Rachael A. Mascena

Date of Passing:

July 2, 2018

Mascena, Rachael A., 64, formerly of Church Street, died peacefully on July 2, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Santo D. and Adeline E. (DiPierro) Mascena, she lived in Barrington for 40 years and Bristol for 24 years.

Ms. Mascena was a teacher for the Bristol-Warren School Department at Kickemuit Middle School for 20 years before retiring in 2012. She also was a teacher at Mt. Carmel School, Bristol.

Rachael was a volunteer for Rhode Island Special Olympics. A devoted Providence College and New England Patriots fan she also enjoyed cooking and golfing.

She is survived by a sister, Marie H. Mascena of Barrington; a niece, Candace Moukhtarian and her husband Jack of East Providence and many loving friends. She was the sister of the late Judith Erganian.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday July 7, 2018 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angels Church, Maple Avenue, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Santa Maria del Campo Cemetery, Upland Way, Barrington.

Calling hours are Friday 4-6 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Rachael’s memory to Holy Angels Church, 341 Maple Avenue, Barrington, RI, 02806 or Gift of Life Family Donor House, 401 Callow Hill Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19123 or the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 1000, Springfield, MD, 20910 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. So sad to see this. She was one of my favorite teachers growing up. May she rest in the sweetest peace.

  2. So sorry to hear of Rachael’s passing I worked with her at O.L.M.C. School and she was my daughters teacher. My prayers go out to her family. May she Rest in Peace.

  3. In loss of your sister Racheal,
    These words of deepest sympathy are sent to you with the hope that, as time goes by, the cherished memories will help bring you inner peace, and make your loved one seem still very close to you.
    May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your heart.
    May you find comfort in knowing that others care very much.

    Maria and Family,
    Racheal was a loving and caring person at heart. At therapy she would always laugh and joke about things to make the group laugh and joke with her. Sometimes we talked more then just therapy. I will miss her with all my heart. The memories that we have created I will cherish and never forget. Our dinner dates as group will be in my thoughts and always touch my heart. Our pictures will continue to be displayed and will forever warm my heart.

  4. She was a wonderful teacher and person and made a positive impact on everyone in our family. We all remember her fondly and will hold you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies, Tracey Giarla Eisman

  5. To Marie and family
    Very sad indeed. So young.
    Sincere sympathy and prayers to everyone.
    Peace be with you.

  6. Rachel was a loving, caring and sincere woman, well respected and admired by her family, friends and students. In spite of her health struggles and challenges, she always had a positive outlook and can do attitude. She will be remembered for her kindness, giving spirit, and loyalty to those who knew her. She is now free of her suffering; find comfort in your fond memories of her.

  7. I am sorry for your loss. We hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 For it we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus. Can bring conform to the family in these distressing times. Knowing that our love ones will be resurrected.

  8. Dear Candace and Marie, my heart breaks for you in Rachael’s passing. No words are sufficient, so take solace in knowing that she is safe and in God’s ? hands.

    Ann Conti Borges

  9. An important figure in our family unit. She will be greatly missed, always remembered.

  10. I am sorry to hear of Rachael’s passing. I worked with her at Kickemuit Right when I was beginning my teaching career. She was always so supportive, caring about her students and co-workers. I learned so much from her and she will be missed.

  11. So sorry to hear of Rachel’s passing. She was a strong fighter in spite of many obstacles and she did it with a smile on her face. Having worked with Rachel at KMS, I can honestly say she was dedicated to her students and held in high regard by her colleagues. Lately, she would meet with us at luncheons with other KMS retirees and she always maintained a positive outlook. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.

  12. Everyone lost a wonderful, caring and joyous person when Rachael left us. I worked with Rachael at Kickemuit and witnessed her outstanding dedication to her students, who held her in high regard, as well as her hard work in a variety of school meetings and activities. Everyone at KMS missed her greatly when she retired. I saw Rachael last summer and enjoyed the time we spent together.

  13. So sorry to hear about Rachael! I am so glad we were able to connect in March!

  14. Candace. My heart is broken for you. And Marie. God bless you all. May she Rest In Peace We love you, Kathy and Bill

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