Isabelle Roberts Uttley – Smithfield

Isabelle Roberts Uttley – Smithfield

Isabelle Roberts Uttley, 95, died peacefully on July 26, 2018, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, R.I. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Elizabeth Roberts and wife of the late Herbert Allen Uttley, a veteran of the Smithfield Fire Department.

Isabelle lived most of her life in Smithfield, R.I. As a child and teenager, her mother and father owned and operated Roberts Grocery Store at the corner of Waterman Avenue and Minoru Street in Esmond. She married Herbert at age 21 and they eventually settled in Greenville where Isabelle worked for The Observer well into her 80s. She was a member of Eastern Star as well as a faithful member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Greenville where she served as Altar Guild Directress for many years.

Gentle and kind, Isabelle treasured her close relationships with family and friends. She was the mother to the late Allen Uttley and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan Uttley and Louis Swiech of Greenville, and four grandchildren, Tara Foley of North Providence, Allison Bianco and her husband, Todd, of North Providence, Deanna Foley and her fiance, Joe Gaetano, of Weymouth, Mass., and Michael Uttley and his wife, Allison, of Maynard, Mass. She was thrilled to live to meet three great-grandchildren who she leaves behind, Milo Bianco, Eden Gaetano, and Shawn Uttley. She will be buried alongside her late husband and late son.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, R.I. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 8:45 a.m., from the Robbins Funeral Home with a Requiem Eucharist at 10 a.m., at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1 Smith Ave., Greenville, R.I. Graveside burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, 1 Rhode Island Ave., Johnston, R.I.

In lieu of flowers, donations can made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church Capital Campaign Fund, PO Box 505, Greenville, RI 02828.