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Mildred M. (Whalen) Ricard

February 28, 1931 ~ September 14, 2017 (age 86)

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Mass of Christian Burial
September 20, 2017

10:00 AM
Saint James Church
33 Division Street,
Manville, RI 02838

September 20, 2017

Saint James Cemetery
Old River Road,
Manville, RI 02838

Manville – Mildred M. (Whalen) Ricard, 86, of Rutland Street, died Thursday, September 14, 2017, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville.  She was the wife of the late Maurice L. Ricard, who died on August 25th.

Born in Manville, a daughter of the late Leo and Marie Rose (Houle) Whalen, she had been a lifelong resident of Manville, and summered for many years in Cedar Tree Point, Warwick.

Mrs. Ricard worked as an office manager for Leo Ricard & Sons Roofing, and for MPM Realty, Manville.  She was the former owner of Premier Salon, Albion.

She was a member of the D.A.V. Women’s Auxiliary and the Emblem Club #27, both of Woonsocket, and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Alphonse Yelle Post #9, American Legion, Manville.  She was a communicant of Saint James Church, Manville.

She is survived by one sister, Dorothy Desjardins of Cumberland.  She was the mother of the late Patrick M. Ricard, and the sister of the late Leroy Whalen and Bernard Whalen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Saint James Church, 33 Division Street, Manville.  Burial will follow in Saint James Cemetery, Manville.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to Saint James Church, 33 Division Street, Manville, R.I. 02838, or to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607 would be appreciated.  Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. James Church
33 Division Street,, Manville RI 02838

Shriner's Hospitals for Children
2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607

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