Astrida “Mommabear” Heal


Astrida “Mommabear” Heal, 69, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

She was born in Germany, a daughter of the late Edward and Ella (Klaveniece) Bondarevskis. She resided in Warwick before moving to Cranston in 2006. Astrida received her B.S. in Education and Master’s in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from RI College. She taught in the Providence School Department for 32 years at Nathanael Greene and George J. West, retiring in 2004.

She was the beloved mother of Stephen D. Francois, David C. Heal, Christopher A. Heal, Michael E. Heal, Adam M. Heal, and the late Edward W. Heal; mother-in-law of, Jaime, Kristen, Lauren, and Matthew; grandmother of Amber-Marie and Jakob Francois, Hunter and Hailey Heal, Kailey Kilduff, Christopher Heal, Jr., Ella and Callie Heal; sister of Maruta Bondarevskis-Marques and Edward I. Bondarevskis; aunt of Richard Marques and James Bondarevskis.

Her funeral service will be held Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours, Sunday, 3-7 p.m. Information and condolences visit


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