B. Eunice Sisson
Eunice was born in Providence, RI on January 31, 1927, a daughter of Alfred Gordon Evans and Laura Grace (Tilley) Evans. She was the sixth child in a family of eight children. Eunice is pre-deceased by her beloved husband David E. Sisson and her siblings Marion Gorville, Lillian Legge, Lois Bradshaw, Shirley Cantone, and Alfred Evans Jr. Her surviving sisters are Roberta Rasch of Maine and Dorothy Reynolds of California. Eunice was in the Civil Air Patrol during WWII. During her working years, she had careers in banking and as a medical secretary. Eunice had a life long love of the sea and spent many a happy day aboard her grandparent’s boat “The Gypsy” cruising, fishing and swimming in Narragansett Bay with her parents, brother and sisters. She was a talented artist and singer, and had considered a career in music, but abandoned those pursuits for family life. Her creative talents and love of music were passed down to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was devoted to her husband and family throughout her life. She loved her family first and foremost and this was evident in all that she did. From preparing holiday dinners to watching a grandson’s soccer game, she was enthusiastic, loving, and dedicated to her loved ones and was happiest when she was surrounded by her family.
She was a steadfast friend, and was always there in good times and bad. Eunice is survived by her children Patricia Holland, Jeanne Pearson, David Sisson, and Robert Sisson, and her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her funeral and burial are private.
Robin Rasch - 11/22/2011
Thinking of you all and remembering all the good times in our past shared with you, your Mom and Dad.
Love to all, Robin and Aunt Bobbie XO
Chris Legge & Hank Whitaker - 11/22/2011
Thinking of you during this difficult time. My prayers & thoughts are with you. I wish you peace.
Katie Martin - 11/22/2011
I love you grandma. I will miss you so much, but will find comfort in remembering all the happy memories we have shared. Enjoy your time with grandpa, I'm sure he is already teasing you. xxoo.
Michael Talbot - 11/22/2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I grew up with the Sisson Family and have many happy memories of those days on Garden St. Your Mom was like a mother to me and I'm sure I tried her patience as any son would. I will always keep a place for her in my heart.
George & Kristy Grayson - 11/22/2011
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. She was such a lovely lady and I know you will all miss her so much. Our prayers will be with you through this upcoming holiday season.
Heide Sisson - 11/22/2011
Dear Mom, I will miss you dearly. You were the best mother in law anyone could ask to have. I learned so much from you and am thankful for all of the memories and good times. Words can't express how much you'll be missed or how much you were loved.
Joan C. Wellman - 11/22/2011
Eunice my very dear friend, Thank you for being a part of my life, that of a special friend. You will be missed so much by your very special family and friends. Friday nites will never be the same without you. but don't worry at least once in a while I will eat fish Ha Ha
May you rest in peace
Kathy and Peter Sousa, Sr. - 11/22/2011
Sorry to hear about the death of your mom and my aunt. We sure do have a lot to be
thankful for by having had such great parents and wonderful memories.
Pam & Mark Juhr - 11/22/2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed deeply.
We will love you always,
Pam & Mark
Patty - 11/23/2011
Mom....a part of me has died, but you taught me to be strong and I promised you I would be. I will hold you close in my heart for eternity. Love You More!
Mike Zarro - 11/23/2011
Grandma... I always thought you would live forever. Imagining a world without you doesn't seem real. You are and will always be the core of our family. Your positive influence, guidance, words of wisdom and endless amounts love will never be forgotten. It is comforting to know that you and Grandpa are out there somewhere watching over all of us.
Forever in my heart.
you are home now, Deep Peace,
your loving grandson
Toni Zarro - 11/23/2011
Gram,i can't believe u are gone,never thought that day would ever come!I'm going to miss u so much!now u are going to have a new life with papa!!you are awalys going to be in my heart!love you xoxox
dorothy evans reynolds - 11/24/2011
From the littlest sister I love you all dearly. can't find the words but my sis will never be forgotten.Like my grandaughter said she's not resting grandma, shes running around and dancing with her hubby.Now she will be teased by Dave and uncle Buddy. :) look to the future..............
