Anita Ferns, 85, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Ferns. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Linus and Mary Elizabeth (Perry) Gaudet. Mrs. Ferns was a Licensed Practical Nurse before she retired and was a graduate of Our Lady of Fatima School of Nursing. She was a past President of the Cranston Senior Center Garden Club and was a member of St. Ann’s Church Women’s Club. She also was a Girl Scout leader. She leaves one daughter, Deborah M. Ferns of Cranston, one granddaughter, Kate E. McStay and her husband Brendan of Warren, one great grandson, Thomas J. McStay and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Ernest, Henry, Gerald and Everett Gaudet. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Mark’s Church, 15 Garden Court, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery. Calling hours Sunday 3-7. Please omit flowers, contributions to Make A Wish Foundation, 20 Hemingway Drive, East Providence, RI 02915, would be appreciated.