Edith Furna

Obituary of Edith Furna

Edith Furna, 90, of 22 Ward Avenue, Newport, died Saturday May 5, 2007 at the Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Louis D. Furna. Born in Newport on January 7, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Jose P. and Emilia (Pacheco) Barella. Edith worked for the Del Nero Cleaners in Newport from 1960 to 1978. She was a life long parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Newport and was a member of T.O.P.S. Club, Inc. Edith is survived by her daughter Helen M. Crowley of Middletown, R.I. and her son Louis M. Furna of Blackstone, Virginia, her sister Olivia Oliveira of Newport, her grandchildren, Brenda Crowley, Laurie Parke, John Crowley, Michael Furna, David Furna, and 6 great grandchildren. . Edith was also the sister of the late Mary Martin, Manuel Barella and Rose Creador. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at St. Mary's Church, Spring St., Newport at 9:00 am. Burial at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown, R.I. Visiting hours Monday, May 7, 2007 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Edith's name to the Alzheimer's Association, R.I. Chapter, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906. For information, please visit www.onhfh.com.
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