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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-07-2018

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 7-13, 2018 OBITUARIES 39 Rita Mary Verrier Rita Mary (Richardson) Verrier, age 94, passed away at home in Cumberland, on June 2. Born in North Smithfield, on May 21, 1924, she was the daugh- ter of the late Edward Thomas and Melina (St. Pierre) Richardson. She was raised and educated in Woonsocket. At a young age, Rita took a job with Woonsocket Mills, to help support her family. Rita met the love of her life, David H. Verrier, on a blind date, when he was home from his active duty assignment in the military. Four days later, she introduced David to her parents and they were married on Sept. 6, 1947, in St. Paul Church in Blackstone. The young couple made their home in Cumberland, and as a devoted wife, Rita took on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her young family, in addition to caring for some of her nieces and nephews. Rita kept a busy social calendar, as she and David enjoyed square dancing with the Cadrill Dance Group and taking bus trips with the Royal Travelers. In her more recent years, Rita was a devoted member of St. Joseph's Church Senior Citizens. After David became ill, Rita never left his side, compassionately caring for him through his passing. After David's death, Rita continued traveling, visiting casinos around the country, making stops in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, and Twin River, in addition to traveling back and forth to Pompano Beach, Fla. Back at home, she enjoyed completing word searches and spending time with friends and family. She was the beloved wife of the late David H. Verrier; loving moth- er of David J. Verrier and his wife, Sheila, of Cumberland; Cherished grandmother of Nicole Verrier and her husband, Clive Butler, of Gaitherburg, Md., and Daniel J. Verrier of Cumberland; sister of Irene Dugas of Woonsocket, Alice Cifizzari of Woonsocket, Lucille Beaudion of Woonsocket, Shirley Gravel of Woonsocket, the late W. Thomas Richardson, the late Leo Richardson, the late Walter Richardson, the late William Richardson, the late Eileen Tetreault, and the late Celia Cournoyer. She is also survived by her niece, Judy Gagne. of Cumberland, and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Mass for Rita and David in St. Joseph's Church, 1200 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, on Wednesday, June 13, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery in Slatersville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Disabled American Veterans, 360 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903. Arrangements are by James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, Walpole, Mass. Norman E. Hebert Norman E. Hebert, 86, of Cumberland, passed away June 3 surrounded by his lov- ing family. He was the beloved husband of Carol (Remington) Hebert. They were happily married for 62 years. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Fred and Elizabeth (Costigan) Hebert. Norm was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was an electrician for Aubin's Tri-State Electric for 38 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Thomas Council, Cumberland, and the St. Patrick Seniors. Norman along with his wife, Carol, summered in Buttonwoods since 1966. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Michael Hebert and his wife, Dawn; Cathleen Laverty and her hus- band, David; Judith Hebert; Norman Hebert Jr.; and Jessica Folan and her husband, Bart; He is also survived by his sister, Constance Pinkham, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchil- dren. He was the brother of the late Muriel Laverty. The funeral will be held today, Thursday, June 7, at 9 a.m., from the O'Neill Funeral Home, 3102 Mendon Road, Cumberland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in Saint Aidan's Church, 1460 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kindred Hospice, 2374 Post Road, Suite 206, Warwick, RI, 02886, would be appreciated. Visit . HEBERT United Way seeks $35,000 for summer learning PROVIDENCE – As United Way of Rhode Island prepares for the start of its Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative, the organization's partners have again stepped forward with funding to ensure that local youth have access to summer learning opportunities. Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc. reaf- firmed its commitment to summer learning with a gift of $225,000, while members of United Way's Women United and Young Leaders Circle added financial support. With a fundraising goal of $35,000 remaining, United Way is calling on corporate sponsors, local businesses, and members of the community to ensure local children remain engaged in learning outside the classroom. Gifts of any size to the campaign may be made at . OBITUARIES are updated continuously at Centenary Church serving lobster lunch ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Centenary United Methodist Church, 15 Sanford St., at the cor- ner of North Main Street, will host a Lobster Roll or Lobster Mac & Cheese Lunch on Friday, June 15. Individually packaged, take-out lobster lunches are $11, complete, and can be picked up anytime on Friday, June 15, between 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Group orders can be delivered to businesses, schools, and professional offices. Order by noon on Tuesday, June 12, by calling 508-222-1759 and leave a message, or email cen- . 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 $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 Jeffrey A. 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