Laurie A. Luis

Date of Passing:

February 5, 2022

Luis, Laurie A., 57, of Narragansett Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on February 5, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Armando G. Luis.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Wilmar Harvey and Sheila A. Whittaker, she was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mrs. Luis was a Senior Mortgage Closer for Citizens Bank for the past 10 years.

Laurie was graduate of East Providence High School Class of 1982. She was a communicant and C.C.D. Teacher at St. Brendan Church. She was also a Girl Scout Leader for the Riverside Girls Scouts. She enjoyed spending time with her loving grandchildren.

Besides her husband of 38 years, she is survived by a daughter, Jessica Gomes and her husband Ryan of Riverside; two sons, Brian Luis and his wife Samantha of Rehoboth, MA and Nicholas Luis his husband Jason St. Angelo of East Providence; a sister, Lisa Rotondo and her husband Ronnie of Warwick and eight grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday February 15, 2022 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. and 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 February 14, 2022 from 4-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Laurie’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 3801 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. I am deeply sorry for your loss and pain in losing such a BEAUTIFUL Soul. I just found out Tuesday that you had passed Laurie. I am so sorry I missed your service. I never would have had I known. You were an Angel of a human being. Forgiveness came easy to you and I am grateful that you showed me how to do so. You were the strongest woman I knew so I hope you have the strength to guide from Heaven. Armando and Young Adults you raised will need you to guide them through this sudden loss. May Your BEAUTIFUL Soul be at PEACE.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Laurie was a light at Citizens when we worked together. I am sorry I did not post this sooner, I just found out today. I remember working late and Laurie was always one of the last to leave. She loved to talk and was easy to talk to. She will be missed and remembered. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  3. Armando so sorry to hear about your wife passing

  4. Laurie was an extremely bright light during her time at Bank of America after the Countrywide merger. We were in different departments but became friends as I always noticed how much her team was (or wasn’t) having, so we struck up conversation and hit it off. Laurie and her great friend Chris Dawley always made us smile.. We shared Twizzler’s and other candy often. Rest easy, Laurie. Deepest condolences to the family.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss, Laurie was a great woman , wife, mom and grandmother. Always had a bright smile. She will be deeply missed.

  6. Dear Luis family and Lisa,
    My heart goes out to all of you for the loss of your beloved sister and mother and wife. I pray that you find strength in your memories and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Rita Valcorba xo

  7. My prayers are with All of Laurie’s family and friends. I remember all the laughs we had at the Pimentals with Debbie Joe and the kids. She so loved her family and grandchildren. Such a sweet person. You will be missed by all who knew you.

  8. So very sorry for you and family Armando! Sincere condolences..

  9. My deepest sympathy to the family, in this time of loss, is with you. In such tough times, hope God provides you with all the power. Laurie was a wonderful grandmother with a loving heart. She will be certainly missed and never forgotten.

  10. Dear Armando and Family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go to you and your family. Love and God’s Blessings to you all.

  11. We are so sorry for your loss. Laurie was an incredible person, always sweet and kind. She will be missed. ❤️

  12. We are so shocked and saddened and so sorry for your loss… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.. Rest in peace, Laurie.

  13. My heart goes out to your entire family through this very difficult time. ❤️

  14. Thoughts and Prayers…….our office had the privilege of working with Laurie for a number of years. Hands down one of the nicest and most good natured individuals we ever had the opportunity to work with. She is missed greatly, truly sorry for your loss.

  15. Our hearts are broken with the passing of Laurie. Laurie was a part of our family for over fifty years she was more like a sister involved with all the highs and lows of both our families.There is now a big hole in our hearts that can’t be filled,rest in peace until we meet again .

  16. So sad. Armando, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. My deepest condolences to Laurie’s family & friends. Laurie was a friendly, kind person, a great colleague. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. Armondo, we are so sorry and shocked to hear about your wife. Our condolences to you & your family.

  19. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Laurie at Citizens for many years she will be missed. My prayers go out to your family

  20. Armondo and family
    My prayers and thoughts are with all of you

  21. Armando so sorry to here about your Wife passing my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.

  22. Armando, so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  23. Armando, so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  24. Armando, Jess, Brian and Nick

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  25. Armando!! So shocked and sad to hear about the passing of your wife Laurie ?. She was a wonderful and giving person. May God bless ? her in heaven and may God give you and your family courage to go on and get thru this very sad time.

  26. I was speechless when I heard of your passing, Dear Laurie! Your kind soul and always there for anyone in need will be dearly missed by those lives you touched ❤! Our deepest sympathy and condolences ? ? to you, Armando, and your Bea-u-ti-ful children and grandchildren! Her light will shine always through your family ? and she will always be with you in your heart ❤!! May she R.I.P. in heaven with God’s angels and saints ?❤! Amen ❗
    Sincerely, Donna and Jorge Laires

  27. Armando my deepest condolences to and your Family prayers and thoughts are with you

  28. Armando and family, our deepest condolences to you in this difficult time.

  29. The Moura family has you in our thoughts and prayers, all my love, Ben Moura and family

  30. My heart truly breaks for my uncle Armando and my cousins Jess, Brian and Nicky. Your mother was an amazing woman who went above and beyond time after time for family and friends!

