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Leslie Elizabeth Powell

01/18/1948 - 01/24/2023


Obituary For Leslie Elizabeth Powell

Leslie E. (Delekta) Powell, 75, of Warren, RI, passed away, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Newport Hospital, Newport, RI.

She was the wife of Daniel C. Powell.

Born in Attleboro, MA, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Ryan) Delekta.

Mrs. Powell had worked as a child care provider in private duty for many years. She was a Communicant of St. Mary of the Bay Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, but most of all, spending time with her family.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Scott M. Laroche of Warren, RI, a daughter, Elizabeth J. Bassett and her companion Stephen Babbin of Warren, RI, a brother, Michael Delekta of Warren, RI, one granddaughter, Bethany Hitte and her husband Brandyn and one great granddaughter Harper Hitte.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, from 8-10AM in Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 10AM, from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM in St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main St., Warren.

Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence, RI.

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  • 03/05/2023

    Scott and Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Jack and I had such wonderful memories of nights spent around your kitchen table with the Jannitto's. I will keep you all in my thoughts.

  • 02/01/2023

    Scott and Elizabeth my condolences to you and your families on the passing of your mother. Mike I am so sorry to hear about your sister. Al Sweet

  • 02/01/2023

    I was so sorry to hear! Leslie was one of the most kind, generous souls I've had the pleasure to know. She watched my kids for years! Practically raised them and I know her influence made them into the caring individuals they are today. To think I almost did not hire her because of her 'military' haircut - I thought she would be too austere. Was I ever wrong in that initial judgement. She was a light in our home and I'm so grateful she was a part of our lives. My biggest regret is getting busy and not spending more time with her and Dan. But I must say, every moment was a pleasure . 💕

  • 01/29/2023

    Elizabeth and Scott I am so sorry to hear of moms passing. Condolences to you and your family. Love, Mary Ann Sousa

  • 01/25/2023

    Leslie was a lovely kind and fun person!

  • 01/25/2023

    I am so so sorry for your families loss! Leslie was a very special person in my life. I was a part of their family growing up and will cherish the memories forever! Leslie was like a mother to me when I needed a mother the most! She was the most loving, caring person I have ever known. She will forever live in my heart! ❤️❤️❤️ I love you all Xoxo

  • 01/25/2023

    Sincere condolences to the family.

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