2000 – 2016
Putnam – Rayna Star Desrosiers , 16, with her parents by her side, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI. She was born in Rockville, CT to Ray P. and Crystal (Wright) Desrosiers of Putnam, CT.
Besides her parents she is survived by her younger brother: Austin Desrosiers; grandparents: Clayton and Shirley Wright, and William Rivera and Carol “Susan” Desrosiers; great-grandmother: Ruth Nik; her auntie Julie Wright-Maddan and her husband Antonio, auntie Angela Eckenroth and her husband Matt, uncle Jeremy Desrosiers, auntie Bridgette Guzman, auntie Cassandra White and her cat Jinx. She is predeceased by her great-grandparents Frank Nik, Eleanor and Norman Wright.
Rayna was an extraordinary girl who lived an exuberant life. She had idiosyncrasies that not only made her who she was, but also made you reflect on your own character. Known for her whimsical personality, it wasn’t unusual to see Rayna dance to Taylor Swift’s music or find humor at ridiculous jokes. Her simplicity was praised not by materials, but by her joy, to dance, paint and play with dolls. She was passionate for Italy and romance movies and visiting the beach, because there were no bugs. She made many smile, left many wonderful memories and touched many lives.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rayna’s family from 3:00PM to 8:00PM on Thursday April 21, 2016 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin in the funeral home on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:00AM follow by a service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. Burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to The Tomorrow Fund, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.