Date of Passing:
Briden, Elizabeth “Betty”, 91, formerly of Burton Ave. Riverside, passed away on April 24th. She was the mother of Linda Spies and her husband Hank, Robin Anjoorian, Robert Briden and his wife Barbara and grandmother of Matthew Briden. She was the sister of the late Iris Mello, and aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Her greatest joy in life was raising her children and opening her home to all of their friends and to every needy animal her children brought home. She was also known for preventing the sanding of the hill in front of her home that all of these children used for sliding during the winter. She was always so pleased to be stopped while out in public in later years by someone who would tell her how they remembered her from “Burton Hill”.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside on Thursday May 2, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held on Friday May 3, 2019 in Saints Matthew & Mark Episcopal Church, 5 Chapel Road, Barrington at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery.
The family respectfully requests that flowers be omitted, but would appreciate contributions to the Providence Animal Rescue League, 34 Elbow Street, Providence, RI, 02903 in her memory would be deeply appreciated.