Dolores (Artesani) Cahill 88, of Providence and East Greenwich, Rhode Island and Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning February 23rd with her family by her side. She was born on January 16, 1934, in Cranston, Rhode Island to William A. and M. Louise (Stewart) Artesani. Dolores was the wife of the late Francis B. Cahill, who she was married to for 58 years. She was predeceased by her brother William and sisters Katherine "Kay" Cushing and Jane Whitworth. Prior to focusing on raising her two children, she was an executive secretary and court stenographer. Dolores was the epitome of elegance who brought her sense of style to everything she did, from gardening and Ikebana flower arranging to decorating and writing. She also gave her time to many charities, including Meals on Wheels, local food pantries and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). She loved exploring new places and spent 20 years traveling the world with her husband. Her biggest passion was her family, who loved her dearly. Dolores leaves behind her daughter Christine Cahill (Scott Doggett) and granddaughter Ava, as well as her son Michael Cahill and grandson Derrick, along with many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is scheduled for Monday February 28th from 5:00-7:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday March 1st at 10:30am in St. Sebastian Catholic Parish 67 Cole Avenue Providence with a luncheon reception to follow at Laurelmead 355 Blackstone Boulevard Providence.