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CUMBERLAND - Viola (Ashetzie) Edwards, 94, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 at her daughter's residence in Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Paul Edwards.
Born in Republic, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Rose Ashetzie. She resided in Cumberland for over 45 years.
Mrs. Edwards was employed as a Box Manufacturer for the International Packing Company for many years.
She leaves her daughter, Joyce Handrigan of Pawtucket; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She was the mother of the late Daniel F. Kennedy and sister of the late Joseph Ashetzie, Frank Ashetzie, Joan Liso, Stella Uram and Rose Dupont.
Funeral and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Odyssey Hospice, 2374 Post Rd. Suite 206, Warwick, RI 02886.