Ethel M. MacQuarrie
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Ethel M. MacQuarrie (Foley), 92, of Warren, RI and formerly of Barrington, RI, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Born on October 7, 1928 in Dennis, MA, Ethel was the daughter of Charles and Mary Foley. She had fond memories of growing up on the Cape with her twin brother, Oren, and her sister, Irene. Ethel was the great-great-granddaughter of Asa Shiverick, founder of the noted Shiverick Shipyard in East Dennis, MA in the early 1800’s.
Ethel and J. Conrad MacQuarrie were married in Boston, MA in 1964. They enjoyed 35 happy years together raising a family, traveling, golfing, and spending time with their many friends.
Ethel was a longtime member of Rhode Island Country Club and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Barrington. She fully embraced a competitive game of bridge, a friendly golf match, and cheering on the Red Sox and Patriots.
She was a devoted wife, a loving and supportive mother and grandmother, and a steadfast friend.
She is predeceased by her husband, J. Conrad MacQuarrie, her daughter, Lisa Irene Ryland (John), her brother, Oren Shiverick Foley, and her sister, Irene Louise Foley. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Helen Hobson (Benjamin) of Basking Ridge, NJ, and five beloved grandchildren: Timothy Ballard Ryland, Abigail Shiverick (Ryland) Mercer (Alex), John MacQuarrie Hobson, Wesley Gale Hobson, and Eleanor Louise Hobson.
A funeral service in memory of Ethel will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 191 County Road, Barrington, RI.
A private burial will be held at the Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington, RI.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ethel’s name may be sent to HopeHealth Hospice, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904, or The Dennis Historical Society, P.O. Box 607, South Dennis, MA 02660.