Virginia B. Kinder, 92, Bristol

Virginia B. Kinder, age 92, of Poppasquash Road, Bristol, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the St. Elizabeth’s Manor, Bristol.

She was the wife of the late Ralph Kinder.

Born in East Providence, she was a daughter of the late Raymond S. and Alice A. (Dixon) Brightman.

Virginia worked with her husband at the former Samuel Kinder & Brothers Florist, formerly in Bristol. She also was a telephone switchboard operator for former New England Telephone.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, and a member of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee. She was believed to be their oldest member.

Virginia is survived by her brother Raymond S. Brightman, Jr., of Bristol; a step-son, Joseph Kinder; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a step-son, Robert Kinder; two sisters, Alice F. Hampton and Gladys M. Brightman.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a grave side service on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Juniper Hill Cemetery, Sherry Avenue, Bristol.

Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter, 11 Broadcommon Road, Unit 155, Bristol, RI 02809.

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