William P. Menard - 9/24/2003
William P. Menard, 79, of Hardig Road, a former chef, died September 24, 2003, at Haven Health Center, Coventry. He was the husband of Marie E. (Ferrara) Menard. Born in Taunton, Mass., a son of the late William and Georgiana (LePage) Menard, he had lived in Warwick since 1961. Mr. Menard was a 1942 graduate of Bishop Coyle High School, Taunton. He enjoyed cooking, singing, reading, and playing baseball and Hi-Lo-Jack. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, William A. Menard of Warwick; three daughters, Barbara A. Falso of East Greenwich, Sonya Ahearn of Panama City, Fla., and Michelle Menard of Mendon, Mass.; a sister, Anita Warchal of Taunton; five grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was the brother of the late Blanche Edman, Alice Garceau, Lucy Murphy, Beatrice Cardoza, Louise Tagano, and Lorraine and Roger Menard. The funeral was private.
Glenn H. Edgecomb - 9/25/2003
Glenn H. Edgecomb, 91, of Pawleys Island, S.C., a retired executive, died September 25, 2003, at Georgetown (S.C.) Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Coates) Edgecomb. Born in Waverly, N.Y., on Sept. 13, 1912, he was a son of the late Bert and Jenny (Manning) Edgecomb. He had been a vice president at Leesona Corp., Warwick, before retiring. He was a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, and a member of the Philadelphia Masonic Lodge. He leaves a son, Glenn H. Edgecomb Jr. of Houston; a daughter, Bette Axt of Pawleys Island; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment took place in Towanda, Pa.
Mary Claire Ferrazzano - 9/22/2003
Mary Claire Ferrazzano, of Victory Highway, West Greenwich, a teaching assistant, died September 22, 2003, at Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick. She was the companion of Rob Fishman. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cote, she had lived in West Greenwich for 23 years, previously residing in North Kingstown. Ms. Ferrazzano had been a teaching assistant in the Exeter-West Greenwich School Department for 20 years. She enjoyed Cajun zydeco dancing and hiking. Besides her companion, she leaves five sons, Robert Jacques of Fort Pierce, Fla., Kenneth and Michael Jacques, both of Pawtucket, James Ferrazzano Jr. of Metheun, Mass., and Christopher Ferrazzano of West Greenwich; and six grandchildren. The funeral service was held in Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Burial was private.
Delicia P. (Pace) Watts - 9/24/2003
Delicia P. (Pace) Watts, 84, of West Shore Health Center, formerly of Chatham Circle, a professional artist, died September 24, 2003, at Kent County Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Roy Teddy Watts. Born in Treorchy, Wales, a daughter of the late Aurelius and Beatrice (Dodd) Pace, she had lived in Riverside and Exeter before moving to Warwick. Mrs. Watts was a former hairdresser and assistant director for the Fogarty Center, Providence, and later became a professional artist. She attended Rhode Island School of Design. She leaves a son, C. Theodore Watts in Florida; a daughter, Christine Watts of Warwick; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Kendall Watts, and sister of the late Beatrice Bell, Thelma Jadosz-McCloskey, A. Fred Pace and Leonard Roberts. The funeral services were private.
Rose I. DeMascole - 9/27/2003
Rose I. DeMascole, of Red Chimney Drive, a retired purchasing agent, died September 27, 2003, at home. She was the wife of Louis P. DeMascole. Born in Rochester, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Borelli) DeLucia. Before her illness, Mrs. DeMascole had worked as a retail clothing purchaser for Allied Stores in New York, for more than 12 years. She was a communicant of St. Gregory the Great Church, where she devoted her time to many parish organizations. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Mark L. DeMascole of San Diego, Calif.; and three brothers, Frank and George DeLucia, both in New York, and Alfonse DeLucia in Arizona. She was the sister of the late Marie Riker. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Gregory the Great Church, Cowesett Road. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 would be appreciated.
Elsie H. Berger - 9/27/2003
Elsie H. Burger, 79, of Meadowbrook Terrace, Warwick Avenue, died September 27, 2003, at home. She was the wife of the late Herman J. Burger. Born in Wilhelmsburg, Germany, a daughter of the late Julius and Natalie (Schmitke) Rinas, she had lived in Rochester, N.Y., before moving to Warwick in 1985. Mrs. Burger was a member of the Hobnobber's Association, the Warwick Grange and the Widow & Widower's Club. She leaves two sons, Eric W. Burger of Moorhead City, N.C., and John Burger of Warwick; a daughter, Cindy S. Sheehan of Rochester; a brother, Oscar Rinas in New York; three sisters, Sophie Christian of Pine City, N.Y., Janet Rinas of Holly, N.Y., and Julie Rinas of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral and burial were private.
