Virginia "Ginny" T. Morissette

May 28, 1940March 31, 2019

Virginia T. Morissette, “Ginny,” age 78, of Swansea, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Joseph and Stella (Gosciminski) Morissette, she had been a longtime resident of Swansea.

A graduate of the former Dominican Academy, class of 1958, she received her nursing degree from the St. Anne’s Hospital Nursing School. A natural caregiver, she worked in the healthcare industry for over forty years as a Registered Nurse. She worked at St. Anne’s Hospital in the Pediatric Ward where she was the head nurse and later worked at Pediatric Associates of Fall River for many years.

A communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church, she enjoyed her time volunteering in Honduras with Father Pregana while on missionaries.

She is survived by her sister, Monica Watkinson and her husband Clinton “Wicky” Watkinson of Swansea and many nieces and nephews including, Paul Morissette and his wife Melody, Mary Pat Morissette, Jennifer Quinn and her companion Glen Regan, Clinton Watkinson Jr. and his wife Sandra, Aaron Watkinson and his wife Susanna, Sarah Jane Cadorette and her husband Keith, Erika Dias and her husband Neal, Sharon Williams and her husband Percy and many great nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Paul and Leo Morissette.

Her visiting hours will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:00AM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd. Swansea, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Relatives and friends invited. Contributions in her honor may be made to Hope and Hospice Palliative Care, 1085 North Main St., Providence RI 02904. Burial private. For tributes or directions:


  • Hope and Hospice Palliative Care



  • Visiting Hours Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 6, 2019


  • Burial Private

Virginia "Ginny" T. Morissette

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Mary and Charlie Strniste

April 6, 2019

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Ginny Morissette. Ginny was a shining light of love and service...a beautiful woman of great faith...who accomplished much in her quiet, humble way. We were so blessed to have known Ginny and we will always be grateful for her legacy of love. May God bless you, Ginny, and keep you in His love forever.

Nancy H Cabral

April 6, 2019

Ginny had an easy intelligence. She had a calming attitude. Her goodness was effortless - just an integral part of her, and absolutely nonjudgmental. Her life was spent in service to others--her father, after her mother passed, her brother and sister, her many nieces and nephews, and to her friends. Oh, Ginny, I doubt you ever knew how much you were loved.

Doreen Ciancaglini

April 4, 2019


Remembering you as one of the most humble and selfless people I’ve ever known. Dependable, kind ,and always there to help. Thank you for everything.

Love and Prayers,

Julie LeMaire Rein

April 3, 2019

Ginny, I’ll never forgot the amazing Mighty Mouse cake you made for me when I was six years old. You were always so kind to me when I came into the office to visit my dad. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to my parents and a role model to all those who knew you. My prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Caroline Charest

April 2, 2019

Ginny I will never forget you. You helped me so much with my 3 children all those years ago. I remember that when I called in with sickness advice and got you or Evie Bean on the line I was so happy. You gave me confidence. I know how much you loved my brother and that made me feel that you were part of our family. Rest In Peace. You were so loved. xoxoxo

Kathi Chase

April 2, 2019

Ginny, you were an amazing person whose heart was always thinking of others. I have so many memories of you doing luncheons at Pedi & setting off the fire alarms. I have a rosary from Honduras that you brought back for me one year you went. Even after you retired, you were always visiting us at the office. You will be so missed. I know that there is a special place for you in heaven because you were one of the most selfless people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Look down on us Gin & grace us with your sunshine.


elaine layton

April 2, 2019

Dear Ginny, you touched so many hearts and will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know you. I know the Father has a special place for you now in His home, and I have a special memory of you in my heart. Rest in the love and peace of Jesus, until we meet again in our heavenly abode. love you always dear Ginny.
In love and tears, elaine

Monique Marcotte

April 1, 2019

We will miss our beloved friend so much there is an emptiness in our hearts.
It was very hard to get a picture of her because she would hide but I have only one when we were "playing" with the computer.