Estelle A. Burton

Date of Passing:

April 1, 2021

Burton, Estelle A. (Richards) 83, of Lincoln Avenue, Riverside, formerly of Riverside Drive, Riverside Terrace, died peacefully on April 1, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Howard L. Burton.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Charles H. Richards Sr. and Estella E. (Lyons) Richards, she was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mrs. Burton was a clerk for the Amica Insurance Company for 24 years before retiring in 1997. She also was a cashier for the former Ray’s Market and Schroder’s Delicatessen for many years.

Estelle enjoyed scrapbooking, woodworking, cooking and antiquing during her retirement.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Lee Lorello of East Greenwich and Pamela Ann Lombardo of East Providence; a son, Richard Allen Burton of Riverside; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Charles H. Richards Jr, Thomas Richards, Linwood Richards and William F. Richards.

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 7, 2021 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Ancient Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Estelle’s memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904-9826 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Im so sorry forthe passing of your mom. I worked with Estelle at Amica she was a great friend she will be missed Rest In Peace

  2. Linda, Pam and Ricky I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was so good to me. Find peace in your memories of her ❤️

  3. Hang in there Ricky.

  4. To the Burton Family: Please accept our deepest sympathies and may your Mother rest in peace.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear. Your mom was always so kind. I remember her fondly.

  6. Pam, your Mom was a wonderful & courageous woman. May she rest in peace eternally. Take care.

  7. Pam and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. We sure did have laughs in the old neighborhood. Your Mom was a wonderful person and she will be missed. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers??❤️??❤️

  8. Pam Ricky and Linda and Jimmy, I’m so sorry to hear your mom passed and now is in the gates of heaven of eternal life.May God guide you through the pain and the sorrow with love peace and happiness of great memories of your mom.Rest in Peace Estelle❤️Debbie and Lewie

  9. Sorry for your loss Jim.

  10. Richie, Pam, your families and Debbie R., On behalf of my self and the entire graduating Class of EPHS1979, our deepest condolences to you all. Your mom and I spent time together at Orchard View Nursing Home in 2016. It became funny when I saw Debbie walk in the room and later on Richie. The small community of Riverside became smaller in just one room. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  11. We are so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the memories you all shared. You are in our prayers.

  12. Pam and family please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved Mom. Bless you and your family with all the memories you have with time spent with your Mom over the years. Cherish these memories now to guide you through this very difficult journey.

  13. Heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Rick, Pam and Linda, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. Though I haven’t seen Estelle in many years, I have lots of memories working with her at Amica. May she Rest In Peace ??

  15. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Karen and Paul

  17. Pam ,Rick Sorry for your. lose Tony Loffredio and Family.

  18. Sincere condolences from Wendy Martin and Peter Martin and family.

  19. Dear Linda,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom fondly; she was our kind , beautiful Girl Scout leader on the Terrace many years ago. In more recent days , her warm smile always greeted me when we met at Schroeder’s . She and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mary Thompson Heffner

  20. Rick, much sympathy on the passing of your mom. May she rest in peace. Chris Fournier and Steve Stanis

  21. We are so sorry for your loss and are keeping you all in our prayers.

  22. Dearest Rick & Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God Bless you and your family with much comfort, love and peace. Love Sheila Erice, Barbara Duarte.

  23. to pam and family…please accept our sincere condolences..for your loss…it is with a heavy heart…to accept the passing of estelle….god bless…..

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