2008-08-14 / Obituaries

Rose Marie Hinckley, 92

Rose Marie Hinckley, 92, of Clinton Avenue, died Aug. 8, 2008 at Heatherwood Nursing Center in Newport. She was the wife of the late C. Harold Hinckley and Joseph A. Palombo.

Born on March 16, 1916 in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Felice and Maria (Lepore) Carnevale. She

lived in Jamestown for 38 years, previously living in Providence and then moving to Newfoundland, Canada where she lived for 20 years.

She was a graduate of Central High School in Providence. She worked in the restaurant business during the 1940s and 1950s as a hostess at various Rhode Island restaurants, including the former Ambassador Inn in North Providence. She also worked in the retail garment business in Providence as a buyer of women's apparel.

After Mr. Hinckley's retirement, they moved to Jamestown, where she became active in St. Mark Church as extraordinary eucharistic minister and lector, serving on the Cemetery Committee and working for St. Mark Parish. She was an active member of the Jamestown Seniors Association and worked for the voter registry and Board of Canvassers. She volunteered for 15 years at the St. Joseph's Soup Kitchen in Newport, delivered food for Meals on Wheels and worked for the Red Cross. Rose was an avid gardener and won many awards while active in the Jamestown Garden Club.

She leaves a son, Paul J. Palombo of Jamestown, a daughter, Jo-Ann (Palombo) Burns and son-in-law Kevin M. Burns of Newport. She was also the mother of the late Mary Palombo and Patricia Ann Palombo. She is survived by her sisters, Phyllis Pilkington and Evelyn Cafferty of Providence, and Teresa Albanese of North Providence. She was the sister of the late Josephine A. Sullivan, her twin, Mary Bibeault, Victoria Rocchio and brother, the Reverend Thomas J. Carnevale. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Mark Church, and burial was in St. Mark Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Jamestown EMS, P.O. Box 8, Jamestown, RI 02835.

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