Dorothea O. Parmentier, 93, Prudence Island


Dorothea O. (Brown) Parmentier, 93, of Warwick, formerly of North Kingstown and Prudence Island, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late Henk Parmentier.  Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late Herbert W. Brown and Olive (Allendorf) Brown.

Mrs. Parmentier worked as a secretary for the Fireman's Mutual Indemnity Insurance Company of Providence.  She was a seamstress at The Orange Flower of Wickford and worked at Quonset Naval Base.  She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in East Greenwich and a member of the Ladies Club of Prudence Island, where she lived for 23 years.

She leaves her two devoted children, Winifred A. Parmentier of Cranston and David C. Parmentier and his companion Joanne Sapers of Warwick; and cherished granddaughter, Hayley K. Parmentier of Cranston.  Dorothea was the sister of the late Robert W. Brown.  The family wishes to thank Debbie Mottola, Linda Kathy Craig, Kathy Anderson, Karyn Jones and Cornerstone Adult Services, Scalabrini Villa and Home and Hospice care of Rhode Island for their kindness and gentle care.

Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. in The Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home of Wickford, 140 West Main St., Wickford Village, North Kingstown, with a service to follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to Cornerstone Adult Services, 140 Warwick Neck Ave, Warwick, RI 02889 will be appreciated.  For online messages of condolence, kindly visit


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