Barbara J. Mayforth

Date of Passing:

August 30, 2018

Mayforth, Barbara J., 71, of Poplar Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on August 30, 2018.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Richard A. and Mary (Black) Mayforth, she lived in Riverside for 40 years.

Ms. Mayforth was an LPN at the Arc of Blackstone Valley since 2008. She also was an LPN at Rhode Island Hospital for 34 years before retiring in 1998. She previously was a Special Police Officer for the East Providence Department for 9 years.

Barbara loved animals and enjoyed helping people.

She is survived by her loving friends, neighbors, colleagues, patients, and her devoted cat Bubba and devoted dog Daisy.

Her funeral service will be held on Sunday September 2, 2018 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 2:30 p.m. Calling hours are Sunday afternoon 1-2:30 p.m. Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Contributions in Barbara’s memory to the RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I don’t even know what to say… my heart is broken to hear that you passed away soon to be 4 years… ohhh my dear dear friend I will forever hold on to our memories… I love you Barbara…

  2. Barbara&, so sorry to hear about your passing away. You’re light will shine forever! I enjoyed your love and support and friendship. May you rest in peace! XO ????????????

  3. Barbara- What a gentle souls she was caring for all the lost souls.She took everyone in and gave a place for them recover. She took ing stray animal and gave them love and rehabilitate them. I added to hear she passed.May she rest now in peace with her family.

  4. Barbara – you are always remembered with great fondness and laughter. So sorry to hear of your passing just today. You brought such a human touch to the patients in the office. We miss you. We know heaven will enjoy your company as much as we did here on earth.

  5. Hope you meet my mom, your dear friend Gail, at the gates sweet friend. And I hope bubba and Daisy are in loving hands. If anyone knows what their fate is, can you please email me, Regina at [email protected] . I know she would want her animals in safe care. You will be missed.

  6. Barbara, you are in the hearts and on the minds of many that loved you. You will be deeply missed by all. I believe many of us will still hear echoes of “Where’s Po-Po?” and “Go ask Po-Po” thru out the rooms of Dimensions at the Arc!
    May you rest in piece.
    Much love from,
    Pat & Rachel, Bill, Rykerr and Daisy

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