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Helen F (Gribbin) Rose

February 10, 1922 ~ January 17, 2019 (age 96)
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Helen F. Rose, 96, of Burrillville, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on January 17, 2019.  Born in Rehoboth, MA, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Hazel (Brown) Gribbin and the loving wife to the late Edward Rose.

Helen was a Burrillville resident for 37 years previously living in Cumberland, RI.  While in Cumberland, she worked for the former Healthtex Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1984, at the age of 62.  She was a member of the Rosary & Altar Society at St. Patrick’s Church in Harrisville.


Helen is survived by and will be greatly missed by her son Edward Jr., her daughter, Patricia Russell, both of Harrisville; 4 grandchildren, Dawn Fiore, Sharon Barber, Alan Russell and Heather Stockwell; and 9 great grandchildren.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Daniel and Francis and sister, Gladys Mulligan.


Her funeral will be held Wednesday, January 23, at 8:30 AM, from the Brown Funeral Home, 1496 Victory Highway, Oakland with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM, in St. Patrick’s Church, Harrisville.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Emerson Road, Harrisville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Helen’s honor be made to:  Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Home Office, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at 

Donations may be made to:

Hope Hospice and Palliative Care
1085 North Main St, Providence RI 02904

Alzheimer's Association Home Office
225 N. Michigan Ave Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601
Tel: 1-800-272-3900

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