Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Obituaries

Former deputy chief, 60-year Harrisville fire volunteer dies at age 84

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BURRILLVILLE – A well-known volunteer firefighter in Harrisville who served as deputy chief of the village department for some 38 years died this month at the age of 84. Norman P. "Joe" Menard died...

Famed horse trainer, owner of North Smithfield farm, dies of septic shock at 74

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OLDSMAR, Fla. – The owner of a North Smithfield farm who went on to train horses for the Tampa Bay Downs died of septic shock this week at the age of 74. Robert A....

Former town councilor, arson investigator dies at 72

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BURRILLVILLE – A longtime Providence firefighter who was active in town government died this month at the age of 72. Joseph Francis Dorsey died at his home on East Wallum Lake Road on Monday, Jan....

Glocester Town Council President Julian Forgue dies

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GLOCESTER – The president of the Glocester Town Council died last week at the age of 70. Julian P. "Jay" Forgue III of Snake Hill Road died on Monday, Dec. 27 at Rhode Island...

Former rescue captain, ‘Mayor of Harrisville’ dies at age 80

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BURRILLVILLE – A former rescue captain for the Harrisville Fire Department and recipient of the Hero Fireman of the Year award has died this month at the age of 80. Raymond Fontaine of Harrisville...

Former reporter, director of legislative press, dies at 86

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The former director of the State of Rhode Island's Legislative Press and Publications Bureau died this week at the age of 86. Thomas Roberts of North Smithfield died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec....

Joseph (Joe) Francis Gardner

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Joseph (Joe) Francis Gardner died of natural causes on November 23, 2021 in Huntsville, Alabama at the age of seventy-seven. Joe is survived by his daughters, Lisa Marie and Jennifer Lee; grandson Joseph Thomas...