Edmund T. Korkuc

Date of Passing:

March 14, 2022

Korkuc, Edmund T., 94, of Holland Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully at home on March 14, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy A. (Beagan) Korkuc.

Born in Seekonk, MA, a son of the late Michael and Anna (Waitkin) Korkuc, he lived in Riverside for 65 years.

Mr. Korkuc was a salesman for the former Nu-Brite Paint Co. for 34 years before retiring in 1993.

Edmund was a graduate of East Providence High School Class of 1945 where he was the Captain of the hockey team. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island Class of 1953.

Edmund was a United States Army Veteran serving during WWII.

Mr. Korkuc was a communicant of St. Brendan Church for over 60 years. He was a former Riverside Little League Baseball Coach that brought his team to Florida to compete in the National Championship.

He is survived by two daughters, Deborah A. Giordano of East Providence and Donna M. Niederberger and her husband David of Riverside; a son, Robert E. Korkuc and his wife Martha of Amherst, NH; a brother, Charles Korkuc of East Providence; six grandchildren, Sabatino, Melanie, Michael, Megan, Jennifer and Ryan and one great grandson, Leo Edmund. He was the brother of the late Josephine Lamson, Sophie Connors, Helen Siezega, Anthony, John and Stanley Korkuc.

His Funeral will be held on Friday March 18, 2022 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willet Avenue, Riverside at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10:30 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Thursday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Edmund’s memory to the Seekonk Fire Museum, 211 Newman Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771 or the Riverside Little League, P.O Box 15331, Riverside, RI 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I’m so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Keep your memories close as they will help get you through the tough days ahead. May he rest in eternal peace.
    Tracy (Johnson) O’Brien

  2. So sorry for your loss. From your neighbors the Johnson’s.

  3. Donna,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You took such good care of him! I hope that the wonderful memories you shared with your Dad bring you some comfort. I’m sending you and your family hugs❤️

  4. Dear Donna, Debbie and Bob
    I send my sympathy and love. I remember the twinkle in your Dad’s eye and also your very pretty Mom. You took good care of your Dad.

  5. Donna and family so sorry about your dad’s passing he was awesome person to have known and also a great friend to my father and family at kings hardware

  6. Debbie, so sorry for your loss. I’m so glad I got to meet your dad. He was a sweet and friendly man.

  7. Debra-

    I am so very sorry for your loss. May your Dad Rest In Peace.

    God Bless.

    Gino DiCarlo

  8. Deb so sorry for your loss. I’m glad he had a chance to spend time with his great grandson

  9. “Grief is the price we pay for truly loving someone. And it’s worth every penny.” — Ted Lasso

    I’m glad that I got to know your family’s Poppy. He was an admirable, kind, smart, funny, and loving man.

  10. Thank you all for the heartfelt sentiments for our Dad (Donna, Bob, and met self). It is so nice to read the comments from all of you! I am heart broken, but he passing was peaceful and his religious, kind, sweet, caring and giving ways will lead him directly to a good place in heaven. I will miss your sweet, witty, funny, and sometimes trite sayings. Na Strovia! Low fuel! I love you!!

  11. Debbie, Bob and Donna and families,

    I have so many wonderful memories of your Dad ( and really all of you including your Mom!). As others have said, he was such a kind and generous man. One of my favorite memories is when he would come over to borrow some type of tool from my Dad and it would end up being a 2 hour discussion about who knows what! And then there was the early summer nights that he would teach and play with us new outside games! “Giant Steps” became very boring ? I know the heartache of the loss of parents, may your memories sustain you…they will actuality grow over time just like his love for all of you.

  12. Donna, Debbie and Bob… I’m so sad to hear of your Dad’s passing . Uncle Edo was always one of my favorite people…such a sweet and kind man !!
    Know I’m thinking of all of you as you face the days ahead.
    I too, will be remembering his life and
    will with you there in spirit ???

  13. Deb and family, Sorry to read of your dad’s passing. May he be at peace and your memories bring you smiles as the sadness ebbs.

  14. Bob, you gave your father a son to be proud of. The later years of his life you made him comfortable. You shared with him all your endeavors. A sad time now, yet all the memories you have of your father live with you; and the joy of “Finding a Fallen Hero: The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner.”

    My sincere condolences to you; and the family.

  15. I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Edo’s passing. He was such a nice man and I have fond memories. Thinking of you Debbie, Donna, Bob and your entire family, sending prayers. God bless.

  16. Donna, David and family. So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed talking to your mom and dad during our summers in Matunuck. Your family has grown by leaps and bounds. God bless you all ❤️

  17. So sorry, Donna, for you and your family. Your Dad was a special man. I will miss him at Christmas when he would chat with everyone. Fred especially enjoyed talking to him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Peggy

  18. We are saddened to read this news. My husband worked with Eddie up till 1987 and I continued till 88 or 89. Eddie was a sweet man. Fond memories of him with the other salesmen. We want to send our condolences now because sadly we won’t be here to attend his wake. Would have loved to see him for one last time. May God embrace him into his kingdom and also look over you and the family during this difficult and emotional time. HUGS.

  19. Our Sincere Condolences to the Family

  20. Sending my deepest sympathy and condolences. Prayers for you and your family.

  21. Donna and Family,

    I am saddened by this news of Uncle Eddo’s passing. He was one of the sweetest men I’ve ever known. Lots of love.

  22. Donna and the entire Family, our deepest heartfelt condolences. We had the pleasure of meeting your Dad at a company luncheon, a true gentleman with a witty sense of humor. May he Rest in Peace.

  23. Donna and the entire family, We had the pleasure of meeting your Dad at a company luncheon, a true gentleman with a witty sense of humor. May he Rest in Peace.

  24. So very sorry for your loss Deb. Thinking of you and praying h Fr or all,

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