Rose Doris (Thornton) Hastings,95, died Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Home. She was the beloved wife for 75 years of Lee Harland Hastings, Jr. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rose Margaret (Murray) Thornton. Mrs.Hastings was a Business Fundraiser for the Meeting Street School before retiring. She was also a past President of the Rosary & Altar Society at Sacred Heart Church and a member of St. Martha’s Rosary & Altar Society. Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Kathleen M. Macomber, one son, Lee H. Hastings III, and she was the mother of the late Kim E. Jenkins. She also leaves one brother, Thomas Thornton, eight grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Margaret Crowshaw, Ellen Coppolelli and Henry Thornton. Her funeral will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Brenden’s Church, 60 Turner Avenue, Riverside. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday 5-8. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Assoc.,R.I. Chapter, 245 Waterman St. Suite 306, Prov., R.I 02906 or Gentiva Hospice, 2374 Post Road, Suite 206, Warwick, RI 02886 would be greatly appreciated.
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