PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Kathleen “Kay” M. Faria, 92, of Portsmouth passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Portsmouth.
Mrs. Faria was born in 1925 in Rockland, ME. She is the daughter of the late William H and the late Frances V (Knowlton) Weed. She was married to the late Joseph E Faria.
Kay returned to work as an operator for AT&T later in life, working in Newport, Fall River, MA, and Providence, RI before retiring in 1986. She was also active in the Portsmouth United Methodist Church community, Telephone Pioneers of America, the Girl Scouts of America and VFW Post 4487. Kay loved reading, cooking, and sharing her creations with everyone. Her backyard was her special place, where she loved gardening, watching birds and just relaxing in the sunshine.
Other than her parents, Kay is preceded in death by her husband, her stepmother Izzelle Andrews Weed, two brothers, William H Weed Jr. and Charles D. Weed and her sister Eleanor W. Mathieson.
She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor F. Dwyer, and her husband Charles P. Dwyer of Portsmouth, RI, two grandsons, Dr. Patrick C. Dwyer of Indianapolis, IN and Joseph E. Dwyer of Oakland, CA, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday, October 20 from 10-11am at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. Burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown, RI.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 11 am in the Portsmouth United Methodist Church 2732 East Main Road in Portsmouth, RI
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or to the Portsmouth United Methodist Church, PO Box 265, Portsmouth, RI 02871