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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-16-2018

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 16-22, 2018 LETTERS / PAWTUCKET 17 Bruce, who became city fire officials, said he was surprised to hear that he had a relative in the St. Mary's Cemetery, saying he's looking for- ward to the May 27 ceremony to honor him. The marker for Burns bears the name of his U.S. Army unit, the Hospital Guards of Rhode Island, which served at the former Lovell Hospital of Portsmouth. Davis pro- duced a photo of the unit, but said she hasn't been able to confirm which of the members pictured is Burns. Burns was an Ireland native who came to the U.S. as a 21-year-old in 1858. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he volunteered in one of the first U.S. Army regiments that went out from the state, serving through- out the war. He received an honorable dis- charge when peace was declared. He was a carder in the local tex- tile industry until illness led to his retirement, according to records provided by Davis. Graves of other Burns family members who have died can be found in the much larger and newer Mount St. Mary's Cemetery on the Pawtucket/East Providence line. Pictured with Bernard Burns' new headstone at St. Mary's Cemetery are, from left, Burns descendant JOE BURNS, former fire chief of Pawtucket, volunteer TOM ROGERS, The Rev. MARK SAURIOL, and ROBERT and JOANN DAVIS. BURNS From Page 9 Thank police officers This week is National Police Week in honor of our "men in blue." We should fully support the everyday efforts of our police and fire depart- ments. Their upholding of the oath to "protect and serve" the residents of our wonderful nation is deeply appreciated and should not – and has not – gone unnoticed. The safety of all communities, as well as the safety of every man and women who wears the uniform of a police officer, must always be of utmost concern. This week and all weeks that fol- low, make an effort to thank a police officer or firefighter. Also, thank any veteran whom you may have the pleasure of meeting. God Bless our "men (and women) in blue," and America. BOB FERRI Central Falls LETTER Leon Mathieu Center celebrating seniors 90 and older PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center is celebrat- ing May as Older Americans Month by hosting a special birth- day celebration for Pawtucket seniors 90 and older on Friday, May 25, at 12:30 p.m. To submit a name of someone who is 90 or older and is a past or current resident of Pawtucket, contact Melissa Cabral at 401-312- 0263. For more information, call 401- 728-7582. Yard & Craft Sale at Central Congregational ATTLEBORO, Mass. – A Yard & Craft Sale will be held on the lawn at Central Congregational Church, 115 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls, on Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.attleborofallschurch.org . IN BRIEF Do you know someone celebrating a June Birthday? 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