Esther M. Palethorpe, 91 passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Orchard View Manor. Born in Stonington, CT. she was a daughter of the late Irving E. and Sarah E. (Newton) Rathbun. Mrs. Palethorpe was a nursing assistant at the former Hillcrest Nursing Home and the Nicholas Marra Nursing Home, now known as Orchard View Manor. She leaves one daughter, Dawn Marcotrigiano of East Providence, three sons, Harold W. MacCall of Ashaway, Richard W. MacCall of Westerly and Walter Palethorpe of Riverside, one sister, Barbara Sandri of North Stonington, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Robin E. Mauricio, grandmother of the late Harold W. MacCall,III and sister of the late Harold Rathbun and Irving E. Rathbun, Jr. Her funeral and visitation will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a service to follow at 11:00 AM. Burial will be private.