Rita A. Dionne

Rita A. Dionne, 94,  formerly of East Providence passed away Thursday November 3, 2016 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care.  She was the wife of the late Raymond L. Dionne Sr. Born in Niagara Falls, NY she was a daughter of the late John Conti  and Anselma (Gianotti) Conti DelRosso. .  She leaves   six children, Sandra Trahan (Robert) of Clinton, CT, Kathleen Zanfagna (Robert) of Warwick, Raymond Dionne Jr. (Patricia) of Pawtucket, Karen Dionne of Warren, Nancy Boyce (Steve) of Cumberland, Kimberly Dionne of Cumberland,  She was the mother of the late Richard Dionne.  Rita also leaves ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  Rita leaves three sisters, Gail Burke of MA, Frances Gibson of Florida and June Field of Arizona. She leaves one brother Robert DelRosso of Seekonk.   She was the sister of the late Irma Morettini, Rinaldo Conti, John DelRosso, and Florence DelRosso, Rita loved flowers especially Irises. She was a creative soul who loved painting, crafts and making clothes for her children.  She loved music and dancing with her husband. Mostly she was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her large family, who will miss her dearly. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 9 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Loreto Church, Waterman Avenue, East Providence.  Burial will follow in Swan Point Cemetery, Blackstone Boulevard, Providence. Calling hours Tuesday 4-7. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research.  Donations by mail to:  Donation Processing  The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, or www.michaeljfox.org/donate_now.