Providence - Alma M. (Proulx) Laliberte, R.N., 90, of Alger Avenue, died on February 15, 2017 at Sunny View Nursing Home in Warwick. She was the beloved wife of the late Wilfrid G. Laliberte, Sgt. PPD Ret.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Aimable E. and Margaret C. (Selmanie) Proulx. During World War II she was a member of the Cadets Nurse Corps - established by the Bolton Act and President Roosevelt. She graduated from the Roger Williams General Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. She studied pediatric nursing in the affiliation program at Yale University School of Nursing and psychiatric nursing at Butler Hospital.
She worked as a registered nurse for twenty-five years employed at Roger Williams General Hospital, Providence; Rhode Island Hospital, Providence and the former Cranston General Hospital Osteopathic before retiring in 1970. She was a communicant of St. Matthew Church, Cranston and a member of the Sweet Adelines International. She was a past president of the Providence Police Wives Association.
Alma loved gardening, flower arranging and baking. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was an accomplished seamstress who made clothes for her family and costumes for the choir. Quietly she was very generous and kind to others and a "light" to all she knew and met.
She is survived by two children: Elizabeth A. Mitchell of Warwick and Wilfrid G. Laliberte Jr. (wife Kathi-Elizabeth) of Cranston; one brother: Joseph J. Proulx of West Warwick and two granddaughters: Marie-Therese Laliberte of Smithfield and Elise-Noelle Laliberte (husband John Arpin) of Warwick. She was the sister of the late Eulalia Doyle, Margaret Costigan, Delores (Sister Mary Constantine), Irving, Donald, Clarence, Richard and Robert Proulx.
Funeral Monday, February 20 at 7:45 AM from Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue West Warwick. Mass of Christian burial at St. Matthew's Church, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Cranston at 9:00. Calling hours Sunday, February 19 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Remembrances may be shared at carpenterjenks.com.