Elaine D. Watkins


Elaine D. Watkins, 78, passed away October 4, 2021 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Willis H. Blair. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Dolores (Blanchette) Nicynski.

Elaine was the loving mother of Connie Mero (Richard), Brenda Gomez and the late Albert Watkins; loving grandmother of Paul Watkins, Teresa Mero, Benito Gomez and Veronica Gomez; great grandmother of Emma, McKenna, Hailey and Ashley. She was the loving sister of Madeline White, Joan O’Brien, Ruth Page, Rose Marginson, Jane Nicynski and the late Nancy Smith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10 a.m. in St. Timothy Church, 1799 Warwick Ave, Warwick. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to HopeHealth Hospice, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. For information and condolences, please visit