Jane M. Gibb

Jane Margaret (Williams) Gibb died peacefully on September 3, 2018, at Scandinavian Home in Cranston after a period of failing health. She was 94 years old.

She was born January 14, 1924 in Utica, New York, the daughter of Ellis and Anne (Smith) Williams. Jane attended Our Lady of Lourdes School and Utica Free Academy. She worked at Utica Mutual Insurance for several years before marrying Bruce Balfour Gibb in 1948. They were married for 55 years.
The couple moved to Providence, RI in 1952, and later settled in Cranston, RI where they would raise 9 children. She was a communicant of St. Matthew’s Church, a member of the Church Choir, Women’s Club, Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary, Camp Fire Girls and Cub Scouts Den Mother.

Jane was the mother of Bruce (Vicki) of Coventry, Andrew (Nancy) of Narragansett, Elizabeth of Cape Neddick, Maine, Nancy (Robert Gilreath) of Rossville, Georgia, Patricia (Javier Rico) of Warwick, Christopher (Erin) of Pascoag, William (Anne) of Foster, Peter (Sarah) of Seekonk, MA, and Thomas (Lisa) of Cranston.

She leaves 22 grandsons, 8 granddaughters, 7 great grandsons, and 4 great granddaughters. She also leaves a brother, Raymond Williams of Hanover, PA, several cousins, and nieces and nephews.

Jane was predeceased by her husband, parents, her brother Francis Williams, sister Elizabeth Purcell, and her beloved granddaughter Emily Imonti.

Jane was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother. She will be remembered for her extraordinary needlework, her love of Boston Red Sox, opera, gardening, and as the keeper of family history.

The family would like to share their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Scandinavian Home in Cranston, and Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of Rhode Island for their care.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 8:45am from The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Matthew Church Cranston at 10:00am. Burial will follow in the Rhode Island Vetarans' Cemetery, Exeter alongside her husband. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00-7:00pm

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Jane’s memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of Rhode Island 1085 North Main Street Providence, R.I. would be deeply appreciated.

< Return to Obituaries


Richard Andrew - 09/05/2018

Sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace.

John & Mary Marinello - 09/05/2018

Our prayers & thoughts are with you at this time.
She is now with your father looking down at the large beautiful family they created. Lots of good memories when she was at your home.
Still remember your father helping us with the Thanksgiving gravy!

Laurie Stenovitch - 09/06/2018

Chris - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May memories bring you comfort.

David and Ellie Greenhalgh - 09/06/2018

The family is in our prayers. May you know the comfort of our Lord's presence as you reflect on the many memories together.

paul and penny williams - 09/06/2018

So sorry for the whole family my father will be at heavens gate to welcome her home she represented the truest meaning of family

Bill & Karen Bernardino - 09/06/2018

Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this difficult time.

Maria Rico and Don Bush - 09/06/2018

Out thoughts and with you and your entire family.

Jason Monteiro and Family - 09/07/2018

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with you and your family during these tough times. May God continue to watch over you all. May she rest peacefully!

Kathi Harrington - 09/07/2018

Chris Erin and family
There is no easy way to lose a loved one especially your mom. So very sorry for your loss..May many great memories live on and ease your pain

Annette Romano Cerilli - 09/07/2018

Vicki-so sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace. Thoughts and prayers.

Tom McHugh - 09/08/2018

So very sorry to hear about the passing of Jane Gibb. Mrs. Gibb has always been very special to me and I have fond memories. My thoughts are with the family at this time.
With Love ,
Tom McHugh

Maria Hicks-Barron - 09/10/2018

My heart reaches out to you with sympathy for your loss. May God sustain you through these difficult times. Praying for you. God bless.

Add Your Condolences