Gladys Kearns


Gladys A. Kearns, 90, of Scituate, and also for the past year a resident of the Commonwealth House Assisted Living, Warwick, passed away peacefully with family by her side at the West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, October 10, 2021. 

She was born in Providence and was the daughter of the late Louis H. and Catherine (Nasso) Fugere.  Gladys was the beloved wife of the late Richard G. Kearns, Sr., for sixty years.  Gladys leaves five children, Richard Kearns, Jr., wife (Jill) of Portsmouth; Thomas Kearns, (wife) Cheryl of Portsmouth; Lynn Kearns of Cranston; Diane Banville, (husband) Bruce of Johnston;  and Judy Kearns (Guglietta), husband (William) of Cranston.  Gladys also leaves six grandchildren Gage, Jocelyn, Teagan, Ryan, Matthew, and Dylan; and two great grandchildren Teddy and Eloise.  Gladys was also the sister of Barbara Mitchell of Warwick, the late Eileen Longo and brothers Robert and Richard Fugere.

Gladys’ greatest love was spending time with her family at holiday gatherings, family functions and parties.  She was a great cook and baker and was famous for her coffee cake, holiday pies and her mouth watering fudge brownies to name a few.  She had a great sense of humor, quick wit and was always ready with a good comeback.  In her later years, Gladys enjoyed nothing more than taking a ride to Dunkin for a hazelnut swirl coffee and anything chocolate.

All in all Gladys believed in living a simple life and nothing made her face light up or smile more than seeing her children and the faces of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Gladys’ family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and sincere gratitude to Diana Mahoney and Mandi and Graham Willoughby and to all the staff at Commonwealth House Assisted Living for their exceptional care, companionship, friendship and love they provided Gladys.  In addition, we would also like to thank the nurses and CNA’s who cared for Gladys at the West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center who work extremely long hours in a very demanding profession at a time when our health care industry is so desperately in need of  help.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday October 15, 2021 at 10:00am in St. Joseph Church 151 Danielson Pike North Scituate.  Burial will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.  Calling hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Camp Surefire Foundation, 290 Hope Street, Bristol, RI. 


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Mass of Christian Burial
October 15, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Church
151 Danielson Pike
North Scituate, RI 02857

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