Veronica Feeney

Date of Passing:

March 2, 2018

Feeney, Veronica, “Ronnie,” (Saunders), 84, of Harvard Street, Riverside, died peacefully on March 2, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late William A. Feeney Sr.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Leon and Marion (Walsh) Saunders, she lived in East Providence for 60 years.

Mrs. Feeney was a secretary at St. Brendan School for 20 years before retiring in 1998.

Veronica was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. She enjoyed spending time with her loving children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her many friends.

She is survived by her children, Karen E. Ballou and her husband Richard of Lincolnville, ME, Maureen E. Feeney-Beaudoin of Riverside, William A. Feeney Jr. and his wife Maria of Barrington, Paul T. Feeney and his wife Stacey of Riverside and Kevin M. Feeney (E.P.P.D.) and his wife Lori Ann of Riverside; two brothers, Charles Saunders of Riverside and William Saunders of West Virginia; a sister, Dorothy J. Drapeau of Seekonk, MA; sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Ann Elizabeth Feeney and sister of the late Leon W. Saunders and Rowena Saunders.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday March 7, 2018 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

Calling hours are Tuesday 3-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Veronica’s memory to St. Brendan Church, 60 Turner Avenue, Riverside, RI, 02915 or the East Providence Police Department Beneficial Association, 750 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Kevin and Family,
    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Your mom was a legacy in St.Brendan’s. She also was always positive and a fighter. May she now run free of all she battled here and rest among the great saints. My prayers for all of you.
    Doreen Carter and Sons

  2. To the whole Feeney Family,
    Deepest Sympathy
    The Weiner Family
    Mark, Joann, Ben and Hannah

  3. Will miss our long two hour chats my dear friend Ronnie Saunders, now you are an Angel in Heaven like you were here on earth. Am so sorry I never got to RI to visit or now to offer all of you my condolences. She stayed the same from a kind, caring kid to a kind caring Women. Will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    We shared many special occasions together as first graders up till young Women.

    My Love to you all


  4. To the Feeney Family,

    On behalf of my family, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. Although it has been a long time since I lived in Riverside, I remember her as a very nice and kind person.

  5. It breaks my heart to know I am not in RI at this time to offer my condolences in person. Ronnie meant alot to me. She had a caring wonderful heart. she was one of my favorite patients and owns a piece of my heart. O am sorry for your lost and will keep you all in my prayers

  6. My deepest heartfelt sympothies are with all of you at this very sad time. Your mom had so much grace, class and courage, as well as a big heart. So many fond memories to reflect upon. May God be with you all to ease your pain and your memories keep her alive and smiles on your faces.
    God Bless you All

  7. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mrs. Feeney. We have many fond memories of her from St. Brendan School. She was a wonderful lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  8. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing – she was a wonderful, kind lady who I will always remember very fondly.

    Tim Conley and Family

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. She was an amazing woman and a great friend. I will truly miss my chats with her! I’ll be there in spirit. May she RIP. She is now with her dear husband Bill.

  10. We are sorry for your loss and extend our condolences to the Feeney and Saunders families. She was a special woman, very strong, always asking us about our sons, and treated our family so well over the years. She will be missed.
    David and Karen Perry and sons Mike and Greg

  11. Our symphaties to The Feeney Family. Your Mom was a very strong and brave
    women , had a smile for everyone she met. Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

  12. Sorry for your loss ! I never met her , however she stays in my prayers!

  13. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. She was one amazing women that I am so glad I was able to know. Rest In Peace Ronnie. Now you can with Bill forever in his arm. Love you both.

  14. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the entire Feeney and Saunders Family.

  15. Maureen – please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother, and extend them to your other family members.

  16. We send our prayers to all of you. Aunt Ronnie you will be missed by all. Heaven has gained an Angel.
    Michael and Patty Saunders

  17. To the Feeney family. We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful and kind lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mark and Maureen (Sweeney)Nolan

  18. Having just heard of your mom’s passing, I can’t tell you how very, very sorry we are for your family. Ronnie first touched my and my husband’s life at St. Brendan’s, he a student at the time and me a teacher. She was the best secretary and friend ever. We will always have such fond memories of her. Her struggle with her illness never got the better of her as her strength was always evident. Please accept our sympathies and know that Ronnie will now light up heaven just like the way she lit up all the lives she touched. Again, we are very sorry for your loss.

  19. I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing:Karen and Maureen. May God Bless you and keep you and your family strong through this challenging period.

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