Charles P. Cole

Date of Passing:

May 7, 2021

Cole, Charles P., 86, of Narragansett Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on May 7, 2021. He was the husband of the late Florence J. (Therault) Cole and the late Evelyn A. (Strong) Cole.

Born in Warwick, a son of the late William H. and Margaret (Rinn) Cole, he lived in Barrington for 52 years.

Mr. Cole was a Maintenance Supervisor for the East Providence School Department for 18 years before retiring in 1998.

Charles was the President and founder of the Barrington Crime Watch. He enjoyed fishing, camping, horse shoes and playing pool. He was a devoted Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

He is survived by eight children, Charles P. Cole II of Riverside, William J. Cole of Riverside, Patrick B. Cole of Newport, Corinne M. O’Donnell of Riverside, Stephen R. Cole of North Providence, Cherylanne M. Campanini of North Providence, Scott M. Cole of East Providence and Carla A. McBride of Rumford; two brothers, Lawrence Cole of East Providence and Joseph Scott of Warwick; five step-children, William James, Linda James, Richard James, Robert James and Betsy Salisbury nineteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. He was the father of the late Paul W. Cole and Catherine Russell and brother of the late Margaret Hondo, Josephine Kelly, William H. Cole and Edward Scott.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday May 12, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted.

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  1. To all the children,
    My condolences to the passing of your father and my fun brother-in-law.
    He was always to me a happy go lucky guy.
    I remember when I was little many years ago he showed me how to dig for worms before going fishing.
    May he Rest In Peace.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Charlie was a great person for the block in west barrington.

  3. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Peace.

  4. Charlie, Evelyn and I were co- workers at Martin Middle School in East Providence.I taught English there for many years and I witnessed the respect, appreciation and love that students and staff had for him and his skill, work ethics and just wonderful smile,twinkling eyes and personality.He and Evelyn were a joy to everyone to know.I felt very blessed and privileged to have known him.He brightened many days and earth’s light is certainly dimmer now, but heaven’s even brighter with his presence.Enjoy paradise and peace Charlie; you deserve it.My prayers and sympathies go to all his family with hopes that the many wonderful memories of him will sustain you until you meet again in God’s kingdom.Please take great care.God bless; and Charlie rest in beautiful, blissful, divine peace.?????

  5. I am thinking of all of you at this time. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I had some fun times with him in the old days. Miss all of you. Take care.
    Love, you
    Auntie Shirley

  6. Charles Cole was a wonderful person who always had a great smile and a kind word to say about people. Always kept his word. Charles I will miss you.

  7. RIP and God bless Hus.So sorry Cole family and James family for your loss .Hus always had a way to make you smile and laugh.He will be missed by all who knew him. Kathie and Fil

  8. Our condolences to the family and friends….Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time…Charlie was along time neighbor and good friends with my late parents…may he R.I.P


  9. Our condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Huss always made me laugh and reminisce on old time shinanigans.

  10. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dad/my brother. I will always remember the day he hit two home runs out of Cranston Stadium during the Hearst Sandlot Classic tryouts for the MLB. He was fifteen years old at the time and an outstanding pitcher and shortstop. I will keep him in my prayers.

    Love, Uncle Joe

  11. My condolences and prayers to all on the loss of your dad. Although it has been a while since we’ve seen each other, I still remember his big smile the same as in the photo you shared. May all the memories you shared with your dad bring you peace at this time.

  12. My sympathies to all of you on the loss of your dad/my brother. I will always remember the day he hit two homerooms out of Cranston Stadium during the Hearst Sandlot Classic tryouts for the MLB. He was an outstanding pitcher and shortstop. I will keep him in my prayers.

    Love, Uncle Joe

  13. Condolences to the family. I knew your Dad for many years when he lived on Bluff St., Riverside before moving to Barrington.

  14. Charlie was a good friend and outstanding citizen of Barrington. He was very community oriented and never hesitated to help anyone. He had the rare personality of putting people at ease and mediated successfully issues in the Bay Spring neighborhood while a President of the Bay Spring Crime Watch. May he rest in Peace.

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