Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Yvonne T. Rawls

Calling hours: Wrisley Funeral Home, Thursday, Nov. 14th, from 5 to 7pm. Funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 15th, at 9:15am from the funeral home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10am at the Holy Family Church, Sugarloaf St., So. Deerfield. Burial will be Saturday, Nov. 16th, at 11am in St. Theresa Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT.

Whately, MA – Yvonne T. Rawls, 87, died at home on 11/11/13 in Whately, surrounded by her loving family. Born on April 23, 1926 in Taftville, Ct, the daughter of French-Canadian parents, Roderick Ste Marie and RoseAlma (Bessette) Ste Marie, she was one of nine children.

 

Yvonne graduated top of her class at Plainfield, Ct in 1944. She then became a nurse in the US Army Nurse Corp, a registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT after completion of secondary schooling in 1947, (the first of her family to do so).

 

She married C.C.Rawls Jr., the love of her life. Together they had six children, three boys & three girls. When C.C. became ill, Yvonne was the sole provider for a family of eight. She worked for the majority of her career at St. Francis Hospital as a Staff Nurse, Head Nurse, then Clinical Evening Supervisor. She completed her nursing career as an R.N. at Cozy Corner Nursing Home in Sunderland. In 1979, she and C.C. moved to Whately, living with her son Lawrence and his family.

 

She was Grandma/Gram to 14 grandchildren and Meme’ to 23 great-grandchildren, around whom family was always gathered, never losing her love of babies, sweets, a good joke and food.

 

Yvonne is survived by all six children and their spouses: Pat (Rawls) Creagan and her husband Jim, Charlotte (Rawls) Marsh and her husband Bill, Lawrence Rawls, Bud Rawls and his wife Linda (Dux) Rawls, Susan (Rawls) Moussa and R. Gregory Rawls and his wife Mary (Moulder) Rawls, two sisters, Claire Mason of Plainfield, CT and Lucille Foran and her husband James of N.C. She was predeceased by her husband C.C. Rawls, daughter-in-law Barbara Herrigel Rawls, her parents, her sisters Agnes, Florence and Jeannette and her brothers Henry and Lawrence.

 

Many thanks for the kindness and support of VNA, Hospice of Cooley Dickinson and her physicians, Dr. A.B.Landry, Jr. of Hartford, CT and Dr. Barry Poret.

 

Calling hours at the Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf St., So. Deerfield, will be Thursday from 5 to 7pm. The funeral service will be Friday at 9:15am from the funeral home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10am at the Holy Family Church, Sugarloaf St., So. Deerfield. Burial will be Saturday at 11am in St. Theresa Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT.

 

Expressions of Sympathy are available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.