Katherine L. Thacker

Date of Passing:

July 5, 2015

Thacker, Katherine, L., (Leonard), 85, formerly of Riverside, died peacefully on July 5, 2015. She was the wife of the late James F. Thacker Sr.

Born in Portland, ME, a daughter of the late James and Eleanor (McAlevy) Leonard, she lived in East Providence for 60 years.

Mrs. Thacker was a licensed practical nurse in the Neuro Surgery Unit at Rhode Island Hospital for over 30 years before retiring in 1982.

Katherine was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1953. She was a communicant of St. Brendan Church and enjoyed spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by a daughter, Deborah A. LaSalle and her husband John of Rehoboth, MA; four sons, Michael J. Thacker of Barrington, James F. ‘Jay’ Thacker Jr. and his wife Pamela of Riverside, David J. Thacker and his wife Lisa of Glocester and Christopher S. Thacker and his wife Ginny of Rocky Mountain, NC; two sisters, Barbara Leonard of Boston, MA and Mildred Leonard of Chicago, IL; two brothers, John Leonard of Asheville, NC and Vincent Leonard of NH and twelve grandchildren. She was the sister of the late James and Patricia Leonard.

Her funeral will be held on Friday July 10, 2015 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 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 and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Katherine’s memory to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 20 Hemingway Drive, East Providence, RI, 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

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