Muriel A. Conroy
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CONROY, MURIEL A.
79, passed away peacefully at her home in Cumberland surrounded by her family, Thursday, January 7, 2021. She was the beloved wife of John J. Conroy Jr. for the past fifty six years. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Cecile (Peloquin) Tondreault. She is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and Our Lady of Fatima School of Practical Nursing, North Providence. Muriel lived in Pawtucket before moving to Cumberland in 1968. Muriel was very involved in her children and grandchildren's lives. They all looked forward to her bi-weekly or sometimes daily phone calls including a Saturday "church calling" as she walked home to their beach house from Saint Mary's Star of the Sea to let them know she said a prayer for each of them. She was well known for taking pictures of everything (the 38,461 pictures on her phone speaks for itself) and would tell friends and family, "Make sure you take a picture for Grammy!" You couldn't only take one picture for her, it was always "one more for Grammy!" Muriel was a dedicated spectator attending her grandchildren's school and sporting events whenever possible. Her favorite professional team to watch was the New England Patriots. She loved playing her "squares" weekly at the Mariner Grille in Narragansett. Muriel & her husband spent each night at a different restaurant and became well known to all their servers and became family to them. They also enjoyed their yearly trip to Aruba. At Christmastime many people would look forward to receiving candy made by the Trappistine nuns at Mount Saint Mary's Abbey, along with multiple cards she sent for even the smallest of occasions throughout the year. She truly cared about everyone in her life including those who were close to her children and grandchildren. She was a nurse and dental assistant for thirty years before retiring. She thoroughly enjoyed working, particularly the connection to her patients and the relationships she made with her co-workers. Muriel also met consistently with 'the girls" from nursing school and cherished the relationship she had with them for 60 years. Any day spent with her family was a happy day for Muriel. Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Patricia Walsh and her husband Timothy, John Conroy III and his wife Sheila, Kristen Lagasse and her husband Jeff. She also leaves a brother, Jean Tondreault and sisters-in-laws Beatrice Sylvestre and Mary Yeghian. Close relationships were maintained with many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister Claire Brown. Muriel was well known to many people as "Grammy." She leaves her beloved grandchildren, otherwise known as her "8 little chickadees," Marissa Tomasetti and her husband Steve, Jared and Meredith Walsh, Ashley and Caitlin Conroy and Cole, Ryan and Tyler Lagasse. Grammy also leaves her beloved grand puppies Clover and Zoey. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday January 14th, at 10am at Saint John Vianney Church, Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. The Mass will also be video live streamed on the O'Neill Funeral Home website for anyone who would like to participate without attending the church. Due to current restrictions, social distancing and face masks are required. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mount Saint Mary's Abbey, 300 Arnold St., Wrentham, MA 02093. Arrangements by O'Neill Funeral Home, Cumberland, www.oneillfuneralhomes.com

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Published in The Providence Journal on Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 14, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Muriel's passing. I knew her from CHOP'S and she was always so friendly and pleasant to talk with. My friend and I called her "the mayor of CHOPS" as she would work her way down the bar, chatting with everyone. God has called one of his "chickadees" home.
Debbie
Acquaintance
January 14, 2021
Gerry and I send our condolences to Joe and family
Joe. Roszkowski
January 14, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Conroy family. My heart is heavy with sadness as I was one of those servers who adored her.
Kelley Lynch-Johnson
Acquaintance
January 14, 2021
Mrs. Conroy truly was my second mom. Growing up with John we always knew when we did something wrong as Mrs. Conroy would start speaking in French to us. She will be dearly missed by all. I know she is up there chatting it up with my mom right now. Keeping Mr. Conroy and all your family in our prayers.
Joe and Bonnie Lefebvre
Friend
January 14, 2021
Sympathy Gift courtesy of William Driscoll. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Muriel A. Conroy.