Florence Joan Cole - 9/4/2003
Florence Joan Cole, 66, of Tennyson Road, a bookkeeper, died September 4, 2003, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Wilfred J. and Florence A. (Nottage) Thereault, she was a lifelong Warwick resident. Mrs. Cole had been working as a bookkeeper at Tourtellot & Co. Produce, Providence, for 25 years. She leaves six sons, Charles, William and Scott Cole, all of East Providence, Patrick Cole of Newport and Stephen and Paul Cole, both of Warwick; four daughters, Catherine Cole-Russell of Warwick, Cherylanne Cole of Pawtucket and Corinne O'Donnell and Carla McBride, both of East Providence; a brother, Brian Thereault of Santa Ana, CA; two sisters, Brenda Iemma of Warwick and Deborah Donahue-Gwillim of Old Saybook, Conn.; 14 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. She was a sister of the late Wilfred Thereault. The funeral was held from Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ann Church, 1493 Cranston St., Cranston. Burial was in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
Loretta A. (Thibodeau) Prevey-Maykis - 3/31/2003
Loretta A. (Thibodeau) Prevey-Maykis, 93, of North Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, Calif., a retired restaurant owner and jewelry linker, died March 31, 2003, at home. She was the wife of the late Peter W. Maykis and the late Arthur H. Prevey. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Hubert and Amanda (Fortin) Thibodeau, she lived in Smithfield, Providence and Warwick before moving to California in 1982. Mrs. Prevey-Maykis was a linker at Coro Jewelry Co. and was the owner of the former Cliff's Lounge, West Warwick. She was a descendant of Malaciet of Maine and a member of the Wampanoag Tribe. She was a member of the Providence Senior Citizens Center and a past president of the Oliver Hazard Perry Jr. High School PTA, Providence. She enjoyed playing the piano and traveling. She leaves three daughters, Yvonne Marasco-Penn of Pasadena, Calif., Irene Burke of Dry Fork, Va., and Germaine Greene of Coventry; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was the mother-in-law of Chief Eagle Heart. She was the mother of the late Leo A. Prevey, stepmother of the late Robert W. Maykis and sister of the late Leo, William, Lorodus and Eugene Thibodeau, Natalie Miller, Yvonne Shepard and Rea Boulet. A memorial service was held in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave. Burial was in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
Daniel J. Heeks - 4/4/2003
Daniel J. Heeks, 31, of Moore Street, a meat cutter, died April 4, 2003, at Kent County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Warwick, a son of Linda M. (Doyle) Heeks, with whom he resided, and Howard A. Heeks of West Warwick. He had lived in Providence until moving to Warwick eight years ago. Mr. Heeks was employed as a meat cutter in the Warwick area. Besides his parents he leaves a companion, Amber Mulchahey of East Greenwich; a stepfather, Kenneth Misiewicz of Warwick; a stepmother, Cathy Heeks of West Warwick; two daughters, Danielle Heeks of Warwick and Haley Heeks of East Greenwich; a sister, Tammy L. Ricci of Warwick; and a half sister, Kristina Heeks of West Warwick. The funeral was held from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Timothy Church, Warwick Avenue. Burial was in Acotes Hill Cemetery, Chepachet.
Edith M. Mulvey - 4/8/2003
Edith M. Mulvey, 90, of Meadowbrook Terrace, Warwick Avenue, died April 8, 2003, at Kent County Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late John R. Mulvey. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Warren A. and Emma (Grube) Wood, she had lived in Warwick since 1964. Mrs. Mulvey had been a member of the Meadowbrook Senior Citizens, a member and captain of Meadowbrook Tenants Association and a member and past president of the Hoxsie Seniors. She had been a frequent contributor to the Providence Journal's The Way We Were Photos and enjoyed reading. She also made homemade dolls, which were displayed at various libraries and the Warwick Museum. She was a communicant of St. Kevin Church. She leaves three sons, David R., Brian J. and Daniel M. Mulvey, all of Warwick; two daughters, Joan M. McCarthy of Hartford, Conn., and Dorothy R. Landry of Warwick; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late John R. Mulvey Jr., and Dennis E., Richard L. and Janet L. Mulvey, and sister of the late Dorothy Collins and Virginia Bushell. The funeral was held from Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane. Burial was in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Hospice of Nursing Placement, 339 Angell St., Providence, RI 02906 would be appreciated.
