Aldina C. Drobyski
November 26, 1930 – September 3, 2018
Aldina “Dean” C. (Vieira) Drobyski, passed away on September 3, 2018 in Miriam Hospital, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late William R. Drobyski, Sr.
Born in Warren, the daughter of the late Albano and Aldina (Caravalho) Vieira, she was a graduate of Warren High School and later took Interior Design Classes at RISD.
She was an Interior Designer and Owner of Drobyski Associates and also worked in concert with her husband’s company, Drobyski Paint and Wallcovering.
Dean was an avid bargain hunter, she had a very keen eye for both design and fashion. Over the years she had won several interior design awards and received notoriety in the New York Times for her work.
She is survived by: one son, Dr. William R. Drobyski, Jr. (Joanne) of Elm Grove, WI; one granddaughter, Lauren Drobyski of Rochester, MN; Eddie and Nancy Wujcik, who showed her continuous devotion and kindness throughout the years and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Joseph Vieira.
Visitation, Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 7:30 to 8:30 AM in the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Main Street, Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 500 Metacom Ave., Warren. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA.
- The late William R. Drobyski, Sr., Husband
- The late Albano and Aldina (Caravalho) Vieira, Parents
- Dr. William R. Drobyski, Jr. (Joanne), Son
- Lauren Drobyski, Granddaughter
- Eddie and Nancy Wujcik, who showed her continuous devotion and kindness throughout the years and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Joseph Vieira.
- Visitation Thursday, September 6, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 6, 2018
- Burial Thursday, September 6, 2018
Aldina C. Drobyski
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William (Bill) Lero
September 6, 2018
Dear Bill (and Family),
My deepest sympathies to you during this difficult time. During the MANY car rides to/from the Abbey during our teen years where your mom served as chauffeur extraordinaire, I always remembered her as a sweet, kind and upbeat woman. I don't think I ever heard her say anything negative about anything!!
I had the blessing of visiting with her a couple of times at St. Elizabeth's in 2016 when my mom was also there. "Mrs. Drobyski" hadn't changed a bit. She was still the same lovely woman of decades ago, albeit a bit older.
Great peace and grace to you and your family in your loss,
Bill Lero, MD