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Grace E. (Martin) Thatcher
February 21, 1936 ~ August 3, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Grace Elizabeth Thatcher, 86, formerly of Harrisville, RI, passed away at Stillwater Nursing Facility, Greenville, RI on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
Grace, daughter of Arthur A. and Edna M. (O’Connor) Martin, was born on February 21, 1936 in Providence, RI. On August 5, 1972 she married Edward (Whitey) O. Thatcher in Glendale RI who predeceased her in 2011.
Grace graduated from Rhode Island Junior College in 1975 where she earned her certificate as a Licensed Practical Nurse and retired from the former Zambarano Memorial Hospital, Pascoag, RI in 1990.
Devoted mother of William Aulerich (Ann), Wendy Aulerich and stepmother of Deborah Murphy, Scott Thatcher (Ann), Mark Thatcher (Beverly) and Jeffrey Thatcher (Paula). Her son, David Aulerich predeceased her in 2006; his wife, Vicki, in 2020.
Beloved grandmother, (Nanna), of Gwen Coporale (Eric), Tiffany Sauer (Christopher), Chanel Koury, Lia Cardow (Jessica), Sophia Papadopoulos, Caitlin Thatcher, Autumn Thatcher, Haley Thatcher and Nicole Thatcher. A granddaughter, Kylie Murphy predeceased her in 2022. Loving great-grandmother of Vidia Coporale, Brierly Sauer, Peter Sauer and Grace Cook.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 1496 Victory Hwy., Oakland, RI. Calling hours will be on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, August 8, 2022, at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick’s Church, Harrisville, RI. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Grace can be made to the Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation.