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LINCOLN - Maryann Buben, a woman of style, grace and beauty, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Lucas) Buben.
Maryann was a graduate of the Pawtucket Memorial Nursing School and became an assistant head nurse in the pediatrics department. She was a dancer herself, and had a special passion for the Ballet. She was a co-member State Ballet of Rhode Island. In her later years Maryann combined her love of dance with her gift of nursing and was a founding member of the American Dance Therapy Association. She was an active and devoted member and communicant of St. Edward Parish, Weeden St., Pawtucket.
She is survived by a brother, Robert Buben; and her lifelong family friends, Alberta Galleshaw Porter and Patricia Messere; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Ann Cooper, John, Leo, and Edward Buben.
Calling Hours Thursday, 4-7 pm in the A.A. MARIANI and Son Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St., Providence. Funeral Friday at 9 am, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 AM in the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1081 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. www.marianiandson.com