a registered nurse
Ruth (Deschenes) Forbes, 85, of Park View Avenue, Warwick, died March 10, 2012 at Brentwood Nursing Home, Warwick. She was the wife of the late Eugene M. Forbes.
Born in Madison, Maine, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Irene (Bushey) Deschenes, she lived in Warwick since 1954. Mrs. Forbes was a registered nurse and was employed at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence for many years. She was a graduate of the RI Hospital School of Nursing and was a member of its alumni association.
She is survived by a son, Craig M. Forbes, and a daughter, Laurie Natalizia, both of Warwick; a brother, Leo Deschenes of Waterville, Maine; a sister, June Jenson of Arizona; and four grandchildren, Kristen Forbes and Matthew, Melissa and Mark Natalizia. She was the sister of the late Richard and Donald Deschenes.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial March 13 at 10 a.m. in St. William Church, Pettaconsett Ave., Warwick. Burial will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park, Warwick. Arrangements made by Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, Warwick.