Frances “Ellie” Lawton
April 19, 2017
Frances “Ellie” Lawton, 92, longtime area resident, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. She was the wife of the late Robert Stanley Lawton.
Ellie was born in Providence, RI and was a daughter of the late George F. and Caroline C. (Davis) de Sousa.
Ellie was a graduate of the Truesdale Nursing School and was employed as a registered nurse for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the Institute of Devine Metaphysical Research, the Rehoboth Senior Center and the Rehoboth Veteran’s Association. Ellie was also a Truesdale Nurses Alumnus and enjoyed crafts, cooking, playing golf and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Machala and her husband Kenneth of Rehoboth; grandchildren, Ellen E. Burns and her husband Lawrence of Alexandria, VA and Hollis Lee Machala of Rehoboth; a great-grandchild, Nora Catherine Burns and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late James R. de Souza, Ethelyne Maxwell and M. Louise Carreiro.
Private arrangements entrusted to Foley-Cook-Hathaway Funeral Home, Attleboro.
Donations in her name may be made to a local charity of your choosing.