Dora C. Donnelly - 4/7/2003
Dora C. Donnelly, 86, of Sparrow Point 1, Hardig Road, formerly of the Lakewood section of Warwick, died April 7, 2003, at Kent County Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas A. Donnelly. Born in Brockton, Mass., a daughter of the late Paul and Frances (Relleva) Relleva, she had lived in Warwick since 1947 in Lakewood before moving to Sparrow Point I four years ago. She was also a summer resident of Narragansett for 40 years. Mrs. Donnelly had worked for Western Union during World War II. She was a 1934 graduate of Brockton High School and a 1944 graduate of Western Union Telegraph School, Washington, DC. She was past president of Howard Rogers American Legion Post 25 Auxiliary, a member of Pilgrim and Gaspee Senior Citizens Groups and a volunteer for West Bay Community Action and Warwick Public Schools, where she served in libraries and child care. She was a 25-year member of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program. She was a communicant of St. Gregory the Great Church and a former communicant of St. Peter Church, where she was a member of its Women's Club. She leaves a son, Dennis Donnelly and his wife, Sharon, of North Kingstown; a daughter, Judith Connolly and her husband, Paul, of North Smithfield; four sisters, Mary Relleva, Deletta Froio and Yolanda Sylvia, all of Brockton, Mass., and Blanche Tennis of San Mateo, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Melanie and Daniel Donnelly. The funeral was held from Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Gregory the Great Church, Cowesett Road. Burial was in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
Marion L. Anderson - 4/7/2003
Marion L. Anderson, 91, of West Shore Road, a retired legal secretary, died April 7, 2003, at Kent County Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clinton M. Anderson. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Willard L. and Ocey E. (Campbell) Taylor, she had lived most of her life in Providence and Warwick. Mrs. Anderson had worked as a legal secretary for the law firm of Budlong, Clough and Lewis for 42 years, retiring in 1983. She had previously worked as a secretary for Starkweather and Shepley, Providence, for five years, and for the Warwick city clerk from 1930 to 1936. She leaves two nephews, Willard L. Taylor III of Heidelberg, Germany, and Paul S. Taylor of Coventry; a niece, Susan L. Vitale of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; three great-nieces, a great-nephew and a great-great-nephew. She was the sister of the late Willard L. Taylor Jr. and aunt of the late Laurie B. Salemi. The funeral and burial were private. Gifts to the imPossible Dream or Make-A-Wish Foundation would be appreciated.
Edna (Hollingworth) Hassell - 4/7/2003
Edna (Hollingworth) Hassell, 77, of St. Elizabeth's Home, East Greenwich, formerly of Grassmere Street, Warwick, a retired supervisor, died April 7, 2003, at the home. She was the wife of Raymond Hassell. They had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on January 9. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (Schroft) Hollingworth, she had lived in Providence before moving to Warwick 50 years ago. Mrs. Hassell had worked as a supervisor for Ideal Jewelry Co. for many years before retiring. Besides her husband she leaves four brothers, Robert Hollingworth of Hebron, Conn., William Barry of Warwick, Lawrence Barry of Johnston and Thomas Barry of Hope Valley; two sisters, Dorothy MacIntyre of Warwick and Joyce Hutchinson of Vernon, Conn.; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Edith, Raymond and Margaret Hollingworth and Richard and Arthur Barry. The funeral service was held in the Monahan, Drabble & Sherman Funeral Home, 230 Waterman St., Providence. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Cranston.
Nicholas J. Popovich - 3/31/2003
Nicholas J. Popovich, 81, of Village Circle, a retired optician and business owner, died March 31, 2003, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Ruth M. (O Neal) Popovich. Born in New York City, a son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Zilka) Popovich, he had lived in Bay Shore, Long Island, NY, before moving to Warwick in 1986. Mr. Popovich was the owner of The Sight Shop in Rockville, Long Island, before retiring. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served as a 1st sergeant with Company E, 273rd Regiment, 69th Division. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Ester J. Schnoor of Rocky Point, NY; a son, Nicholas J. Popovich of Warwick; a brother, Peter G. Popovich of Valley Stream, NY; three grandchildren, Cathleen Everitt, Robert S. Schnoor and Carl C. Schnoor; and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral was held from Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. William Church, Pettaconsett Avenue. Burial with military honors was in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of RI, 622 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI 02865.
