Ann M. Lister

Date of Passing:

April 4, 2019

Lister, Ann M., 92, wife of the late Howard L. Lister and a lifelong resident of East Providence, died peacefully on April 4, 2019 in Bristol, RI.
She was born in East Providence, RI, on November 5, 1926, the daughter of the late John F. Dwyer and Anna L. Unsworth Dwyer. After graduating from East Providence High School in 1944 she was employed as the personal assistant to Dr. John J. O’Brien and in later years after her family was grown was the secretary of St. Brendan’s School and later St. Margaret’s School in Rumford where she worked for many years.

Mrs. Lister was a former member of St. Brendan’s Rosary & Altar Society, Hamilton House and the Forever Young Club. She enjoyed playing bridge and volunteering at St. Brendan’s Church.
She is survived by three of her children, Richard A. Lister of Richmond, VA; Maureen A. Crisafulli (Gene) of Swansea, MA and Nancy M. Rehor (Charles) of Prudence Island, RI. She was the mother of the late Marilyn E. Costa (David) of Riverside, RI and the sister of the late Capt. John F. Dwyer, EPPD. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Matthew Rehor, Jennifer Rehor, Richard Lister II, Audra Costa and Rachel Brocklesby.

Her Funeral will be held on Monday April 15, 2019 from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willet Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan’s Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Wampanoag Trail, Riverside. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in her memory may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, 1540 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920.

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  1. We are so sorry for your lost..We had many good times with our families on Burton Ave. Your Mom will be in our prayers

    Doreen Smith Pierce and family.

  2. We are sorry to hear of your mothers passing. We have good memories of her and your family on Burton Avenue. Our prayers and thoughts are with you on this sad day

  3. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom…We had some good times on Burton Ave…our thoughts
    And prayers are with you and your family. Best regards, Doreen Pierce (smith) and family

  4. Dear Dick, Maureen, and Nancy,

    My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear mom. I remember her wonderful laugh and our great years on Burton Ave. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mary Lou

  5. Nancy and family,
    My deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

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