Lori A. Ribeiro
Ribeiro, Lori Ann (Peterson) 43, passed away on Tuesday May 13, 2014 after a long battle with breast cancer at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, RI. She was born on August 16, 1970 Warwick, RI. She was the only child of Bruce L. Peterson and Arlene M. (Souza) Peterson of Cranston, RI. She was married to Victor Ribeiro of Cumberland on April 29, 2000 At St. Matthews Church in Cranston, RI. Lori attended the University of Rhode Island and received her Associates degree from the Community College of Rhode Island. Lori was an extremely dedicated worker and had a tireless work ethic. She began her career in the bakery business at the young age of 15 at Almacs in Garden City, Cranston. She moved onto Dave’s Supermarket, where she became a Bakery Manager. Later, she accepted a position with the Pillsbury’s Bakery Division; where she took a position as a Bakery Tech for the New England Area. An opportunity arose to go to work for Top Line Foods (a food Broker in New England). She began as a Bakery Tech and proved herself so much; she eventually earned a position in the Sales and Marketing Department. Here, Lori enjoyed working for her supervisors and friends John DeRoy and Marc Depresio. Top Line Foods was acquired by Acosta Foods, where they all continued to work closely together until her final days as a Sales and Marketing Manager for some of the biggest Supermarkets and Distributors in New England. She worked very hard, even in her current condition, to complete the tasks that duties called for. She even took her laptop to the hospital when she was admitted in April 2014; with the idea of her continuing to work even while in poor condition. She was a great coworker, manager, and friend to many in the Industry that she grew to know and love over the years. Lori loved travelling. She enjoyed several vacations with family, friends, but most especially with Victor and Logan. Some of her most memorable trips as a child included Disney World and Hawaii. Later in life, she loved to visit Siesta Key, Florida with her husband, son, mother and father, and her large family of cousins, the Pappagallo’s. Most of all, she enjoyed cruising the Caribbean and staying in a balcony cabin so she could enjoy the sunrise and sunsets. Most of the time, Lori enjoyed being home watching TV shows and movies. Lori believed that Sundays were meant for Patriot’s football. Once the football season ended, it was a lifetime for women movie marathon. Hitting the beaches in the summer with a good book in hand was not uncommon. She also enjoyed a camping trip and canoeing from time to time. She enjoyed canoeing so much; she wanted herself to be known as an “avid canoer.” Perhaps the most memorable times for Lori though were spending time with her friends. She loved to sit by the fire pit and sing “Wonderwall”. “Thursday night wine night” with Teresa (Tree) Moriarty Covington, Deana (Fancy Pants) Turgeon and Karen (Ka) Kuhn Perry proved to be a highlight of her week. Lori leaves behind her mother, Arlene Peterson, and the loves of her life Victor, their three-year-old son Logan James Ribeiro, and her dedicated dog Molly. Lori will forever be remembered as a dedicated and loving Mom to Logan, her beautiful son that she had waited so long to have. She will forever be his guardian angel. A special thank you to Arlene Peterson, Rosa and Tony Ribeiro, Naomi and Fred Sawyer, Bubba and Karen Perry, Ron Kuhn and Deana Turgeon, Gary and Rita Kuhn, Teresa Moriarty Covington, Tammy DiBiasio, Jeff and Krissy Kelaghan, Tim Trainor, Chuck Lincoln, Tammy Gaipo, Christine and Dante Carr, Danielle Matteson Turnbull, Lynn Eaton and Angela LaFauci and countless others for your endless support, especially in her last few days of life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:30am in St. Peter’s Church 350 Fair Street Warwick. Burial will follow in the Pawtuxet Memorial Park Cemetery also in Warwick. Visitation will be held TODAY Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Care of Rhode Island 1085 North Main Street Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated....Forever LORI STRONG.
Lynn - 05/14/2014
I am honored to have called Lori my friend of 25 years. Her wit, dry sense of humor and gift of gab will be greatly missed.
Stephanie Phelps on behalf of MultiGrains Bakery - 05/14/2014
Wishing you and your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of Lori to forever hold in your hearts. With Deepest Sympathy.
Bill Barr - 05/14/2014
My heart aches and we are all heart broken. Lori lived life to the fullest and always worked hard to make sure the rest of us were taken care of. To her family and friends my you find peace in the memories.
Nina Balkum, Acosta Sales & Marketing - 05/14/2014
“Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.” Lori is one of those people.
While having known Lori for only a brief time while working at Acosta, I quickly became aware of what a smart, fun-loving, wonderful young woman and mother she was and why so many people loved her. How could you not! Lori was an irresistible personality that brought life to any gathering whether it was a sales meeting or a food show … everyone looked forward to Lori being there.
I am blessed to have known Lori. My wishes and prayers for her family are to find peace and comfort in knowing that Lori will always be with you. Always in all ways.
“What we leave behind is not the tears ~ but the smiles, the stories, the love. May all the love you shared be a lasting gift for you.”
God Bless you, Lori, and thank you.
Joshie - 05/15/2014
We at the Sullivan family mourn for your loss.
