RUMFORD — Florence D. Depatie, 97, of Rumford, passed away at home in the presence of her family on September 28, 2022.
She was the wife of the late Lester J. Depatie Jr., and was the daughter of the late John and Diana (St. Denis) Donahue.
Florence is survived by her children, Rev. Donald L. Depatie of Rumford; Robert M. Depatie, of East Providence; David L. Depatie, of San Diego, Calif.; Richard J. Depatie, of Rumford; Russell F. Depatie and his wife Margaret, of Pawtucket; Lynne D. Tuite and her husband Robert, of Pawtucket; and William P. Depatie and his wife Sharon, of Pawtucket. Her son, Lester J. (Chuck) Depatie III predeceased her and leaves his wife Janice, of Florida. She also leaves her nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John Donahue, Doris Poirier, Rita Menard and Robert Donahue. In addition to being a loving mother, Florence loved to garden, knit and crochet.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 3, in Saint Margaret Church, Rumford. Burial followed in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Donations may be made in Florence’s memory to St. Margaret’s School, 42 Bishop Avenue, Rumford, R.I., 02916, or to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, R.I., 02914.