Clare M. Banspach - North Smithfield

Clare M. Banspach - North Smithfield

Clare M. Banspach, 94, of Cedar Forest Road died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at her home. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Banspach.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late William and Dora (LeClair) Hetherman. She was a longtime Smithfield resident and a member of St. Philip Church. She was a secretary until her retirement.

She is survived by her children, Mark Banspach of Smithfield, Mary Beth DesGranges of Clearwater, Fla., Barbara Godbout of North Smithfield, Dorothy Walker of Aspen, Colo., and Helen Ferguson of Greenville; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Catherine Hetherman. She was the sister of the late Mary Terreault, Gertrude Carello and Henry Hetherman.

Funeral Friday at 8:30 A.M. from the ANDERSON-WINFIELD Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville, R.I., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M. in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville, R.I. Visitation is Thursday from 4-7 P.M. Burial will be in RI Veteran’s Cemetery.

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