Dorothy Mary (Keenan) Chute,
86, passed way on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Mt. St. Rita's Health Center in Cumberland after a long illness. She was born on January 11, 1927 to the late Patrick James Keenan of Killyleagh, County Down, Northern Ireland and Susan Veronica (Berry) Keenan of Pawtucket, RI.
Dorothy graduated from Pawtucket High School, now William E. Tolman Senior High School. In 1950, she married Christopher Edward Chute and had four children – Elizabeth Ann Brais (Chute) of Lincoln, RI, Christopher Gregory Chute of Rochester, MN, Mary Susan Chute-O'Meara of Bowie, MD, and Kathleen Ellen Chute of Cumberland, RI.
She is survived by her four children, a niece, Patricia Jarrett (Keenan) and nephew Michael Keenan, and 9 grandchildren: Elizabeth Christin Brais, Jessica Alexandra Chute, Alexander Patrick O'Meara, Michael George Brais, Ian David Chute, Christopher Liam O'Meara, Elizabeth Maura O'Meara, Sarah Elizabeth Brais, and Kathleen Rose O'Meara.
Mrs. Chute resided in Pawtucket and Lincoln, RI and Bloomfield, CT, and then returned to Lincoln. She worked for the Veterans Administration (where she met her future husband after WWII), Apex Department Store, and Pharmacare.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 23rd at St. Jude's Church, Lincoln, RI. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, May 22nd at Lincoln Funeral home form 5pm to 8pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in her name to Mt. St. Rita's Health Center, 15 Sumner Brown Road, Cumberland, RI 02864.
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