Lillian (Grisco) Dunphy


Lillian (Grisco) Dunphy, age 94, of Shamrock Drive, Warwick, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Kent Hospital. She was the wife of the late George A. Dunphy.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret (Sutkaitis) Grisco, she lived in Warwick for the last 67 years. Mrs. Dunphy retired from the Warwick School Department after 30 years of employment. She was an active member of the Pilgrim Senior Center.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda S. Whittaker and her husband, Robert, of Warwick, Jane Jordan and her husband, Robert, of Warwick, and Margaret “Peggy” Woods and her husband, Kenneth, of Wakefield; four grandsons, Daniel Bierman and his wife, Ashley, Christian Whittaker, Colby Whittaker and Cameran Whittaker; and two great-grandchildren, Avery Whittaker and Ethan Bierman.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. in St. Clement Church, 111 Long Street, Warwick. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 5-7 p.m. in Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. Visit


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