Orabelle "Billie" (Shea) Cofone, 95 formerly of Pequot Trail Pawcatuck, CT, died peacefully on Sunday October 7, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert E. Cofone.
Born in Stonington, CT on October 5, 1923 she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Melva (Moran) Shea.
Billie, as she was fondly called, had been a buyer and fashion model for the former Outlet Department Stores and several large department stores in Providence, before marrying her husband. She later helped him with the daily operation of the former Westerly Drug Store and later the E-Z Package Store.
She was an avid golfer and an accomplished artist.
Mrs. Cofone will be sadly missed by her daughter; Jane E. Cofone of Groton, CT and Cape Cod. She also leaves her brother; Dr. Jeremiah Shea of Groton, CT, and her sister Margaret Picazio of FL, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister; Rosalind Clarke.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday October 15, 2018 at St. Pius X. Church, 16 Elm St. Westerly, R.I. There is no cortege from the funeral home, calling hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will be in River Bend Cemetery. Donations in Billie’s memory may be made to Stand Up for Animals, 33 Larry Hirsch Ln, Westerly, RI 02891.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St. Westerly, R.I.