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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-16-2018

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 16-22, 2018 PAWTUCKET 19 BREEZE PHOTOS BY CHARLES LAWRENCE The Pawtucket Police Department's 2018 Awards and Memorial Ceremony was held at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater last Thursday. Above, Pawtucket Public Safety Director Col. JAMES VARTANIAN addresses the gathering, speaking of the incredible dangers the police face every day and praising their honor and integrity. At right is Rhode Island State Attorney General PETER KILMARTIN. Honoring Pawtucket's thin blue line Officer EVAN DELLA TORRE, right, is congratulated by Public Safety Director Col. JAMES VARTANIAN for having stopped a man with a loaded 25-caliber automatic pistol who said he was headed to Notre Dame Cemetery to commit suicide. Officer Della Torre is credited with having prevented a tragedy. On left is Pawtucket police Capt. ROBERT DA SILVA. Members of the PAWTUCKET POLICE DEPARTMENT listen attentively to speak- ers at the 2018 Annual Awards and Memorial Ceremony held at Pawtucket's Veterans Memorial Amphitheater last Thursday. 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 $90, or $125 for lengthy obituaries, in the edition of your choice. You may place the obituary in any of our other editions for $50 each. Thank you. OBITUARIES answers 3 rd Year Anniversary May 18th Andre R. Gousie His Super Power: Love! Love From All of Us Keefe Funeral Home and Cremation Services Available 24 hours/7 Days/Emergency Rental Caskets Available Pre-Arrangement Plans & Guidance Complete Funeral Arranging Wheelchair Accessible Availability to accommodate large services with small service attention Five Higginson Avenue Lincoln, RI 02865 www.thekeefefuneralhome.com 401-725-4253 Monument Manufacturers INDOOR SHOWROOM Cemetery Lettering 91 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford 401-434-4064 www.stanleygranite.com Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon STANLEY GRANITE CO. Gertrude (Quintin) Sawyer-Gagnon, 94, passed away peace- fully on ursday, December 14, 2017. She was the wife of the late James J. Sawyer and Wilfred Gagnon. Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on May 26, 1923 she was a daughter of the late Romeo and Alexina (Bonafee) Quintin. Gert was a Gold Star wife aer losing her husband James Sawyer during WWII. She was also a parishioner of Our Lady of Consolation Church for 92 years, until moving to Virginia in 2015. She was an avid walker, walking 5 miles a day until her 92nd year. She loved reading, crocheting, sports of all kinds but espe - cially the New England Patriots and her beloved Boston Red Sox. Her greatest love though was her family. She was always there for family and friends Gert is survived by her daughter Sharon (Ron) Tardif of Virginia, one brother, Roland (Peggy) Quintin of Rhode Island, one sister, Cecile Charette, of Virginia. Nine grandchildren Barry (Kimberley) Sawyer, Brian (Crystal) Sawyer, Myra Sawyer, Sharon (Michael) Sloup, Traci (Elois) Contreras, Todd Gagnon, Trudi (Mark) Guindon, Meaghan (John Hodapp) Tardif and Greg (Allison) Tardif. 24 Great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchil - dren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sons James R Sawyer and Jeffrey W Gagnon, Granddaughter Marian "Missy" (Sawyer) Behrens, 2 brothers Leo and Lucien Quintin, 4 sisters Lea Valiquette, Lucille Fortier, Marie Quintin, and Juliette Quintin. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 211 Sabin Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Burial is private and in lieu of flowers please send donations to ALZ.org Alzheimer's Assocations. Gertrude (Quintin) Sawyer-Gagnon

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