Eileen Elizabeth (Lytle)
Vanasse, 89, died on October 23, 2015 at Blueberry Hill
Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Beverly, following a
long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
She was born on May 31, 1926
in Providence, Rhode Island to the late William J. and Mary
(Reynolds) Lytle. She attended Providence Parochial Schools and
graduated from St. Mary's Academy of the Visitation in 1946. On
August 3, 1948, she was united in marriage to the late Ulric A.
Vanasse, with whom she enjoyed sixty-four wonderful years. They
raised their family in West Warwick, RI, and after their
children started school, she spent
most of her working career as a Librarian Assistant in the West
Warwick Junior High School. She also served on the PTA.
She was a long-time
parishioner of St. James Church in West Warwick, and later St.
Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in Eustis, Florida.
Eileen most enjoyed
sunbathing and spending time at the pool, dining out as well as
at-home family dinners accompanied with a glass of wine,
watching Patriots football on TV, visiting Walt Disney World as
a season's pass holder and visiting with family and friends.
She enjoyed many road trips to Newport and Cape Cod and her
family has many wonderful memories of festive and lively
Thanksgivings, Christmases and St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
In 1987, Eileen and Ulric
retired and moved to Florida where they could enjoy the sunshine
and milder winters. They volunteered in their retirement
community preparing and serving many pot luck suppers and
special breakfasts. They also acted as tour guides in residence
for all visitors from "up North".
In 2011, they moved to
Ipswich, and later to Beverly, to be closer to their family.
Eileen was very well loved
and will be greatly missed by her three children, Thomas and his
wife Kathleen Vanasse of Coventry, RI, Wendy and her husband
Robert Evans of Ipswich, and David and his wife Lynn Vanasse of
Johnston, RI.; sorely missed by her grandchildren, Bethany,
Matthew and Gillian Vanasse, Joshua, Kathryn and Kelsey Evans,
Nathan Vanasse, Andrew Davenport, and Gina and Nicholas Detorio;
her many nieces, nephews, cousins and by her loving sister,
Frances Geary. She was predeceased by four sisters, Mary
Marcello, Catherine Maxwell, Rose Holland, and Margaret Vincent
and three brothers, Joseph, John and William Lytle.
Her funeral service will be
held graveside 10:30am on Thursday, October 29, 2015, in the
Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 301 South County
Trail, Exeter, RI. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed
and are asked to meet at the cemetery administration building at
10:15am. Arrangements are under the direction of Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home of Ipswich. The
family would also like to thank the caring staff at Blueberry
Hill Rehab and Skilled Care Center and Care Dimensions. In lieu
of flowers, please send memorial contributions in her name to
the National Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street,
Suite 800,Miami, Florida 33131.