, of North Smithfield, and a daughter, Denise Wilson, of Woonsocket. She was the devoted grandmother of Donald Barry, and his wife, Lisa, and Eric Wilson, and great-grandmother of Venna and Evelyn Barry and Easton Cole Wilson. Service for Jeanne were private. Arrangements are in care of the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket; www. . Elaine V. (Baillargeon) DePiero, 82, of Summit Street, Woonsocket, died March 24, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph D. DePiero. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Olivier and Theresa (Cabana) Baillargeon. Mrs. DePiero enjoyed crafts, playing cards and trips to various casinos with her husband, and trips to Disney with her entire family. She is survived by her daughter, Kim Fregeau, and her husband, Albert, of Woonsocket; her son, Dean DePiero, and his fiancee, Cheryl-Amy Casey, of Woonsocket; her brother, Raymond Baillargeon, of Utah; her sister, Jeanne St. Pere, of Woonsocket; three grandchildren, Erin Molinari and her husband, Michael, of North Smithfield, Jay Fregeau and his wife, Georgia, of Lynnfield, Mass., and Drew DePiero of Woonsocket; two great-grandchildren, Max and Isabella Molinari; her daugh- ter-in-law, Paula Hemond DePiero, of Woonsocket; and loving nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Arthur, Joseph Albert, and Raymond Paul Baillargeon. Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memo- rial contributions in Elaine's name may be made to HopeHealth, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904. Visit . 14 OBITUARIES APRIL 1-7, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION Jeanne M. Barry Elaine V. DePiero BARRY DEPIERO Clairette Y. Martin MARTIN Lynne A. Harrell Lynne A. (Southwick) Harrell, 67, of North Smithfield, died March 22, in Bayberry Commons Nursing Home, Burrillville. She was the wife of Richard P. Harrell, whom she married Sept. 24, 1983. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Ernest E. and Isabelle R. (MacDougall) Southwick. Lynne was a 1971 graduate of Woonsocket High School, and earned her Bachelor's Degree in 1975 from Rhode Island College. She later attended Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. Lynne worked as a reference assistant for the John Carter Brown Library, Providence. She was four time Worthy Matron of the Woonsocket Chapter of the Eastern Star, and was the Worthy Grand Matron of the Rhode Island Chapter from 2014-2015. Lynne was a member of the former Globe Congregational Church. She was a current active member of Slatersville Congregational Church, where she served as a deacon, and a member of its choir. Besides her husband, Richard, she leaves their daughter, Meaghan Castro, and her husband, Michael, of Attleboro, Mass.; and her grand- son, Oliver P. Castro. Her visitation was held March 28, in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. Funeral services and burial are pri- vate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090- 6011. Visit . The two pled their case to the Town Council on Monday, March 15, but town officials had several questions regarding the program. Among them was who would own the property at the end of the grant process, a ques- tion Baxter said he didn't know the answer to. Town Planner Tom Kravitz also pointed out Mongeon purchased the property after the issues had already started and asked why a well water treatment system was never pursued. "I just want to make sure that we don't approve this, and then the town's on the hook for something we didn't expect," Town Council President John Beauregard said. In the end, town councilors agreed to reconsider the request after Town Solicitor David Igliozzi had a chance to "do a little homework" on the pro- gram. Baxter told The Breeze he believes the BRIC program is the "cleanest" way for Mongeon to seek relief for the property and that town officials will eventually recognize the property is not habitable. After a decade dealing with the issue, Mongeon said he doesn't think anything would've happened if Baxter hadn't gotten involved. He's hoping his last resort won't be to pursue the matter in court, he said. "It's been a battle," he said. WATER From Page 12 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. OBITUARIES 6 th Anniversary 4/3/2015 – 4/3/2021 Brian J. LaSalle Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day. We love and miss you. Love, Dad and Jackie 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 Remembering Journeys Celebrating Lives Craig Lacouture, Director Menard ~ Lacouture Funeral Homes

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