Theresa A. (Holliday) Delves

Theresa Ann Delves (Holliday) of Providence, Rhode Island passed away on Saturday, September 10,2016. She was the daughter of the late Frederick Thomas Holliday II and Frances Delphine Holliday (Garnetto) and the sister of the late Frederick Thomas Holliday III, David Anthony Holliday and Michael Alan Holliday of Providence, RI. She was the widow of the late Charles N. Delves of Providence, RI. Theresa is survived by her partner of over twenty years, Thomas Roseborough and her three children. Her two daughters Patricia S. Holliday of Bristol, RI, Lisa D. Venter (Delves) and son in law Todd A. Venter of Mansfield, MA and her son Charles M. Holliday and daughter in law Danielle Alves Holliday of Providence, RI.  Theresa has five beautiful grandchildren, David A. Holliday- Isom from Providence, RI and Drew Venter, Alex Venter, Ciara Venter and Christina Venter and one great grandson, Ahlaya Venter from Mansfield, MA. She also has many nieces and nephews. Theresa retired from the Providence School Department in 2009. In her last role with the Providence School Department, Human Resources division she was responsible for the districts teacher assistants employees.  Prior to working at the Providence Schools, she worked for Old Stone Bank where she started as a Bank Teller and worked her way to the Bank’s Supervisor of the Mortgage Servicing Department. Theresa had a strong work ethic and over the years worked many part time jobs in addition to her full time employment. Theresa was an advocate for others and represented the State of Rhode Island as a designee selected by Government Affairs for Dialysis Patient Citizens to present to Congress in Washington DC the challenges dialysis patients face and how poor legislation affects the care of patients.  She also served in a joint Vice President role for the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Unit #69. Theresa was a genuine spirit with a magnetic personality. She was a loving mother, caring relative to many and a devoted and giving friend who believed that one should live life to its fullest. As the matriarch of her family, she loved wholeheartedly and held her family to a level of high expectation. She will be forever missed. Her funeral will be held on Friday at 8:45 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse Street, Providence. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence. Calling hours Thursday 4-8.