Alberta M. (Cleary) McArdle


Alberta M. (Cleary) McArdle, 91, formerly of Beach Ave, died peacefully June 16, 2013, at Emerald Bay Manor, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Henry Patrick McArdle.

Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Albert L. and Sidulia (Roy) Cleary. She was a graduate of Classical High School. Alberta retired from the RI Department of Employment Security as an employment counselor. In retirement, Alberta shared her faith by working with the SPRED Program (Special Religious Development) for many years at St. Benedict Church. Her Catholic faith was a very important part of her life and there was nothing she loved more than sharing it with people with special needs and bringing them to the sacraments. She was also a faithful member of the Tuesday Rosary Group.

She is survived by her four daughters, Patricia Murley and Kathleen McArdle, both of Burke, Virginia, Veronica Incera, of Warwick, and Joyce Gustafson of Cumberland. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was the sister of Mary F. Mahar of Pascoag and the late James Cleary.

Her funeral will be held Wednesday, at 9:45 a.m., from the Russell J. Boyle Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Rd, (Rt117) Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Benedict Church 135 Beach Avenue, Warwick. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4 – 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Benedict Church, 135 Beach Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889 in her memory will be appreciated. For on line condolences, visit


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