Alexandra Broches, 81


SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Alexandra Broches died Feb. 13, 2024, at Brookdale South Bay. She was the beloved wife of Darrell Matsumoto for 40 years. Born in Manhattan, New York, a daughter of the late Aron and Catherina (Pothast) Broches, she had lived in Wakefield since 1968.

She was a fine art photographer, exhibited widely and was a professor at various colleges, retiring over 15 years ago. Alexandra earned a B.A. from Bennington College, an M.A. in art history from Hunter College and an MFA in visual art from Vermont College. She was a founding member of Hera Gallery and Hera Educational Foundation. 

She was the devoted mother of Rachel Calabro and her husband, Jason Travers, of Providence. She was the dear sister of Paul Elias Broches and his wife, Julie Spain, of New York City. She was the loving grandmother of Pepper and Michael. She was the cherished aunt of Rebecca and Emma, and great-aunt of Sadie and Clara. 

Graveside services will be held Monday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. in New Fernwood Cemetery, 3102 Kingstown Road (Rt. 138), Kingston. Contributions may be made to Hera Gallery Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 336, Wakefield, RI 02880.  

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