Ruth Onorato


Ruth Onorato, 92, of Warwick, a retired registered nurse, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 with family present. Ruth will be forever remembered for her outgoing personality and loving nature. She was the beloved wife of the late Roland A. Onorato Sr. They were happily married for 62 years.

Born in Fall River, Mass., she was a daughter of the late John C. and Hattie (Manley) Barnes. Ruth was a graduate of Tolman High School, Pawtucket, and a 1948 graduate of Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing, where she was a member of the Rhode Island Hospital Nurses Alumni Association. She was an RN in many private nursing settings, as well as holding a job at Rhode Island Hospital, working in Personnel Health Services for 22 years.

Ruth is survived by her two sons, Craig M. Onorato and his wife, Lisa, and Roland A. Onorato Jr. and his wife, Nancy. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Ryan Onorato, Lindsay Onorato, Nathan Onorato, Ashley Onorato, Allison (Onorato) Bouley and Matthew Onorato. She leaves 13 loving great-grandchildren with whom she enjoyed spending time. She was the sister of the late John Barnes and Vera (Barnes) Latham.

Her funeral service will be held Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m. in Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Avenue. Burial will be at Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Thursday, May 30 from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to Exeter Chapel, 765 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, RI 02822 would be appreciated. For information and condolences, please visit


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