Barbara A. Hession – North Smithfield

Barbara A. Hession – North Smithfield

Barbara A. (Plante) Hession, 86, passed away on Fri. March 6, 2020, at Oakland Grove Health Care Ctr. in Woonsocket after a period of declining health.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Joseph C. Hession; 3 children, Cheryl A. Cosma and her husband, John, of Douglas, Robin J. Paul of Narragansett, R.I., and Kristin A. Oleksy and her husband, John, of Carmel Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren, Andrea Johnson, Carolyn Cosma, Kerri Ahlf and Michael Paul; four great-grandchildren, Micah Johnson, Josephine Johnson, Gavin Johnson, and Isabella Cosma; a brother Joseph H. Plante of Pascoag, R.I.; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her son Joseph C. Hession Jr.

Born in Woonsocket R.I., on April 26, 1933, she was the daughter of John and Clara (Muheim) Plante, was raised in Woonsocket , and lived in Uxbridge, Mass., 47 years. She lived in North Smithfield 15 years and spent numerous winters in Florida at Lighthouse Point.

Barbara worked as a telephone operator, a supervisor and eventually a manager for AT&T for 30 years, retiring in 1988. She was a graduate of St. Clare High School in Woonsocket. A member of the Uxbridge Women’s Club, she also belonged to the Telephone Pioneers Retirement Group, St. Mary’s Church in Uxbridge, and St. Ambrose Church in Florida. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially on cruises.

Her funeral will be held Thursday, March 12, from Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Road, Uxbridge, Mass., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge. Calling hours in the funeral home will be held on Wednesday, March 11, from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the RyanHarvey

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