Laura (Ferris) Amaral, 98 of Robinson Street passed away Wednesday July 27, 2016 at Riverview Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Inocencio M. Amaral. Born in Newport she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Antonia (Medeiros) Ferris. She is survived by one Grandson Matthew Goudreau of East Providence, and one sister Elvira Ferris. She was the mother of the late Laura Goudreau, sister of the late Amy Ferris, Elizabeth Furtado, and Joseph Ferris. Her funeral and visitation will be held on Saturday from 8:30 – 9:30 AM in the PERRY McSTAY FUNERAL HOME 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Martha’s Church Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.