July 23, 2019

Anna Miriam (O’Connell) Meservey

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Anna Miriam (O’Connell) Meservey, 99, a long time resident of Riverside, R.I. and a summer resident of Tenants Harbor, Maine, passed away peacefully at her home on April 12, 2019. Anna, the daughter of James E. O’Connell and Mabel A. (Dunne) O’Connell was born on October 10, 1919. She was the wife of the late Frank E. Meservey Jr. to whom she was married for 61 years.

After graduating from East Providence High School and Edgewood Secretarial School, Anna, or “Mim” as she was known to many, worked as a bookkeeper until retirement. She served her community at both the local and state levels in several organizations including the PTA and The League of Women Voters. She was also a long time member of The Riverside Congregational Church U.C.C.

Anna was quick to smile, and was known for her “dry” Irish wit. She was devoted to her family and she will be forever and lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Miriam A. Rosenberg of Riverside, Linda M. Eller of Colorado, and Deborah E. O’Reilly & her husband, James E. O’Reilly of Texas; her six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Anna’s family would like to acknowledge the love, compassionate care, and support of her CNAs, home health aides, and Hope Health Hospice care team. We appreciate all that they have done to help her live her final years with dignity.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 8, 2019 at Perry-McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 12:00. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to:

Hope Health Hospice and Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904, or Riverside Congregational Church, 15 Oak Avenue, Riverside, R.I. 02915.

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