    She was a kind hearted woman a true gem who was truly one of a kind. I feel the hurt all of you are feeling and I am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart for your loss. There are no words I can say to stop the pain you all are feeling at this time♥️ Know that you have family support and friends who love you all unconditionally who will be here to help every step of the way. Take your time to mourn because grief does not have a time frame on it. My heart goes out to my family at this time. Keeping you guys close to my heart during this time and I pray for each and everyone of you. My condolences ? I love you guys ❤️

  31. Armando our thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this most difficult time.

  32. We are so sorry Armando for you and your family much love, JR marc and Kathy Lombardi Balasco

  33. My thoughts and prayers are to the whole Luis family. Laurie will be missed by all!

  34. Armando, My deepest condolences go out to you and your entire family. I had no idea the challenges you have been going through.
    My thoughts go out to you, your children and grandchildren.

  35. We are sending our love and prayers, may He wrap you with love and guidance through this time. We love you all

  36. To my family who I hold dear to my heart , no words can express the loss of My brother Armando wife! Mom to Niece Jessica , brothers Brian n Nick , n gramma to her grandchildren ! N her sister Lisa . Laurie loved them to the moon n back ! My heart is also broken for Laurie was part of this family for very long time , she was like another sister to me . I just want to say Laurie you will be missed dearly . As much as this doesn’t seem real, you are now resting n peace n you are with also your loved ones that have passed before you . May you rest easy n watch over your family who will need you daily to get them threw the days ahead ! Love you Laurie miss you daily . ?

  37. Armando, Jess, Brian and Nick I am so sorry for your loss..your mom was an amazing woman..the last time I saw her in the market we shared stories about football, cheerleading and the past and of course how being a Grandma was our greatest blessing in life❤️❤️I hope you find comfort in knowing how much she loved each and every one of you…my heart goes out to you all❤️

  38. I am so sorry for your loss, though I only knew Laurie for a short time. She was such a sweet person, always willing to chat or offer kind words and had the brightest smile. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  39. My thoughts and prayers to Laurie’s family. I met Laurie when I worked at Countrywide and then at Citizens. She was an amazing, loving, and caring person. I loved talking to her about her grandchildren, she loved them dearly. I will miss her smiling face and the chance to catch up with her in the office. Heaven has gained a very special angel.

  40. I still cannot believe it and my heart aches for all of you .
    I don’t even have words to express my sorrow for all of you. I am praying for strength to guide you through this tremendous loss.
    Much love to you all.

  41. Our deepest condolences to all the Family and friends ? ? my she rest in peace

  42. Lisa and family, we were so saddened to hear of Laurie’s passing. Prayers for you and her children.

  43. My deepest condolences to Laurie’s family. I worked with her at Citizens, she was always so kind. She will be missed.

  44. Sending my greatest sympathies to your family during this time. Laurie showed me great kindness and patience when I first joined the closing team. She taught me new skills and tricks, as I was a newbie to the industry. I’ll always be thankful to Laurie for that.

  45. I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Lori was beloved by many as she was an amazing soul. She is now watching over her family. Please know, it does not get easier, it gets different and she is forever by your side. Much love, Donna Richards

  46. I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. I worked with Laurie at Citizens Bank for many years, she was a beautiful woman inside & out, I will cherish my time and all the laughs I had with Laurie. May she Rest In Peace??

  47. Our deepest condolences to Laurie’s family & friends. John & I both worked with Laurie for many years at Citizens. She was a kind, generous person and will be deeply missed. Thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. You have gained a beautiful guardian angel to watch over you.
    Sharon & John Gilbert

  48. My condolences to Laurie’s family & friends. May you find peace and comfort in the memories made. Laurie was such a kind and caring person who I had the privilege to work with for many years at Citizens. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul.

  49. Our deepest condolences to Laurie’s friends and family. Laurie was a beautiful woman, and a gentle soul. She was a colleague and friend. Lisa, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your beloved sister. May you all find comfort and peace through this very difficult time.

    Sincerely, Gina and Ryan Oatley

  50. So sorry for your loss. She was a great woman that always went above and beyond for the people she cared about. Her kindness and love will never be forgotten. She’ll always be watching over all of you. Thinking of you all during this time!

  51. Jessica and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a fighter but God had bigger plans for her. She will continue to be the beam of light that guides you through life. Hold on to the beautiful memories. Love to you. Xo Maria Perry

  52. Laurie you will be sadly missed by all. You were my best friend, my maid of honor and family to me. My heart has been torn apart by the loss of such an amazing woman. I will never forget the joy we shared together. All the silly things me, you, Sandy and Robin did together growning up. And a lifelong friendship we have all shared. My heart breaks for Armando, Jessica, Brian, Nick and your sister Lisa and all your grandchildren. Your family was your number one priority. If tears could create a flood we would have climb to the highest mountain to escape the running rivers. Until we meet again my dearest know that I love you dearly. God give us strength to carry on. Armando, Jessica, Brian, Nick and Lisa please except our families deepest sympathy. I’d you need anything please let us know. ??????

  53. I am so very sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. Sending prayers to her loved ones.

  54. To the neighborhood mom who always welcomed us day or night, happy or sad, I miss you so much. Thank you for all you’ve done for us neighborhood kids and the endless love you showed us. I could never express the love I have for you <3

  55. So sorry for your loss, my condolences and thoughts and prayers are with you.

  56. My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend be strong be with your family your wife will be in your heart forever

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