Miriam Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Providence - a
daughter of the late John and Ruby (Stanton) Moriarty.
Frances attended Trinity College in Washington, D.C. After college,
she returned to Rhode Island, where she was a social worker and then
became a third grade Art Teacher. Frances, herself an accomplished
artist, found joy in cultivating and mentoring the artistic skills of
her students at East Avenue Elementary School (now Shea High School).
She taught Art in the Pawtucket Public School System for 25 years
until her retirement.
A devoted Catholic, Frances volunteered in many church activities and
was fulfilled by spending time with the residents of the Little
Sister's of the Poor's Jeanne Jugan Residence.
Frances was known for her public service, tenacity, and willingness to
help those in need.
She is survived by her nephew, Richard Flatley of Pawtucket, RI;
niece, Susan Iannitelli of Evergreen, AL; great-niece, Kristen
Schroeder of Atlanta, GA; great-nephew, Brent Schroeder of
Jacksonville, FL; great-great nieces, Natalie Schroeder, Victoria
Schroeder, and Catherine Schroeder of Jacksonville, FL.
A private graveside service was held at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in
East Providence where she was laid to rest next to her parents.
Donations in her memory may be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor,
964 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860
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