Anita R. DuPont (nee LaVallee), 74, passed away in her home in Greenville, Rhode Island on Friday, October 30, 2020.
A devout Catholic, Anita was born in Providence to the late Gabrielle (Belair) and Frederick R. LaVallee. She graduated from Saint Charles High School in Providence. Anita served food and cheer for 27 years at the Newport Creamery Greenville. Until her retirement in 2012, loyal customers insisted on sitting in her section no matter which waitress was up next, and some would drive to the next restaurant if they didn’t see Anita’s car in the parking lot. She was an avid Scrabble player and played Words with Friends several times a day. She enjoyed shopping for bargains and spending time with her family and friends.
She leaves behind her husband Peter DuPont, her children Kerry, Melanie, and Adam DuPont, her granddaughter Lily Holt, her twin sister Annette Fay, her brother Pete LaVallee and his wife Donna, her nieces and nephews Donna Paiva-Galloway, Sean, Meaghan, Daniel, and Peter Fay, Drew and Cam LaVallee, and dozens of cousins in the U.S. and Canada. Anita was predeceased by her brother Frederick LaVallee and his wife Natalie, and her close friend Corinne Verdone.
Services for Anita will be held on Wednesday, November 4th. To protect everyone, masks and social distancing are absolutely required at all locations. Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects from 9:15 to 10:15 am at Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. At 11:00 am, Mass will be held at St. Philip Parish, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville. Immediately following the Mass, close family and friends may proceed to Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, 1 Rhode Island Avenue, Johnston for a brief ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, you can donate to Anita’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.
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