Gustafson Frances C. (Sheridan) 84, of Cranston passed way at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center on Thursday December 19, 2013 after a brief illness. She worked for the Armbrust Chain Company for over 35 years. She was the devoted wife of the late Raymond Gustafson. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Sheridan. She was a resident of Cranston for the past 60 years. Frances leaves three children, Raymond G. Gustafson, Linda DiMaio and her husband Frank, Karen Finegan and her companion Joseph Allen all of Cranston, three grandchildren Laura Ciano and her husband Brad, Jason Finegan and his wife Amanda, all of Warwick, Daniel DiMaio and his girlfriend Nicole Kidd of Coventry, two great granddaughters and a sister Helen Bottger of California. She was the mother of the late Peter D. Gustafson and sister of the late Betty Sieli-Nardone, Blanche Schaubroeck, John, Robert, Thomas, and Peter Sheridan. Frances found great comfort in her home reading novels and doing puzzle books. A funeral Service will be held on Monday at 10:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Burial will follow in The Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation will be held on Monday morning 1 hour prior to the service from 9:00-10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cranston Public Library 140 Sockanosset Road Cranston, RI 02920 would be appreciated.
Sandi & Steve & dad - 12/20/2013
Our hearts go out to you and the family Fran will always be in our prayers. She was such a sweet and caring person.
Darlene donfrancesco - 12/21/2013
To Karen My my best friend and her family i am so sorry for your loss. i will always remember your mom as i walked in your house as she made jokes and made us laugh. Ron and i loved her so much and knew her for many years. she was the nicest and sweetest person i knew. she is gonna be missed in my heart. We always called her Mrs G. and loved talking to her. As she went to heaven we know now she is going to R.I.P. we love you Mrs. G. and gonna miss you. And to Karen my best friend i will always be by your side thru these tough times.
Kathryn Creighton - 12/21/2013
My prayers are with your family during this time.
David Taylor - 12/21/2013
I am so sorry for our loss. Many of my fondest childhoos memories are with Uncle Ray, Aunt Fran, Ray, Pete, Linda, and Karen. Fran's home was forever open to all and I would often stop by unannounced for a welcome visit. I know my mother is lost without Fran....the last of her sisters-in-law. I will miss Fran's stories of group up in East Providence, attending Catholic School, and the "WeThree" boat stories. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way.
Dear Linda and family, - 12/21/2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. There is nothing like the love of a mother. May she rest in peace and your beautiful memories last with you for a lifetime.
Donna(DeResta) Bonner - 12/21/2013
Ray, Linda and Karen I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She was always so nice to all of us who grew up together on Fairweather Ave, a wonderful neighbor and longtime friend of my parents. My condolences you and your families.
Dawn l Smith - 12/22/2013
Ray,Linda,Karen, My thoughts and prayers are with you all.and also with your families. I'm Sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was
a great lady and funny. She will be missed. May Fran R.I.P !!!!
Stu Cohen - 12/23/2013
Ray, Linda & Karen, So sorry on seeing of Mom's passing. I quickly thought of our days in the 70's hanging out on Fairweather & her being the nicest Mom. Hope you & your families are well-I think of you often-Best Regards & deepest sympathies from my family & me.
Love, Stu Cohen
Joseph Sieli - 09/07/2014
I am sorry to hear about the death of aunt Fran.Her and uncle Ray were two of the most giving and loving people that I have ever known.their home as well as their hearts were always open.They were there for me on several occasions. Ray, Linda & karen, I am so sorry, may the good Lord have mercy and may they rest in peace. Your cousin Joseph Sieli.