Marcia (McGovern) O’Connor, 81, passed away peacefully, at her home, on September 23, 2020 after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late John C. O’Connor Jr.
Born in Providence, Marcia was the daughter of the late James and Eleanor (Peterson) McGovern.
Marcia was a graduate of Cranston H.S. East and Our Lady of Fatima School of Practical Nursing and devoted her life to the care of others, employed as a Nurse at the Miriam Hospital for 38 years before her retirement.
Marcia is survived by her children, John C. O’Connor III (CAPT, USCG (Ret.)) and his wife Christine of Cranston, Carol Ann Dzialo and her husband Robert of Pawtucket, Donna M. O’Connor and her wife Betty-Jean Perez of Warwick and James V. O’Connor of Coventry, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, her brother, Robert F. McGovern and his wife Sandra of Cranston, and her sister in law, Nancy McGovern of Oxford, MA. She was the sister of the late James V. McGovern of Oxford, MA and Sister Carol McGovern, RSM.
Marcia was very active in her community, serving on the Third Ward Democratic Committee, St. Raymond’s Church in scouting, knitting prayer shawls and most recently as President of the parish leisure group. She also enjoyed sharing her many talents through her needle work including cross-stitch, needle point, including the hundreds of pairs of mittens that she donated to local school children. Marcia enjoyed her time with many friends and family including her participation in water aerobics and chair yoga.
Visitation Monday, 9 – 10 am in the Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street in Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Raymond Church, 1240 North Main St., Providence. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Marcia's burial will be private. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of The Miriam Hospital and Hope Hospice for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marcia’s memory to: Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence 02904.
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