Barbara A. (Sutton) Riley


Barbara A. (Sutton) Riley, age 93, formerly of Squantum Drive, Warwick, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at West Shore Health Center in Warwick. She was the wife of the late Albert F. Walsh and the late Edward F. Riley.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Gertrude A. (Egan) Sutton, she lived in Warwick since 1978. Mrs. Riley was employed by New England Tel. & Tel. in Providence for 37 years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen W. Castle (Richard) of Taunton, MA; a brother, John J. Sutton (Joanne) of Jackson, NH; three step-daughters, Elizabeth R. Gally of Sherwood, OR, Ellen R. McHugh (Thomas) of Cumberland, and Virginia R. Chianese (Frank) of Seekonk, MA; six step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Katherine Tuohy.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, March 1, in St. Timothy Church, 1799 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Burial was in St Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, RI Chapter, 245Waterman Street, # 306, Providence, RI 02906.

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