Saturday, June 10, 2017

RIP: Joseph J Proulx

Joseph J. Proulx, 88, of West Warwick passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Warwick, RI. Joseph was the husband of Constance R. (Ricci) Proulx with whom he would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on September 13. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Aimable E. and Margaret C. (Selmanie) Proulx.

Joe's life will be remembered by how wonderful of a demeanor he had as a husband, father and grandfather. He set great examples of being a hard worker, a family man and a Christian. His four daughters gave him unconditional love, only to be overshadowed by the gift of being a grandfather.

He entered the Navy at the age of seventeen and continued his education after being discharged. He had a long career at the Davisville Seabee Base in North Kingstown, RI then worked at the Naval Research Lab in Washington D.C. for a brief time before retiring.

He was not one to sit around. In the mix of his two government careers, Joe had been a self-taught carpenter and used his skills on a scale from small wood carvings to building homes. He entertained his down time by working with counted cross stitching and watching various birds snack at his bird feeder.

Besides his wife Connie, he is survived by four daughters: Dolores P. Sherlock (husband Stephen) of Franklin, MA, Catherine A. Reirden (husband Bruce) of Summerville, SC, Diane M. Taylor (husband Dave) of Baltimore, MD and Joanne C. Gordon (husband Barrie) of Burlington, MA; five grandchildren: Jeffrey Reirden, Allison Sherlock, Mark Gordon, Carolyn Morgan and Joseph Gordon.
He is predeceased by his two grandsons: Kevin Reirden and Jonathan Daily and his nine siblings: Eulalia Doyle, Margaret Costigan, Delores (Sister Mary Constantine), Irving Proulx, Donald Proulx, Clarence Proulx, Richard Proulx, Robert Proulx and Alma Laliberte.

Funeral from Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick on Saturday, June 10 at 8:45 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Gregory The Great, 360 Cowesett Road, Warwick, RI at 10:00 AM.

Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston, RI.

Calling hours will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., PO Box 41659, Providence, RI 02940.

RIP: Joseph J Proulx
RIP: Joseph J Proulx

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