97, long-time resident of Halcyon West Bay Assisted Living in Warwick, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Brentwood Nursing Home in Warwick. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. McLaughlin. Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Giovaninna (Ragosta) Mancini.
Dora graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1945 and worked as a Registered Nurse in several positions throughout the state, ultimately as Head Nurse at Kent County Hospital, and finally as an RN at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI until her retirement. Dora was a devout Catholic serving her Lord as a CCD teacher to His “little angels” in preparation for their First Eucharist, and as a member of the Rosary and Altar Guild, at Sts. Rose & Clement Parish in Warwick. She was also a member and treasurer of the Secular Order of St. Francis Holy Spirit Fraternity for many years. She loved watching sports and was an avid New York Yankees and New England Patriots fan until the very end.
Dora is survived by her son, Joseph A. McLaughlin of Salinas, California. She was the dear sister of the late Elena Mainelli, Carmela Ferranti, Ralph Mastrangelo, Pasco Mastrangelo, Raymond Mancini, and Alfred Mancini, Jr. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose & Clement Parish, Warwick at 11 a.m. VISITING HOURS are on Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Andrew Martin Endowment Fund for student scholarships at St. Rose of Lima School, 111 Long Street, Warwick, RI 02886.
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