2011-03-17 / Obituaries

Josephine A. (DeSoit) Reis

Josephine A. (DeSoit) Reis, 90, of Hamilton Avenue, died March 15, 2011, at the Grand Islander Center in Middletown. She was the wife of the late Julio J. Reis.

Born in Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Faria) DeSoit.

Mrs. Reis was a Lunch Aid for Tiverton and Jamestown Public Schools retiring in 1991 after 20 years. She was a communicant of St. Mark Church and was a former member of the Portuguese American Citizens Club in Jamestown.

She is survived by her loving children, Nicholas J. Reis of Tiverton; Rebecca A. Reis-Ash of Newport Centre, Vt., and Robert Lavery of Barnstable, Mass; caring sister Virginia Deterra of Middletown; cherished grandmother of Rachel, Sarah, Caitlyn and Elizabeth. She was the sister of the late Joseph, Anthony and Francis DeSoit, Mary Andrade, Ann Matoes, Louise Gallagher and Frances Silvia.

Her funeral will be held tomorrow – Friday, March 18 – at 9:45 a.m. at the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home in North Kingstown with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Church. Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090.

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