Georgette Rhea (Caron) Vermette of Oak Bluffs and formerly of Woonsocket, R.I. died on Thursday morning, Nov. 5, at Windemere Nursing Home in Oak Bluffs. She was 87.

She was the wife of Raymond Vermette, who predeceased her in February of 1998 after 48 years of marriage.

She was born in Woonsocket, R.I. and was a lifelong resident there until moving to Martha’s Vineyard to be closer to her daughters in May of 2011. She was one of nine children born to Phineaus and Fabiola (Drapeau) Caron, who emigrated from Montreal, Canada to Woonsocket to raise their family. Georgette had attended St. Ann’s School.

She was a waitress at Vermette’s Restaurant, where the two families became close friends. She met her husband Ray, who was the owners’ son, while he was also working there. She also had worked for her brother Roger at his restaurant, Kay’s.

Georgette is survived by her two daughters, Jackie Vermette and Joann Vermette, both of Vineyard Haven, and her brother Roger (Kay) Caron and her sister Pauline Vermette of Woonsocket. She was predeceased by her parents; four sisters, Mariette Caron, Estelle Lucchesi , Rita Polek and Violet Boucher; and her brothers Normand and Robert Caron.

A memorial mass for Georgette will be held at St. Joseph Church in Woonsocket on Friday, Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Donations may be made in her memory to Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, PO Box 1477, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557,; or an Alzheimer’s organization.