Charles W. Pringle Sr.

Date of Passing:

July 7, 2020

Pringle, Charles W. Sr., 89, of Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford, died peacefully on July 7, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Josephine A. (Iervolino) Pringle.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Charles A. and Elizabeth F. (Dowling) Pringle, he lived in Rumford for 56 years.

Mr. Pringle was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. He was a Member of the Teamsters Local 251, and he was a member of the “Tin Can Sailors”, which is the National Association of Destroyer Veterans.

A sports enthusiast, Charles was a devoted New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoyed reading and listening to classical music.

Mr. Pringle was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

Besides his wife of sixty three years, he is survived by a son, Charles W. Pringle Jr. and his wife Donna of North Providence; two daughters, Karen E. Celani and her husband Richard of St. Petersburgh, FL and Trisha A. Rossi and her husband Christopher of Rumford; five grandchildren, Peter Celani, Kellie Celani, Jaclyn Pringle, Brandon Pringle and Lauren Pringle and one great-granddaughter, Anna Rose Celani. He was the brother of the late Willis D. Pringle.

His Funeral will be held on Tuesday July 14, 2020 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, 118 Taunton Avenue, East Providence at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Charles memory to HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904-9826, HopeHealthCo.Org would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Dad, It’s been one year today since you have been away from us physically. You are always in our prayers, thoughts and hearts. You are thought of every day snd we know you are watching over each of us. We deeply love and miss you. God only takes the best. May he bless your soul and you Rest In Peace always. You are with Christ in the place that his Father has made for you. We will meet again. I know that in my heart and my beliefs. I love you Dad.

  2. Dear Trisha,
    Please except my deepest sympathies and condolences on the loss of your dad. I am sorry to hear this news. Your mom and family are in my prayers. May God Bless your fathers soul and welcome him to eternal paradise. Love Always, Michael

  3. Trish,

    I was so sadden to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  4. Dad, the day is over. The day I always dreaded, but I know you are at peace. You are with The Holy Family and your family that passed before you. You were the best father a daughter could have ever asked for. Thank you for everything you did for all of us. You were a gentleman, loving and caring father. You made me laugh when I didn’t expect you to say something funny. I enjoyed “our” time in my car sharing thoughts. Thank you for giving part of your life to serve our country in the Navy. I am so proud to say I am your daughter. I love and miss you so much. You took a piece of my heart with you. You will always be in my prayers and I will always bring you Red Roses on Father’s Day and your two birthdays as I always have. I know you are a special angel watching over all of us. I will never stop grieving until I stop breathing. I love you Dad. Rest In Eternal Peace. xoxo

  5. Trish – So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. My deepest sympathy to you & your entire family Trisha.

  7. Trish, Please accept my deepest condolences on the recent passing of your father. I hope the many kind words of family and friends will help you through this difficult time. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

  8. Charlie, Donna and Pringle family: Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your precious dad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Josephine,Trish and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Charlie’s passing.
    Your friend Muriel Woodcock

  10. I will miss Mr. Pringle terribly. His smile, sense of humor and kind words lifted my spirit every time I saw him. Not only was I fond of Charlie but so was my staff. He made all the girls laugh! I am humbled and honored to pray for him and his family. He was a wonderful man and true gentleman.

  11. Dear Josephine:
    I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. My mom is Charlie’s Aunt Ruth and even though she may be a few months younger than him…he always addressed her as “Aunt Ruth”. That is one topic my Mom still enjoys telling to anyone who will listen!!!
    I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Mrs. Pringle, Karen and Rick, Chucky and Donna, Trisha and Chris- my sincere condolences on your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember your dad as a very sweet man. God Bless.

  13. Trish – We’re so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Dear Josephine, Trish, Chris and to all the Pringle family … I’m so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences and let me know if there’s anything I can do to help during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones right now. I hope you’re able to find peace and comfort during this difficult time

  15. Trisha – We were so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was fortunate to have you take such good care of him over the years.

  16. Trisha – I am saddened and so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with him and your family Trisha.

  18. Mrs. Pringle, Trish, Karen, Chuck & family, My heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday” Rest in eternal peace Papa Charlie.

  19. It was an honor and pleasure for RJ and l to have been able to have celebrated your 89th Birthday together and great stories and wonderful memories. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts, prayers and love go out to all the family.

  20. So very sorry for your loss I hear he was a very kind soul.

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