Irene M. Desilets
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Irene M. Desilets
  • August 18, 1926 - February 7, 2016
  • Rhode Island

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Desilets, Irene M. (Cloutier), 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Warren Skilled Nursing Home on Sunday, February 7, 2016. She was the wife of the late Florent "Desi" Desilets to whom she was married for 63 years before his passing in 2009. Born in Providence, RI she was the daughter of the late Edward and Yvonne (Roy) Cloutier.

Ms. Desilets earned a degree in Nursing and went on to own and operate Desilets Convalescent Home in 1962. In 1975 she had a new facility built, naming it Desilets Nursing Home, now known as Warren Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was a Barrington resident for 34 years before retiring in Florida. She returned to the Eastbay to be with her family.

She is survived by her sons, Richard H. Desilets of Bristol and Robert J. Desilets of Wakefield; grandchildren, Richard Desilets, Jr., Daniel Desilets, Tara Desilets, Brittney Desilets, Alexander Desilets, Sarah Desilets, Michelle Cummins and Shannon Scallin; and great-grandchildren, Daniel, Michaela, Sean, Brayden, and Noah. She was the mother of the late Anne M. Scallin.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 141 State Street, Bristol, RI with burial to follow in St. Jean the Baptiste Cemetery, Vernon Street, Warren. Contributions may be made in her memory to Warren Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, Attn: Activities Department, 642 Metacom Avenue, Warren, RI 02885. For information and condolences, www.wilbur-romano.com.