Warwick Obituaries Dec. 19 – Dec. 29
[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Warwick area obituaries posted during the final weeks of 2022. The following obituaries were posted on local funeral home websites between December 19 and 29 (Click names for full obituaries):
Quinn Funeral Home
Herbert G. “Mike” Fishlock, 85, died Wednesday, December 28, 2022. He was the devoted husband of the late Celeste F. (Vescera) Fishlock. Mike was a member of Teamsters, Local 251 and had worked at Branch Motor Express for 35 years as a truck driver. He served with the NY Army National Guard for 30 years with the field artillery unit and was discharged as a Master Sergeant. He loved being by the water, spending summers on the Cape, hunting and will be remembered for his quick wit. He was a member of the Oakland Beach Firemen’s Club and the Warwick Lodge of Elks.
Joan A. Lopez, 79, a retired purchasing agent for RIPTA died Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at Kent Hospital in Warwick. Joan loved spending time with her family. She lived in Warwick for many years as well as Port Charlotte, FL.
Evelyn (Nightingale) Decesare, 56, of Warwick, passed away Friday, December 23, 2022. She was the wife of Todd A. Decesare. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Raymond E. and Barbara J. (Burdick) Nightingale. Evelyn was a very positive and happy person. She enjoyed playing bingo and enjoyed shopping, crocheting and traveling.
Richard Vieira, 92, a retired employee for the City of Warwick, Dept. Maintenance died Friday, December 23, 2022 at Cherry Hill Manor in Johnston. He was the husband of the late Melba S. (Pitts) Vieira.
Murphy Funeral Homes
Mariette B. Goddard, 70, of West Warwick, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2022, surrounded by her family. Born in Warwick, she was a daughter of the late Wilfrid J. Ethier and Lucille M. (Joyal) Ethier. Goddard worked as a radiologic technologist for many years, beginning her career at Kent Hospital in the 1970s and retiring from South County Hospital. She served as a clinical instructor for the radiography program at CCRI. She was also very creative and had a degree in graphic design.
Kristina Marie Case, 28, of North Kingstown, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022. Born in Providence, Kristina, beloved daughter of Stephen Case and Tracy Danforth, was a bright light with her smile, kind words, hugs and beautiful blue eyes. A lover of animals, a loyal friend, she will be missed by many. She is also survived by her loving siblings Amanda Caito of Warwick, Kassandra Pepler (Joseph) of Warwick, Isabella Case of North Kingstown. She is also survived by her grandmother Susan Moreau of Warwick, grandfather Rodney Moreau of Tampa, FL.
Christopher Allen Pedorella, DMD, of Saunderstown, died Tuesday, December 27, 2022. Chris was the beloved husband of Erin Marsh and father of McKenzie Marsh. Chris was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, colleague and dog whisperer. Born October 12, 1967, in Fort Carson, CO, he was a bright light.
Chris graduated from Tollgate High School in 1985 and the University of Hartford School of Music in 1989, where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry from the Boston University Goldman Graduate School of Dentistry in 1997 before returning to Fort Carson to join the US Army, attaining the rank of Major.
Judith Ann (Wishart) Mancini, 60, of Warwick, succumbed to uterine cancer on December 27, 2022. Judy is survived by her devoted and loving husband of fifteen years, Robert Mancini.
A lifelong optimist and personal cheerleader, Judy brightened the lives of everyone she knew through kind words, thoughtful gestures and a warm smile. She worked at Kent County Hospital for 44 years, starting as a pastry cleaner and until recently, as the billing manager for VNA of Care New England. Judy, an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan, planned her baseball-themed wedding and honeymoon at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. She enjoyed watching beautiful beach sunsets, attending summer food truck events, and playing with her Labrador, Penelope.
Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home
Linda A. (Keefe) Crowther, 75, of Namquid Drive, Warwick, died Monday, December 19, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John R. “Jack” Crowther. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late William R. Keefe, Sr. and Helen B. (Lawrell) Keefe, she lived in Warwick most of her life.
Mrs. Crowther was employed at the Sholes Hillsgrove Country Club ice rink in Warwick for over 20 years, known as the “snack bar lady”, then went on for another 5 years with her husband for Sholes Properties. She was also an independent businesswoman with Avon (Member of the President’s Club), Beeline and Tupperware and a small business owner of the craft store Happiness is Homemade in Warwick.
Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home
Adelheid R. “Heidi” Anderson, 79, of Warwick, died Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Kent Hospital in Warwick, RI. Born in St. Gilgen, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Aegidius and Theresia Anna (Hertl) Dipauli. She and her husband, David C. Anderson, devoted their lives to each other for 32.5 years at their home at 131 Canonchet Ave., Warwick.
Heidi was employed at the Boston Christian Science Center for 15 years and proved to be a dedicated and resourceful customer service agent who loved helping people. Heidi spoke to Christian Science Reading Rooms around the world, and especially enjoyed working with places in Germany and Austria. She was a problem solver and became known for her ability to resolve difficult issues.