Simone P. Ward
WOONSOCKET- Simone P. (Mousseau) Ward, 88, of Achille Street, Woonsocket, a lifelong city resident, died peacefully at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, Sept. 13, 2011, surrounded by the family she loved deeply and devoted her life to.
Simone joins her beloved and eternal husband, Dr. Bernard V. "Vinnie" Ward, a city dentist who passed away May 10, 1988.
She was born Sept. 19, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Albert and Sarah (Page) Mousseau.
A lifelong homemaker, she was completely dedicated to her 10 children, 20 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, and was very proud of their accomplishments. She brought a smile to all who visited her home, and was quick to provide warm conversation and tasty treats. She loved most the holidays, where she could happily serve the crowds of family and friends who arrived.
A faithful and caring mother, she leaves nine children and their families: Kathleen A. Jarry of Cumberland; Richard M. Ward and his wife Lorraine, of North Providence; Thomas V. Ward, Valley Breeze publisher, and his wife, Carol, of Cumberland; John F. Ward, Woonsocket City Council president, and his wife, Catherine, of Woonsocket; Vincent P. Ward and his wife, Nancy, of Woonsocket; Kevin B. Ward and his wife, Laura, of Lincoln; Robert J. Ward of Niskayuna, N.Y.; Dr. David J. Ward and his wife, Michelle, of Burrillville, and Christine M. Hammond and her husband, Scott, of Burrillville. Her son Dennis C. Ward, of Austin, Texas, passed away in 1993.
Simone also leaves one sister, Theresa Munroe of North Smithfield. She was predeceased by her beloved sisters; Jeannette Paul, Rose Mousseau, and Violet Sweet, and her brother, Albert Mousseau.
Her funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 16, at 9:30 a.m. from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Calling hours will be Thursday, Sept. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional Schools, 77 Federal St., Woonsocket, RI 02895.