Louise A. (Staplin) Osborne, beloved wife, for 34 years, of Ronald R. Osborne, of Ward Avenue, Westerly, passed away at R.I. Hospital in Providence on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at the age of 74.
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Born in Westerly, she was a daughter of the late William A., Sr. and Anna Staplin.
Louise worked as a receptionist at Wood River Health Services for many years. After retiring, she especially enjoyed spending time gardening. Louise was a member of the Westerly Elks Lodge BPOE #678 and the Amancio-Gacccione Falcone VFW Post Auxillary.
In addition to her husband, she will be greatly missed by her son, William A. Gardiner and wife Mary of Hampton, VA; daughter, Sheryl DiFormato and husband Steven of Richmond; and step daughters, Christine Lamphere of Westerly and Deborah Osborne of Warwick. She also leaves behind four sisters, Rita Belyea of Florida, Patricia Debigare of Ashaway, Diane Gillam of Bradford and Gail Lee of West Kingston; seven grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Louise was predeceased by two stepsons, Kenneth and Gregory Osborne; a brother, William A. Staplin, Jr., and a sister, Virginia F. Staplin.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. Funeral service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
at www.relayforlife.org, in Louise's memory. For online condolences, please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St. Westerly, RI 02891
Published in The Westerly Sun from Feb. 13 to Feb. 28, 2014