James M. McSweeney - 3/31/2003
James M. McSweeney, 56, of Gloria Drive, a retired career National Guardsman and a security officer, died March 31, 2003, at Kent County Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Janet M. (Pirraglia) McSweeney. They had been married for 18 years. Born in Worcester, Mass., a son of the late Francis and Kathleen M. (Byrnes) McSweeney, he had lived in North Kingstown for six years before moving to Warwick 18 months ago. Mr. McSweeney had been a security officer for the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut for nine years. Prior to that, he had been a security officer for Wells Fargo for several years. He had been a sergeant 1st class in the Massachusetts Army National Guard for 22 years before he retired in 1990. Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Shannon M. Kreyeski of Springfield, Mass., and Kerrie A. Picone of Manchester, NH; a stepson, Michael C. Gold of Feeding Hills, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Melissa A. Gold of Brandon, Fla.; two brothers, Francis J. McSweeney of Las Vegas, Nev., and William T. McSweeney of Worcester; a sister, Kathleen M. McSweeney of Worcester; and six grandchildren. The funeral was held from Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Rd., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Catherine Church, 3252 Post Rd. Burial with military honors was in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.
D. Thomas Masello - 4/1/2003
D. Thomas Masello, 89, of Chatham Circle, a retired accountant, died April 1, 2003, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Lottie (Lombardi) Masello. They had been married for 61 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Luigi and Philomena (Giuliani) Masello, he had lived in Warwick for eight years, previously living in Providence most of his life. Mr. Masello had been an internal auditor at Bostich, East Greenwich, for 11 years before retiring 19 years ago. Previously, he had been a data processing manager for the Coro Mfg. Co., Providence, for many years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a 1st lieutenant. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus in Providence and a member of the National Association of Cost Accountants. He was a parishioner of Holy Ghost Church, Providence. Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Anne Fornaro and her husband, John E. Fornaro Jr., of Smithfield and Linda K. DeAngelis and her husband, Dr. Charles J. DeAngelis, of Warwick; a sister, Anna Hux of Columbia, Md.; five grandchildren, David and Susan Fornaro, Jason, Meghan and Tara DeAngelis; and two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Eric Thomas Fornaro. He was the brother of the late Anthony and Armando Masello, Catherine DiMaio and Hilda Rossi. The funeral was held from Thomas Gattone & Son Funeral Home, 334 Broadway, Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Ghost Church, Knight Street, Providence. Burial with military honors was in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
Rachel R. Sheldon - 4/1/2003
Rachel R. Sheldon, 75, of West Shore Terrace, West Shore Rd., a retired security guard, died April 1, 2003, at Kent County Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frederick I. Sheldon. Born in Leominster, Mass., a daughter of the late Robert B. Grubb and Ruth E. (Aveyard) Grubb Bennett, she had lived in Warwick most of her life. Mrs. Sheldon had been employed at the Ann & Hope in Warwick for 22 years before retiring as a store security guard in 1987. She was the treasurer of Rocky Hill Grange 27, a member of the Kent County Pomona Grange, and a past president and current treasurer of the Young at Heart senior club. She was a member of JONAH, the Buttonwoods Senior Center, the Oakland Beach Volunteer Fire Company Women's Auxiliary and the West Shore Terrace Tenants Association. Until her illness, she had served with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She leaves a daughter, Nancy R. Sheldon of Warwick; a brother, James W. Grubb of Tamarac, Fla.; and a grandson, Joel Anthony Sheldon in Florida. She was the mother of the late Robert J. Sheldon. A memorial service was held in First Congregational Church, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick.
