Mary C. Petit

Date of Passing:

March 6, 2021

Petit, Mary C., (Snow), 96, of Allen Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on March 6, 2021. She was the wife of the late Aram M. Petit.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Arthur and Louise (Wall) Snow, she lived in Riverside for 70 years.

Mrs. Petit was a Secretary for the Providence School Department for 5 years before retiring in 1978.

Mary was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. She was a member of the East Providence Senior Center for 10 years and was a former Riverside Girl Scout Cookie Leader. She enjoyed baseball, bingo, gardening, painting and spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by a son, Mark W. Petit of Gainesville, FL; three daughters, Meride J. Dooriss of Punta Gorda, FL, Loretta M. Deveau of East Providence and Anne T. Browning of North Providence; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Betty (Barr) Reilly.

Her funeral will be held on Friday March 12, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m.
Calling hours are Friday morning 8-9 a.m. The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed. Face coverings are required and only fifteen people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Mary’s memory to St. Joseph Indian School, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, SD, 57326 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Anne ,my dearest sympathy to you and your family. Words fail at a time like this. You will be in my prayers . Stay safe!

  2. Dear Anne and Barry
    So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your Family.
    Joe & Kathy

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Petit. I was her next door neighbor for years. Anne and I hung out at her house and mine. Many many great memories. She was like another mom to me. When I had children we always went to her house for Halloween. What a wonderful and loving lady.

  4. Aunt Mary was a wonderful lady. I loved her and knew she loved me. My sincerest sympathy to my cousins Mark, Meride, Loretta and Anne. May God bless you and all your family members at this sad time. I am unable to attend the funeral, but will be with all of you in thought and prayer. May Aunt Mary rest in peace.

  5. Sending love and hugs to you all in your time of sadness.

  6. Sending condolences and love to Jason and his family at this time. May her memory be for a blessing always.

  7. To my other mother of 56 years. You brightened my life since I was 6 years old. Always a place at the table. Always a smile and understanding ear. Always the laughter. Rest well dear lady. You will always live in my heart. You are the newest star in the night sky. I will look for you. Shine on! Love you to pieces! Daughter #4

  8. Our sincere condolences to our dear friend Jason and his family at this loss of a treasure. Love Terry and Art

  9. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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