Phyllis Jean (nee Farmer) Donato, 96, passed away at a local hospice center on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Donato was born June 2, 1924 to Persey Farmer and Abbey (nee Crompton) Farmer in Brisbane, Australia. Mrs. Donato was the middle daughter of five children.
Mrs. Donato is survived by three daughters – Gail Provost; Donna Watt (James); and Jo-Ann Donato (Louis Evans). Mrs. Donato is also survived by her sister Jocelyn Carr of Australia. Additional survivors include 4 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and extended family.
Mrs. Donato was preceded in death by her loving husband of 71-years, Cornelius A. Donato, her parents, and 3 sisters.
Mrs. Donato was a loving and doting mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, as well as homemaker.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM in St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, 1098 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, Rhode Island. Interment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Riverside, Rhode Island. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital.