Beatrice M. Digovanni

November 29, 1928 ~ April 28, 2017 (age 88)
Beatrice M. Digovanni, age 88, of Middletown, died Friday, April 28, 2017, at The Village House of Newport. Mrs. Digovanni was born on November 29, 1928, in Providence, the daughter of the late Jerome Stewart and the late Kathryn Zeta (Murray) Price. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Robert Digovanni on August 2, 2009.

Beatrice was a graduate of St. Catherine's Academy in Newport. After several years working at the Gilbert Ramlose Insurance Agency on upper Thames Street, Bea joined Raytheon Company at their Sub Signal division. From 1968 to her retirement in 1993 (25 years), Bea was the head librarian at the Raytheon facility located on W. Main Road in Portsmouth.

Mrs. Digovanni loved watching NCIS TV shows, reading The Newport Daily News & Providence Journal and having lunch outings at The Newport Creamery while wearing her favorite color purple. Bea enjoyed her pets and hosting birthdays & holiday events at her home on Newport Avenue for forty (40) years.

Bea is survived by her daughter, Kathleen E. Deveau of Newport, two sons: James T. Deveau of Kinnelon, NJ, and John L. Deveau, Jr. of Providence, eight (8) grandchildren, Morgan Menard, Benjamin Langley, Matthew Langley, Ian Deveau, Danae Deveau, Michael Deveau, Brian Deveau, and LauriAnn Deveau, a great granddaughter, Grace Deveau Menard, her niece, Kathryn MacDonald, and her longtime and dearest friend of seventy (70) years, Elsie Lombard.

She was predeceased by her brother, Jerry Price, and her sister, Zeta MacDonald.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 10:00am-12:00pm, at the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, Rhode Island.

Her funeral will be held, at 12:00 pm, on Thursday, May 4, 2017, in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Middletown Cemetery, Turner and Wyatt Roads.

Tribute / Memorial donation in Beatrice's name can be made on-line at the Alzheimer's Association website (

Cemetery Details

Middletown Four Corners Cemetery
Turner and Wyatt Roads
Middletown, RI, 02842


MAY 4. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Memorial Funeral Home

375 Broadway

Newport, RI, US, 02840


MAY 4. 12:00 PM

Memorial Funeral Home

375 Broadway

Newport, RI, US, 02840

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