Joan M. Engelhardt


Joan M. Engelhardt

Warwick educator

Joan M. (Little) Engelhardt, 78, of Warwick, passed away January 15, 2012 at home. She was the wife of the late Carl A. Engelhardt Jr.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Elizabeth (Bracken) Little. Mrs. Engelhardt was an educator for the Warwick School System for 14 years and at St. Rose of Lima School for 12 years until her retirement. She was a graduate of Cranston High School and Rhode Island College of Education. She was a member of SS. Rose and Clement Parish and its Rosary and Altar Guild.

She was the beloved mother of Karin E. Peters and her husband, Thomas, of Warwick, David R. Engelhardt and his wife, Patricia, of Farmington, Conn., Steven A. Engelhardt of Exeter, Robert D. Engelhardt of Warwick, Thomas J. Engelhardt of Johnston and James D. Engelhardt of Virginia Beach, Va.; caring sister of Walter Little of McLean, Va. and William Little of Smithfield; cherished grandmother of six and great-grandmother of a great-granddaughter.

Her funeral will be held Jan. 20 at 9:15 a.m. from Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Clement Church, 111 Long St., Warwick. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, East Providence. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Jan. 19 from 4-7 p.m.

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