Oliver, Aida C. Maiato, 99, of Bristol passed peacefully to eternal life on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at home with her loving family. She was the devoted, loving wife of the late Albert Oliver after having been together for 73 years. She was the daughter of the late Maria C. Tavares and Joseph Maiato. She was the last surviving sister of the late Joseph, Mary, Angelina and Edmund Maiato.
She is survived by her loving children: Alan Oliver, his fiancée Lucille Longo, daughter Paula Resmini, husband Ronald, daughter Barbara Stamp, partner Christopher Wharton; cherished grandmother to 5 loving grandchildren: Jason Resmini, Adam Resmini and wife Erica, Andrew Resmini and wife Krissi, Gregory Oliver and wife Holly, Allison Oliver and her fiancé Brian Goetz.
Aida was the proud and adored great grandmother to Lukas and Jackson Resmini, and Cameron Oliver-Goetz. She is survived by former daughter-in-law Linda Oliver, her sister-in-law Olga Oliver, and many nieces and nephews.
Aida was a devoted homemaker whose primary ambition was caring for others and devotion to family. Her optimism and enthusiasm for life were evident in her ever-present smile. She was the epitome of style and grace, always well dressed.
A graduate of Bristol High in 1943, “Aida was well known for her generous, gentle, fun-loving nature. Always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. She was considered shy but also fun-loving”, according to her yearbook post.
After marrying her life partner Albert, Aida was the consummate homemaker, excellent cook, cheerful, and devoted to her husband and children. Among her many interests, Aida enjoyed doing needlepoint, hooked and braided rugs, dying her own wool for the rugs. She was an avid gardener and volunteer at Blithewold Gardens and Arboretum. She enjoyed playing golf, belonging to several ladies' golf groups.
Of all her many interests family was most important to Aida. She was loved and cherished by her grand and great-grandchildren. Her delight was being around children. Even in her late 90s, she could be seen on the floor playing cars with the boys or rolling balls reciting nursery rhymes.
Aida and Al enjoyed attending many Newport Charity Galas. They loved to dance and were often called Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
We’ve been blessed to have our beautiful family matriarch for so many wonderful years. Her effervescent smile and caring spirit are what will be most cherished and missed. She will be lovingly remembered as "June Bug" and “Aida Jr." because of her petite stature. Aida was our most avid cheerleader; supportive and encouraging with never a disparaging word.
Our family would like to acknowledge and thank the outstanding compassionate care given to her at home by her devoted caregivers. Cecelia, Rosa, Denia, Maria, Marge, Connie, Ola and the devoted nurses and supportive staff from Home and Health Hospice of Newport.
Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, September 7, 11 AM at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood Street. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground.
Calling hours are respectfully omitted.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38201, or the East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, 532 Wood Street, Bristol RI 02809.
Arrangements are with the George C. Lima Funeral Home.
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