Lois B. Tait-Manganelli

Date of Passing:

September 17, 2019

Manganelli-Tait, Lois B., (Hevey), 92, formerly of Riverside, died peacefully on September 17, 2019. She was the wife of the late Anthony Manganelli and the late John A. Tait.

Born in Warren, a daughter of the late William R. and Beatrice (Brown) Hevey, she was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mrs. Manganelli was a Customer Service Representative for the former Narragansett Electric Co. for 25 years. She was a former supervising aid for the East Providence School Department and she volunteered at Hasbro Children Hospital.

Lois was a communicant of St. Margaret Church and a member of the church choir. She was a member of the Loggia Maria Lodge. She enjoyed playing golf and spending time with her loving family and friends.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas Tait of Riverside and James Tait of Foster; seven stepchildren, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren; twelve step-grandchildren; eleven step-great grandchildren and two step-great great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Denise D. Fournier.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday September 24, 2019 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret Church, 1098 Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. Calling hours are Monday 5-7 p.m.

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  1. I am so lucky to have gotten to sing with Lois in both the East Providence Community Chorus and the St. Margaret Church choir. I always said when I grow up, I want to be like her. Lois was always smiling and laughing, quick with a joke or witty comment; and always a lady. Please take comfort in the knowledge that Lois brought much happiness, love, and laughter to all she met. I consider myself blessed to have known her, if even for a little while.

  2. Tom and Jimmy, I have wonderful memories of your mother, having been good friends with Denise at St. Mark’s Church and all through school. After classes at Riverside Jr. High, we often walked across the street to your house and visited with your Mom. If she wasn’t there, we could find her at her parents’ house, where we also enjoyed visiting with your grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hevey. I send sincere sympathy to you and your families. Denise was always a great friend, and your Mom, a lovely person ~ now, may they rest in peace together.

  3. Frank and I send our deepest condolences. We both sang with Lois as members of the former EP Community Chorus and she had a beautiful voice. She was also a great person. Our prayers are sent too.

  4. Sorry for the loss and my sincere condolences.
    But WOW…
    What a long and happy life…and
    You can just tell by her cute face that she was loving to all.
    Well wishes Lois ( and your Grandkids are awesome peeps) ❤??

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