Edna M. Chagnon, Riverside


Edna M. Chagnon, 91, of Hoppin Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on Jan. 4, 2013.

She is survived by a daughter; Carol J. O’Brien of Riverside, three granddaughters; Dena M. O’Brien of Riverside, Dawn M. Clarke and her husband William of Barrington and Shannon B. Rosciti of Lincoln and four great grandchildren.  She was the sister of the late Bernard Durrant and his wife Trudy.

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Saints Matthew & Mark Episcopal Church, 5 Chapel Road, Barrington, at 10 a.m. to which relatives and friends are invited.  Burial will follow in North Burial Ground, Providence.  Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.  Contributions in Edna’s memory to Saints Matthew & Mark Episcopal Church would be deeply appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, Riverside. Leave online condolences at www.wrwatsonfuneralhome.com.


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