Judith A. Brissette

Brissette, Judith A. 70, of Fordson Avenue, died peacefully at Cedar Crest Nursing Home on Friday, November 4, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Judy graduated from Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing in 1962. She was a retired RN for the state of RI after twenty five years of service. Judith is survived by her husband, Gerald Brissette; her parents Joseph and Carol Ruffo (Pedro); her sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Val Paolella; two children, Gerald Brissette Jr. and Laurie Zawadowicz; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was the mother to the late David Brissette. Judith was born in Virginia but spent the majority of her life in Cranston, RI.
Judith enjoyed reading, summering in Narragansett and spending time with her family. She was a parishioner of St. Mark’s Parish in Cranston, RI. Calling hours will be held Tuesday November 8th at The Butterfield Funeral Home 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston from 4:00 to7:00pm. The funeral will be held Wednesday November 9th at 9 am in St. Mark’s Church Garden City, Cranston with burial to follow at St. Anne’s Cemetery.

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James and debbe safford - 11/05/2011

Judys loss will be felt by many. She was a joy to be around. our prayers and thoughts are with all. It was truly a blessing knowing her.

Dani Elle (Brissette) Safford - 11/05/2011

My hero became my angel. I love you, Grandma and will never stop missing you. Rest in peace.

Donna Pedro Lennon - 11/06/2011

In addition to fond memories of family days at Newport beaches when we were children, I will never forget Judy's contagious smile and sparkling eyes. My cousin was a lovely person and a joy to know. I will miss her very much. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.

Stephanie Peso - 11/06/2011

I will miss you more than words will ever express, I was just a kid when we met, and in almost thirty years we became the very best of friends, my heart is heavy, and goes out to all of her family and friends. I love you

Ania & Michael Cardarelli - 11/07/2011

Judy was such a kind and caring person who will be missed by all who knew her.

Our son will always have great memory's of the times he spent at the beach house and the many other places she took the boys.

May she rest in peace.

Michael Safford - 11/07/2011

You were selfless loving and caring we love you always and you will forever be missed

Sue & Bill Gallogly, JD Houser - 11/08/2011

We are so very sorry for your loss. RIP Judy.

Barbara Ruffo (Pete's daughter) - 11/14/2011

Dear Aunt Carol, Uncle Joe, and cousin Patty, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Judy. My childhood is full of happy memories when the 4 of you would come to New York each summer for our family reunion picnics at Ross Park. Time & distance can never extinguish love - may the wonderful memories of Judy warm your hearts. May God rest her soul.

With love,

Barb Ruffo

Robert Bodemer - 11/27/2011

To Mr. Brissette, Jay, Laurie, Mr. and Mrs. Ruffo:
I have wonderful memories of Mrs. Brissette, especially her cookies and juice when Jay and David brought me home for a play break snack. I'm sorry I never made it back for a visit since David passed. Your family is frequently on my mind. Even after all the years.
Robert Bodemer
Temecula, CA

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