Steve Girard, Dimitria Delights Baking Co - 05/15/2014
We would like to offer our Deepest sympathies to Victor, Logan and your families. I have known Lori for almost 20 years and enjoyed every minute I had the honor of being in her presence. Her wonderful smile, sense of humor and work ethic had an immediate impact on everyone she met and I am proud to have had her as an unforgettable friend. We offer you our most sincere condolences and you will remain in our prayers during this very difficult time.
The Gormley Family - 05/15/2014
Victor & Logan our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families during this most difficult time.
Dawn Connolly - 05/15/2014
I will always hold our memories and time spent together close to my heart forever. I know Lori is in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest in Peace Lori Ann until we meet again my friend...God Bless
Bubba - 05/15/2014
When we meet again some day I hope you will have some flip flops,a nice beach and a cold drink waiting for me! I will forever hold you in my heart and my love for you and memories will last forever!! XOXOXO
Richard & Rosalie LeClaire - 05/15/2014
I write this with a very heavy heart. I have been very lucky to have been able to have Lori as a friend and co-worker for over 20 years. I will miss her infectious laugh, sense of humor, and most of all her friendship. I send my thoughts and prayers to Victor, Logan and family members at this most difficult time.
God Bless you Lori,
Richard & Rosalie
Pam Porter - 05/15/2014
My deepest sympathies to all of you. Lori will truly be missed and fondly remembered by all that she touched! Fly with the angels my dear, and continue to watch over the ones you love! You will be missed!
Arlene and Victor: My thoughts and prayers are with your during this very sad and difficult time. Lori Ann was such a big part of my childhood and I will cherish all of the memories we had growing up. She had a very big heart and could certainly make you laugh. She will be greatly missed. All my love, Tomma
beverly harding - 05/15/2014
To the family i am so sorry for your loss.
Marc Needham - 05/15/2014
I am deeply sorry for your loss and thoughts and prayers to you and your family. You are surrounded by friends and family that will keep her legacy alive.
Anna Calvino - 05/15/2014
I am heartbroken to hear of Lord's passing. I worked with Lori at Almacs and would see her around town always smiling! She will be the best guardian angel. My sympathy to her family and friends.
Chuck & Donna Elter - 05/15/2014
Our hearts are very heavy with your loss. God Bless..
Jill Lennon - 05/15/2014
My heart felt condolences to Lori's family and friends.
May you find peace as you gather together to send Lori home to The Lord. God bless you!
Ken and Sue Foley - 05/15/2014
our hearts are deeply saddened with your loss. Arlene, Victor and Logan, we have you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Lori was a beautiful person and will always be remembered.
Chuck & Joanne kuhn - 05/15/2014
We all will miss Lori's great smile. I remember when she was born she had a cute smile. Watching her grow up and seeing her turn into a wonderful woman, wife, and mother. She was very close to our family. I know that she will be remembered always.
Cheryl Mirrs - 05/15/2014
To the entire family, I as so deeply sorry for your loss......With heartfelt sympathy.
Roxanne Gauvin - 05/15/2014
My deepest sympathy and condolences regarding the recent loss your beautiful wife Lori. May God Bless you all.
Heather Giannillo - 05/15/2014
Rest in peace my friend. Your heart and spirit live on in Logan.
Robert & Mary Kollar - 05/15/2014
We are very saddened by the passing of Lori, but we know she is now truly at peace. We know this must be a very difficult time for you and your family. I enjoyed meeting her at Scott's house. You're in our thoughts and prayers, Vic and family.
Cathy Lavallee - 05/15/2014
My deepest Condolences to Victor and Logan.
Jennifer Ribeiro - 05/15/2014
I am so saddened by her passing. She was the sweetest person that I have had the pleasure of meeting. I know she will continue to take care of Victor & Logan from above.
Claudette Landino-Acosta - 05/16/2014
There are no words to tell you how deeply sorry I am for your loss. While I only worked with Lori a short time she always had a smile and spoke of Logan with great love.
May she find everlasting peace on the other side, RIP Lori....xoxo
Alyssa - 05/16/2014
Words can not express how much I love and miss you. God has gained a beautiful Angel and I know you're looking down on all of us. Rest In Peace Aunty Lori. I love you so much.
Carol Clauson - 05/16/2014
Arlene, My Deepest Condolences to you for your loss. As the saying goes "God gave us our memories so we might have a lifetime of roses in winter". May your memories be of comfort to you at this sorrowful time.
Thoughts and prayers to you.
John DeRoy - 05/16/2014
My sincere condolences to Lori's friends and family. She was blessed to be surrounded by so many special people, and I feel fortunate to have laughed, and loved Lori in our time together.
Jason Cunnion - 05/16/2014
I am very sorry for your family's loss. I'm sure that I can speak for all the employees at BIGY wnen I say that Lori will be missed. It was a pleasure to work with her and always looked forward to seeing her. I personally go back to the DAVE'S days with her and we always had alot of fun at work. I can tell you that I know that she felt so blessed to have found Victor and was so happy to have him. The only thing she loved more than him was Logan. May god keep her safe and look over her family in there time of need.
Jim Moriarty - 05/18/2014
Victor I was very saddened to hear of your wife's passing. My prayers are with you and your son during this difficult time. God bless.
Chris Graniero - 05/19/2014
Victor- I am so sorry my friend,My family and I will keep you in our prayers.