Norma R. Fougere (Diaferia), 94, peacefully passed away Monday, November 19, 2018 at Greenwood Nursing Home in Warwick, RI. She is survived by her husband Joseph, daughter Kathleen Fernandes, son Joseph (Ellen), son Gerald (Elisabeth), five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Gaetano and Angelina Diaferia.
Norma was born in Leominster, MA on October 4, 1924. After marriage, she lived primarily in Watertown and Waltham, MA and most recently in Warwick, RI to be closer to family. For over 30 years, she thoroughly enjoyed working at Joseph’s Two Restaurant in Waltham, MA where she had many, many friends, both co-workers and patrons.
She loved her vacations with family and friends to Hampton Beach and numerous cruises throughout the years. She was an avid Bingo player and loved to play card games and scrabble.
Funeral mass will be conducted at St. Rita’s Church, 722 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick, RI on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM followed by a celebration of her life at Sophia’s Tuscan Grille, 1729 Warwick Ave, Warwick, RI until 3:00 PM. There are no calling hours and internment is private, therefore no flowers please. Donations may be made in Norma’s memory to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org, or the charity of your choice.