Barbara Alice Martel, 55, of Warren, died Friday December 6th at home after a long illness. Born in Newport, RI, a daughter of Ira Ramsey and the late Verdie (Kimzey) Ramsey. She was the beloved wife of Andrew Martel for 35 years. She was a nurse for many area nursing homes.
She has lived in RI since 1984 coming from Missouri. She has worked at the RI Veterans Home in Bristol and most recently before her illness the Warren Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Warren. She was a proud founding member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Auxiliary and the Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Warren.
She was the loving mother of Charles A. Martel of Warren; Daniel J. Martel of West Greenwich and Samantha E. Martel of Tiverton. Devoted grandmother to Aidan Martel, Ava E. Cavara, Emily Martel, Erika Martel and Mark Martel. She also leaves two sisters, Amanda Gerling and Renee Austin. She was considered a daughter by her mother in law Eloise Martel.
Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI where family will receive friends, Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 4-7pm. The funeral service in the funeral home will begin at 7pm. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, c/o 13 Dayton Street, Westerly, RI 02891