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RITA M. (Cullinan) GORMLEY

February 27, 1928 ~ October 29, 2019 (age 91)


GORMLEY, Rita M. (Cullinan), 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Alpine Nursing Home in Coventry.  She was the wife of the late William E. Gormley.

Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late William V. and Elizabeth Mildred (Burns) Cullinan.

Rita loved the beach, especially spending time with her family and grandchildren at their summer house in Narragansett.  She enjoyed cooking and making sure there was always food to eat, whether you were hungry of not, and she had a wonderful sense of humor!

She is survived by her children, Daniel Gormley and his wife Denise of Smithfield, Stephen Gormley of Narragansett and Patrick Gormley and his wife Joy of East Providence; her son-in-law Edward J. Picotte of Coventry; her daughter-in-law Gail Gormley of Warwick; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.   She was the mother of the late Michael Gormley and Elizabeth Picotte and sister of the late William Cullinan.

Her Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:45 am in the Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT, 2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd. (Rte. 3), Coventry.  Interment will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.  Visiting hours Sunday 4-7 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita’s memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2346 Post Rd # 202, Warwick, RI 02886   would be appreciated.  

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November 3, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT
2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816

Funeral Service
November 4, 2019

10:45 AM
Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT
2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816

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