Julia E. (Shea) Blakely, 96, who died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, was the beloved wife of the late Raymond R. Blakely.
Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Daniel and Julia (Johnson) Shea, she had lived in Cranston since 1959.
Julia loved sports. She was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan and a devoted follower of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Her friends and neighbors will always remember Julia as someone who was very generous with her time offering to drive them to go shopping or to a doctor's appointment. Those same friends and neighbors were very helpful to Julia in her later years.
Her funeral service and burial in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter will be private. The location of her grave is as follows: Burial Field I, Section 1, Row 15, Grave 754B.
Condolences may be offered and memories shared at carpenterjenks.com.