Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home

615 Main Street, Warren, RI


Eugenie R. Spits

May 28, 1935October 20, 2019

Eugenie R. Spits, age 84, of Warren passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Evergreen House Health Center in East Providence.

Born in Indonesia, she was the daughter of the late Frans Eugene Nievaart and Charlotte Dorien Linthout. Her family settled in Holland after WWII. She came to the US by herself as a young woman in 1960 and was very proud to become an American citizen in 1964. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and work at RI Hospital in Pediatrics for 32 years.

Genie was a long time member of Abundant Life Assembly of God in Swansea, where she supported many of its children’s and mission’s projects. She was an avid knitter and took great joy in giving people gifts she had knitted. Many babies she knitted blankets and sweaters for are now adults. She also had a fascination with the American Southwest. The Grand Canyon was on her bucket list and she made it there a few years ago.

Survivors include three brothers, Peter Nievaart and his wife Lisa, Nono and Bob Spits and their wives, one sister, Lody, nieces, nephews, cousins and a niece Genie de Prie, (her namesake), grand nieces and nephews, great grand nieces and nephews all still residing in Holland and Germany. She was predeceased by her sister Ida.

Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Abundant Assembly of God, 135 New Meadow Rd. Swansea. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Abundant Life Assembly of God 135 New Meadow Rd., Swansea, MA 02777. Arrangements are in the care of Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, Warren. For online tributes www.wilbur-romano.com


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


Eugenie R. Spits

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Cisca Siemers

October 30, 2019

Dear aunt,

Rest in piece.
I will never forget you and I cherish all my loving memories of you.


Tineke Nievaart Vransen

October 30, 2019

Dear Meiti... you have worked hard all those years as a nurse. And when you were in Holland we were glad to be on your Birthday party with all the family. We enjoyed your company and remember you always and keep you in our hearts with love. And so does Ashley who was very surprised that the family of oom Ies and tante Rien are so many and very gezellig. So rest in peace dear .... with love Tineke & Ben Ashley & Patrick & Bella

Phyllis Parker

October 28, 2019

Jeannie was a most intriguing person I met at Abundant Life Swansea many years ago. She somehow always had a smile on her face OR a "word" just for me. I received one of her "words" one day and I cannot tell you how much it meant to me. She was "always" thinking of others and staying lovingly busy. I certainly will miss giving her a welcome kiss each Sunday at our Church. She is the arms of Jesus right now and not much more can me said, except, miss you Jeannie, but you are where God wants you to be. We shall catch up one day, I am sure. ❤️❤️

Love, Phyllis🌷

Judy Lopes

October 28, 2019

Genie, you were a bright light to me.... I wish that I could have spent more time getting to know you more. Your in the arms of our Lord And Savior now, ENJOY!! xoxo