Louise Barbara (Veyera) Williams
Louise Barbara (Veyera) Williams, 93, of Rehoboth, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday August 24,2022.
Barbara was born in Providence, the eldest daughter of Frank and Sadie (Nickelsen)Veyera. Her siblings, who predeceased her, included Frank, Morris, Carl Veyera and Jane Albanese.
She was married to late Frederick Williams Jr. for 49 years and raised 5 children. She was predeceased by Mark F., Matthew E., and Luke A. Williams. She is survived by Kathleen Williams Mahanes of Virginia and John S. and his wife Jane Krauth Williams of Rehoboth.
Barbara inspired her 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Nathan Nowinowski and Etta Lockey of Portland Oregon, Timothy and Mandy Williams of East Providence, Katie Williams Duarte and DJ Duarte, of Rehoboth, Paul Williams and Cathy Martel, and Samuel A. Mahanes.
She was affectionately called G.G. by great granddaughters Tayla, Kassidy, Lillian, Serah, Abigail, Anthony, Nova and Nico. She had 11 nieces and nephews.
Barbara graduated from East Providence High School, attended Rhode Island College and chose elementary education for her career path. She taught first grade in the Seekonk Schools for numerous years before retiring from Martin School. Barbara had been a resident of Rehoboth for over 50 years, was a communicant at St. Nicholas of Myra Church and an active member and supporter of the Rehoboth Senior Center and the Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club.
Barbara was a warm, witty, and social individual. A great cook, she threw many wonderful parties in her yard and everyone was welcome.
More recently, she enjoyed reading, playing piano, crosswords, bingo, puzzles, and answering most of the Jeopardy clues. The Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and her great granddaughters ball games were major sources of pleasure.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 1,2022, at the Rehoboth Congregational Church, 139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, at 11:00am , with a gathering of family and friends to follow.
Burial will be private at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence, RI
Donations in her memory may be made to the Rehoboth Food Pantry, 51 Winthrop St. Unit 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769 or The Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club, Inc., 27 Francis Farm Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769.
Arrangements by the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME, East Providence.