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Rachel Ann Conley

08/21/1935 - 05/01/2023


Obituary For Rachel Ann Conley

Rachel Ann Conley of Bradford Street, Warren, R.I. passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2023. Born in Fall River, MA on August 21, 1935, she lived her entire life in her home in Warren. She was the daughter of the late John E. Conley, Sr. and Rachel (Splain) Conley.

Educated in Warren Public Schools, she graduated from Bay View Academy in 1953 and St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in Brighton, MA in 1956. She also received a BSN degree from Salve Regina University in Newport. For more than forty years she practiced as a registered nurse working as a nursing supervisor at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence and an instructor at Newport Hospital.

Rachel was preceded in death by her brothers, John E. Conley, Jr. (Bernice) and the Rev. Robert Splain Conley, S.S.C.

She is survived by nephews Rev. John E. Conley, C.S.C. of Notre Dame, IN; Robert Conley (Ingrid) of Little Canada, MN; and nieces Mary Conley of Warren; Catherine Kaminer (Robert) of Reading, MA; and Martha McCoy (Christopher) of Foxboro, MA. She was a cousin of John Jannitto of Warren.

Rachel (or ‘Ray’ as she was affectionally known by her family and friends) is also survived by 7 grandnephews, 2 grandnieces and 10 great-grand nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at Smith Funeral and Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. in Warren on Sunday, May 7 from 4-8 PM. A visitation will also take place at 9 AM in the funeral home just before the Mass of the Resurrection is celebrated at 10 AM on Monday, May 8 at St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main St, Warren. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery on Vernon St, Warren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Bay Food Pantry, 645 Main St, Warren R.I. 02885 where Rachel volunteered for many years. For directions or tributes, please visit

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  • 05/19/2023

    I'm sorry to hear that I will not be seeing Rachael again in this life, a great person from a great family and parish and community. God bless her and take her to himself Fr John Burger, SSC

  • 05/07/2023

    I am so sad to hear of this passing, yet I know that Rachel is with our lord and will be there to welcome us as we ascend to the Heavens.

  • 05/06/2023

    To the Conley Family our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved aunt Ray. Although we never met her but we knew her from your stories and we know how much she meant to each and everyone of you. May God give you strength and peace- Love Gosia and Pascal (Jack's in-laws)

  • 05/04/2023

    Condolences to the family of Rachel Conley.for her dedication to her nursing profession and the Love of God. Ray & Nancy Romano

  • 05/03/2023

    To the Conley family my sincere condolences of the passing of your Aunt Rachel. I was blessed to have met her and been entertained by her. She will be a miss by all. Love Jennifer Clark. Bermuda

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