Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home

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Yvette P. Machado

March 15, 1938March 15, 2020

Yvette (Gendreau) Machado passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020 on her 82nd birthday in the Warren Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late George Machado.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Armand and Noella (Ploude) Gendreau, she was a longtime resident of Warren.

A past president of Kickimuit Village, she worked their Bingo events. Yvette served as the first woman farm team little league manager. She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Bay Parish.

She is survived by three sons, Thomas Foster of Bristol, Michael Foster and his wife Sue of Buford, GA and Kenneth Foster of Bristol; two brothers, Leo and Lucien Gendreau, seven grandchildren, Daniel, James, III, Timothy, Amanda, Shayne, Derek and Steven Foster; several great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late James A. Foster, Jr. and sister of the late Armand, Paul and Edward Gendreau, Jeannine Demers, Cecile Amaral and Doris Lagasse.

Her funeral services will be held at a later date.


  • Memorial Service at a Later Date


Yvette P. Machado

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Renette Gendreau

March 18, 2020

Yvette was my late husband's sister. She always referred to him as her "baby brother" which was correct! In recent years Yvette would come and visit Ed every Wednesday. Ed would say she loved her visits with him because he made her laugh. Now the two of them are together and can still have their weekly chats! God bless you both, Love Renette

Dan Gendreau

March 18, 2020

Oh Aunt Yvette!

One of my all-time favorite aunts and all-time favorite characters. Always a funny line and always willing to throw the cane aside and hit the dance floor at family parties. I will miss you always- RIP. Love- Danny

To Tommy, Kenny, and Michael- Gob Bless you and your families

Kristine Foster

March 18, 2020

Amanda and I send our condolences to the rest of the Foster family. I was married to Thomas Foster for close to 30 years. On our first date in 1982 we visited Yvette at her home in Bristol for homemade egg rolls after a movie at the Bristol Cinema. We shared many holidays, birthdays and barbecues at our home with Yvette. She enjoyed speaking French with Amanda who took four years of French in school. I remember the stories of Yvette driving race cars as Pepsi Lady, her quick wit and infectious laugh. May she Rest In Peace.

Suzanne Almeida

March 17, 2020

It sadden my heart to receive the news about Yevette, she has been a long time friend for many years, rest in peace, my prayers go out to Thomas, Timothy and Amanda as well as the rest of the family.