Barbara P. Gagnon

Date of Passing:

September 9, 2017

Gagnon, Barbara P., 87, of Lantern Lane, Riverside, died peacefully on September 9, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond G. Gagnon.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Patrick J. and Mabel (Bourbon) McAteer, she lived in Riverside for 61 years.

Mrs. Gagnon was a bank teller for the former Rhode Island Hospital Trust Bank for 31 years before retiring in 1984.

Barbara was a communicant and volunteer at St. Brendan Church. She was a member of the International Order of Alhambra.

She is survived by four sons, Thomas R. Gagnon and his wife Susan of Riverside, Robert G. Gagnon and his wife Leslie of Riverside, Michael J. Gagnon of Riverside and Paul A. Gagnon of Barrington; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Arthur, Alfred, Joseph and Raymond McAteer.

Her funeral will be held on Friday September 15, 2017 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Thursday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Barbara’s memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Tom Medeiros, 60 Turner Avenue, Riverside, RI, 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Dear Gagnon and McAteer Families,

    Aunt Barbara as we in our family have always affectionately called her and had the privileged to have know and loved his beautiful, warm and loving lady.

    She will always be remembered and have a special place in our hearts.
    Carol Ann and the rest of the Ford Family

  2. To all the wonderful gagnon family … I am so sorry to hear of the loss of nanny. She was an amazing and kind and loving person whom will be you all and thinking of you all at the time.

  3. Our sympathy & prayers to the family of Barbara Gagnon.

  4. I am a friend of Paul and fondly remember how kind and sweet Mrs. Gagnon was to send over a “care package” meal while my wife was in the hospital for an extended time after the birth of our daughter in 1981! Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Gagnon family and especially Paul. Dan & Jen Sirois

    EPPD Retired

  5. I am not sure but I think I knew your mother and several of you since I was the fourth grade teacher at Tristam Burgess in 1967-68-and 69 before I became ill In 1970. If this was your mother, she was a good friend when I would sometimes see her years later and if she is the same Mrs. Gagnon, she was a big part of the Tristam Burgess PTA then. She was a dear sweet woman and I know a lovely mother. If you do not recognize me as your old fourth grade teacher, then please forgive me and let me know. I send my deepest sympathy to your whole family. Fondly, Joleen Vatcher

  6. Dear Gagnon Family,

    Your parents were very dear to my family for so many decades. Our mom’s became such wonderful friends and confidants which gave me so much comfort knowing that they enjoyed their daily telephone conversations which included so much laughter. I know that the Gagnon’s and Magnelli’s are watching over us all and enjoying the unimaginable peace and joy of Heaven. With my prayers and sincerest condolences on this deeply sad loss to your family.

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