Lucy F. Whitehead

Lucy F. Whitehead, 86, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at her home. She was the wife of the late Richard M. Whitehead to whom she was married for 63 years.

Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Elvira (Tente) Fernandes.

Mrs. Whitehead graduated from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Pawtucket.  She was an R.N. and worked at Memorial Hospital of Pawtucket and The RI Blood Center until she retired.

She leaves four children, Barbara Cohen and her husband Ian of New York City, Richard A. Whitehead and his wife Caili of Rumford, Michael Whitehead and his wife Ellen McKenna Whitehead of Rumford, and Gary Whitehead and his wife Betsy Steele of Norwood, New Jersey, and five grandchildren, Ezra, Emma, Lucy, Riley, and Kathleen. She was the sister of the late Lillian Ricci. In Lieu of flowers, Donations in Lucy’s memory can be made to, Meals on Wheels of RI, 70 Bath Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02908.

Her funeral service will be private.


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Bruce Chapman from East Otto, NY 14729 wrote on October 20, 2020 at 6:52 am
Mike, So sorry to hear about your Mother. Prayers for you and your family. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Look to Him. It makes things a whole lot easier. Take care Mike.
Leanne and Garry Romani from Johnston wrote on October 19, 2020 at 11:29 am
We are so sorry for the loss of such a kind woman and loving mother. I could not have asked for a better Godmother. Our condolences to the entire Whitehead family.
Bill and Jan Allen from Cumberland wrote on October 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Mike, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Peter Voccio from Coventry wrote on October 15, 2020 at 8:38 pm
So sorry to here of you mothers passing. She was one of the sweetest person In the old neighborhood. My prayers are with all Four of you.
Walter barr from Rumford wrote on October 14, 2020 at 9:18 pm
To the family I'm so sorry for Lucy and Richard I've been there paper carrier for many years I will miss them both
Barbara A. Martino, R.N. from Johnston , R.I. wrote on October 14, 2020 at 8:48 pm
My deepest sympathy to Lucy’s children and family members . I worked for many years with Lucy at The Rhode Island Blood Center. She was a great lady , always dependable , and a wonderful nurse. I will keep her in my prayers .
Stanley and Beverly Lachut from Cumberland wrote on October 14, 2020 at 11:15 am
To the children of Lucy whitehead please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of you mom. She was a wonderful lady and we have many happy memories of times spent in their company. May your hearts be filled with those thoughts and may the God of all peace comfort you and surround you with His love.
Maryannq Chandonnait from Cumberland wrote on October 14, 2020 at 8:27 am
I had the privilege of working with Lucy at Memorial Hospital on Hodgson 6 in the late 70's. She was a great nurse with a sense of humor. My condolences to her family.
Peggy Bannon from Cumberland wrote on October 14, 2020 at 8:14 am
I graduated from Memorial Hospital with Lucy she was such a great friend and beautiful person .my prayers and deepest sympathy to the Whitehead family💕
Paul Breault from East Providence wrote on October 14, 2020 at 8:01 am
I'm sorry for your loss. I remember her fondly while growing up. She was such a nice person and I enjoyed talking to her at many blood drives. My condolences.
Bob Johnson from Johnston, RI wrote on October 14, 2020 at 7:57 am
Both Sandy and i will miss you and my cousin Richard.