Elsie R. Manchester
Elsie R. Manchester
  • March 7, 1923 - August 30, 2017
  • Warren, Rhode Island

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Elsie R. Manchester (Rego-Sousa), age 94, went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. She was the wife of the late Norman A. Manchester, Sr.

Born in Bristol, RI, one of twelve children, a daughter of the late Joseph and the late Evangeline (Perry) Rego-Sousa she was a lifelong resident of Touisset.

Elsie was a parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, since its inception. She was a volunteer for 18 years at Grace Barker Nursing Home with her sister-in-law Laura Brown. A phenomenal cook, she also enjoyed gardening and making her famous "Nana's" elderberry jam. Above all else, Elsie loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son, Norman A. Manchester, Jr.; daughters, Sandra Davock (William) and Faith Francis (Jeffrey); brother, John Sousa; sister, Evangeline Avila; twelve grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Joseph, Jesse, Manuel, Frank and Evangeline Sousa, Mary Cardoza, Florence Alves, Laura Machowski and Isabel Beaulieu.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM from the WILBUR-ROMANO Funeral Home, 615 Main St., Warren with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle, 500 Metacom Ave., Warren. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are Monday, 4:00 - 8:00 PM. For directions and condolences, www.wilbur-romano.com