Dennis L. Preston

Date of Passing:

May 1, 2010

Preston, Dennis, L., 67, of Primrose Drive, Riverside, died peacefully on May 1, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Marie L. (Savage) Preston.

Born in Pawtucket, a son of Leo Preston of West Palm Beach, FL and the late Elizabeth (Fagan) Preston, he lived in Riverside for 33 years.

Mr. Preston was an engineer for the General Machine Technologies Inc., Ashland, MA, for 10 years before retiring in 2008.

Dennis was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. He was a founding member of the Primrose Fire Department, North Smithfield. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and inventing. He was an innovator in the field of radio frequency identification.

Besides his father and wife of 33 years, he is survived by eleven children; Denise Crumm of MO, Terry Monaghan of Riverside, Lori Lisak of MA, Diane Monaghan of East Providence, Dennis Preston and Bryan Preston, both of GA, Donna Zelano of Warwick, Beth Ann Gervais of MA, Gregory Monaghan of VA, Patricia Staples of Warwick and Timothy Preston of MA, a brother; Kevin Preston of MA, three sisters; Leslie Paquette of North Smithfield, Lisa Preston of MA and Kathy Crowell of Warwick and 20 grandchildren.

His funeral service will be held Tuesday evening May 4, 2010 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 7 pm. Calling hours are 4-7 pm.

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