May 24, 2022

Christine G. Sampson


Christine G. Sampson, 95, formerly of Park Drive, Riverside, died peacefully on Saturday November 20, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Oliver F. Sampson.

Born in Dordrecht, Holland, a daughter of the late Henri and Cornelia (van Dijk) van de Ven, she lived in Riverside for 74 years.

Mrs. Sampson was a nursing assistant at Rhode Island Hospital for 26 years before retiring in 1988. She also was a home health aide for the Home Front Health Care, Providence before retiring in 1996.

Christine was a communicant of St. Brendan Church and a member of the Riverside Circle of the Daughters of Isabella. She was past President of the East Providence P.T.A. (1960-1966). She was a former member of the Riverside American Legion Post # 10 Women’s Auxiliary and the Pomham Women’s Club of RI.

She is survived by four daughters, Diane L. Garvin of Riverside, Eunice M. Sampson of Riverside, Mary A. Michael of Barrington and Amy C. Shanley of Riverside; a sister, Erna Luijten of Holland; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Leo van de Ven, Gerrit van de Ven, Wilhelmina van de Acker, Lidy van den Heuvel and Corrie Verschure and grandmother of the late; Todd A. Garvin and William A. Balkom Jr.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday November 24, 2021 from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:15 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Rhode Island Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours are Tuesday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Christine’s memory to the American Heart Association, 1 State Street Unit 200, Providence, RI 02908 would be deeply appreciated.

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