Theresa Tessitore, 89, of North Kingstown, passed away January 21, 2012 at Kent Hospital.
Born in West Warwick, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Elizabeth (Alagreto) Tessitore. Miss Tessitore was a bookkeeper for Atromed, Inc. for 20 years. She was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales Parish and a member of the choir, the parish prayer group and performed in many parish plays. She was an avid Patriots fan.
She was the sister of the late Dora Gendron, Louis Tessitore Sr. and John Tessitore. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Patricia Ann Kinney of Ashaway, Anthony Tessitore of New York City, John Tessitore of Turkey, Istanbul, Louis Tessitore Jr. of North Kingstown and Stephen Tessitore of Chester, Conn.; her grandnieces and grandnephews, Pamela Ann Joplin of Deerfield, N.H., Donald Edward Kinney Jr. of Ashaway, Michelle Ann Kinney of Warwick, Jason Michael Kinney of Hamstead, N.C., Courtney Elizabeth Tessitore of Honolulu, Hawaii, Nicholas Andrew Tessitore of North Kingstown, Lorna Elizabeth Dean of East Hampton, Conn. and Stephanie Marguerita Tessitore of Milwaukee, Wis.; and her great-grandniece, Isabella Maria Kinney. She is also survived by her lifelong companion, Lucille I. Willette of North Kingstown; her nephew, Douglas S. Eccleston of West Warwick; and her nieces, Cheryl A. Filipkowski and her husband, Joseph, of Warwick and Debra C. Achterberg and her husband, Michael, of West Warwick.
Her funeral will be held Jan. 25 at 8:45 a.m. from Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Francis de Sales Church, 381 School St., North Kingstown. Burial will follow. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Jan. 24 from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to St. Francis de Sales Church “Honor Our Past Campaign,” 381 School St., North Kingstown, RI 02852 would be appreciated. For informatin and guest book visit www.murphyfuneralhomes.org.