Patricia A. Flori (McCarthy), 92, of North Providence, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John B. Flori. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Anna (Schiffman) McCarthy and the sister of the late Tim McCarthy.
A loving and devoted mother, grandmother and adoring great grandmother, she is survived by her five children, Anita Whelan and her husband Michael Flek, Patricia Murray and her husband Jack, Louis Flori and his wife Laura Cummings, Dana Ellen Flori and Paula Jeane Franco; six grandchildren, Jay, Mark and James Murray, Matthew and Julia Cavanaugh and John Flori; and her three great grandsons, Lucas, Landon and Lincoln Murray and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. And she also leaves behind her cat Prince that she adored.
Patricia (Pat) was an elementary school teacher by profession but held many different jobs most recently working for the Fatima Hospital Gift Shop before she retired.
Patricia was also an accomplished and talented artist who taught painting at the Central Falls Senior Center and the Cranston Senior Center and also at the N. Providence / Johnston Boys and Girls Club. One of Patricia's most favorite pastimes besides painting was to go ballroom dancing with her special friend the late Edward Meehan.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine Church, 639 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence. Visitation is respectfully omitted and burial in St. Ann Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Flori's memory may be made to: HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or the RISPCA, 186 Amaral St., East Providence, RI 02915.