2006-12-21 / Obituaries

Katherine A. Searle

Katherine A. (Florio) Searle, 79, of Bayview Drive, died Dec. 11, 2006 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the beloved

wife of Herbert V. Searle for 59 years.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Giuseppe and Brigida (Desessa) Florio.

Mrs. Searle was a personnel director for the Paramount Greeting Card Company and the owner of Kay’s Coffee & More in Lincoln before retiring. She served as president of the North Providence BPW and enjoyed sewing. She was a communicant of St. Mark Church.

Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Donald E. Searle of Knoxville, Tenn., Steven J. Searle in Japan, and Gary M. Searle of Norfolk, Mass.; and a sister, Concetta Morenzi of Cranston. She was the sister of the late Frank, Anthony and Pasquale Florio.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday and burial was in St. Mark Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Heart Assn., 222 Richmond St., Providence, RI 02903, will be appreciated.

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