Joan L. Walsh-DeSilva


Joan L. Walsh-DeSilva

grandmother of three

Joan L. (Renfree) Walsh-DeSilva, 74, died at home March 14, 2012. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. DeSilva.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late David B. and Edith (Salisbury) Renfree.

She is survived by her daughter, Jamie R. Pruenca and her husband, Dennis, of West Warwick, and three grandchildren, Kyle, Nicholas and Alexzandrea Pruenca. Joan was the stepmother of Michael DeSilva, Robert DeSilva, Susan Blackmar and the late Kathy Keener, and sister of Walter Steve Renfree, David Renfree, Muriel Blanding, Sally Grasso, Shirley McKinnon, Gloria Stratton and the late Diane Housel.

Her funeral service was held March 24 in R.A. Iannotti Funeral Home, 415 Washington St., Coventry. Interment was in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visit