Date of Passing:
Shovelton, Joan, 84, of, “Harborview”, Pawtucket Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on March 26, 2019. She was the wife of the late Albert F. Shovelton.
Born in Fall River, MA a daughter of the late Manuel and Rose (Carreiro) Silvia, she lived in Riverside for 49 years.
Mrs. Shovelton was a teacher at St. Brendan School for 40 years before retiring in 2005. She also taught in the City of Fall River School System. She was a graduate of the Catholic Teachers College and attended Salve Regina College.
Joan was communicant of St. Brendan Church where she was a member of the Bell and Vocal Choir. She also was a volunteer at the St. Brendan Church Bizarre. A sports enthusiast, she also enjoyed spending time with members of the St. Brendan Church Parish.
She is survived by a son, Brian A. Shovelton of Riverside. She was the sister of the late Mary Wilhelm, Rose Barbosa and Manuel Silvia.
Her Funeral will be held on Tuesday April 2, 2019 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Calling hours are Monday 5-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Joan’s memory to St. Brendan Church, 60 Turner Avenue, Riverside, RI 02915 would be deeply appreciated.