Barbara A. (Plante) Hession

Born: Wed., Apr. 26, 1933
Died: Fri., Mar. 6, 2020


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 11, 2020
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Thu., Mar. 12, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Church

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N. Smithfield/ Uxbridge-Barbara A. (Plante) Hession, 86, passed away on Fri. March 6, 2020 at Oakland Grove Health Care Ctr. in Woonsocket after a period of declining health.
     She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Joseph C. Hession; 3 children, Cheryl A. Cosma and her husband John of Douglas, Robin J. Paul of Narragansett, RI, and Kristin A. Oleksy and her husband John of Carmel Valley, CA; 4 grandchildren, Andrea Johnson, Carolyn Cosma, Kerri Ahlf and Michael Paul; 4 great-grandchildren, Micah Johnson, Josephine Johnson, Gavin Johnson, and Isabella Cosma; a brother Joseph H. Plante of Pascoag, RI; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her son Joseph C. Hession Jr. Born in Woonsocket RI, on April 26, 1933 she was the daughter of John and Clara (Muheim) Plante, was raised in Woonsocket, and lived in Uxbridge 47 years. She lived in N. Smithfield 15 years and spent numerous winters in Florida at Lighthouse Point.
     Barbara worked as a Telephone Operator, a Supervisor and eventually a Manager for AT&T for 30 years, retiring in 1988. She was a graduate of St. Clare High School in Woonsocket. A member of the Uxbridge Women’s Club, she also belonged to the Telephone Pioneers Retirement Group, St. Mary’s Church in Uxbridge, and St. Ambrose Church in Florida. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially on cruises.
     Her funeral will be held Thurs. March 12 from Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge with a Mass at 10 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge. Calling hours in the funeral home will be held on Wed. March 11 from 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the To leave a condolence message for the family please visit:

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