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Michelle A (Lapham) Santos
December 15, 1964 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 59) 59 Years Old
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Michelle A. (Lapham) Santos,59, known affectionately to friends and family as Michelle, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2024, at Hope Hospice in Providence, RI. Born on December 15, 1964, in Providence, Michelle's life was a testament to her loving, kind, and selfless nature.
Michelle was the cherished partner of Scott Yeaw for the last 18 years, sharing a life filled with love and mutual respect. She was the beloved daughter of Carol (Dupre) Lapham of Coventry,RI and the late David L. Lapham. Her strong family bonds were evident in her close relationship with her brother, Steven Lapham of Pawtucket, and she held dear the memory of her late stepbrother, David Lapham.
Blessed with a nurturing spirit, Michelle was a devoted mother to her daughter, Ashley Millar of Seekonk, MA. She took immense joy in her role as a grandmother to Logan and Lucas, imparting wisdom and love in equal measure. Her guidance and affection will be a lasting legacy in their lives.
Throughout her life, Michelle embraced the role of a homemaker with grace and dedication. She created a warm and welcoming home where friends and family were always greeted with open arms and an open heart. Michelle's presence was a comfort to all who knew her, and her influence will be felt for generations to come.
Michelle's passions extended beyond the walls of her home. She was an avid gardener, finding peace and contentment in the beauty of nature. Her garden was a reflection of her inner beauty, blooming with life and color that brought joy to those around her. Michelle's love for boating was another facet of her adventurous spirit, with countless cherished memories made on the open water.
Animals held a special place in Michelle's heart. Her compassion for all living creatures was a true reflection of her generous soul. She shared an unspoken bond with animals, and her kindness to them was a mirror of the way she treated everyone she met.
Michelle's life was a journey of giving, marked by her unwavering commitment to her family and her ceaseless capacity for love. She will be remembered as a beacon of kindness, whose selfless actions spoke louder than words. Her gentle demeanor and genuine concern for others were the hallmarks of her character.
As we say farewell to Michelle, we celebrate a life lived with purpose and generosity. She leaves behind a tapestry of memories that will continue to inspire and comfort us. Her legacy is one of unconditional love, a light that will continue to shine in the hearts of those she touched.
Michelle's life will be honored in a private gathering, where family and friends will share stories, laughter, and tears, remembering a remarkable woman who made the world a better place simply by being in it. Her spirit, her love, and her kindness will never be forgotten.
In the quiet moments, when we find ourselves in the beauty of a garden, the laughter of children, or the warmth of the sun on the water, we will remember Michelle. Her essence will live on in the gentle whisper of the wind and the quiet strength of the earth—forever a part of the world she so tenderly cared for.
Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Arrangements by the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME, East Providence. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Seekonk Animal Shelter, 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, Ma. 02771.