MANVILLE- Mrs. Blanche (Grassini) Provencal, 89, of Sayles Ave., and formerly of North East St., Woonsocket, died Feb. 24, 2011 at The Holiday. She was the beloved wife of Adelard Provencal.
Born Sept. 26, 1921 in Bellingham, Ma, a daughter of the late Utriade and Maria (Dori) Grassini.
Blanche worked as a spinner for the former Falls Yarn Mill for many years before she retired. She was an avid reader, loved music and cooking.
Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Christine Chenail and her husband Roland of Woonsocket; a son Richard Provencal; a brother Julio Grassini of W. Warwick; a granddaughter Melissa Chenail of Woonsocket and grandson Gary Chenail of Tampa, FL.
She was the mother of the late David Provencal and sister to the late Luigi, Pensiero and Ida Grassini.
Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9 am from the Egidio DiPardo & Sons, 75 Harris Ave., Woonsocket with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Anthonys Church, Greene St., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham. Calling hours are Monday 4-7 pm
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