Patricia V. Russell

Russell, Patricia V. 88 of Cranston, widow of Michael F. Russell her husband of 55 years died Wednesday June 17th at Shady Acres Nursing Home in West Kingston, RI. Born in Edgewood, she was the youngest daughter of the late Clyde E. and Alice Genevieve (McTernan) Vose. She was the sister of the late Mary Reynolds and Vera Smith. A graduate of the Tyler School and St. Xavier Academy in Providence, she went on to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree (1991) and Masters Degree (1995) in English from URI. She served on the Executive Board of the Coalition for Consumer Justice. Her interest in the Southeast Asian community in Rhode Island led her to work as an ESL Teacher Aid for several years at various schools before beginning to teach at the Genisis Center in Providence in 1984. She retired from teaching in 2003. She is survived by 3 daughters and a son Michaela F. Barry of New London, NH, Erin P. Russell of Charlestown, RI, Sheila Russell Bowe of Rehoboth, MA, and Sammy Russell of Providence, RI. She also leaves 6 grandsons and 5 granddaughters. Pat was an avid reader, scholar, and published writer. She enjoyed hiking, camping, traveling, and all things Irish. She was a cat lover, but would never admit to it. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00am in St. Peter's Church 350 Fair Street Warwick. Burial will follow in Pawtuxet Memorial Park Warwick. Visitation will be held on Monday morning prior to the funeral Mass in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston beginning at 9:00am. Kindly omit flowers. Contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to the Genesis Center 620 Potters Avenue Providence, RI 02907 or to

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Kathy Franco and Lisa Garcia - 06/19/2015

To The Russell children, Pat was a wonderful lady. She was a customer at Kathi's for many years, we always had good conversation and some laughs she will be missed and surely not forgotten.

Karen and Doug Place - 06/20/2015

Michaela and family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. May your wonderful memories help you through this tough time.

Bill and Beth McTernan - 06/20/2015

Michaela, Erin, Sheila and Sammy-

Pat was a wonderful lady- who always gave our family support and a connection to my father's family and history. We remember fondly her stories about the RI family and her generosity in sharing pictures as well as identifications of mysterious lost relations. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

John O'Leary - 06/21/2015

My condolences on the passing of Pat. I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was quite a lady. She leaves a lasting legacy in her family and the community. May happy memories help to carry you through this sad time. RIP Pat.

Cathy Horton - 06/21/2015

Sheila, sorry for your loss. Your mom sounded like a wonderful woman.

Maureen Porter - 06/21/2015

Pat was my friend for seventy-eight years. We took Spanish together at URI during the 1980's....So ADIOS,MI AMIGA...VAYA CONDIOS.

Rev, John R, Warner - 06/22/2015

May cherished memories bring you moments of comfort. My earnest prayers and thoughts are always there to help you through the days ahead.

Donna Lee - 06/23/2015

I got to know Pat through our aerobics classes. Such a delightful, caring, intelligent woman. We all loved her. The service for her was great; it brought out her personality and achievements.

Ana - 06/29/2015

Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

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