Barbara E. Tougas


Barbara E. Tougas, 81, of Warwick, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the St. Jeanne Jugan Residence in Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward D. Tougas.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Henry G. and Virginia (Durfee) Deering. Barbara was employed as a Sales Clerk and Manager for Sunbeam Corporation for thirty years and later was a Bus Monitor for the City of Warwick. She was a graduate of Aldrich High School and a longtime member of St. Rita Parish.

Barbara is survived by her loving children: Virginia E. Conway (Thomas P.) of Warwick, Debra A. Sheridan (Brian C.) of West Warwick and Edward H. Tougas (Janet) of Warwick; a sister: Beverly J. Trenn of Warwick; seven grandchildren: Brian (Dana), Edward (Tori), Geoffrey (Courtney), Allison (Michael), Kimberly, Timothy and Danny; and a great-grandson: Aiden. She was the sister of the late Carole V. Capron.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. from the Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rita Church, 722 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to: Little Sisters of the Poor, 964 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 or St. Rita Church, 722 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889.


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