M. Elaine Berriman

M. Elaine Berriman, 87, formerly of Seekonk, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur J. Berriman.

Born in Danforth, Maine she was a daughter of the late Leith and Madeline (Lawlor) Violette. Mrs. Berriman worked in the Real Estate Industry for several years as an office manager.  In later years she was very active and played a key role in helping to raise all of her grandchildren. She had a special connection with each one of them. She was always the life of the party and loved nothing more than to laugh and have a good time. That quality automatically drew people to her. Her warm heart and loving spirit made her glow from within making everyone who met her feel like she was their Mom, Nana and best friend. She sparkled from inside and out. She also enjoyed traveling and traveled extensively with her husband. Above all else, her family was first and foremost to her and she was always their protector.

She leaves five children, Linda J. Bennett and her husband James, Kathleen A. Carlucci and her husband Michael, Susan B. Shaw and her husband Adam, Edward J. Berriman and his wife Joan and Arthur Y. Berriman and his wife Jennifer, fourteen grandchildren, Michelle, Christine, Katie, Meredith, Laura, Elizabeth, Ellen, Mitchell, Jennifer, McKinley, Harper, Emerson, Tyler and Nicholas, eleven great grandchildren, Mia, Ava, Nico, Grace, Hazel, J.J., Victoria, Jack, Riley, Carter and Bryson and one sister, Evelyn Whitney. She was the sister of the late Joanne Violette, Kathy Longendyke and Joseph Violette.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be private. Contributions to Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 100 Borden Street, Providence, RI 02903 would be appreciated.


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Tom Silva from Westerly wrote on August 27, 2020 at 5:33 pm
Im so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of the Berriman Family
Debbie Dufresne Coelho from Riverside wrote on August 22, 2020 at 8:10 am
Sue I am so sorry to hear of mom's passing. My love, prayers, and friendship is sent to you and your family God Bless
Cathy phillips from Johnston wrote on August 20, 2020 at 10:59 pm
I knew Eilaine from Steere House, as I would see her as I visited my sister. Knowing so may residents I was always unsure if her name was Eileen or Eilaine, so I would say Hi Biker Chick where are you peddling off to today?I often saw her peddeling that foot exciser. We would share a giggle and she was always so sweet. Didn’t know her well but her warmth and concern for my sister was very personal and touching. God Bless a sweet Lady. Cathy Phillips
Laurie Bonci from Port Saint lucie wrote on August 19, 2020 at 4:16 pm
To the Berriman family--my deepest condolences for the loss of this tremendous woman! Elaine was a truly incredible woman who touched my heart and soul! I enjoyed our visits together and loved how her face lit up every time she had a new baby to talk about or a new event with her family! What a kind and dear soul and I'm just heartbroken! To her family that I had the privilege to meet, you were all just as lovely and caring as she was and I know she loved you all very much! Thoughts and prayers to you all. God gained another angel....
Robin Perry from Seekonk wrote on August 19, 2020 at 4:12 pm
So sorry for your loss. Sending peace your way,
brian gaylord from barrington wrote on August 19, 2020 at 8:59 am
My condolences to Eddie, Art, Sue and the rest of the Berriman family. Your mother (and father) raised some great kids.
brian gaylord from barrington wrote on August 19, 2020 at 8:59 am
My condolences to Eddie, Art, Sue and the rest of the Berriman family. Your mother (and father) raised some great kids.
Debbie Colasanti from Barrington wrote on August 19, 2020 at 7:48 am
Arthur, Jen , McKinley,Harper and Emerson I send my condolences to you all. So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady who I had the pleasure of knowing!! All my love Mrs Cola
Jane Allen from North wrote on August 19, 2020 at 7:30 am
I worked with Elaine for many years when she was property manager in East Providence and considered her a good friend. Although I lost touch with her, she was often in my thoughts. My prayers are with you all now.
Carolann Caporoso from Ringwood wrote on August 18, 2020 at 8:34 pm
Joe and I are happy we got to spend a little time with “Nana” as Laura called her, at their rehearsal dinner and wedding. She was so full of life! We are very sorry for the family’s loss of this vibrant woman.
Elaine Dutchover from Warwick wrote on August 18, 2020 at 7:11 pm
To the Berriman family. I am truly sorry for the loss of a beautiful soul. Your mom, grandma without exception was such a loving person (with a quick wit😊). Always a pleasure to be in her company.. My sincere condolences to you at this very difficult time, and with time may your hearts mend. With love, Elaine
Barbara Dunder from Cranston wrote on August 18, 2020 at 3:18 pm
Susan et al....I am so sorry for you loss. I loved travels with your mom. I wish I could give you a big hug right now. Love you....Babs
Manuel Parece from Rehoboth wrote on August 18, 2020 at 11:39 am
Sorry to here about your Mom I will remember her as that warm hearted mom that used feed us anytime we went over.God bless you all 🙏