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Aurelia A. Legassey

March 7, 2024
Aurelia A. Legassey
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Obituary for Aurelia A. Legassey

Aurelia A. Legassey, age 23, of East Providence, passed away on March 7, 2024. Born in Hartford, CT, Aurelia was the beloved daughter of Meghan Mahan, Ernie Legassey, and her stepfather Terrence Smith.

Aurelia also leaves behind her siblings Sean Smith, Liam (Charlie) Smith, and Tegan Smith; grandparents Connor Maddocks, Kitty (Sandra) Patterson, and great aunt Maureen Maher. Aurelia is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Shy, intelligent, with a gentle smile, Aurelia was loved by many friends and family. Aurelia was a 2019 graduate of East Providence High School, where she played trumpet in the band. She attended Rhode Island College where she studied computer programming in the School of Business. She wrote for the RIC newspaper, The Anchor, including articles in support of transgender rights. She enjoyed solving cube (Rubiks) puzzles and interacting with her online community friends.

A private memorial service is scheduled for Friday, March 15, 2024 for close friends and family, followed by a public celebration of life at the Myrtle at 134 Waterman Ave. in East Providence from 1-3 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in memory of Aurelia to the Rhode Island College Foundation.

Articles authored by Aurelia in the RIC Newspaper: The Anchor

Also consider a donation to Trans Lifeline. A peer-supported Crisis Hotline for Trans and Non-Binary people.  

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