Margaret F. (Warrender) Stilwell - 4/1/2003
Margaret F. (Warrender) Stilwell, 79, of Kent Regency Genesis Eldercare, a retired nursing director, died April 1, 2003, at the nursing home. She was the wife of the late Donald P. Stilwell. Born on April 19, 1923, in Brockville, Canada, the daughter of the late James F. and Edith (Smith) Warrender, she had lived in Jensen Beach, Fla., Placentia, CA, Jamestown and Warwick. Mrs. Stilwell had been a registered nurse for 30 years, often working as director of nursing in various nursing homes in California. She also worked at the former Greenwood House, Warwick. She was an Army veteran of World War II and was stationed in India as a nurse. She was a former member of the American Legion Post 1, Anchorage, Alaska, and a member of the Women's Club in Jensen Beach. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, arts and crafts, swimming and playing dominoes. She leaves four daughters, Tracy P. Stilwell of Warwick, Allison Stilwell of Charlestown, Heather F. Stilwell of Anchorage and Beth S. Stilwell of Wasilla, Alaska; a brother, Richard Warrender of Troy, NY; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral and burial were private.
Peter F. Delfino Jr. - 4/2/2003
Peter F. Delfino Jr., 71, of Goodrich Avenue, a retired shipper, died April 2, 2003, at Kent County Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Emily I. (Stevens) Delfino. Born in Providence, a son of the late Peter and Mary (DeChristafaro) Delfino Sr., he had been a Warwick resident for 39 years. Mr. Delfino had been employed with the former Marcello's in Providence for many years before retiring. He was a member of Teamsters Local 251 AFL/CIO, the Warwick Lodge of Elks, and William Shields American Legion Post 43. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and served with the 3807th Motor Vehicle Squadron. He received the National Defense Service Medal, among other awards. Besides his wife he leaves four sons, Gary P., David E. and Walter H. Delfino, all of Warwick, and William A. Delfino of Los Angeles; two daughters, Joan D. Richards of Providence and Denise A. Constantine of Warwick; two brothers, Anthony Delfino in Massachusetts and Raymond Delfino of Warwick; a sister, Anna Osowiecki of Seekonk; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral was held from Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Clement Church, Long Street. Burial with military honors was in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to National Kidney Foundation, 125 Carlsbad St., Cranston, RI 02920 would be appreciated.
Rebello L. "Reb" DeFusco - 4/2/2003
Rebello L. Reb DeFusco, 90, of Tollgate Road, a retired business owner, died April 2, 2003, in Avalon Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Genevieve (Paone) DeFusco. Born in Providence, a son of the late Guiseppe and Rosina (Conte) DeFusco, he had lived in Warwick for 36 years. Mr. DeFusco had been the owner and operator of Jennie's Grocery Store, Providence, for 25 years, retiring in 1980. He enjoyed playing cards and participated in numerous card groups over the years. He was the former president of the Rhode Island Aquatic Swimming Association. He leaves two daughters, Janice R. David and Carol A. Thomas, both of Warwick, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Dr. Bruno G. and Ferrer DeFusco and Atea DeQuattro. The funeral was held from Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane. Burial was in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.
Anita Holmes - 4/3/2003
Anita Holmes, 92, a retired waitress of Broad St., Cranston, died April 3, 2003, at Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Benjamin W. Holmes Sr. Born in Littleton, MA, a daughter of the late Mr. Curtin and Helen (Curringly) Curtin. She had lived in Providence for many years before moving to Cranston almost three years ago. Mrs. Holmes was a waitress at the Union Station Restaurant, the State House Restaurant in Providence and was a hostess at Eileen Darlings in Seekonk. Mrs. Holmes was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Providence, where she had sung in the choir and was active in the thrift shop and soup kitchen. She is survived by a son, Warren D. Holmes of Cranston; three daughters, Pauline Hunt of Cranston, Helen Watson of Warwick and Jane Maia of Coventry; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Benjamin W. Holmes Jr. and the sister of the late Marion Healy. A funeral service was held at the Carpenter-Jenks Quaker Lane Chapel, 659 East Greenwich Ave., West Warwick.
Virginia A. Johnson - 4/3/2003
Virginia A. Johnson, 70, of Citrus Springs, Fla., a homemaker, died April 3, 2003, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River, Fla. She was the wife of the late Harold V. Johnson. A native of Warwick, she had lived in Richmond nine years ago. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Carl Rose VFW Post 4252, Hernando, Fla. She leaves three sons, Peter Johnson of Sandgate, Vt., and Edward and Andrew Johnson, both of Hope Valley; three daughters, Sharon Rainville of West Kingston, Kate Roselund of Westerly and Kelly Johnson of Sumerville, Mass.; a sister, Frances Cardillo of Narragansett; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She was the mother of the late Harry Johnson and Betty Sue Johnson.