Shirley A. MacKnight

Date of Passing:

December 10, 2013

MacKnight, Shirley, A., (Medeiros), 78, formerly of Promenade Street, Riverside, died peacefully on December 10, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of James W. MacKnight.

Born in Warren, a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Figurid) Medeiros, she lived in Riverside for 30 years and Portsmouth for 2 years.

Mrs. MacKnight was a private duty nurse at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Nursing Home, East Providence for over 20 years.

Shirley enjoyed traveling, sewing, knitting and spending time with her loving grandchildren.

Besides her husband of 59 years, she is survived by two daughters; Kim A. Becker of Las Vegas, NV and Kerry G. Howard of East Providence, a son; James J. MacKnight of Seekonk, MA, two brothers; Clayton DiLello of Hope, RI and Robert Lamothe of Portsmouth and two grandchildren; Griffin and Jenna Becker of Las Vegas, NV.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday December 14 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 12 noon. Calling hours are Saturday morning 11 a.m.-12 noon. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Shirley’s memory to the Arthritis Foundation of Rhode Island, 2348 Post Road, Warwick, RI, 02886 would be deeply appreciated.

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