Bernice M. Papson

Bernice M. Papson, 83, passed away Monday January 4, 2016 at the Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Papson. Born in Englewood, New Jersey she was a daughter of the late Larry and Anna (Cocco) Jousky. Mrs. Papson was a Medical Surveyor for Memorial Hospital following her position in real estate before retiring. She was a CCD teacher for Mt. Carmel Church in Seekonk and was the coach for the Eagles girls softball team in Seekonk, winning the 1981 Championship. She leaves three daughters, Carolyne Papson, Gail Gass, and Valerie Heckman, one son, Mark W. Papson, three grandchildren, Zachary Heckman, Caoilinn Gass and Madison Heckman. She was the sister of the late Anna Grassi. Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be in Seekonk Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-6.