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Antoinette Bridges

07/03/1962 - 09/24/2023


Obituary For Antoinette Bridges

Antoinette (Toni) L. Bridges, 61 of Newport, RI on Sunday, September 24, 2023, passed away following a long struggle with illness. She was the beloved wife of 38 years, to Daniel Bridges and the daughter to parents Sarah J. Coy and the late William N. Mead of East Providence, RI.

She graduated in 1980 from East Providence High School. She married the love of her life and moved to Newport, RI and worked at the Bank of Newport as a Bank Teller and then she moved over to Ocean Point Insurance which was owned by the bank. In 2006 she started working for the Newport Insurance Agency which was later purchased by Starkweather & Shepley in 2020. She continued working there creating a bond with her fellow coworkers until 2023.

Together with her husband, she enjoyed traveling around the world, working on construction and remodeling projects both in their home and throughout the community. Her other outstanding talents she enjoyed were cooking and baking, sewing and jewelry making. But her greatest love and joy came from serving, for 43 years, as a full-time minister of Jehovah's Witnesses. In this capacity, she helped many get to know and build a personal relationship with their Creator, Jehovah God. Toni looked confidently to see the Bible's promises fulfilled when "no resident will say: 'I am sick'" (Isaiah 33:24) and enjoying life forever with her family on a paradise earth! She will be fondly remembered for her unwavering desire to bring hope and comfort to all person's she met with the Bible's promises.

Toni is survived by three siblings: Cheryl Mead, William Mead, Denise Campbell and her husband Joseph and their daughter Olivia Campbell. In addition to her immediate family she also leaves her sister-in-laws Beverly and Gyneen Bridges, Elizabeth Woodson (husband Melvin Woodson), Felicia Stewart (husband Michael Stewart) and Brother-In-Law Charles Bridges. Along with many nieces and nephews. Also, she leaves behind many friends she viewed as family.

Arrangements are with Family's Choice Cremation, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI. All services will be private at the convenience of the family. For tributes, please visit:

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  • 11/13/2023

    I learned of Toni's passing today . Such a Beautiful soul- taken too soon . Words escape me . Gone too soon . Loved by so many - the Native American prayer is one of my favorites & it brings me peace . I hope that it's ok to post this . I give you this one thought to keep , I'm with you still , I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow , I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain , I am the gentle autumn rain . When you awaken in the mornings hush , I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circles flight . I am the soft stars that shine at night . Do not think of me as gone , I'm with you still in each new Dawn . . . Dan - I hope that you take comfort in the fact that Toni touched so many lives . Such a bright light . I am beyond Grateful that you came today to let me know in person . My prayers to you & all of Toni's friends & family . I was blessed to call her friend .

  • 11/04/2023

    My dear sweet sister friend, Toni's been a huge part of my life for well over thirty years. Our conversations were varied and endless. I cannot count the times Toni helped me when I was going through my medical issues. We shared medical stories, sometimes we just hugged, when no words could be spoken. My beautiful friend, I will always treasure the times we spent together. Until we meet again, love you more than I can express. Rest peacefully my friend.

  • 11/04/2023

    I met Toni at pioneer school. I was impressed with her comments and her zeal for Jehovah God. And when we see each other her warm smile and her personality always drew me closer. Until then I hope we can see each other soon.

  • 10/12/2023

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Toni. She provided support in helping a friend of mine and her enthusiasm and diligence was so encouraging and helpful. May Jehovah continue to strengthen the family. Much love, Jeri Lowe

  • 10/07/2023

    I had the pleasure of working with and knowing Toni. She was a caring woman and was liked by all her clients. She will be missed and my condolences to her husband Dan and all her family.

  • 10/07/2023

    We will miss Toni ,but we know she is in Jehovah's memory. What a great example of endurance that we should all have. That picture says it all that's the Toni we will remember that zeal,joy and happiness to serve Jehovah . Love and Sympathy to Dan , Sarah and the family. Love Dave and Jackie

  • 10/07/2023

    Toni was someone who studied the Bible with me when I was a teenager. She set a beautiful example of how to live life. She was and is a role model to me and many others. I cherish the warm memories of Dan and Toni together volunteering their time together showing love and helping so many of us in the Aquidneck Island communities. Keep standing firm until God's heavenly kingdom comes and there is peace on earth as it is in heaven, when we will see Toni and all our loved ones again, just around the corner. Love, Áine

  • 10/06/2023

    Beautiful. Loving. Loyal servant of Jehovah. She is in Jehovah's memory and I pray we will all be there to welcome her home. She is dearly loved by so many. Prayers for Dan and all the family. Love Robin, Scott and Bruce Jr.♥️🙏🏽

  • 10/06/2023

    I worked with Toni at Starkweather & Shepley. She and I connected immediately as she was so easy to talk to and brought such a positive light to all. I will miss her dearly.

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