Frances M. Prichard

Date of Passing:

August 28, 2021

Prichard, Frances M., of Sowams Road, Barrington, died peacefully on Saturday August 28, 2021. She was the wife of the late Albert W. Prichard.

Born in Waterbury, CT, a daughter of the late Walter P. and Winifred (Dwyer) Wenning, she lived in Barrington since 1969.

Mrs. Prichard was a nurse at Miriam Hospital for over 30 years.

Frances enjoyed gardening, her cats and traveling with her loving family.

She is survived by her children, Janet J. Prichard of North Smithfield, Marlene F. Prichard of Riverside and Anthony P. Prichard of La Crescenta, CA and two grandchildren, Andrew W. Hayden and Sarah C. Hayden. She was the sister of the late Shirley Steinmetz and Carol Magee.

Calling hours will be held in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside on Friday September 3, 2021 from 4-7 p.m.

A private burial will be held in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Contributions in Frances’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI, 02886 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Tony, my deepest condolences to you and your sisters. I love hearing the memories and stories about your mom and dad and your family. They raised the most lovely family.

  2. Dear Janet and family,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    With love and prayers,

  3. To the family of Frances M. Prichard you have my sincere sympathy.
    I was a nurse at Miriam Hosp CCU, and worked with Frances. May she rest in peace. I will put her name on the prayer list at my church, and will keep you all in my prayers. So sorry for your loss,
    Rosemary Monteiro-Gomes, formerly Jennings.

  4. Janet, Marlene, and Anthony, Franny was my very good friend and colleague in CCU. We had wonderful times together. I am so very sad she has left us but she will always be in my heart and prayers as will you. She was so proud of you and her grandchildren, Andrew and Sarah. Love and condolences.

  5. Thinking of you all, your mom was very kind and endearing…to me. Sue and I chuckled how she would say she loves you but secretly. ❤️

  6. Dear Janet,
    I’ve seen how you’ve been a loving and caring daughter all these years–this must be a hard loss. My sincere condolences. She must have been a great woman to have raised an amazing daughter like you.

  7. So sorry for your loss, Janet. You were a devoted and loving daughter. You and your family are in my prayers. Sending warm thoughts your way.

  8. Tony, my thoughts are with you. I see she was a nurse. I hope you realize how many lives she touched in many different ways. My mother was a nurse and to this day, I often hear people telling me about their experience and how much they adored her. I’m sure your mother was admired by many. She mad a difference for many people.

  9. Tony We are so sorry for you and your family. Our thoughts are with you

  10. Dear Janet… So sorry to hear about this… Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Take care, Gregg and Lisa

  11. I worked with Fran in the CCU for years, may she rest in peace.

  12. Janet,

    Marla and I send prayers and thoughts your way. Our most sincere condolences.

    Warmly from your friends, Glenn & Marla

  13. So sorry for your loss Tony.

  14. Tony, so very sorry for your loss. We have all been there. It is never easy.

  15. Marlene and family,
    I am very sorry about the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Joan Dansereau Warren

  16. To Janet and family,
    We are so sorry about the loss of your mother. Sending love.

  17. Please accept our sincere condolences. May she rest in peace and May you take comfort in believing that a mother’s love is eternal.
    Our prayers goes out to all the family!

  18. To Janet and your entire family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  19. Tony and the entire Prichard family we are so sorry for your loss. She left you with memories and every time you relive those memories she is with you.

  20. Tony Sorry for your loss..John & Judy Luca

  21. Marlene, Tony and family, so sorry for your loss

  22. Aunt Fran will be missed, so sorry for the loss you all are going through. I loved seeing her when she would visit Florida and will miss her dry wit. One last time … I love you Aunt Fran.

  23. Sorry for your loss Marlene

  24. Sending much love to the Prichard family. May your loving mother and grandmother Rest In Peace with her loved ones.

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