William Driscoll
January 14, 2021
Muriel was a very remarkable person. She made everyone feel welcomed, and besides the Tapestine chocolates, she made homemade albums of my Bridal Shower, Wedding and Baby Shower around 25 years ago. Although I wasn't able to attend the Memorial Mass in person, I just watched it via live stream. It was a wonderful mass for a wonderful family member.
Valerie Brumbelow
Family
January 14, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with your family
Jean Dutremble
Coworker
January 14, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joel Almeida
Friend
January 14, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Rachel Houlihan
Friend
January 14, 2021
Patty, Kristen and the entire Conroy family,
We would like to express our deepest and most sincere sympathy on the loss of such a warm and beautiful woman. May your wonderful memories of her help you through this very difficult time.
The DeSimone Family
Neighbor
January 13, 2021
An amazingly warm, kind, sincere and fun woman who will be remembered forever. I know she made the lives of everyone around her lighter and warmer, and that will never go away. We will miss her greatly.
Malcolm Nason
Family
January 13, 2021
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JAY WALSH
January 13, 2021
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Fouzi Akermi
January 13, 2021
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KARA BEAL
January 13, 2021
Our sincere condolences to the Conroy family. Muriel and I met in our Oral Surgery days, she was a wonderful coworker and a warm, loving person. May she rest in eternal peace.
Tina and Steve Squadrilli
Coworker
January 12, 2021
Always friendly , positive, and genuine: that's Muriel

with heartfelt sympathy,
the Corriveau Family
patricia corriveau
Neighbor
January 12, 2021
John, Kristen and Patty, I wanted to offer my deepest sympathy on your mom's passing. I can remember meeting her when she stopped by the pet store so many years ago when you (John and Kristen) worked there. I hope warm memories will ease your sorrow in the coming days.
Fondly, Dave Marchetti
Dave Marchetti
Coworker
January 12, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you forever!
Bill & Jean Driscoll
Friend
January 12, 2021
To John and the Conroy Family, I am sorry for your loss. I met Muriel when working at the Sir Charles Hallmark store in Cumberland. When she came in asking for someone to help her, I agreed to do so. We immediately hit it off, and became friends. When we talked last time , we were discussing about getting together for lunch after the Covid was over, I am so sorry we could not meet. She was an amazing person, and I will miss her dearly. R I P Muriel you will be in my Heart forever.
Rebecca Thibaudeau
Friend
January 12, 2021
Aunt Muriel and uncle Joe are my godparents. Aunt Muriel was always loving, happy, positive, encouraging, giving, and hospitable. The great memories she created will never be forgotten.
Rob Tondreault
Family
January 12, 2021
Joe,
We were so sorry to hear about Muriel. We’ll really miss seeing her and having you both stop to say hi on your way out of Trattoria Romana. It won’t be the same without her. I hope you’ll continue to come and chat with all of us.
Karen and Steve Pinch
Karen and Steve Pinch
January 12, 2021
I met Muriel at a water aerobic class when she introduced herself as the grandmother of one of my granddaughter Molly's best friends, Melissa.
We had many nice conversations afterwards about "our girls". A lovely lady. Our sincere condolences to the family.
Marilyn Fletcher
January 12, 2021
Joe and Family: Please accept our sincerest sympathy on Muriel's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. God bless!
Ed & Marianne Mulholland
Friend
January 12, 2021
Muriel will be missed by us. Such a lovely lady and a dear friend. Sad to see her leave us so soon but resort that she is with God now. Love, Carol & Gerry
Carol & Gerry Benjamin
Friend
January 12, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Joe and family. I will miss my long time friend more than words can say. I followed my co-worker home at lunch break and gained a friend and mentor that lasted 42 years. I have fond memories of our friendship always enjoyed meeting up for lunch, dinner or drinks. Love and sympathy, Rich & Kathy Dion
Kathleen Dion
Friend
January 12, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Joe and the entire Conroy family. Muriel was a lovely lady who always had a smile and made you feel welcome. She will be missed by all who loved her.
