Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home

615 Main Street, Warren, RI


Barbara E. Ribeiro

October 22, 1932August 13, 2019

Barbara E. (St. Onge) Ribeiro, age 86, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at RI Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Anthony “Pickles” Ribeiro.

Born in Warren, a daughter of the late Arthur St. Onge and Ida (Houle) Wagstaff, she had been a longtime resident of Bristol and had wintered in Polk City, Florida for over twenty years.

A wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she loved riding on the back of her daughter, Diane “Pickles” motorcycle and was a former member of the RI Re-Treads Motorcycle Group. She enjoyed bowling, playing bocce and loved spending time with her grand-dog, Tula.

She is survived by two daughters, Denise Lopes and her husband Mannie of East Providence and Diane “Pickles” Ribeiro and her long-time boyfriend Dennis Soares of Bristol; one son, Anthony Ribeiro of Bristol; one brother, Roland St. Onge and his wife Martha of Bristol; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Pauline Caouette, Arthur and Henry St. Onge.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM in the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Mains St., Warren. Visiting hours, Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bristol.


  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, August 17, 2019


Barbara E. Ribeiro

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Paul & Elaine Levin

August 16, 2019

We are deeply saddened by the news of your Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Paul & Elaine Levin
RI Retreads State Reps

Roxanne and Alfy Main

August 16, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. I am very happy I got to know her. Florida is not going to be the same.

Steve Chauvette

August 15, 2019

Denise Manny and Families I am very very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom it brought tears to my eyes knowing the sadness that you and Mammy and your family are going through you and your family will be in my prayers with all my love and respect Steve Chauvette O.T.H.M.C.

Becky Leighton

August 15, 2019

Barbara became my Mother-in-law on November 22, 1969. she was so happy. When the marriage failed she still continued to call me her daughter-in-law and she was Mom to me!!! I will miss her terribly . You know she is up there just waiting for the rest of us, waiting to feed us. Family was very important to gram, and we did all we could to make her feel just how much she was loved.
Love you Mom, I always will.

Donna Soignoli Stone

August 14, 2019

I remember Barbara when I was a pre-teen living next door on Ryan Avenue. She was kind and always invited me in to talk for a few minutes. It’s a wonderful memory.
My sympathy to all the family.

Jim Charrette

August 14, 2019

So sad to hear of the loss of so fine a Lady.