Joseph H. Phillips

Date of Passing:

June 19, 2019

Phillips, Joseph H., “Bud,” 86, formerly of Wheaton Ave, Rehoboth, MA, died peacefully on June 19, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in East Providence, a son of the late Joseph and E. Helen (Richmond) Phillips, he lived in Swansea, MA for the past 3 years previously residing in Rehoboth, MA for 66 years.

Mr. Phillips was a lace weaver for the former RI Lace Works in Barrington for many years.

Bud was a member of the Seekonk Congregational Church and the Seekonk Rod & Gun club. He enjoyed playing cards, cribbage and laughter with family and friends.

Mr. Phillips was a United States Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by a sister, Patricia Pearson and her husband Robert of Rehoboth, MA; two nieces, Susan Harris and Carol Pearson, both of Rehoboth, MA; two nephews, Richard Phillips of East Providence and Robert Phillips of Barrington and his girlfriend of 22 years, Lorraine Smist of Swansea, MA. He was the brother of the late Richard Phillips.

His funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 25, 2019 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Rehoboth Village Cemetery, Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA. Calling hours are Monday 4-7 p.m.

Online Condolences


  1. Our deepest condolences to Lorrie and Bud’s entire family. Bud was a wonderful gentleman who will be missed by many. Linda and Vivian

  2. So very sorry for your loss, Uncle Bud was one in a million, always cheerful and smiling, he never had a cross word. Sending lots of hugs

  3. Carol & Sue, so sorry for the lost of your uncle Bud. Prayers for your family.

  4. I am so sorry to see this, my heart hurts for the family. I enjoyed his company often at Riitta’s house. Well Bud say Hi to Riitta, what a great party now. God bless.

  5. My deepest condolences. Uncle Bud was always so gracious and sincere. His smile was contagious…He will be missed.

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