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Flora N. Fairfield 95, formerly of Barrington, RI died January 16, 2023. She was the wife of the late Richard T. Fairfield. They were married 66 years prior to his death in 2016. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Bertha (Lewis) Maddocks. Flora was born and grew up in Millinocket, Maine and graduated from the University of Maine. She later continued her education at Rhode Island College receiving her master’s degree. She lived in Barrington for 60 years before moving to Anchor Bay in Riverside, RI. She and Richard enjoyed spending summers at their cottage on Highland Lake in Falmouth, ME.
Flora was an elementary school teacher for 20 years in the Barrington Public Schools primarily teaching first grade at Sowams School and Hampden Meadows School. She was a past member of the Barrington Women’s Club where she enjoyed playing bridge. She was a member of the Barrington Congregational Church.
Flora leaves a daughter, Gail DiPierro of Barrington, RI, and a son Scott Fairfield of Gibsonville NC. She was predeceased by two sons, Loran L. Fairfield, and Richard D. Fairfield. Flora also leaves six grandchildren, Chris, Alison, Jeffrey, Ryan, William, and Amanda and three great grandchildren, CJ, Zoe, and Zachary.
Visiting hours will be Monday January 23, 2023, from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM in the Smith-Mason Funeral Home 398 Willett Ave Riverside, RI 02915. A funeral service will be held at the Barrington Congregational Church 461 County Road Barrington, RI 02806 at 10:30 AM followed by Burial at Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road Barrington, RI 02806. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Barrington Congregational Church would be greatly appreciated.