Obituary: Grace M. (Leonard) Pariseault, 75

Grace M. (Leonard) Pariseault, 75, of Narragansett, formerly of Cranston, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Pariseault. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of John Leonard and Grace (Carmody) Leonard. 

As a child, Grace was an accomplished pianist and also played the harp, joining her brothers, known as The Musical Leonards. As she became older, she was an instructor at Marie K. Jennison School of Dance in the early 1950s. After an early graduation from Hope High School, Grace traveled to New York City, where she was a Radio City Rockette prior to marrying in 1957. 

Grace was best known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She leaves her ten children, Richard and his wife, April; Dale and his wife, Laurie; Marc and his wife, Tricia; Grace; Dina and her husband, George; Joi and her husband, Charles; Greg and his wife, Dawn; Michele; Jon; and Thomas and his wife, Lisa. She leaves her grandchildren, Andrew, Hannah and Angela; Collin and Richard; Max and Vivian; Gavin, Victoria, Haley and Alexa; and Sidney and Dylan. She was the beloved sister of John, Ronald and William and the late Alfred, Thomas and Richard Leonard. 

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9 am from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in the Church of St. Mark, Garden Court, Cranston. Burial will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. VISITING HOURS: Monday 4-8 pm.


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