Mrs. Irene M. Grimshaw

June 4, 1926January 25, 2019

Irene “Renee” (Marmaras) Grimshaw, age 91, of Barrington, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Grace Barker Health Center in Warren. She was the wife of the late Alfred W. Grimshaw, Jr.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late George and Ellen (Leighton) Marmaras.

Mrs. Grimshaw attended RI Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1947 followed by Boston University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching. She went on to work at RI Hospital as a Registered Nurse and in 1964 she became the first school Nurse at Moses Brown where she also taught Health class to the 7th grade classes, retiring in 2003.

She had a passion for gardening and was very involved in 4H and Cub Scouts.

She is survived by her loving children; Nancy E. Scanlon and her husband Ted of Warwick, Alfred W. Grimshaw, III of Northport, ME, Scott R. Grimshaw of Odenton, MD and Jonathan P. Grimshaw of Bristol, 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings; George Keyes, John Marmaras and Mabel Fuller.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home and will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

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Judith Lewis

February 5, 2019

Renee and I worked together as program directors at Moses Brown School. She was a wonderful school nurse! She was a wonderful friend! She had a knack for ferreting out the real sick students from the ones who simply needed a short time-out or a hug -- and they all got what they needed from Renee. We re so sorry to hear this news, and are thinking of Renee's family of which she was so proud. God bless you all. Judi and Donovan Lewis

Lois Kilsey

February 3, 2019

May her memory be eternal!
George and Lois

Dr. King Odell

February 3, 2019

To the family of Renee: I have known Renee since the days at Aldrich High School in Warwick. I also worked at the Moses Brown School while she was our school nurse. She took my blood pressure more times than I want to list. She was a woman of strong opinions, and was not afraid to spell them out to all who would listen. In my view, she was also a dedicated health teacher at the school. You have my deepest sympathy on your loss. May Almighty God bestow on you and the soul of Renee his eternal blessings and love.

Denise Costa

February 3, 2019

My mom and I were very sad to hear of your mom's passing. I'm glad our lives crossed paths. You are both in our thoughts.
Take care,