Joe and Gerry Roszkowski
Friend
January 12, 2021
To Joe and the Conroy Family - Please accept our sympathy and condolences at this difficult time; the passing of Muriel; a wonderful caring person. Muriel will be missed.
Bob & Ronnee Powers
Robert Powers
Friend
January 12, 2021
Robert Powers
Friend
January 12, 2021
I am so saddened to hear of Muriel’s death. My sincere sympathy to her family & friends. Muriel would often stop by on Friday or Saturday night at my beach house & we would catch up on what had happened & what was planned for the next week. She will be greatly missed as a neighbor & friend.
Mary Carter
Friend
January 12, 2021
John and family so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you all such a sweet lady as you know
linda Potter
January 12, 2021
My thoughts to the family and especially John at this difficult time.
Andrew Jencks
Coworker
January 12, 2021
A truly gentile and caring person. Her gift of gab will be missed by all. Her penchant for photography ,is legendary. She will be deeply missed. Our best to Joe and the family.
Rich & Mance Ferland
Friend
January 12, 2021
The Casey family would like to send your family our condolences. Mrs Conroy was such a kind person. Our neighborhood was brighter because of her beautiful smile.
Alicia Cook
Neighbor
January 12, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Alicia Cook
January 12, 2021
John,
My heart is heavy for you and your family
Muriel was a bright light on a cloudy day
and will be remembered with found memories for so many people she touched in such a positive way .
Greatly missed but never forgotten ❤
Fondly,
Arlene Laboissonniere
( Pine Swamp Place)
Arlene Laboissonniere
Friend
January 12, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a kind person. Rolling acres and country side was brighter because of her smile.

Alicia Cook
January 12, 2021
Will miss your smiling face and your love for everyone. May you rest in peace. Virginia Butler
Virginia Butler
Friend
January 11, 2021
Joe and the entire Conroy Family,
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Muriel. She was such a sweet person who always made us feel welcome when we were in her presence. The one thing I will always remember about Muriel is she was never without her camera. Pictures always leave a lifetime of memories. Rest in peace with your mom, dad and Claire.
Arthur & Diane Vincent
Friend
January 11, 2021
To the Conroy family,
Please accept our sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Memory eternal.
Steve and Leslie Lefebvre
Friend
January 11, 2021
Friday’s at Richards won’t be the same without Muriel. My prayers go out to your entire family she was the best of the best.God bless all of you .
Joanne Lovegreen
Friend
January 11, 2021
A true lady! You will be my missed.
Annemarie Mccallig
Friend
January 11, 2021
Old friends are the best friends....I Will miss you my sweet friend.....Love, Betsy
Betsy Albee
Friend
January 11, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to the entire Conroy family. Mrs Conroy was such a kind and loving person. She welcomed us to the neighborhood from day one and treated us like family. She always welcomed us with a smile. We will miss her very much. Rest In peace Mrs Conroy!

Love, the Bessette family (Matt, Lori, Shea and Erin)
January 11, 2021
Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to Joe and the entire Conroy family. We will miss seeing her smiling face and getting her weekend phone call. She was a wonderful, caring friend.
Saundra Rollo
Friend
January 11, 2021
Here we are Muriel. Great friends through the years. So so sad that you and Eli are not with us now. I will still talk to both of you. Muriel, my generous so thoughtful friend; I miss you now already. God speed to you. Love, Gaby
Here we are Muriel. Now you and Eli are gone but will never be forgotten. You have always been so thoughtful and giving. How you always have suggestion for my little problems are precious now. I will miss your phone calls. I will miss hearing your voice. You are a very special person and now God will hold you in his arms. Peace be with you. Love, Gaby
Gabrielle Laplante
Friend
January 11, 2021
Mrs. Conroy was a wonderful and gracious person and thoughtful and kind neighbor who will be missed greatly . Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
The Mazzone family
Neighbor
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