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Obituary of Nancy Ramos
Nancy Jean Ramos, 55, of Newport, RI, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Pascoag, RI.
On a glorious Saint Patrick’s Day in 1962, God blessed Manuel F. and Gertrude (Clark) Ramos with a beautiful baby girl, who they named Nancy Jean. It didn’t take long however, to realize that there was something seriously wrong with their little Angel. After much medical testing, it was determined that Nancy was born with a debilitating brain disorder that left her severely handicapped. She was to spend her entire 56 years of life in the devoted care of the Zabarano Unit of Eleanor Slater Hospital in Pascoag, Rhode Island.
Although Nancy would never celebrate her First Communion or Confirmation, she was baptized, symbolizing her purification and admission to the Catholic Church.
Given three months to live upon entering the hospital, Nancy amazingly survived for 56 years. She was freed from her earthly body on February 20, 2018, soaring to Heaven to spend eternity with God and her parents.
This special Angel is predeceased by her parents, Manuel F. Ramos and Gertrude (Clark) Ramos, and her older sister, Joan Ramos Bartlett. She is survived by her brothers, Allan Ramos and his companion, Margie Shifflett, of Alexandria, Virginia; James Ramos and his wife, Joan Paskewich, of Oakdale, CT; Roger Ramos and his wife Ruth, of Los Angeles, California, and Robert Ramos and his wife Judy, of Newport, Rhode Island; her brother-in-law, Richard Bartlett of Warwick, Rhode Island; her cousin Stephen Gerry of Downington, Pennsylvania, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service was held on March 16, 2018 at Newport Memorial Park, where Nancy was laid to rest with her awaiting parents.
Donations in her name may be made to St. Augustin Church, 2 Eastnor Road, Newport, Rhode Island, 02840.
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