Gloria Albina (Savoie) Rossignol died after a short illness on April 19, 2022. She resided at 6221 Scituate Vista Apartments for many years after selling her home at 109 Zinnia Drive in Cranston. Gloria worked in the office at Cranston Print Works for many years until her retirement. She was a graduate of St. Charles High School, Providence, class of 1949. She was predeceased by her husband of 24 years, Rene J Rossignol, and her loving partner of 24 years, Andrew "Smitty" Smith. Her parents were George and Eva (Paquin) Savoie. She was born in Providence on July 12,1931. She was 90 years young.
She leaves many family members and friends behind: her daughter Lucille Silvestrini of Westbrook, Connecticut and husband Marc; a son Paul Rossignol of Warwick, Rhode Island and wife Theresa (Smith). She was pre-deceased by Paul’s first wife Ann (Lawton) in 2008. She had five grandsons Joseph, Michael and Matthew Silvestrini, David and Daniel Rossignol, and their lovely wives Marta, Brittany, Ashley, Katie, and Stephanie respectively. She had eight great-grandchildren: Abby, Sofia, Luca, Walker, Kora, Scarlet, Natalie, and Bryce. She also had an extended family which included three grandchildren: Luke, Kelly, Melanie, Matt, Shanna and Casey. As well as five great grandchildren: Wilson, Lyla, Ellie, Jameson and Owen.
Her favorite thing to do was spending time with family and friends. She knitted and crocheted for years and made beautiful blankets for each of her great grandchildren. She loved to ballroom dance. Any occasion with music or going to Rhodes on the Pawtuxet on Saturday nights was fun. She was a gambler. She never said no to a trip to the casino for slots, purchasing scratch tickets, or playing cards. Her later social life included a bingo every day. She had a routine and would go to Johnston Senior Center, Cranston Senior Center, Pilgrim, and Simmons Village on different days of the week. She had groups of friends in all of them. Of course, the day was not complete without snacks and going out to lunch. The pandemic brought puzzle making to the forefront and she would swap puzzles with friends.
Her Funeral Service will be held on Sunday April 24, 2022 at 6:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston.
Visitation will be held for two hours before the service on Sunday beginning at 4:00pm.