Barbara A. Anthony

Anthony, Barbara A. 89, of Whitewood Drive in Cranston died on March 4, 2017 at The Cedars after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Earl R. Anthony and the daughter of the late John and Mary Welch. She was predeceased by sister Claire M. Ford of California, sons Earl J. and baby Richard Anthony. She leaves daughter Maureen A. Wyman, sons John E., Michael S., and Stephen M. Anthony as well as daughter in-laws Cheryl and Carol Anthony. She was also loving grandmother to Justin Wyman, Michael, Ashley, Benjamin and Emily Anthony. Barbara was a Graduate of St. Xavier Academy and attended Bryant College. She held several jobs in the financial and travel industry and retired at the age of 72 from the Rhode Island Bar Association as their Financial Administrator. She loved travelling, bowling and her monthly luncheons with many good friends. She also volunteered at R.I. Hospital and the St. Paul Church food bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30am in St. Paul Church One St. Paul Place Cranston. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery Cranston. Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning prior to the Funeral Mass beginning at 8:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to RI Shriners One Rhodes Place Cranston, RI 02905.

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Barbara Patterson - 03/06/2017

To the Anthony Family,
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. I believe that we are grandmother , Anna (Welch) Quinlan and your grandfather, Jack Welch, were siblings. My Dad, Ed Quinlan, always spoke of your grandfather and mother fondly. I hope to come by on Wednesday to express my sympathies to all of you. Please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Vinnie Smith - 03/08/2017

Dear Maureen, John, Michael and Stephen,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Over the years when I ran into your Mom we would always enjoy reminiscing about the good times living in Edgewood. I pray that God comforts you and your Family.
Vinnie Smith

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