Virginia M. Merritt

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Virginia M. Merritt, 93, died Monday, August 14, 2017. She was the wife of the late John W. Merritt.

A lifelong resident of Warwick, she was a daughter of the late Chester A. and Estelle A. (Saggerson) Capron. Virginia had worked in the jewelry industry retiring from Hallmark Jewelry Co. During World War II, she had worked as a welder at the shipyard in Providence. She loved being with her family, and sitting by the water.

She was the beloved mother of Sandra M., Paula E., William F., Gary J., John W., Donna J. Merritt and Nancy M. Knight. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and her twin sister Viola A. Capron. She was the sister of the late Veronica K. Maria and Vivian T. Capron.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Friday 4-7 p.m.

, 93, died Monday, August 14, 2017. She was the wife of the late John W. Merritt.

A lifelong resident of Warwick, she was a daughter of the late Chester A. and Estelle A. (Saggerson) Capron. Virginia had worked in the jewelry industry retiring from Hallmark Jewelry Co. During World War II, she had worked as a welder at the shipyard in Providence. She loved being with her family, and sitting by the water.

She was the beloved mother of Sandra M., Paula E., William F., Gary J., John W., Donna J. Merritt and Nancy M. Knight. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and her twin sister Viola A. Capron. She was the sister of the late Veronica K. Maria and Vivian T. Capron.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Friday 4-7 p.m.

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