Ednella "Nell" Corbishley

Ednella “Nell” Corbishley 94, a lifelong resident of Cranston, peacefully entered into eternal life on October 26th at Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich R.I. with her loving sisters by her side. She was the devoted wife for 62 years of the late Clifford J. “Cliff” Corbishley who passed in November 2008. Nell returned to work in the early 1970’s at Kenny Manufacturing after taking time off to help care for her young nieces and nephews. She continued to work until retirement in the late 1980’s. She enjoyed spending time with her sisters, and extended family at their summer home in Jamestown. She will be remembered for her warm smile and caring nature. Nell was the daughter of the late Autino and Rose (Mezzaucello) Maraia. She is survived by her sisters Giovanne “Jenny” LaPlante and Rose Ciunci both of Cranston, Grace LeBlanc of North Kingstown, and brother’s Joseph A. Maraia of Jamestown, Michael P. Maraia of Virginia Beach VA, and her many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Matthew A., Autino “Tony” Maraia, and Carolyn Sorensen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 9:00am in St. Mark Church 9 Garden Court Cranston followed by burial in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00-6:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Memorial contributions may be made in Nell’s Memory to St. Elizabeth Home, One Saint Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818

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