Edna Mary Wardwell

Jul 23, 1948 - Feb 19, 2021


Edna Mary Wardwell,  72, of Middletown, Rhode Island, passed away on February 19, 2021 at home with her family by her side. Edna was born, July 23, 1948, in Newport, RI to the late Francis Ribera and the late Edna (Bidlack) Ribera. A lifelong resident of Aquidneck Island, Edna was raised on...


Feb 23


Tuesday, February 23, 2021
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Memorial Funeral Home

375 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840

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Feb 24


Wednesday, February 24, 2021
10:00 am

St. Joseph's Church

Broadway and Mann Ave
Newport, RI 02840

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Edna Mary Wardwell

July 23, 1948 - February 19, 2021


Anne March 1, 2021

I was a new member to the amazing Newport County Council of the Navy League and Edna and George reached out to make the fantastic organization clear and manageable. To the benefit of our Community. Miss you both. :( Anne Huot

Fran and Linda Irish February 22, 2021

As cousins growing up we were surrounded by lots of family functions. Always laughter and lots of singing too.Edna had a smile all of the time. I am glad we had a close family. Rest In Peace and there will always be a reminder that you were here love Fran,Linda and our families

Denise Clement February 22, 2021

CandleI am saddened to hear of Edna’s passing. My most sincere condolences to Edna’s family! I am so sorry for your loss! I will miss Edna and her wonderful sense of humor. It was always such a pleasure when she would join us after Sunday Mass. Edna will never be forgotten. I am thankful for my getting to know her.


Charlotte Hall-Kiss February 22, 2021

CandleI'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Edna. She was such a lovely lady, and had a good time when we went out with a lot of laughter. My condolences to her family. May she RIP.

Rosemary Kosinski February 22, 2021

George & Claudia -
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a nice lady. My deepest condolences to you both, your other siblings and the rest of your family.

Rosemary (McIntyre) Kosinski

John J. Lavin February 22, 2021

Edna was an absolute joy with whom to work. An open, generous and truly loving person, she will be fondly remembered by anyone who entered St. Joseph rectory. She was a lady of living faith with a gentle sense of humor. It is the prayerful hope of so many of us that she now rests in the hands of our ever present God. Be at peace, my friend.
Jack Lavin

John Harris February 21, 2021

You were the silliest bocce player I've ever known
and will miss your smile and laughter. John Harris

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