David Sisson-11/24/2011 - 11/24/2011
Dear Mom, This Sunday we are having a memorial dinner in your honor, just your children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. Pat suggested we do it at your house. we are going to visit you and Dad at the Veterans Cemetery, then return to your house, where we will have some of your favorite foods, served on some of your favorite old serving dishes. Jeanne and Rob have been preparing the house. I decided I would go through all your old photos, looking for images of you to display on my digital picture frame for everyone to see. There in containers, and cabinets I found hundreds of photos from your childhood to the birth of your great grandchildren. It made my heart feel better to see the full life you had captured in pictures. You used to call yourself the camera lady, because you always documented our lives in pictures. Envelopes with your hand written notes, birthdays, graduations, weddings, holidays, ball games, and more. Although there were so many pictures, images of you were harder to find because you were always the one behind the lense, capturing the moments of our lives, understanding what they would mean to us in years to come. I sailed back through time in pictures, and my heart swelled with pride, seeing you young and strong and happy. You were our teacher, our guide, our strength, our tireless cheerleader, our best friend. So Sunday we will all gather around the old dining room table, in the old house, just one more time, with the spirits of all who went before us to celebrate your life. I am so proud of you Mom, and so thankful to have had a Mother like you. I miss you and love you. David
Bob and Helen Bradshaw - 11/24/2011
So sorry to hear about aunt Eunie. May she rest in peace.
Billy Hoyle, Bridget's husband. - 11/24/2011
Today we shared Thanksgiving as a new family by marriage. It was a great day, but you were in my thoughts, last year was our first thanksgiving in our home and you blessed the day with your presence. This year my grandma Dot was here again thankfully after leaving the nursing home, the first thing she mentioned was how she would miss talking to you while I cooked for everyone. I miss you too as does everyone, who's life you touched in such simple ways. You weren't able to attend our wedding or see us as husband and wife but I know you were waiting for it and that you were here with us today. Grams always know when there family is happy. Lova a Geeg.
Bridget Hoyle - 11/24/2011
Grandma, you know how you and I always had those great bear hugs. You always told me how much you loved my hugs and I'm goin to miss those. I love you and I'm going to always think of you and hold you close in my heart. I'm thankful that you gave me your art supplys and started me on my path to be an artist, I am who I am because of who you were, love you always gram.
Billy Hoyle - 11/24/2011
Oh and I forgot to say, that I will miss dancing together at family functions most of all! :o)
Larry Quaglieri - 11/25/2011
Dave, Heide And The Entire Sisson Family:
My thoughts and prayers go out to you. May the peace that comes from the memories and love shared be with you during this difficult time.
Greg Oden and Gil Oden - 11/25/2011
Was so glad to be able to see and speak with your Mom on Garden Street sitting on the front porch on days I would travel by. As children my brother Gil and I grew up across the street and have many good memories of playing on Garden St and knowing your Mom and Dad and Jeanne and Pat and the younger boys. May her memory stay with you forever until you meet her and your Dad again. My deepest sympathy..... Greg and Gil Oden
Gloria Lennon - 11/25/2011
I was a co-worker of Eunice at the Credit Union.I can remember that she was absolutely
a loving, personable wonan. Great lady!
So sorry to hear of your loss. indeed, her family was number 1 in her life.
My sincere condolences to all of you.
Jack and Karen Bradshaw and family - 11/25/2011
Dear Family. I am very sure that God has prepared a perfect spot in Heaven where Aunt Eunice can chat with the Angels while keeping a watchful eye on her Crew. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this sad time.
Gordon and Janis Bradshaw and family - 11/25/2011
We have many wonderful memories of Aunt Eunice and Uncle Dave. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.
Jerry Baccaire - 11/25/2011
To Jeannie and her family,It's been many years since I have been in her company ,but still remember meeting her.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
bill hurley - 11/25/2011
Pat, Jeanne, Robert and David,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom was a very special lady. I will miss her....
Tom Luther - 11/25/2011
I have so many great memories of your mom.Looking back at all the get togethers it seemed like she was always in the middle of things making sure everybody was happy,that everyone had what they wanted.She was a special women.
Corrine Kilpeck Fortune - 11/25/2011
My dear Garden St. second Mom. I have so many fond memories and you will always be in our hearts. From my first BLT to eating just ripe pears off your trees I will always remember you with great fondness and love.
