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Anna May Shears

05/19/1940 - 08/30/2022


Obituary For Anna May Shears

Anna May (Ferreira) Shears, 82, of Warren, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. The daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (Mello) Ferreira and the wife of the late David R. Shears Sr., she was a lifelong resident of Warren. Anna was an avid casino-goer and would often frequent all of the casinos in the area. She loved to bowl and attend Card Night among her family and friends. Anna enjoyed arts and crafts and would also spend her free time creating pottery. Anna loved to travel around the country to visit family, especially visiting Las Vegas to enjoy the casinos. Most of all, Anna loved to spend time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Anna is survived by her three sons, Ronald James Shears and his wife Deborah, Richard Allan Shears and James Allen Shears, all of Warren; three brothers, Joseph Ferreira and his wife Jean of Warwick, John Ferreira of Cranston and Dennis Ferreira and his wife Valerie of AZ; three sisters, Connie Dzierzanowski and her husband Eddy of NY, Irene Violet and her husband Robert of TN and Mary Lou Otey of Providence; ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild on the way. She was the mother of the late David Roger Shears Jr. and the sister of the late Manuel Ferreira. Services are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI, where the family will receive relatives and friends for Visitation on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 5-8PM. A service will be held at 5:30PM. For directions or tributes, please visit

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  • 09/07/2022

    My heartfelt condolences to the entire Shears clan. Whenever I stopped by Pennsylvania Avenue for a visit, I always was greeted with a warm smile from Mrs. Shears, as well as Mr. Shears also. Friends of their children were always welcome and made to feel at home. I feel very fortunate to have crossed paths in my life with the entire family. Zeb

  • 09/05/2022

    May God sustain and comfort you all in the loss of such an outgoing, strong and fun spirit. May God bring you comfort in all the warm and wonderful memories you hold in your heart. Joyce Conard

  • 09/04/2022

    Ron, Rick, & Jim, I had the honor to talk to Mom a few months ago. She was so proud of all her boys. Mom & Dad treated me like their own. I am proud to have been their God son. I'm so sorry for your loss, and often thinking about the fun times together. All my love, Kevin Berard

  • 09/04/2022

    I have always kept the memories of you and uncle dave close to my heart. As a child I would see you all the the time I would sleep over go shopping with you Aunt Irene and Michelle , have cookouts at your house , and always had goods times. Through the years we didn't see each much but the memories where always shared to this day. I will cherish the laughs we had forever you will be missed love Christine, Arthur , Aj and Cory The Gardiners

  • 09/02/2022

    My deepest condolences for your loss. Claudia (Brown)

  • 09/02/2022

    Very sorry for your loss, our condolences to your entire family. Steve & Laura Calenda

  • 09/01/2022

    With deepest sympathy to Ron and his family. Heaven gained another Angel. Debbie (Pattie)

  • 09/01/2022

    Our sincere condolences to the Shears Family. Anna will be deeply missed. Her huge heart and contagious laugh we will remember forever. The Paradiso Family

  • 09/01/2022

    Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all feeling the loss of such a wonderful and beautiful woman, especially our extended family. Auntie Anna, you meant so much to so many. You will continued to be loved as you take your place in heaven. Love Kevin, Cecilia, Aidan and Bella

  • 09/01/2022

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Shears family with my thoughts and prayers. Anna will be dearly missed. I know she is at peace being with her beloved David again. With all my love Sandra

  • 09/01/2022

    Our deepest sympathies... A beautiful soul and the kindest heart - her smile was contagious! May she rest peacefully and May her family be comforted in the wonderful memories with her.

  • 09/01/2022

    My deepest condolences to Auntie Anna's children grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Auntie may you be resting in heavenly peace and reunited with your husband and son. Until we all meet again you will forever be missedπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ Love always your niece Sherrie

  • 09/01/2022

    We love you so much. Rest in Heaven Sister. You will never be forgotten. We love you, Your little Brother Dennis & Valarie

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