Laureen 'Laurie' Beauchaine;
devoted mother of 3 children
Profile / Obituary
Laureen M. (DeSantis) Beauchaine's greatest love was her three children. From
trips to the beach to rollerskating outings, nothing was too good for her
She even bought them a
Chihuahua, named Cocoa.
And they loved her. That's why
it breaks her brother-in-law's heart when he sees his niece, 5-year-old
Ashley, hold up a picture of her mom.
"The little one keeps asking
about her mom," Dwayne Beauchaine, of West Warwick, says.
Born in Providence, Laurie had
lived in Cranston briefly and moved to West Warwick 25 years ago. She and Ray
F. Beauchaine Jr. used to hang out at parties together as teenagers. They
married about 15 years ago and had three children -- Christopher R., 15, Ray
F. III, 7, and Ashley N., 5.
"She was very family-oriented,"
said Julia Silcaggio, her sister-in-law. "She was a great mother and proud of
her marriage. She always told everyone how long they had been together."
Laurie, 35, would pick up
Dwayne and Julia's daughter, along with her three children, and head to the
beach for picnics every day in the summer. She always made sure the children
were happy, Julia said.
Laurie used to deliver The
Providence Journal in the morning, so she could be home with her children
during the day. She had also worked as a jewelry setter for Gianni
Manufacturing, in Providence, for seven years.
Laureen, known as "Laurie," and
Ray both loved '80s rock and often went to The Station. They were there
Ray remains in critical
condition at Rhode Island Hospital.
Besides her husband and
children, she leaves her parents, Elaine M. and Ronald E. DeSantis, both of
West Warwick; a brother, Ronald V. DeSantis of Cranston; and her maternal
grandmother, Jennie Castore of Cranston.
Burial occured in
Greenwood Cemetery, Coventry.
-- Journal staff writer
source Providence Journal