Marion (Sword) McCabe -- East Providence

Bellows Funeral Chapel East Providence – Marion (Sword) McCabe, 91, of Don Avenue, Rumford died Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Kindred Brigham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newburyport, MA. She was the wife of the late Francis A. McCabe.

Born in Cumberland, a daughter of the late William J. and Emma G. (McCauley) Sword, she had lived in Rumford for the past 53 years.

Marion was a 1938 graduate of Cumberland High School and a 1942 graduate of Rhode Island College of Education, now Rhode Island College.

Marion was very active at St. Michael & All Angels Church, now the Church of the Epiphany in Rumford, where she served on the vestry, was an usher and Bazaar Chairman. She was also very active for 40 years with the RI Chapter of the March of Dimes where she was the State Volunteer Advisor and started the Knitting Hats For Newborns Program. She was a former member of Wannamoisett Country Club.

Known for her fun-loving, adventurous spirit, she was proud of her many escapades on motorcycles, hot-air ballons and gliders. She was a anappy dancer and held a lifelong appreciation for a good martini.

Marion is survived by six children, Carol M. Correia, Barbara M. Newton, Paul B. McCabe, Joan D. McCabe, Christine M. Tomlinson and Melanie M. Martin; thirteen grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. She loved her family very much.

Her Requiem Eucharist will be held TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 at 11 A.M. in the Church of the Epiphany, 1336 Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pawtucket.

Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marion’s memory to Church of the Epiphany, 1336 Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916 or the March of Dimes, RI Chapter, 220 West Exchange Street, Suite 003, Providence, RI 02903 would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit

Condolence Messages
To the family of Marion: Marion was truly a wonderful person and a great inspiration. I worked/volunteered with Marion at the March of Dimes from 1985 until she was no longer capable of volunteering. Unfortunately, I hadn’t seen her in several years. She had a warm heart and an absolutely infectious smile. She was a terrific women and will be missed! With great sympathy for your loss!
-- Steven Phillips (02/06/13)

Reported: 02/06/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)

By: Bellows Funeral Chapel (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)

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