J. Anne Mitchell

Date of Passing:

November 16, 2018

Mitchell, J. Anne, 83, of Smith Street, Riverside, died peacefully on November 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Rex Mitchell.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Josephine Pearl (Johnson) Holmes, she lived in Riverside for 61 years.

Mrs. Mitchell was an assistant credit manager for B.A. Ballou Mfg. for 30 years before retiring in 2005.

Anne was a communicant and former CCD teacher at St. Brendan’s Church. She also was a past president of St. Brendan’s Church Parish Council, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Platt-Waters School PTA and the East Providence PTA. She was a volunteer for SPREAD, VSA and Eucharistic Minister at Rhode Island Hospital.

She is survived by her six children, Joanne Mitchell of Riverside, John Mitchell and his wife Corinne of Warwick, Kathy Mitchell of Riverside, Michael Mitchell of Riverside, Jimmy Mitchell of East Providence and Jean Mitchell and her wife Bonnie of Riverside; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside on Wednesday November 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Brendan Church in Ann’s memory would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Our sympathies to Ann’s family. She was a woman dedicated to her family and her faith. She touched many people through the various ministries that she served. We were blessed to get to know Ann through Vincentian work. She cared deeply for those in need, a wonderful example to so many. May she rest in God’s peace.

  2. Ann, will be fondly remembered as giving and caring woman. She was always close to her faith and lived her faith as well. Her reward will certainly be in Heaven for all her tireless work on St. Brendan’s Giving Tree, SPRED and St. Vincent de Paul Society. My sincere sympathy to her family, and I hope you find peace in many fond memories of her.

  3. May your memories and Gods words
    found in 2 Corinthians 1:2-4 give you
    the comfort you need at this time.
    With my sincere and deepest condolences.

  4. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a good woman. You are all in my prayers

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