Magdalene M. (Friel) Stokes


Magdalene M. (Friel) Stokes, 92, died June 29, 2012, at Kent Hospital. She was the wife of the late Richard R. Stokes, Sr.

A daughter of the late Aloysius and Kathryn (Clarke) Friel. Mrs. Stokes was employed at Dan Sal Corp. before retiring. She was a member and past president of VFW #272 Auxiliary and a former member of the Twilers Square Dance Group. She was a communicant of St. Benedict Church.

She is survived by one son, Richard R. Stokes, Jr.; one daughter Deborah A. Spigler; six grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Mary Chase and Catherine Rissio.

Her funeral will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 9 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Benedict Church, Beach Ave., at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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