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Grace Mills Perkins
PROVIDENCE - Grace Mills Perkins, formerly of Pawtucket, RI died on October 15, 2011 at the Tockwotton Home in Providence, RI. Grace was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, on February 10, 1923, and was educated at the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro, MA. Her parents Grace L. (O'Keefe) and Leo Herlihy predeceased her. She is also predeceased by her husband, William T Perkins, a son, William A. Mills, and stepson William J. Perkins and 3 siblings.
Grace is survived by her three daughters, Christine (Mills) and Adrian Knott of West Greenwich, RI and their sons, Mark and wife Nicole and their 3 children, Brendan, Kiley and Devin; and Scott Knott and wife Darcy Towsley and daughter Isla; Pamela (Mills) and Roger Reeves of Seekonk, MA and their sons, Kyle and wife Brooke Reeves and Ryan Reeves; Janice (Mills) and Patrick Fitton, of Mystic, CT, and their two sons, Torin Fitton and Conar and his wife Natalie Young Fitton. Also surviving is her step family, son Thomas Perkins and his daughter Kathy and daughter-in-law Paula Perkins, and her daughters Cynthia Joseph and Christine Jaworski and their families. She is survived by siblings, Frances Herlihy and Dorothea Donnelly.
Grace retired from Leach and Garner Co. having served as a Benefits Coordinator in Human Resources. Grace was a wonderful mother who loved her family, friends, and neighbors; she enjoyed her gardens at her home on Lindesta Road in Pawtucket where she resided for many years. She was a communicant of St. Leo the Great, Pawtucket.
Visiting hours will be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, RI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Monday, October 31, 2011, at St. Leo's the Great, 699 Central Ave., Pawtucket followed by burial at Notre Dame Cemetery in Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Grace may be made to Tockwotton Home, 75 East St., Providence, RI 02903 or Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St, Providence, RI. 02904.