Laurine Ann Connors

Date of Passing:

June 28, 2023

Connors, Laurine Ann (Clang), 84, of Middle Street, Riverside, died peacefully on June 28, 2023 at the Miriam Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late William A. Connors Jr for sixty four years.

Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late James A. and Elizabeth (Schrieber) Clang, she lived in Riverside for 58 years and Florida for 6 years.

Mrs. Connors worked for BA Ballou Jewelry Manufacturer for 10 years before retiring in 2003.

Laurine enjoyed arts & crafts, scrapbooking, genealogy and spending time with her loving family and friends. Her quick wit and humor will be greatly missed.

She is survived by five children, Kathleen Francis Heaton of Pawtucket, Paul Andrew Connors and his wife Cecilia M. Bernardo of Riverside, Nancy Ellen Crawford of Charlestown, RI, Thomas James Connors of Inver Grove Heights, MN and Donna Beth O’Malley of Marble, NC; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Constance Pray and cousin of the late Barbara Cute and Dorothy Abrames.

A special thanks to East Gate Nursing Home for their outstanding care and love shared with Mrs. Connors.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside on Saturday July 8, 2023 at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling Hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.

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  1. I am sad to hear that you have passed. I have so many happy memories of times with Donna in your home in Riverside.

    Rest in Peace.

    Michelle Lamora

  2. Paul,

    On behalf of myself and the entire Class of EPHS 1979, or deepest sympathy and condolence to you and your family.

  3. I have such wonderful memories of cookouts at Aunt Laurine and Uncle Bill’s. I will always remember her kindness and gentle nature. My Mom loved getting together with her cousin Laurine who was more like a sister to her. I can only imagine the shenanigans Mom, Laurine, Connie and Dot got into! Thinking of you all at this time and wishing you peace.

  4. Thanks for the fun memories Aunt La, you were always a joy to be around.

  5. Sincere condolences to The Connors Family on such a great loss. Ms.Laurine was a wonderful woman.
    My Mom Barbara roomed w her at Elderwood & Eastgate & couldn’t have been matched w a nicer individual.
    The last few months were not full of conversation, however they were content w each other’s presence.
    Her kind spirit & feisty manner,w smiles & giggles are greatly missed! Will think of her each time I see her favorite candy.
    You all will be blessed for the constant support & dedication to your beautiful Mom.
    May she RIP.
    Karen Carvalho-Franks & Mom/ Barbara Lema Carvalho

  6. Aunt Laurine, you were and are the best. My childhood and early adult memories have you in them. Sunday football games, Go Giants! , ice skating in Slater Park, night before the 4th parties in Pawtucket, holidays filled with love and laughter, my bridal shower (fork and spoon!) Only you will understand that. Remember the Golden eagle on the bathtubs at my mom’s? We laughed so hard we peed our pants. There will definitely be laughter and love in heaven! See you again for sure. I love you. Paula

  7. Our deepest sympathy!
    She was a kind and happy person, always with a smile on her face.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you ar this time of sorrow.

    The Renaud Family

  8. Aunt Laurine, you were the Best!
    I Loved you more than words can ever say…We had the best times with all our Aunts, Uncles and Cousins..
    Kathy, Paul, Nancy and Donna, you had an awesome mother.. Loved the sleepovers and time we spent together.. I know there will be a time when we will again be together in eternity… Love you always in my heart ❀️

  9. I am so very sad about the passing of Aunt Laurie. I wish you all peace. She was so kind , smart, and very funny! She was beautiful on the inside and out. She was very talented and I will miss her wit.

  10. To my precious Aunt and Godmother. You were like a second mother to me. We made unforgettable memories together. Oh the stories I could tell and the laughter we shared will never be forgotten. I will miss you so much but will carry you in my heart forever. With Love Always

  11. To the best aunt anyone could ask for! Always fun and feisty. She always made you laugh with her quick wit. I had a lot in common from crafts to cooking. You will be missed dearly my sweet aunt. With love always and forever. Your niece Linda and Paul the man you loved to pick on because we all know you loved him too.🩷

  12. Mom thank you for being the wonderful mother you have been to me. You were not only a mom, but a friend. You always had a 6th sense about you knowing if I were happy or sad even up to your last days. You knew me. I will miss finding comfort in your hugs. You were funny, thoughtful, honest, a bit of a rebel at times which I adored, talented in all your hobbies, enjoyed music, nature, and a cat on your lap, you worked hard to keep your house a loving home, said many prayers for many souls, a true woman of faith. You loved all of your family and friends endlessly. I will miss seeing your smile and those beautiful blue eyes always filled with love and joy when you saw any of us. All the days of my life and forever more I will take you with me. The foundation of who I am. The glue to this family. I will miss everything about you. I know you and dad are reunited now with all your family and friends. I will be with you again momma. Love you more. God bless love you forever xo xo ❀️ πŸ™πŸ»

  13. To the Connors family. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and we had so many great times together. Was happy to see my mom’s name mentioned too and Barbara’s. They were the 3 Musketeers,lol and I was happy to be the tag along kid. Well, they are all together now, the Cute, Connors Prays and Abrames Clangs and Nana Conley. We better watch ourselves down here because we might be in trouble if we don’t with that gang as our newest guardian angels.

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