Welcome to the memorial page for

Myra E. Cavallaro

May 15, 1942 ~ October 23, 2019 (age 77)

Myra E. Cavallaro, 77, of Seekonk, died peacefully at home on October 23, 2019.  She was the loving wife of Albert Cavallaro.  Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Erik Osar Erikson Sr. and Georgianna Beatrice Rowe Erikson. 

Myra began her nursing education at Newport Nursing School and was a graduate of Bristol Community College. She was a Registered Nurse at Rhode Island Hospital for over 30 years until her retirement.  She was instrumental in helping the nurses unionize at Rhode Island Hospital. During this time Myra attended the MA Police Academy and served as a Special Police Officer and Matron with the Seekonk and Rehoboth police. In "retirement" she worked as a school nurse in Seekonk, a case manager for private duty nursing, and a nurse at the Arc of Blackstone Valley caring for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition, her heart and home were the center of love and celebration for loved ones during holidays and occasions throughout the year. She was the consummate caregiver to all who knew her.

In addition to her husband, she leaves her loving children: Christine S. Cavallaro & her husband Frank Salvatore of Sharon, MA and James Cavallaro of Seekonk.  Cherished grandmother of Samantha, Mitchell, Georgia, and Cameron Salvatore, Amanda Ezold, Anny Cavallaro, & great-grandmother of Amaya Rose Princiotta.  She was the sister of Erik Erikson of FL, Geron Erikson of NJ, Karin Derderian of FL, and the late Karl Erikson.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, October 30, from 4:00-7:00 with prayers and eulogy to follow in the Home of J.H. WILLIAMS & CO., 210 Taunton Avenue, Route 44, East Providence.  Burial in Seekonk Cemetery will be private.  In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 Service Information

October 30, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. Funeral Home
210 Taunton Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914

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