Born in Warren, RI, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Lumina (Trombley) Monast. She was the owner and operator of Rusty’s Variety Store for 25 years before retiring in 1971. She was a member of East Warren All Stars Softball Team and the VFW Women’s Auxiliary.
She leaves her son, Robert F. Rutkiewicz and his wife Dorothy of Warren; a sister, Rita Bednartz; and her grandchildren, Robert F. Jr. and Rebecca Rutkiewicz, Tyler Williams and Catherine Martel. She was the mother of the late Sandra William; sister of the late Florence Botelho, Lillian Hellew, and William, Raymon, Emile and Ernest Monast; and grandmother of the late Justin Williams.
Her funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 from the Wilbur Romano Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Jean the Baptist Church. Burial followed in St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904. www.wilbur-romano.com.