Shirley J. Oakes
Date of Passing:
Oakes, Shirley, J., 87, of Arrowhead Road, died peacefully on November 12, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. She was the wife of the late Nathan P. Oakes.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Harry and Lillian Ormiston, she lived in Seekonk, MA for 32 years.
Mrs. Oakes enjoyed collecting dolls, plants and traveling. She was a devoted Boston Red Sox and New England Patriot fan.
She is survived by two sons; David G. Oakes of Seekonk, MA and Peter O. Oakes and his wife Janice of Syracuse, NY, eight grandchildren; Pamela Nestell of Barrington, Susan Martinez of North Kingstown, Carolyn Stark of East Providence, Kayla Hilyard of Warren, Samantha Oakes and James Oakes, both of Warren, Regina Trapasso of Liverpool, NY and Gregory Cameron of Syracuse, NY, fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson. She was the mother of the late Kathleen A. Stark and sister of the late Hazel Bozer and George Ormiston. She was lovingly cared for by Peggy Conn, Tootsie Gardner and Shelia Cudsworth.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday November 20, 2010 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9 am followed by a graveside service in Swan Point Cemetery, Blackstone Blvd., Providence at 10 am.
Calling hours are Friday 4-6 pm. Contributions in Shirley’s memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be deeply appreciated.