Carolina “Lena” Phyllis (DeFrance) Fisher


Carolina “Lena” Phyllis (DeFrance) Fisher, 93, of Pascoag, formerly of Warwick, died Sunday April 22, 2018 at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Arthur DeFrance and Maria M. (Della Porta) DeFrance. Lena lived most of her life in Warwick and was a parishioner of Saint Francis of Assisi Church. Lena was a graduate of Aldrich High School where she served as a majorette in the band. She was formerly employed by Nyanza, Hit or Miss, and a jewelry company in Warwick. Lena loved music, singing and dancing, going to the "Tent", and walking at the track in Warwick. She as a feisty, strong, and beautiful woman and we loved her.

She was the mother of Nancy L. Fanella of Hope and Allen D. Fisher of Pascoag. She was the sister of the late Alexander "Alex" DeFrance of Warwick and Ortense A. Peculis of Florida. Besides her children, she leaves several nieces and nephews and her beloved cousin "Jeep" in Florida and her dear friends Ruth and Sheilah Fonseca.

Her funeral services will be private and entrusted to the Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home.


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