Loretta A. “Laurie” Browning MS-CS


Loretta A. “Laurie” Browning MS-CS, RN, ANP 60, of Narragansett, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of 42 years to David Browning.

Laurie was born in Providence, a daughter of Cecile (Ducharme) Berardis of Warwick and the late Felix Berardis. Laurie Browning was most recently a Quality and Safety Manager for the Operating Room at Rhode Island Hospital. In her nursing career, Laurie has worked in the Emergency Department, was an educator at Rhode Island Hospital and was a nurse manager at Women and Infants Hospital in the Labor and Delivery Unit. Laurie Browning touched many lives in her nursing career.

Besides her husband and mother she is survived by her loving children, Erin Browning-Roan and her fiancé, Kenneth Tetzner of South Kingstown, Joe Browning and his wife, Stefanie Hill of Connecticut and Laura Browning and her fiancé, Darren Medeiros of Texas. She was also the cherished grandmother of Fox, Luke, Declan and Skylar; and dear sister of Mona Merolla of Providence and Felix Berardis of Cranston.

Her funeral will was held on June 9 from the Nardolillo Funeral Home South County Chapel, 1111 Boston Neck Rd. (Route 1A), Narragansett followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Narragansett. Burial took place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association , 1 State St. #200, Providence, RI 02908 or National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.