Laurie A. Sprague

Date of Passing:

November 26, 2020

Sprague, Laurie A. (Truitt), 64, of Gaspee Point, Warwick, died peacefully on Thursday November 26, 2020 at Kent Hospital, Warwick.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late C. Wayne and Gloria (Forte) Truitt, she lived in Warwick for over 20 years.

Laurie was employed for 42 years working with the mentally challenged. She was always a very devoted and fierce advocate for her clients. She spent a lifetime helping others.

Laurie also found so much happiness in mentoring others in need of support & guidance. She did this, up until the last month of her life. She expressed how it gave her joy peace and purpose.

A kind, gentle and loving soul she was, to all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Her greatest pride and joy in life, we’re her beloved children and grandson. She beamed whenever she spoke of them.

Her loving spirit and enduring faith in God remained strong through her long battle with cancer. Her steadfast strength, grace, and smile, deeply inspired everyone who knew and loved her.

She will be deeply missed, always remembered, and forever loved.

She is survived by a son, Charles J. Sprague of Coventry; a daughter, Casey L. Sprague of Warwick; a grandson, Jayden Glover; a brother, Michael Truitt of Warwick; a sister, Denise D’Amore and her husband Tom of Sebastian, FL and many friends who loved her. She was the sister of the late Thomas W. Truitt, John R. Truitt and Robert J. Truitt.

Due to the current pandemic restrictions her funeral service will be private. A celebration of her life will be held when those who loved her can gather safely.

Donations can be made to Laurie’s GoFundMe page to help her family cover costs due to her sudden passing:

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  1. My Heart Is Broken You Were One Of My Best Friends..I Miss I Can’t Call You On The Phone..So We Can Laugh Our Asses Off…I Burn A Candle For You Everyday ..I Still Feel You Around Me…I Know You Are Looking Down On Me Jay And Peter …Remember We Met John Malkovich In Cambridge…Miss Your Face…

  2. to denise and mike. a great person. the picture looks like gloria. so sorry .

  3. May her soul Rest In Peace with the Lord.

  4. Laurie was an amazing woman. She was extremely loving and caring to our folks. Laurie was a loyal friend. She always had the best advice. She always checked in. I will miss our conversations and your wisdom. I love you Laurie! You definitely left an impression on so many of us! I will miss you dearly. To your daughter, son, grand baby (whom was your pride and joy), your sister and brother, I am truly sorry for your loss. She has now been reunited with your mom, dad, and brothers. May she rest peacefully!

  5. Laurie was amoung one of the first people I met who worked for ReFocus. She was always so kind and warm and easy to talk to. My condolences to the family may they know she was loved by many and may they be comforted.

  6. Such a good person… such a loss ? RIP Laurie
    My condolences to the family.

  7. Accept my condolence.
    May her precious soul Rest In Peace.

  8. When I think of Laurie, I think of her stable presence, her ability and willingness to do anything, the simplicity and ease of her wisdom, her smile, her sense of humor and her voice! She certainly has left her mark in this world. She will be greatly missed.

  9. Laurie, such a beautiful soul! Strong and passionate with the biggest heart! I was blessed to closely work with her when ReFocus was first getting the Day Site up and running. Always dedicated, supportive and nonjudgmental with everyone! ReFocus was lucky to have had her on their team and I am better for having known her. To all her family, I am so sorry for your loss. It was clear to anyone who knew Laurie that she deeply loved her family (she just ‘beamed’ whenever she talked about her grandson). I’m grateful for the memories I have from being in Laurie’s presence. She will be deeply missed!

  10. My deepest condolences to the family. May Jehovah continue to be the root comfort. “Death has not won”!

  11. Laurie, a dear friend. She was my peace on a lot of tough days. The only person I’ve ever met who could take my headaches away with a little tug and rub of my ears. Laurie was very special to me and I want to wish peace on all who are hurting during this sad time.

  12. I met Laurie through ReFocus where she trained me with such compassion and zeal. Her faith and kindness stuck out so strongly. She was truly a special person. Rest In Peace Laurie. My condolences to the family.

  13. Shocked and saddened to learn about the passing of Laurie. Amazing coworker, amazing cook, amazing person altogether. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  14. Laurie was truly one of a kind. We laughed and cried together on so many occasions, she was the true definition of a friend.
    Charlie, Casey, Jayden, Michael, and Denise my deepest sympathies to you all. May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace.

  15. My thoughts and prayers go out to family Laurie was a passionate and loving woman and we are all blessed to have known her.

  16. There are people you meet in this life who are just special angels. Laurie was one of them.

  17. Laurie you will be deeply Missed. You trained me at work with such Comfort and Happiness and I Thank you for that.Please Watch over your family and loved ones as you RIP… Xoxo

  18. Laurie, I will cherish our memories at Sampson Ave. You were my partner when it came time to take the folks on vacation or on any cruises. So many good times! You truly lived life to the fullest!!! Thank you for teaching me how to cook! I will treasure all of our memories. You will truly be missed.
    Lisa Pimentel Alvarez

  19. Laurie’s faith and fearlessness will always be an inspiration to me. Her death will be a great loss to us in this life. Rest In Peace, my friend.

  20. A sweet and kind person. My sincere condolences to Laurie’s family

  21. I was so surprised to hear about Laurie. She was a great friend and coworker. Prayers go out to the family. May God comfort and watch out for you all, especially her grandson whom she loved dearly. God Bless

  22. So sorry to hear of her passing. Laurie was an amazing women with a heart of gold. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  23. Oh dear Laurie, you are greatly missed. We shared a friendship, recipes, our faith, and our time together at ReFocus. Thank you for always giving of yourself to others; your only motive was love. Rest in the presence of our Heavenly Father. My sincere condolences to your family. May all be comforted by His Grace and peace.

  24. So sorry to hear my she Rest In Peace with her beloved and our Refocus family gone but never forgotten we are blessed to have known her?

  25. Laurie was a valued and treasured coworker and friend. The difference she made in other people’s lives cannot be overstated. She was well loved by all at ReFocus and will be remembered and missed. My sincere condolences go out to the family, especially her grandson, who she dearly loved.

  26. denise tom mike and gail im so sorry for your loss she was the the very best of people and she will be remembered by everyone who knew her she had the best laugh too GOD BLESS your families at this time love stephanie??

  27. She was such a loving and caring woman, she just wanted the best for you always, she had so much love and will truely be missed , my condolences to the family, especially her children charlie and casey sprague, your mother was a blessing to others as you know, just know you are all in my thoughts

  28. Uncle Dennis and I are in utter disbelief, we knew your mom/sister/friend was ill, but never expected something like this. She is with the Lord now, no more suffering but she is going to be terribly missed..May she Rest In Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.. Love you guys…

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