Rita L. (Fontes) Falaguerra, from Riverside, dies at 87


Monday 04 October 2021

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Falaguerra, Rita L. (Fontes), 87, of Sea View Avenue, Riverside Terrace, Riverside, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2021 at Roberts Health Center, North Kingstown. She was the beloved wife of Ralph G. Falaguerra.

Born in East Providence, daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Lewis) Fontes, she has lived in Riverside since 1959.

Mrs. Falaguerra was a communicant of St. Brendan Church.

Besides her husband of sixty-six years, she is survived by three sons, Michael A. Falaguerra of Southbury, CT, David J. Falaguerra and his wife Kathleen of Warwick and Christopher T. Falaguerra and his partner Steven Deell of Riverside; two daughters, Anna M. Melanson of Cumberland and Andrea L. Falaguerra and his wife Lori Hopkins of Barrington; one sister, Lucille Boutin of Lanesborough, MA; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Mary Smithers and Sally Clement.

Parents and friends are invited to attend a Christian funeral mass at St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter.

Call times and flowers are respectfully omitted.

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