Belmira (Madeira) Rainey

Date of Passing:

November 2, 2022

Belmira Rainey (Madeira), 94, of Walsh Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on November 2, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Captain Patrick J. Rainey, Pawtucket Police Department.

Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sophia (Pacheco) Madeira, she lived in Barrington for 30 years.

Mrs. Rainey was a waitress for various restaurants for 50 years before retiring in 1993.

Belmira was a member of the Pawtucket Elks Club and the Pawtucket Police Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, solving crossword puzzles and was a devoted New England Patriots fan.

She is survived by a daughter, Christine A. Kee and her husband Norman of Barrington; two sons, James F. Rainey and his wife Maryann of Smithfield and Patrick J. Rainey Jr. and his wife Lynn of Barrington; a sister, Dolores Gomes of New Smyrna Beach, FL; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Elizabeth Loparto and great-grandmother of the late Camron O’Connor. She was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters.

Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday November 8, 2022 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 12 noon. Burial will follow in Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pawtucket.

Calling hours are Tuesday morning 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Mrs. Rainey’s memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to you Chris & Norman for taking care of her for all those years. She was always so sweet & chatty every time I saw her. She is now with our so missed handsome Camron!! Like I told Becky, she passed on my deceased Mom’s 94th birthday. There’s now one more Ángel up in Heaven😇❤️🙏🏻

  2. Chris, Norman and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow.

  3. I hear my back door open and she’s not there I miss her smile

  4. Jim and Maryann,
    My condolences on your loss. Cherish your memories 🙏

  5. She was one of my favorite people My day was complete when she came in the shop.May she Rest In Peace

  6. To my sweet mother in law, you welcomed and accepted me and my 2 (now adult) children into your family with open arms. I cannot express how much that meant to me. I know you’re at peace and I will continue to love and protect our Patrick. Rest In Peace, My Sweet Belle.

  7. To my Aunt Bella, thank you for all the hugs and laughter. Your quick wit and devilish smile have been cherished and will be missed.
    Heaven just gained another angel! 👼🏻
    Rest In Peace 💖💖💖

  8. Dearest Dolores, Donna and family, I had the privilege of meeting Bella while living in Florida. She was a lovely lady, inside and out. May she Rest In Peace. My love and prayers are with you. Always.

  9. To my wonderful friend of 60 years I am so happy for you that your with your family, although I will miss you with all my heart and soul , I am so lucky to have had you in my life love you and always in my prayers

  10. My aunt Bella had the most beautiful smile and was a friend to all who knew her. She will be missed by a great many who felt honored to know her. Go with God sweetie.❤️❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹🌹

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