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YVETTE M. (RICHARD) VARY

1921 ~ 2021 (age 100)

Obituary

Yvette M. Vary, 100, of Massasoit Avenue, Barrington passed away June 5, 2021 at the home of her niece Lynn Ruggieri. Born March 22, 1921 in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late Adelard and Georgette (Baris) Richard. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul E. Vary and the late Frank L. Rogers and sister of the late Joseph Richard and Noella Guerrieri. Yvette was a Navy Veteran of WWII, serving with her sister as one of the first U.S. NAVY Women Accepted for Volunteer Service (WAVES) where she earned the rank Seaman First Class. During the war she performed the duties of Yeoman in Davisville, RI. After her service she earned a Bachelor of Secretarial Science from Bryant College and later worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber and with her husband Paul Vary at his business Darl Construction Co. Yvette was also the beloved stepmother of Alan Vary (Diane) and the late Kenneth Vary. She leaves behind her good friends Jacqueline Frink, Rae Lunnie and 11 nieces and nephews.

 

A lifelong spirited woman, always well-dressed, Yvette enjoyed with gusto a day of shopping at Nordstrom’s, Talbots and especially Macy’s. She was active in the WAVES organization throughout her life. She participated in an Honor Flight and was recognized for her service at the Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C.

 

The town of Barrington recently honored her 100th birthday with a parade where she received citations from Governor McKee, Senator Reed, Congressman Cicilline, Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha (USN Ret), Central Falls Mayor Maria Rivera and Rear Admiral Chatfield of the Naval War College.

 

The family would also like to acknowledge Fatou Diallo, Dulcilene Armenti and Robert Parascondolo, Jr. for the compassion and care they showed her.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday June 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Ghost Church 472 Atwells Avenue, Providence. Burial with military honors will be held in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.

 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Holy Ghost Church, Providence

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