Claire (Silva) Blade,
81, of Warwick passed away Thursday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the beloved wife of William H. Blade for 53 years.
Born in West Warwick, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (Rego) Silva.
A lover of children and education, Claire was an Elementary School Teacher for the Warwick and West Warwick School Systems until her retirement. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.
She was the devoted mother of Joan Johnson and her husband Robert of Hampton, CT, Joyce Blade of Warwick and Julie Blade-Larson and her husband Joel of Maple Plain, MN. Loving grandmother of Taylor, Blair and Chandler Johnson, Ian and Sarah McQuesten and Henry, Ella and Ava Larson. Caring sister of Manuel Silva, Jr. of West Warwick, Thomas Silva of Coventry, Joseph Silva of Palm Springs, CA, Barbara Steele of Oklahoma City, OK, Gloria Lafond, Elizabeth Silva and Theresa Enos, all of West Warwick, Veronica Peltier of Andover, MA, Eileen Godin of Columbus, OH and the late Connie Felice, Dorothy Richard, Beatrice Souza and Lillian Duquette.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 am in St. Joseph Church, 854 Providence Street, West Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Sunday 3-6 pm in THE PRATA-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 78 Providence Street, West Warwick. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to The Alzheimer's Association, R.I. Chapter, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906 would be appreciated.
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