2008-12-24 / Obituaries

Mildred Avis Desonie, 96

Mildred Avis Desonie, 96, died Nov. 24, 2008 at the South County

Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Lt. Col. James Desonie. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Avis

and William Devolve. She lived in Jamestown through World War II and spent many years in St. Petersburg, Fla. She worked as a retail clothing sales person most of her adult life and was among the first female shoe sales persons in Rhode Island.

She is survived by her children, Jean Britton of Jamestown and Bill Desonie of Dallas, Texas. She was the mother of the late James Desonie Jr. She leaves eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church in Jamestown.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Central Baptist or a charity of choice.

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