Joseph M. Cain

Date of Passing:

August 20, 2023

Cain, Joseph M., 62, of Cove Street, Riverside, died peacefully on August 20, 2023 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Tina A. (Meadows) Cain. They were together for 22 years.

Born in Providence, a son of the late John and Joan (McSheehy) Cain, lived in Riverside for over 30 years.

Mr. Cain was an Office Manager for the Sprague Energy Co. for the past 40 years.

Joseph was a graduate of Barrington High School Class of 1979 and the Community College of Rhode Island.

Joseph enjoyed music, attending concerts and was a devoted New England sports teams fan. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Chelsea L. Cain and her partner Robert E. Kennedy of Riverside; two step-children, Nicholas Russo of Scituate and Kevin E. Russo of Barrington; two brothers, Jack Cain of Riverside and Jeffrey Cain of Portsmouth and a grandson, Robert J. Kennedy of Riverside. He was the father of the late Ross D. Cain.

His funeral will be held on Monday August 28, 2023 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:15 a.m. with a Graveside Service to follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow.

Calling hours are Sunday 3-6 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Joseph’s memory to the American Heart Association, One State Street, Unit 200, Providence, RI, 02908 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Very sorry for your loss , great guy hard worker, Our neighbor in Barrington

  3. Chelsea, I am so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. He was a wonderful person. RIP Joe.

  4. Joe always brought a smile to those around him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  5. I had the pleasure & privilege of working with Joe for almost 20 years at Sprague. He was always a caring and trusted friend. My deepest sympathy to Jeff, Tina, Chelsea & the entire family on your loss. May the loving memories of Joe sustain you in this difficult time.

  6. Tina and Chelsea,

    It is with great sadness that I’ve learned of Joe’s passing. Sending my condolences and prayers to you both. Joe could speak to any conversation that was brought up at those back-yard cookouts. A gentleman with a laugh I can still hear. Keep strong in your Spirit.

    God Bless.

  7. May his soul rest in peace and may God comfort you Tina and fill you with His Love.
    I’m so very sorry for your loss together with Jim we send our prayers and love.

  8. Joe was my best friend. We had so many great times !! I love you bud!! Rest in peace Brother.🙏❤️🙏

  9. So sorry to hear about your brother Jeff. Hugs to the Family.

  10. Joe was the sweetest most generous soul a person could be. His laugh, his infectious energy is something that can never be replaced. Joe welcomed me in his home for many years and treated me as one of his own. HIs house was always a home for many of us who needed that “fatherly role.” I will never forget the nights outside by the fire listening to music, football Sundays with Tinas homemade cooking, vacations, holidays and overall, just the little moments that I hold so close to my heart now. I find comfort in visualizing the reunion he had with his late son Ross- every time I close my eyes, I imagine them jamming away with a drink in their hands and it brings my mourning heart peace.

    TIna, my heart hurts for you, losing someone is hard but losing a piece of your heart is the absolute hardest. May you take one day at a time, one step forward- and let the love little joey had for you be at the forefront of your grief to keep you going.

    Chelsea, the glue of your family- Life is so unfair but it seems extremely unfair to you. I hate to see that you will have to navigate grief once again- yet this time for your father who loved you more than life. You are his baby girl, his first baby that held such a close bond and relationship some will never understand but only lucky enough to witness. May Joes parenting and unconditional love for you shine through as you move forward in life raising your own while mourning the loss of your dad. All my love to the Cain family, i pray you find the signs he sends your way; those signs are proof that your bond is infinite because it will stretch to heaven and back.

  11. My condolences go out to the entire Cain family.

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Joe as my very first summer friend.

  13. My sincere condolences to Joe’s family. 🙏 Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. 🙏

  14. With sympathy to the family and friends of Joe. BHS Classmate of 1979.
    Our yearbook is a treasure for our classmates. Margie Mason Amico

  15. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
    Sending our deepest condolences, with fond memories of growing up with Joe as a neighbor and friend.
    We are so sorry for your loss.

  16. Joe was a very dear & cherished friend…so funny & kind. We graduated together. God Bless Joe’s family

  17. You were a great spirit…Peace to you and your family..
    Your spirit live on.

  18. I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. We were “neighbors” for several years in Barrington(a few streets over). My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

  19. Sorry to read this Tina. Life is so fragile. Love and sympathy to your family from all our Morrell family.

  20. Tina, my thoughts are with you. I graduated with Joe in 1979.

  21. So very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing!

  23. So sorry for your loss

  24. With deepest sympathies,

  25. I am very sorry for your loss.

  26. I am very sorry for your loss.

  27. My heart felt condolences go out to you, Jeff, and your entire family. May your loving memories help you through this tough time.

  28. Sending you all my deepest condolences. I am so sorry for this loss. Hugs and warm wishes to Chels and the family.

  29. Tina I am so sorry to hear about Joe, I didn’t hear about it until Tuesday, sorry we missed the services. If there is anything you need please call. Our prays go out to you and His family.

  30. My sincere condolences to you Chelsea, your mom and your family. Love and hugs

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