Barbara A. Xavier

Barbara A. Xavier, 84, formerly of Hope Street, Providence passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Spring Arbor in Apex, North Carolina. She was the wife of the late Edward W. Xavier.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Hazel (Brassill) O’Brien. Barbara was a lifelong resident of the Fox Point section of Providence before she moved to North Carolina in February 2012. She worked for many years for the former Rhode Island Hospital Trust Bank before she retired. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church.

She leaves two sons, Stephen E. Xavier of North Carolina and Raymond Xavier and his wife Cheryl of Wakefield, five grandchildren, Isabella, Evan, Emily, Nathan and Christian, one great grandson, Brody and one brother, Judge John J. O’Brien, Jr. of East Providence. She was the sister of the late Mary E. Bello.

  Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 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. Joseph’s Church, Hope Street, Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Monday 5-8.




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