EAST PROVIDENCE - Dolores R. Guatieri (Welsh), 85, died peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Orchard View Manor in East Providence.
She was predeceased by her late husband, Marius and her beloved daughter Loren. Until her retirement, Mrs. Guatieri was a principal in Hammart, Inc. a former Central Falls Aluminum Manufacturing business.
Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Helene V. (Clark) and Charles Welsh and the sister of Charles G. Welsh, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C. and the late H. Sheila Margraff of Clearwater, FL. and Eloise M. Cook, Farmer's Branch, TX.
Mrs. Guatieri is survived by her four children: Linda A. Cipriano, Venice, FL, Gail H. Guatieri, Lincoln, Marty N. Guatieri, Pawtucket, and Marcia L. Duval, Danielson, CT. and her two sons- in- law Tony Cipriano and Emile Duval. Her loving family also included 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Dolores was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket and a devoted communicant of St. Maria Goretti parish, participating in many Woman's Club activities and serving as a Eucharistic Minister. Whenever someone was in need, Dolores was there with her kindness, warmth and support and always with a keen sense of humor. Her children were paramount in her life.
Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 19 at 9 am in the Merrick R. Williams Funeral Home, 530 Smithfield Avenue, Pawtucket with a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Maria Goretti Church, 165 Power Road, Pawtucket. Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetary in Pawtucket. Visiting hours are Wednesday 5-7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer Association of R, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906 or The Rhode Island Heart Association, One State Street, Suite 200, Providence, RI 02906.