Obituary: Richard E. “Dick” Olson, 84

 
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Richard E. “Dick” Olson, 84, passed away July 12. He was the husband of the late Frances E. (Chace) Olson. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John E. and Lucille M. (Frederickson) Olson.
 
Mr. Olson was the owner and operator of Richard E. Olson Hydraulic Backhoe Service for over 65 years. He was an Army Korean War Veteran, an avid outdoorsman, a championship skeet and rifle shooter, a private pilot, a hot air balloonist, a photographer known for his pictures of the Tall Ships and scenery, a founding member of the R.I.I.C.A., a member of King Solomon Lodge and a member of the Narragansett Gun Club.
 
He is survived by his son, Mathew R. Olson and his wife Heidi and grandson, John R. Olson. He was the brother of the late Robert V. Olson.
 
His funeral service will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich. Burial with military honors will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours are Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the DAV, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908.
 

 

Obituary: Carol A. Beaudry, 57

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Carol A. Beaudry, 57, of East Greenwich, peacefully passed away at home on July 5. She was the wife of Len M. Beaudry. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Lillian (Studley) Wright.
 
Carol loved to garden, crochet, antiques and country collectibles.
 
She was the mother of Michelle Kleinert and the late Jacob J.H. Beaudry; the sister of Thomas H. Wright and Janet H. Myers; and the grandmother of Kayla Lange and Glen Kleinert.
 
Calling hours will be Wednesday, July 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., E.G. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a form of foliage to be planted in her memory. Visit the online obituary and leave a condolence message here.

 

Obituary: Florence V. Metcalfe, 75

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Florence V. Metcalfe, 75, unexpectedly passed away at home July 5. She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, George E. Metcalfe. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John F. “Jack” Ryan, former East Greenwich Police Chief and the late Florence (Valentine) Ryan.

Mrs. Metcalfe had worked for the former Narragansett Electric Company and in the Lunch Program at Eldredge Elementary School in East Greenwich. She was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy, adored her family and loved taking pictures of them as well as her friends.

Besides her husband she is survived by her sons, Stephen E. Metcalfe and his wife Laura and David P. Metcalfe, EGPD (Ret.) and his wife Sandi, 4 granddaughters, 5 great grandchildren and brothers, John F. and Edward J. Ryan. She was the sister of the late Vincent W. Ryan.

Funeral Service Thursday, July 10, at 11 a.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours are Wednesday, July 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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Obituary: Shirley A. Uhrin, 74

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Shirley A.Uhrin, 74, peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, July 2. She was the beloved wife of Dennis Uhrin for 51 years. They lived in East Greenwich and Warwick for the past 33 years. She was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1939 to Samuel and Anne (Talarico) Barber.

She was an extraordinary homemaker and mother, who was most proud of her family. She was the loving mother of Beth Burgess (Gene), Michele Forsell (David), and Christine Uhrin, and the adoring grandmother of Emily and Erin. She is survived by her sister Rosemary Chevalier (Edward) and her sisters-in-law Sophia and Carol Barber. She was preceded in death by her brothers Tom Barber, Ted Barber (Beverly), and Sam Barber.

She will be missed dearly!

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, July 8, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 65 Third St., East Greenwich. Burial will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. Calling hours are Monday, July 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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