Dolores M. Connelly

Dolores M. Connelly, 84, of Riverside, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at her home.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late John and Lena (Enos) Cabral. 

Dolores was an accountant for Davol manufacturing and the sole proprietor of Idle Time Crafts.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Providence College and a Master’s degree from Johnson and Whales University all while in her 40’s.  Dolores was a kind loving mother and grandmother who brought joy to all who knew her.  

She leaves four children, Judith Pimental and her husband Edward of Pawtucket, Janet Phillips of East Providence, Leah Phillips of North Smithfield, and Christopher Phillips and his wife Jennifer of Riverside, 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late William Phillips and Joanne Pincince.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday June 1, 2020 in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be private.  Due to Covid-19, calling hours are respectfully omitted.


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Maria Moulton from Center Ossipee wrote on June 5, 2020 at 4:23 pm:
The Trustees and Staff at the Ossipee Public Library in Ossipee, NH will miss Dolores. We are grateful for her service to the library as an Alternate Trustee in 2017 and 2018. Dolores was always kind, calm, considerate, and grateful. May she rest in peace. Sending love to her family and friends during this time.
Angela Cyr from Danville NH wrote on June 2, 2020 at 10:31 am:
RIP dear friend. I will always remember the show's , late night suppers the laughter Joe and I shared with you. I will miss you always.
Leah from North Smithfield wrote on May 30, 2020 at 10:03 pm:
Mom you are so missed. I don't know why you left us. We have been hanging out so much since you moved here from N.H. you've been teaching me how to sew and everything you have taught me so much about sewing. We had plans for me to take you to the carousel for chowder and clam cakes. I am sorry mom I didn't get to take you. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
Ashley from Warwick wrote on May 29, 2020 at 11:10 pm:
RIP grandma💔 Braydon and I miss you so much already! I wish we had more time with you to make more memories. Every time Braydon and I would come over we would both say as we are walking in “let’s go say hi to nana and give her a big hug!” When we would walk in and you seen us your eyes and smile would lite up the whole room. You loved seeing us as we both loved seeing you! You adored us and we adored you! Today (Friday, May 29th) was the first time I have taken Braydon over there since you left us. I was sitting at the dining room table when Braydon ran over to me screaming “Nana is here, let’s go say hi to Nana!” My heart hurt, I didn’t know what to say or how to respond to my 3 1/2 year old. Aunty Jen was there for me and helped me out with that and just said “you was at the doctors sick.” He wouldn’t understand if I told him. All I can say is that we miss you so much gram and it is going to be tough for Braydon and myself when we go over there without you being there. I am thankful, Braydon and I had the chance to see you Monday the day before you passed. That day just keeps replaying in my head. Braydon and I walked in, went right into your house and you was sitting on the couch. Braydon (your boyfriend/buddy/great grandson) ran in right up to you and gave you a BIG squeezed hug and you gave him a big extra squeezed hug back to him with your big contagious smile! I am going to miss that/this so soo much gram! Thank you for giving me your burger recipe, I will never forget it! You got me hooked! Thank you for the matching aprons you made for (your boyfriend/Braydon) and myself! Thank you for everything else, the list can go on and on and on. Mostly, thank you for just being YOU! May you Rest In Peace, my sweet beautiful 👼🏼 I Love You forever and always to we meet again!
Charlie & Ginny Galinauskas and Family from Hingham wrote on May 28, 2020 at 7:55 pm:
Our condolences to you, Chris and Jennifer and Jacob. Love and happy memories will be with you always.
Laura Ramos from Sterling wrote on May 28, 2020 at 3:40 pm:
RIP Grandma you will be very missed, wish we had more time💔
Lisa Duarte from Pawtucket wrote on May 28, 2020 at 1:35 pm:
RIP Gram, you will be greatly missed ❤️
chris from riverside wrote on May 28, 2020 at 12:58 pm:
mom i want you to know how much of an inspiration you was to so many people.and how much you meant to me.your love your smile and your wisdom was like nothing i will ever expierince in a short time we are on this planet.you really showed me how to be a man a hard worker and how to love thank you so much i love you and i miss you.
mary smith from warwick wrote on May 28, 2020 at 12:47 pm:
so sorry ashley and family
Lucy Pimental from Mulberry fl wrote on May 28, 2020 at 11:49 am:
Dearest Judy Eddy and family I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom may she RIP. I remember your mom and what I remember most was her charming smile. Love you and if you need anything call me please. Love lucy
Lynne Migneault from Putnam, CT wrote on May 28, 2020 at 10:31 am:
I had a great frienship with Dolores she was an absolute amazing lady. I used to go to her house in N.H. to visit we'd stay up well past midnight sewing and laughing, boy did we laugh!. She wasnt afraid to jump in the car and drive to a show to sell her crafts getting up at crack of dawn and drive hours just so she could make a little bit of money and catch up with friends she had met over the years at shows! That was important to her more than making $. She really was an inspiration to all of us with that just get it done attitude and of course that smile! I will miss you terribly Love Always Lynne