Mary Elizabeth Remington

Mary Elizabeth Remington

Female 1927 - 2019  (91 years)

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  • Name Mary Elizabeth Remington 
    Born 28 Dec 1927  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Jan 2019  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14414  Sorensen-Remington Family Tree
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2019 

    Father Eugene A. C. Remington,   b. 3 Oct 1903, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1980  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Anna F. Rushe,   b. 9 Nov 1903, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1979  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1925  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F05563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Walter Edward Little 
    Married 7 Oct 1950 
     1. Joseph E. Little  [Birth]
     2. Catherine Little  [Birth]
     3. James W. Little  [Birth]
     4. David E. Little  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F08522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos

    This is a photo of Mary from her obituary. She was a remarkable and wonderful woman.

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:
      Mary Elizabeth (Remington) Little, 91, of Ravenswood Avenue, Providence passed away peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2019. She was the wife of the late LTC Walter E. Little.

      Born December 28, 1927 in Providence RI, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Anna Remington.

      She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Marion Little of Wakefield; daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Arthur Bert. M.D. of Fernandina Beach, Florida; son and daughter-in-law, James and Margaret Little of Hebron, CT; son and daughter-in-law, David Little and Darsie Alexander of Katonah, NY. She was Baka and Grammy to her seven living grandchildren, Callery (Fr. Ambrose), Dan, Meg, Sam, Katelyn, Sophie and Nina. One special grandchild, Jeffery Little, predeceased and has been patiently waiting for her.

      Mary was the quintessential wife of an Infantry Officer. She was smart, resilient, gentle, kind… and tough. She chose to leave the comfortable confines of Rhode Island to follow her love, Walter, around the globe. Married in 1950, they spent the first three years of their life in Salzburg, Austria.

      For the next two decades, she would live in New Mexico, Georgia, South Carolina, Okinawa, New York City (Governors Island), Maryland, and Stuttgart, Germany. To be married to a Special Forces Officer takes a special woman. One who can raise her family while her husband serves the country on long and often dangerous assignment. She was every bit as strong – and fierce - as her warrior husband.

      Mary was the solid foundation of the family. She was a superb baker, cook, and seamstress. As she travelled from base to base, she kept her family safe and comfortable. Her Catholic faith was essential to everyday existence. A surprising number of Army Chaplains wore camouflage vestments in war zones custom made for them by Mary Little.

      Mary and Walter returned to Providence for good in 1970 so they could give their children the stability and family love so necessary to success. Important to that stability was the life-long connections made with numerous Remington aunts and uncles, Gene and Mary, Andy and Anita, Frank and Arlene, Jimmy and Beatrice, and numerous, fun cousins.

      A mass of Christian Burial in St Augustine Church, Mt Pleasant Avenue, Providence will be held on Monday, January 7th at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours Monday morning from 8-9:30am in the J F Skeffington Chapel, 925 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence. Burial will be private.

  • Sources 
    1. [S012764] Federal Census of 1 June 1930.

    2. [S013529] Providence, RI Marriage Index 1921 - 1930.