Joan P. (Harris) French

Joan P. (Harris) French, 96, of Wickford, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.  She was the wife of the late Alan H.  “Frenchie” French.  Born in Manitoba, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Eric T. Harris & Marjorie (Vokes) Harris.

Mrs. French was employed as a budget analyst at CBC Davisille for 20 years until her retirement in 1988.  She was a Communicant of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wickford where she served on the altar guild.  She was a member of the North Kingstown Senior Center and the South County Chapter 998 of National Active & Retired Federal Employees where she served as state federation treasurer.  

She leaves her four sons: James A. French of Cochranville, PA, William F. French of Clinton, CT, David H. French of North Kingstown, and Robert A. French of Cutler, ME.  She was the mother of the late Sandra L. French and Barbara E. Pfremmer. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, & 2 great-great-grandchildren.  Loving sister of Patricia Harris of Boulder, CO and the late Elizabeth A. Krokus.  

Her Requiem Eucharist will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 am in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 55 Main Street, Wickford.  Burial in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery will be private. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. Kindly omit flowers.  Gifts in her memory to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 55 Main St., Wickford, RI 02852 will be appreciated.  Arrangements have been entrusted to THE CRANSTON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME of WICKFORD. For online messages of condolence, kindly visit

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