Theresa McIlmail

Theresa McIlmail, 73, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at West Shore Health Center, Warwick.  She was the wife of the late Charles McIlmail.

Born in São Miguel, Azores, she was a daughter of the late José DaSilva and Maria Olinda (Barbeiro) Bravo. Theresa worked as CNA for the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jean Jugan Residence in Pawtucket, for over 20 years until she retired.  She was an avid reader who enjoyed crocheting and going on Facebook.  Theresa was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family.

She leaves one son, Michael McIlmail and his wife Elizabeth of Pawtucket, four daughters, Linda Smith of Riverside, Christina Rudrow and her husband Charles of East Providence, Melanie Smith and her wife Oriana of Abescon, NJ, and Jennifer Buckner and her husband James of Pawtucket, one sister, Maria Pimental of Pawtucket, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

In lieu of the current coronavirus crisis, a private, family prayer service will take place at Perry-McStay Funeral Home.  Friends and family are invited to view the service via live video stream on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 10A.M.


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Maria de Jesus Mota from Pawtucket wrote on May 16, 2020 at 8:43 am:
April 29th My husband and my granddaughter’s birthday and now the day I lost my beautiful cousin. I was extremely saddened because she meant a lot to me. To her children and grandchildren her sister Maria nieces and nephews I send you and heartfelt condolences. Teresa was truly an amazing person, always had that beautiful smile and wonderful greeting when we visited mom and I. What she did for our family assisting with our immigration to the United States I don’t forget it for a second. I am very grateful. Rest in peace do you cousin.
Nathan Gomes from Cranston wrote on May 7, 2020 at 4:35 am:
To everyone in Theresa's family and her friends I am sorry for your loss. I am an Activities Worker from the nursing home. I just recently learned of Theresa's passing. She was a wonderful friend who was always a joy to be around. I'll miss her very much.
Jordyn from Riverside wrote on May 4, 2020 at 10:41 am:
Love and miss you, Vava <3
dorothy vanasse from pawtucket wrote on May 4, 2020 at 9:45 am:
Sharron Bizzle from Riverside wrote on May 4, 2020 at 9:23 am:
Linda & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you comfort and peace at this most difficult time. Hugs to you all.
Rose Lanni from East Providence wrote on May 4, 2020 at 9:01 am:
Sorry for your loss 🙏
Donna Carter from Pawtucket wrote on May 4, 2020 at 8:52 am:
Thinking of you all today as you say goodbye to Theresa. I know she was one of the most important and loved people in your lives. Cherish the memories. Rest in peace Theresa.
Colleen Plante from Lockport wrote on May 2, 2020 at 1:51 pm:
The memories are what keep us going and sometimes eases the pain. Aunt Theresa always had a hug. Now she can rest in peace with Uncle Chuck. Love You
Elizabeth Tweedly from Pawtucket wrote on May 2, 2020 at 11:07 am:
I will always have wonderful memories from my childhood of spending time with you and Uncle Chuck. Love always Auntie Theresa.
Jennifer Hounshell from Casselberry, FL wrote on May 2, 2020 at 8:40 am:
Mom and Pop M. are together again and watching over their family as they did so well when they were here. There is no closer family than yours! I pray for you all during this time that you will feel connected and loved! There are so many happy, crazy, and fun memories of Her and your Dad that it could bring enough joy to anyone for 10 lifetimes! I was blessed to know you and Chuck and I thank you for all the lessons you taught me! You are loved! Rest in peace, raise hell, and have the time of your afterlife reunited!
Nicole Dauphinais from North Providence wrote on May 2, 2020 at 5:25 am:
So much of my love goes out to the McIlmail family. She will be greatly missed by so many. She is now reunited with your dad which she’s wanted to be since his passing. Know that they are both shining down on you all with love.
Erin Byrne from Newton wrote on April 30, 2020 at 8:13 pm:
My heart aches for you all. I know how close your family is and how hard it is to not all be together. Your mother raised such an incredible family with your dad. Their love is reflected in the generations that will follow. They are together now watching down upon you all. My prayers are with you.