Frederick P. Conaty

Date of Passing:

January 5, 2018

Conaty, Frederick P., “Freddie,” 72, of Pawtucket Avenue, passed away on January 5, 2018 at the Vibra Hospital, New Bedford, MA. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Souther) Conaty.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Joseph and Eugenia (Roy) Conaty, he was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mr. Conaty was a CNA in the Jane Brown Unit at Rhode Island Hospital for 19 years before retiring in 2015.

Fred was a former Riverside Little League coach. A classic car enthusiast, he was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed spending time at the Seekonk Speedway races with his grandchildren and family.

Mr. Conaty was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.
Besides his wife of 47 years, he is survived by a daughter, Cara B. Conaty and her husband Mark Lucchetti of Narragansett; a son, Patrick F. Conaty and his wife Colleen of Riverside; two brothers, Joseph T. Conaty of Riverside and John M. Conaty of Barrington; a sister, Anne E. Conaty of Riverside and two grandchildren, Kael M. Conaty and Braeden P. Conaty.

His funeral will be held on Thursday January 11, 2018 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Calling hours are Wednesday 4-8 p.m.

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  1. Dear Kathy, Cara and Patrick,
    Growing up in Riverside, I’ve know Fred and all the Conatys almost all my life. I’ll miss seeing you, Kathy, and Fred at Farnsworth’s Café but your painting of Pomham light still hangs in my living room.
    Fred will be in my and my husband’s thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dear Patrick, Colleen & Family,
    We are so sincerely sorry for your loss. When we lose someone very near and dear to us a piece of us goes with them. He will always be your guiding light, your guardian angel. God bless you to help you get through this most difficult time.
    Gail & Stephen Hogan
    Cranston, RI

  3. Dear Kathy and family, so so sorry for your loss. I remember fondly our little chats at Farnsworths on Friday evenings not that long ago. God bless you all.

  4. Warm thoughts and memories of such a wonderful man and his family. Our days at Pt Judith and on Bourne Ave in 60s and 70s still remain in my heart . God Bless

  5. I have known Fred since high school… a great guy and friend … we kept running into each other over the last 50 plus years… I will miss him … Wally Norton

  6. To Pat & his entire family, thinking of you through this difficult time of your Dad’s passing. You will get strength from all the great stories & memories……. God Bless

  7. Kathy and family, so very sorry for your loss.

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