Mary S. McPartlan

Published 4:08 pm Friday, June 2, 2017

Mary S. McPartlan, 92, of Smithfield passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Sentara Careplex Hospital.  Born in Dorchester, Mass., Mary was a homemaker and a past volunteer at the Smithfield Library.  She was a strong supporter of Nature Conservancy Programs and public literacy programs.  Previously she had taught ceramics classes and had a deep love and appreciation for classical music and James Michener novels.  

She is survived by her sons, Michael A Ricciardi, Louis M. Ricciardi and wife Malina, John C. Ricciardi and David J. Ricciardi; grandchildren, Natalie Rose Ricciardi and Christopher Michael Ricciardi; a sister, Pat Mongeon and a brother, William Searles.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian and Dorothy, as well as three husbands, Michael J. Ricciardi, Richard Downing and James P. McPartlan.  

The family will receive friends at Little’s Funeral Home, Smithfield on Sunday, June 4, 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with burial to follow in St. Luke’s cemetery.  
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Audubon Society, Doctors without Borders or the Smithfield Library. Condolences may be registered online at

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