Many of us will remember when "Aunt Flo" joined The Cowsill's on stage at Taste Of Rhode Island 2000 to represent her sister Barbara. Bob remarked how weird it was to look over and see her. She looked so much like Barbara that it was like Barbara was there on stage with them.
Flo's obituary read:
Florence E. (Russell) Presley, 86, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 at home. She was the wife of the late Donald P. Presley. Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Russell and Helen (Roberts) Brooks.
Florence was a dedicated wife and mother with her family as the core of her life. Besides raising ten children she was employed with the former Ladd Center in Exeter, RI.
Florence is survived by nine children: Patricia A. Glass of Clinton, TN, Donald P. Presley, Jr. of Milbrook, AL, Susan J. Presley of Mountain Ranch, CA, Daniel T. Presley of West Greenwich, William S. Presley of Athens, AL, James P. Presley of Mississippi, Jean Marie Presley of West Warwick, Frederick J. Presley of Westerly, and John P. Presley of Coventry; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and five siblings: Jean Russell, Frederick Russell, Robert Brooks, William Brooks and Mary Jane Murphy. She is predeceased by a son: Thomas R. Presley and three siblings: James Russell, Elaine Kimble and Barbara Cowsill. Funeral from Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick on Wednesday, June 26 at 8:45 AM followed with A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony's Church, Sunset Avenue in West Warwick. Interment will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 PM. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Covenant Home Care andHospice, 3001 Lakebrook Blvd. Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37909 or convenanthomecareandhospice.com.