Francis C. Jarvis

Date of Passing:

May 17, 2020

Jarvis, Francis C., 88, of Sixth Street, Barrington, died peacefully on May 17, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Frances (Winsor) Jarvis.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Frank and Lillian (Dandonneau) Jarvis, he lived in Barrington for 60 years.

Mr. Jarvis was an Electrical Engineer for the Raytheon Corporation, Portsmouth for 33 years before retiring in 1992. (1959-1992)
Francis was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island Class of 1953. He was a communicant of St. Luke Church. He enjoyed playing in Cribbage Leagues.

Besides his wife of sixty seven years, he is survived by his children, Francis C. Jarvis Jr. of Raleigh, NC, Michael Jarvis of Moultonboro, NH, Richard Jarvis of Allen, TX, Dennis Jarvis of Seekonk, Linda Himmighoefer of Fort Pierce, FL Lawrence Jarvis of Rehoboth, MA and Mark Jarvis of Riverside; 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington followed by burial in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington. Contributions in Francis’s memory to the RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. To My Loving Aunt Frances and Family

    It breaks my heart to see and read the Obituary of a Favorite Uncle. We live so close and made plans to visit and always something came up to detour our plans. Thank you for talking to me and catching me up on the “goings on” in the Winsor Family…albeit sorrowful as it is. I only wish I could have seen and spoken to “Uncle Frank” one more time. I’m telling my kids of the times my sister Pat and I would beg to go to “Uncle Franks Farm” to see and have a ride on “Teddy”…we felt like “REAL Cowgirls” then!!! Sweet Sorrows….we Will ALL MEET AGAIN…GOD BLESS!

  2. Dearest Fran and cousins Frank, Mike, Rick, Dennis, Linda, Larry, and Mark,

    My heart reaches out to you in this time of uncle Frank’s passing. I have so much love for him and you all, including many wonderful memories of our times at Memere’s and Pepere’s and your house in Barrington that was always filled with music and laughter and swimming and fun for us growing up together.

    Love and hugs from me and my husband Pierre, Jane and Rod and their boys. We’re thinking of you all with love and prayers during this time of sadness and loss. Please take care and I would love hearing from you.

    With love,
    Cousin Kathi

  3. Dear Mrs Jarvis, Frankie, Michael, Rick (Sticko), Dennis, Linda, Larry, and Markie:

    Please accept my family’s deepest condolences for your loss. I remember spending a lot of time at your house as a family friend. Mr Jarvis seemed like Superman to me. He could build anything and fix anything and was always doing so all for his family. I hope you are all doing ok and I would love to hear from you guys if you have a chance.
    Thinking of you all.

    Warmest regards,
    Dana King

  4. To the Jarvis family,
    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Frank. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.
    The Lannon’s

  5. Frank and I had some great conversations in the middle of Sixth St. during the 33 years I knew him. We had some great laughs building my shed (he told me what to do and I did it). One particularly funny moment was when we tried to hide from the building inspector behind my chimney (he did eventually catch us, I didn’t get a building permit). He was a very talented man. Sue and I and our sons Michael and Matthew are very sorry for your loss.

  6. Fran and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Love and prayers for all of you.

    Sue, Paul, Greg and Scott

  7. Mr. Jarvis will always have a warm place in my memory. I remember the kind way he always spoke to me. (Which was very different from the deep thunderous loving discipline voice he used with his children.) May God bless his soul and I send my condolences to Mrs. Jarvis and the rest of his family.

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