Denise G. (Gagne) Francis 62 of East Providence passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital due to complications from COVID. She is survived by her husband Robert A. Francis.
Born in Providence, she was the sixth child of the late Wilfred Gagne and M. Jeannette (Barrette) Gagne. Devoted mother of Erin, Lindsay and Janelle (Andrew Viele) Francis. Grandmother of Cameron, Jakari, Naftali, Andrew and Mila.
She is also survived by her siblings Paula A. Viau-Hann, Donna MG Bosworth (Michael) and David T. Gagne (Maryanne). Pre-deceased by Fr. Walter P. Gagne, SA and Patricia D. Gagne. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.
Following her graduation from East Providence High School, Class of 1976, she attended Katherine Gibbs and began a life-long career in medical office management. She retired as the Chief Operating Officer from Women’s Care, Inc. in Pawtucket.
Denise will long be remembered for her witty humor, contagious laugh, love of cooking and family celebrations. Due to the pandemic restrictions, services will be private.
Donations in her honor can be made to the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement Graymoor, PO Box 301, Garrison, NY 100524, Attention Fr. Emil.