Brittany Zarro - 11/25/2011
In my rose garden of memories I see you standing there an angel in disguise who taught me how to care. I long to hear your voice for real and not in my dreams. I am missing you so much these days I can't bare how empty my world seems. People say time heals all wounds that someday the pain will subside, but Gram can I tell you I think they must have lied...the emptiness I am feeling is strong and I am weak..These days go by without you so dreary and so bleak..but in my Rose Garden of memories I know you'll always be..for though you're gone from this mortal world in my heart you'll always be.
Bob Hurley - 11/25/2011
Lots of good experiences and memories from Garden Street........may the family be strong and treasure the good times.
Jeanne Pearson - 11/25/2011
To my wonderful mother and best friend. I miss not being able to talk to you everyday. I feel empty and lost without you here. I took great pride in taking care of you all of these years. But you took care of me my whole life and I will be forever in your debt. Now you have no more pain and suffering. You are now reunited with Dad for eternity.
I love you mom, see you on the other side.
Mickey Torgan - 11/25/2011
I worked with Dave Sisson on the CFD and remember having many talks with Mrs. Sisson from time to time and what a classy lady she was. Now she and David will be together once again.
tinasoltys - 11/25/2011
you have been in my life for so long you might not have been my blood gram but in my eyes and my daughters eyes you will always be gram,and gg you will always be missed my family will always remember the special times we shared you are going to be missed so much we will always love you thanks for being a great grandmother and a awesome gg
Taylor Soltys - 11/25/2011
GG was a awesome great grand mother to me.She is sweet,kind,friendly and the most caring person you can think of.I remember when i used to scare her and she used to scare me back.I will always have her in my heart and ill always remember her where ever i go.She's always going to be the best great grandmother.
Conrad and Kathy Johnson - 11/27/2011
Aunt Eunice was like another mother to me . I have nothing but great memories. When Kathy and I visited it was so much fun. It was like coming home. We will miss her !!
Mary (Lou) Kilpeck Penedo - 11/27/2011
Dear Patty, Jeannie, David and Robbie. I was so saddened to hear about your mom. I will always remember coming into the kitchen where there was always something 'yummy' cooking and your mom's beautiful smile. Loved the way she laughed and even if we got the wagging index finger when we got into some mischief. Growing up on Garden Street, your house was my second home. Whether it was hanging out in the yard, lots of cookouts, "King of the Hill" or sitting on the big old porch, I often think of all of you and please know that you all have a special place in my heart. Your mom was not only beautiful but also had a great sense of humor (she had to with all of us hanging out all the time!) I picture her now wrapped in your dad's arms and they will be watching over all their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Love you all,
John & Jane Murphy - 11/27/2011
So sorry to hear about your mom. I always enjoyed talking to her at those long ago family gatherings. I know she will be missed but what a lifetime of beautiful memories she left. Our thoughts are with all of you.
Gerlinde and Shawn Thomas - 11/28/2011
We were so very sorry to hear of your Mom's
passing...when we saw her last year she had a big smile on her face, talking about all of her kids and grandchildren....she was proud of her family and loved you all.
Rest in Peace, God Bless you.
Brenda & Herb Lawson - 11/30/2011
To the Sisson family. We are so sorry for your loss - Aunt Eunice always had a special place in our hearts. Had a nice talk with her not too long ago. She was so proud of all of you. Love to you all. Herb and Brenda
NANCY (MORONI) RICHARD - 12/01/2011
To Pat & Jeanne,
Sorry for learning of your Mom & I recognized her photo right away as I have a good memory from when we all lived in Prov / Cranston and then have met up again later in life.
I'm living in FL now, but continue to check the Providence Journal now and again.
Will keep you all in my prayers.
betty and Bob Parrillo - 12/05/2011
Dear Sisson Children and your families, It has been many, many years since we have been together,but those years so long ago with that very special group of Cranston firefighters will always live on. We all had little kids and always had lots to talk about. Please accept our deepest sympathy and may all your memories be sweet. Love, Betty and Bob
PICKLEPUSS - 12/06/2011
MISSING YOU BIG SIS. XO SEE YOU IN HEAVEN.
David Sisson - 10/28/2013
Still missing you Mom.
Tom FitzSimon - 02/09/2015
So sorry for your loss,dave bob jean pat,and family.hope life has been good to you all.gb Thomas