Michele Aucoin-Paciorek
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57, of Pawtucket, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family and friends on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Nick Paciorek. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Emile and Anna Aucoin.
Michele graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Rhode Island College and was the owner of ArtProv Gallery in Providence, RI.
Michele is survived by her loving siblings, John L. and his wife Susan of Las Vegas, NV, Ronald J. and his wife Patricia of North Kingstown, Suzanne A. Moriarty and her husband Daniel of North Kingstown, and she was the beloved aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 9:30 AM from the Iannotti Funeral Home AT MAPLE ROOT, 2000 NOOSENECKHILL ROAD (Route 3), Coventry, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Mary's Church, Pawtucket. Interment to follow at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. Visiting hours are Friday 4:00 to 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Michele's memory to Gallery Night Providence (GalleryNight.org) or the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation (NPCF.US) would be appreciated. iannottifh.com

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Published in The Providence Journal on Aug. 8, 2019.
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
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October 16, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss Nic.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dave Gruca
August 13, 2019
Dear Nick,
We were so, so sorry to hear of your loss of Michele
We met through Shari Weschler, visiting ArtProv. The gallery was a special place where she was warm & welcoming. You were both gracious and generous with your time and attention. May all your wonderful memories together help to comfort you, Love Karen & Ned Murtha
Karen Murtha
August 9, 2019
The road ahead is going to be tough but you are surrounded by people who love you and loves Michele. We are all here to help you.
Michele was an unbelievably kind, wonderful, inspirational woman, who will be dearly missed by hundreds if not thousands of lives she made better. Much love forever and always,
Morgan Rainey
August 9, 2019
Nick, I was so sorry to learn of Michele's passing, leaving us all too soon. Several members of my own family suffered and died from cancer of the pancreas, so I know all too well what an insidious disease it is. I will always think of the ArtProv Gallery as a beautiful expression of Michele and her spirit. It's one of the finest art venues I've ever visited, and I've been to many. Take care, Paul
Paul Palmera
August 9, 2019
I am so sorry, for your loss. It's been years, but my condolences to Nick, John and Sue, Ron and Patty and the entire Aucoin family.
Paul Santos
August 9, 2019
Nick, I can't imagine what you're going through. Michele was a lovely person in all ways. We will miss her. We wish you hope and strength and healing and ultimately, peace and good memories.
Suzanne Hill
August 9, 2019
Michele was an inspiration and a kind soul to everyone I ever witness her interact with. I moved to RI in 2000 and she was an outside contract with my place of business... and she was impeccable with her work and I got to know her as a person over the years since that chance meeting. She inspired me to follow my own dreams to become a designer; helped me with my own projects. Introduced me to her husband and his amazing art and studio... Always close in heart and mind over all these years. The things she accomplished for the art community were inspiring. But even more than that was her own heart, kindness, generosity, and sense of humor. We all lost an amazing human being and my heart goes out to her husband and those who loved her. I did and I was only a friend - and I know words fail at times like these. She was and will always be a treasured friend, and I hope one day a happy memory as we think lovingly of her in moments of kindness, peace, love, and laughter.
Carolyn Stokes Walker
August 9, 2019
I will so miss you Michelle you was such a help in Jr. High ( Gilbert Stuart ) always willing to help when I did not understand. R.I.P my dear friend. My condolence's to her family.
mayra Curran
August 8, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to family
Deeply saddened
Heartfelt pain shared...But faith in knowing you will see her again.

Numbers 6:24-26

Cristalle' Amarante
August 8, 2019
Nick... my heartfelt condolences go out to you. I feel so lucky to have known Michele and you via the gallery for these past few years, and to have been able to be part of the wonderful creative community you built. She will be deeply missed by so many. Sending love ... Karen
Karen Rand Anderson
August 8, 2019
Nick, we are so sorry to hear of Michelle's passing. The world is a more beautiful place since Michelle was here with us all. We will miss her at spin and of course all those amazing gallery events. Rest in peace my friend
Heidi Heifetz and Marc Shelley
August 8, 2019
So sad to hear of the passing of Michele. She made the world a more beautiful place. Im sure she will remain a shining presence in all the lives she touched. It will be in the sparkle of the ocean, fresh flower blossoms, and the rustle of reeds. Nick, our hearts go out to you. Take solace in the love that surrounds you now and always. With love, Robin & Ken
Robin Zaret
August 8, 2019
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August 8, 2019
The RI Pancreatic Cancer Action Network sends their love to Michele and her family.
Samantha Potter
August 8, 2019
The RI PANCAN Affiliate sends their love and prayers to Michele and her family.
Samantha Potter
August 8, 2019
Nick, I am so very sorry...Michele brought light, with her infectious smile, to all who had the pleasure of knowing her....Rest in Peace my beautiful friend, I love you for ever, ever❤
Kristine Ranieri
August 7, 2019
Michelle will always carry a light of kindness and creativity. Nick, I am sorry for your loss and your pain.
Sherri Snyder
Sherri Snyder
August 7, 2019
Dear Nick,
I am sorry for the passing of your wife Michelle. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Zachary M. Currier
Zachary Currier
August 7, 2019
So sorry Nick. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim Wydra
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