Anna M. Meservey

May 10, 2019
Anna Meservey

Riverside, R.I. — Anna Miriam (O’Connell) Meservey, 99, a longtime resident of Riverside, R.I., and a summer resident of Barter’s Point in Tenants Harbor, passed away peacefully at her home April 12, 2019. Anna, the daughter of James E. O’Connell and Mabel A. (Dunne) O’Connell was born Oct. 10, 1919. She was the wife of Frank E. Meservey Jr. to whom she was married for 61 years, and who predeceased her.

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 longtime member of The Riverside Congregational Church UCC.

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, R.I., Linda M. Eller of Colorado, and Deborah E. O’Reilly and 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 Saturday June 8, at Perry-McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence, R.I., with visitation beginning at 11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at noon. 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 St., Providence, RI 02904, Riverside Congregational Church, 15 Oak Ave., Riverside, R.I. 02915, or Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St., Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.

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