Joan E. Sprague

Date of Passing:

July 5, 2023

Sprague, Joan E., 80, of Irving Avenue, East Providence, died peacefully on July 5, 2023 at the home of her daughter surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman Sprague.

Born in Providence, the daughter of the late John and Frances (Coughlin) Clavin, she was a lifelong resident of East Providence.

Mrs. Sprague was an Assembler for Uniroyal Tire for many years before retiring in 1998.

Joan enjoyed traveling to Florida, going to Foxwoods and spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by two daughters, Darleen Cabral of Riverside and Norma Steadman of Providence, a sister, Nancy Tracy of Warwick; seven grandchildren, Joanne, Amanda, Kelly, Laura, Holly, Megan and Erin and eleven great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Diane Gouveia and Denise Anderson and grandmother of the late John H. Aronson III.

Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 3 p.m. Calling hours are Tuesday 1-3 p.m.

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  1. She was the best and sweetest woman. Brought joy and love to everyone. She will be greatly missed

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of my sweet cousin Joan’s passing. She was the kindest and most loving woman. She’ll be missed by everyone she touched.

  3. All you girls,

    Sorry for the loss of momma. She was a wonderful lady and wjill be sadly missed. Also on behalf of the Class of 1979, our deepest sympathy and condolence to all of you.

  4. I will miss you very much. You were always my favorite Aunt. You did so much for me. We spent so much time together years ago. I have soo many great memories of being with you. God bless and say Hi to Uncle Norman. You are with God now. RIP 💔

  5. She was the sweetest woman I have ever know. God has chosen the greatest angel in the world, rest in peace my love. You will be missed.

  6. To the family of Joan,I am so sorry for your loss,May she rest in peace,she will be missed 🙏

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