John R. Cashman

Date of Passing:

March 20, 2010

Cashman, John, R., 83, of Rustwood Drive, died peacefully on March 20, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Impatient Center in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Dolores E. (Edwards) Cashman.

John was born on November 1, 1926 in Fall River, MA, a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Carens) Cashman, he lived in Barrington for 43 years.

Mr. Cashman was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army Air Corp. After completing his military service he attended and graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1951 earning a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation he started his career in the construction industry where he would eventually work on projects throughout the country including several high rise office towers in New York City.

In 1967 he returned to Rhode Island when he started working for the Dimeo Construction Company, where he remained until his retirement in 1991 as vice president in charge of construction. During his retirement years he did volunteer work for several charities and also assisted in the construction of the new St. Luke’s Church and the Holy Angels Parish Center, both in Barrington. He was a communicant of Holy Angel Church.

Besides his wife of 58 years, he also leaves behind his son; John R. Cashman Jr. and his wife Karen of North Kingstown, his three treasured grandchildren; Corin, Erin and Kaitlyn Cashman and a sister; Lucille Dey of Pensacola, FL. He was the brother of the late Mary Harmon, Thomas and Daniel Cashman.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday March 24, 2010 from the W. RAYMOND WATSO FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 am with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angel Church, Maple Avenue, Barrington at 10 am. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.

Calling hours are Tuesday 4-7 pm. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in John’s memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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