Laurie A. Ford

Date of Passing:

November 15, 2017

Ford, Laurie, A., 57, of Madeline Drive, died unexpectedly at home on November 15, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Raymond J. Ford Jr.

Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, a daughter of the late Thomas T. and Vera (Lux) Burke, she lived in East Providence for 50 years.

Mrs. Ford was a communicant of St. Martha’s Church. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Besides her husband of 35 years, she is survived by a son; Thomas J. Ford and his wife Kristina of East Providence; a daughter, April E. Ford and her fiancé Jeffrey M. DaRosa of East Providence; two sisters, Barbara Burke of Poirier, FL and Bernice Burke Dengel of Warwick; two brothers, William Burke of Warwick and Jeffrey of Florida; three grandchildren, Jayden J. DaRosa, Dominic J. DaRosa and Niko T.R. DaRosa and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence at 10 a.m. Contributions’ in Laurie’s Memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908

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  1. Ray, Tom & April, sincerely sorry for your loss. Sending you prayers and love during this difficult time. ❤

  2. If I had to use one word for Laurie, it is:
    Creative. She created her own barbeque sauce and won a contest. She was always crocheting hats for her grandsons. She loved to cook, I am sure without recipes. She made a dress for me when I was 14. She wrote beautiful poetry. She touched people’s hearts with letters that she wrote. So now I have more than one word.
    Kindness. She remembered everyone’s birthday with a card and a phone call. Giving. She always put something in your hand when you were saying good-bye – like fresh veggies, something she cooked.
    Fun. She always tried to make you laugh. She enjoyed people.
    God bless Laurie.
    April, Tom, and Ray – you know she will be with you always.

  3. Ray,Tom and April,we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you . Rest in peace Laurie.

  4. To Ray, Tom and April, we are so sorry for your loss our prayers and thoughts are with you , may Laurie rest in peace.

  5. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time. Tom and April have always been considered family to us and we are here if you need anything.

  6. My deepest sympathy to Laurie’s family. When my husband died, she came over in person with a sympathy card. It was such a kind and thoughtful thing to do.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  8. Laurie’s kindness to others will always be remembered. So sorry for your loss.

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