Michael B. Knowles

Date of Passing:

July 31, 2017

Knowles, Michael B., 46, of Anson Drive, Riverside, died unexpectedly on July 31, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Sonia G. (Correia) Knowles.

Born in Providence, a son of Michael Robinson of Peacedale and Cindy Knowles of Riverside, he lived in Riverside for the past 15 years.

Mr. Knowles was the owner and operator of Motorcycle Paint Works, Riverside for the past 15 years.

Michael enjoyed riding motorcycles and playing softball.

Besides his parents and his wife of 14 years, he is survived by two daughters, Tanisha Fournier of Burrillville and Teresa Knowles of East Providence; three sons, Michael B. Knowles Jr. of Lincoln, Alexander Knowles of Riverside and Ayden Knowles of Riverside; four sisters; three brothers and three grandchildren.

His funeral services will be private. Contributions in Michael’s memory to the Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition, PO Box 578, Coventry, RI, 02816 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. You will be in moms heart and soul for eternity. Save a place close by close by to you, I will be coming to take care of you. I am am so torn and lost without you, but I know now, that you will Rest In Peace until I get there. I’ve prayed to my angels to watch over you until I arrive. Mom loves you deeply, I love you my son. -mom

  2. Lost for words Mike i never the jokes at the gym and all the fun growing up. i will miss you for sure. R.I.P bro

  3. To the Family: I am so sorry for the loss of Mike ..He was an amazing person with a lot of talent, He always had a smile on his face and always had funny things to say .May God wrap His arms around His Wife Children and the rest of His Family at this very difficult time..RIP Mike You will surely be missed.?

  4. R.I.P. Mike. Always made me laugh at Workout World. Great sense of humor. Don’t think I ever saw you not smiling.

  5. What I will remember most about you Mike is you were always smiling and always laughing, I will miss our concerts at Gillette and will always remember our times playing softball together. Rest in peace my friend. Sonia if you ever need anything please do not hesitate to ask. You and the kids are in my prayers.

  6. Bro too soon if you need anything hit me

  7. RIP MIKE. May you rest in eternal peace and my prayers are with your family. God bless.

  8. RIP to one of the Best Friends to have in my Life! LOVE YOU MIKE.. AND YOU WILL BE MISSED GREATLY‼️look out for me, while I ride, remembering the days we would ride together. ??

  9. I am sorry for your loss. I knew Mike for 30 years. I will pray for him and his loved ones. Again I am sorry. May God bless him and his family. Rest in peace bro.

  10. Prayers to the family..rip mikey. You will be deeply and sadly missed..

  11. So sorry for your loss God rest his soul

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