Adele O. (Baffoni) Fortin-Reed, 91, of Warwick passed away April 27, 2012 at Coventry Health Center. She was the wife of the late Clarence D. "Tex" Reed and the late Joseph R. Fortin.
Born in Cranston, she was a daughter of the late Sabatino and Antonetta (DeMichele) Baffoni. Mrs. Reed was a crossing guard for the City of Warwick for 32 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church where she served as president of The Ladies of St. Anne and a member of the FAR Club
She was the beloved mother of Samuel R. Fortin of Newborn, Geo., Robert D. Fortin of Americus, Geo., and the late Roland J. Fortin; caring mother-in-law of Barbara A. Fortin, Priscilla Fortin-McCarthy and Susan C. Fortin; loving grandmother of Pamela Fortin, Dianna Williams, Chandler Fortin and Nathan Fortin; cherished great-grandmother of Savannah Williams; sister of the late Anthony F. Baffoni, Evelyn Cantone, Margaret Andrade, Vincenza Buretti, Ann Mazza and Elena Cormier.
Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation on Monday April 30 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in The Urquart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 596 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org