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January 17, 2018

CONDOLENCES to Charles Walsh

Carolyn A. Walsh, 58, of Greenville, RI and Miromar Lakes, FL, passed away peacfully on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was the wife of Col. Charles F. Walsh, RIANG, (Ret.) and mother of Charles M. Walsh.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Rita E. (O’Connor) Mullaney and the late John J. Mullaney. She had lived in Smithfield since their marriage in 1986 previously living in Warwick.

Carolyn was a graduate of Providence College, held a B.S. and M.A. She was a Director at Organogenesis of Canton, Massachusetts. She was a member of the RI Society of Certified Public Accountants.

She is also survived by her brother John J. Mullaney and her sisters: Arline E. McHugh and Diane C. Mullaney. She was the sister-in-law of Sheila Hampton (Dave), Timothy Walsh, John Walsh (Laurie), Michaela Reynolds (John), Mary -Elizabeth Fornaro (Tim) and the late Kathleen Walsh.

Carolyn was a passionate hockey mom, the cool aunt and auntie #2, interior design consultant and fashion critic for her friends and most importantly the voice of reason to many. She enjoyed travel, shopping, golf, shopping, shoes, shopping, numerous home renovations, time spent hosting all who entered her home and shopping. But her greatest joy in life was making lasting memories with big Charlie while raising little Charlie, who made her proud every minute of everyday. Because of all this and more, Carolyn will be missed dearly and celebrated by all who knew her.

A Mass of Christian Burial to which relatives and friends are invited will be held Saturday at 11am in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Avenue, Greenville. Burial will be private. Visitation will be Friday 4-8pm in the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105 St. Jude's Children's Hospital


August 22, 2017

CONDOLENCES to Bill Miller

For those who know and served with Bill Miller, We regret to inform you that his wife passed recently from a massive stroke. She is to be cremated and interned at the RI Veterans cemetery. The service will be private and there will be no published obituary (at her request). Bill's email address is billmiller1939@cox.net . Denny & Karen Gardiner are their close friends and Denny suggests that we wait a day or two before we trouble Bill or their family in their hour of grief. Should you wish to send the family a condolence card, the address is: 14D CASTLE ROCK RD CHARLESTOWN RI 02813.


April 6, 2016

CONDOLENCES to Rick Deasey

On the passing of his Mother, Rosalind J. Deasy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday April 11, 2016 in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.


January 24, 2016

CONDOLENCES to Bobby Perry

Many of you may have already heard this through “SF Brothers” on Facebook, but Bobby Perry’s son Dennis passed on Friday (Dennis used to be in the 173d LRSD. Bobby went down and made Dennis’ first jump with him right around the same time I did so with my son back in ‘93). He had a long-time infection which occurred during his deep-sea diving days and it persisted on and off for these 10 years. Each time it arose, it became more and more resistant to treatment. This last time nothing worked. Our brother made the (most difficult) call on his son last Friday

Further information about Bobby Perry’s son Dennis: Bob tells me (and asked if I would pass same on) that Dennis’ funeral will be at the J.H. Williams Funeral Home 210 Taunton Ave East Providence, Rhode Island 02914 Tel: (401) 434-2600 (http://www.jhwilliamsfuneralhome.com) this coming Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visiting hours will be followed by a memorial service later in the morning (his guess at this point would be about 11:00 a.m. give or take). I’ve included the website for the funeral home as that site has directions and other information.


January 12, 2016

CONDOLENCES to Rich Burmeister

On the passing of his father, H.Frank Burmeister. Our information is limited at this time but the funeral was held in Florida on 18 January so nothing for us to do except send our condolences as individuals. His obituary follows: H. Frank BURMEISTER 88, of Spring Hill, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at his home in Timber Pines. A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 18, 9 am at Northcliff Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd, Spring Hill. His beloved Sunday school class has arranged for the memorial, led by his friend and teacher, John Smith.

Frank was born May 14, 1927, in Stow, OH, to Henry and Clara Burmeister. He graduated from Stow High School, attended Kent State University, and finished his studies at the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in forestry. Frank was a Veteran who served in the U.S. Navy.

On Oct. 9, 1965, he married the former Nancy Gossett in Akron, OH. Frank was employed as a Director of Materials Management for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company until his retirement in 1992. While at Goodyear, Frank worked in the International Division at the rubber plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia, as well as assignments in Luxembourg, France, Germany and Australia.

Frank was an avid golfer with many interests. He was inducted into the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994, and was a member of the Masonic Star Lodge No. 0187 in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Most importantly, Frank was a believer, servant and friend of Jesus Christ.

Frank is survived by his wife, Nancy; three sons, Richard Burmeister and his wife, Elaine, Craig Burmeister and his wife, Eileen, and Daniel Burmeister and his wife, Lara; and three daughters, Jeannie Rahill and her husband, Rick, Linda Burmeister, and Kathy Jackson. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


February 23, 2015

CONDOLENCES to Larry Pezza

On the passing of his Father. Lawrence Pezza, Sr., 93, of Johnston passed away Monday February 23, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Matteo) Pezza.
A lifelong Johnston resident he was the son of the late Vincent and Filomena (Landi) Pezza. Mr. Pezza was the owner of the former Pezza’s Market in Johnston for over 50 years until his retirement. He was a decorated combat Army Veteran of WW-2 and a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Kelly Gazzero VFW #2812 and the DAV G. Folcarelli, Providence #1. Besides his wife he is survived by his two sons; Lawrence Pezza, Jr. and his wife Lorna of Cranston and Michael Pezza and his wife Mary of Shawnee, KS; his grandchildren; April Pezza and Jimmy Lyons, Lawrence III, Maria, Michaela and Mattea Pezza, he was the brother of Rose Campisani of Cranston and the late Domenick, Benny, Anthony Sr. and John Pezza, Angelina Restanti, Mary Rinaldi and Margaret Pezza.