Joan L. Parent Gilroy
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Joan L.(Michaud) Parent Gilroy, 77, of North Providence and Naples, Florida, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 23, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Honorable William G. Gilroy.
Born in New Haven, CT, a daughter of the late Arthur and Helen (Robertson) Michaud, she resided in Pawtucket before moving to North Providence 27 years ago.
Joanie was employed by Dr. Byron Quinn of Pawtucket for many years before retiring. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Glades Country Club and its Womens Golf League, Naples, FL; Chemawa Golf Course Womens League, North Attleboro and Heather Hill Country Club Womens Golf League, Plainville, MA. She had been a volunteer for Home & Hospice Care of RI and the Ronald McDonald House for many years.
Joanie is survived by her children, Nancy A. Vecoli-Boichat; Douglas A. Parent and Vanessa E. Parent; Williamsâ€™s children, Maureen Hegarty and William G. Gilroy, Jr.; Joanie's grandchildren, Christine Chu, Kristen Hong and Kadie Hodnett; Williamsâ€™s grandchildren, Michaela Hegarty, William G. Gilroy, III and Frank Gilroy and two great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Margaret Trudeau and Barbara Bettencourt.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Leo the Great, 697 Central Ave., Pawtucket. Interment will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. VISITATION Monday 4 to 8 p.m. If desired, gifts in her memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 will be appreciated. www.TrippFuneralHome.com