Ellen Rose Igoe – North Providence

Ellen Rose Igoe – North Providence

Ellen Rose (Fox) Igoe, 90, of North Providence, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on February 6, 2019, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Patrick Igoe. Born in Ballinamore, County Leitrim, Ireland, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Dolan) Fox.

Rose was a devout Catholic and a dedicated volunteer at her church of 50 years, Mary, Mother of Mankind, where she taught CCD for 26 years. She was a member of the Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island. Ellen was known for her Irish wit, strong Irish brogue, and love of a good cup of tea.

Rose was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who is survived by eight children, Thomas Patrick Igoe and his wife, Karen, of Cumberland; Suzann Gibson and her husband, Larry, of Cumberland; Mary Igoe of Smithfield; Beth Bourassa and her husband, David, of North Attleboro, Mass.; Patricia Donahue and her husband, Steven, of Smithfield; Kathleen Crowley and her husband, Robert, of Mansfield, Mass.; John Igoe and his wife, Shawna, of North Attleboro, Mass.; and Christine Theroux and her husband, Neil, of Smithfield. She also leaves 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, John Fox, of Cranston; and two sisters, Bridgie Finnie of Canada and Josephine O’Reilly of England. She was sister of the late Francis Fox, Mary Kearney, Margaret Casey, Kathleen Conway, and Susan King.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, February 11, at 9 a.m., from the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in Mary, Mother of Mankind Church, 25 Fourth St., North Providence. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday, 3-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary, Mother of Mankind Church, 25 Fourth St., North Providence, RI 02911.