Grace Meehan, 94, Bristol


Grace Meehan of Bristol died on July 17, 2013, one week before her 95th birthday.  She was the daughter of the late Canio and Mary Civita, and was a resident of Hawthorne, N.Y.; New Jersey, and Florida before moving to Bristol, R.I.

She was predeceased by husbands John Becker and Francis Meehan.

Mrs. Meehan worked for the New York State Police before retiring in 1973.

She was a charter member of the Hawthorne Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed reading, crosswords, knitting and needlework, and she was a wonderful cook and hostess.

Her greatest love was spending time with her family.

She is survived by daughter Marianne Gislason and husband Thorsteinn of Bristol; sons James Becker and wife Deborah of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Gerhart Becker of Newburgh, N.Y.  Son Richard Becker of Ossining, N.Y. died in 2007.

She is also survived by brother George Civita and wife Julianne of Eastham, Mass.; and sisters Esther Riley of Naples, Fla., Dora Tucci of Merritt Island, Fla., Catherine Long of Hawthorne, N.Y., Ann Frank and husband George of Hartsdale, N.Y., and Honore LaRose and husband Neil of San Diego, Calif.

She was predeceased by brothers Vito, Michael, and Thomas Civita, and sister Anita Marino.

Mrs. Meehan had 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, all dearly loved.

Private arrangements are by Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, Warren, R.I.


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