Florence T. Greaves

Florence T. Greaves, 76, of Central Avenue, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at her home. She was the wife of the late Henry W. Greaves. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Rose (Donnelly) Arundale.  Mrs. Greaves worked for the Wilmarth Corporation, Morris Metal and the Hassenfeld Company before she retired. She was a former Den mother and enjoyed knitting, quilting and crocheting. Her biggest enjoyment came from spending time with her children and grandchildren. She leaves five children, Mary Elizabeth Greaves-Forcino of Warwick, Kathleen Lavery of East Providence, Christine Greaves of East Providence, Sean P. Greaves of East Providence and Michaela Greaves of East Providence, four grandchildren, Jessica Lavery, Amber J. Clair, Charles H. Greaves and Justin Clair, two great grandchildren, Casey Clair and Ryleigh Clair, seven siblings, Harry Arundale, John Arundale, Gilbert Arundale, Bill Arundale, Rosemary Joy, Michael Arundale and Kevin Arundale. She was the sister of the late Ted Arundale and Patricia Fagundes.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Contributions in her memory to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd. East Providence, RI 02914 would be appreciated.


I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when life is done.


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