Marguerite (Papadoulias) Violet, age 91, of Newport passed peacefully Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Grand Islander Health Care Center of Middletown, RI.

Born on December 13, 1925, in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and the late Angeliki (Rizos) Papadoulias. She was the wife of the late Melachrino M. Violet.

Mrs. Violet graduated from Rogers High School and was secretary to the principal for several years, prior to her marriage. Her greatest joy was cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She truly was a happy mother and homemaker. She welcomed all who visited and always had a home cooked meal and Greek pastry available. She led a simple life and was active in her church. One highlight in her life was meeting the Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church, a memory that she cherished.

She is survived by her daughter, Angela Kempenaar, of Middletown, RI, and four sons, Michael Violet of Middletown, Ernest M. Violet, DMD and his wife Leah of Jamestown, Harry Violet and his wife Cathy of Middletown, and Johnny Violet and his wife Jean of Tiverton, her sister, Nicoletta Panos of Providence, her nine grandchildren, Chuck, Mike, Michael, Ernie, Lexi, Gregory, Stephen, Jessica, Taylor and a great grandson, Charlie.
She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Rev. Stephen Papadoulias.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017, from 4:00-7:00pm, at the Hambly “Brick House” Funeral Home, 30 Red Cross Avenue, Newport.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., from St. Spyridon’s Greek Orthodox Church, Thames Street, Newport, RI.

Burial will follow at Four Corner’s Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Endowment Fund, Thames and Brewer Street, Newport, RI 02840.

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