Ronald Hurst

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HURST, RONALD, 77, of Providence, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at Hopkins Manor. He was the former husband of the late Catherine L. (Gautieri) Hurst. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Alonzo “Pop” and Queenie “Nana” (Saxon) Hurst. Ron was a computer engineer for many of the country’s largest computer firms, including IBM, Wang, and Control Data during his long career in the data industry. He also served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He leaves four sons, Ronald Hurst Jr., Randolph Hurst, Robert Hurst and Regan Hurst; a daughter, Amy Hurst; a brother, John Hurst; two sisters, Eleanor Fenley and Frances Magnan; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was a brother of the late Ken Hurst. The funeral service and visitation will be Wednesday, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. The service will begin at noon. Relatives and friends are invited.

Published in The Providence Journal on Sept. 26, 2016

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  1. Elinor Patricia Fenley, 96, died Thursday, December 21st, 2017 in the Overlook Nursing Home.

    Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Alonzo and Queenie (Saxton) Hurst. Elinor became one of the first female Providence Police Officers in 1958 and worked for the Providence Police Department until her retirement. She also held several degrees in Nursing and had been employed as an adjunct faculty member of the Nursing Department at Rhode Island College. She became a member of the Nursing Honor Society in 1985, and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Ian in 1988. She had also worked in the VA Hospital in Providence for twenty years.

    She is survived by her daughter, Elinor Fortin of Ludlow, Vermont, her eight beloved grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and her brother, John Hurst of Warwick. She is predeceased by her sons, John J. Fenley and Stephen M. Fenley, as well as her siblings, Kenneth Hurst, Frances Magnan and Ronald Hurst.

    Funeral Saturday December 30th at 10am in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, Johnston. Visitation Friday, December 29th 5-7pm in the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville.

  2. Frances H. Magnan, 88, of Bradenton, Florida, and formerly of Southwich, MA, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Surrey Place Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred L. Magnan, Jr.

    Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Alonzo and Queenie (Saxon) Hurst.

    Frances was an inspector at Combustion Engineering, later called A B B, in Connecticut, for many years before retiring.

    She leaves three sons, Thomas J. Magnan and his wife Mary Ann, David P. Magnan, and William L. Magnan and his wife Laurie; two daughters, Katherine A. Kozlak and her husband Martin, and Christina M. Robinson; a brother, John Hurst; fifteen grandchildren, and twenty-five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Kenneth and Ronald Hurst, and a sister, Eleanor Fenley.

    The funeral will be held Friday, at 8:00 am, from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road, (Rt117) Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 am in Saint Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesett Road, Warwick. Burial will be in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Thursday, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906 in her memory will be appreciated.

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