R. Elaine Mandeville – North Smithfield

R. Elaine Mandeville – North Smithfield

R. Elaine (DeBlois) Mandeville, 71, of Forestdale, passed away on May 18, 2017, at home, with her husband by her side. She was the wife of Thomas R. Mandeville. Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late J. Alphonse and Ruth (Bates) DeBlois.

Elaine worked as an administrative specialist in a medical office before becoming a teacher’s aide in the North Smithfield school system where she worked for almost 20 years. She enjoyed searching for beach glass along the shores of Point Judith and crafting hand-made ornaments at Christmas for relatives and friends. She also loved knitting and crocheting and playing “I Spy” around the kitchen table with her grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Thomas, she is survived by her son, Peter Mandeville, and his wife, Tarra, of Wilmington, Del.; three grandchildren, Christian, Olivia, and Lia Mandeville and their mother, Dr. Megan Werner, of West Chester, Pa.; as well as a sister Marilyn Lavalette of Cleveland, Ohio. Elaine was the mother of the late Marc T. Mandeville, and the sister of the late David DeBlois and Jeanne Ikerman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Slatersville. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St. Woonsocket.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marc Mandeville Foundation, care of Megan Werner, 1005 Dunning Drive West Chester, PA 19382.