June 13, 2021

Lynn D. (Pontarelli) Menard


Lynn D. (Pontarelli) Menard, 65, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Sunday, June 6, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Ronald E. Menard for thirty-eight loving years. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas R. and Lillian B. (Christianson) Pontarelli.

Besides her loving husband, Lynn leaves a daughter, Nicole L Menard and her boyfriend, Brandon Hines, of Pawtucket; a son, Michael R. Menard and his wife, Kate, of Barrington; a brother, Arthur R. Pontarelli and his wife, Teresa, of Lincoln; a sister, Joan M. Carlone of West Warwick; a nephew, Kenneth A. Pontarelli of Manhattan, NY and two nieces, Kathi A. Benhardt of Charlotte, NC and Marissa B. Carlone of West Warwick.

While devoted to her family, Lynn also dedicated 43 years to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island with tremendous commitment to impacting Rhode Islanders and the provider community. In her limited spare time, Lynn was also an avid Red Sox fan and Disney aficionado. She also enjoyed gardening and going out to eat with family and friends.

Lynn loved to travel and go on excursions with her husband, Ron - from their annual trips to Disney World to the many day trips to see the Sox play or simply sitting by the Coast Guard House with clam cakes and chowder. In other words, idly letting life pass her by was not her strong suit.

Most importantly, Lynn never wavered from providing consistent strength, compassion, and generosity to those around her, whether it be her family, friends or colleagues. She made everyone around her better.

Lynn's funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish, Coyle Dr., Seekonk. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. VISITATION will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Hope Hospice, 1324 Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301 would be appreciated. www.TRIPPFUNERALHOME.com


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