Edna M. Chagnon, 91

She was a lifelong resident of Riverside in East Providence.


Edna M. Chagnon, of Hoppin Avenue, Riverside, East Providence, died on Jan. 4, 2013. She was 91.

Born in Newport, a daughter of the late Sidney and Rose (Coleman) Durrant, she was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

She was a CNA at United Methodist Health Care Center and a receptionist at the Orchard View Manor.

She was a communicant of St. Mark Episcopal Church, Riverside and active in the Episcopal Club for Women. She was a member of the Rumford Grange for 55 years. She enjoyed music, singing, solving crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.

She is survived by a daughter, Carol J. O’Brien of Riverside; three granddaughters, Dena M. O’Brien of Riverside, Dawn M. Clarke and her husband, William, of Barrington, and Shannon B. Rosciti of Lincoln, and four great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Bernard Durrant and his wife, Trudy.

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013, in the Saints Matthew & Mark Episcopal Church, 5 Chapel Road, Barrington at 10 am to which relatives and friends are invited. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground, Providence.

Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Edna’s memory to Saints Matthew & Mark Episcopal Church would be deeply appreciated.


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