Milton R. Savard

Date of Passing:

January 26, 2023

Savard, Milton R., 79, of Lindy Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on January 26, 2023 at Linn Health & Rehabilitation, East Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Janice M. (DeRosa) Savard.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Ulysses and Edith (Rafferty) Savard, he was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mr. Savard was a drywall finisher for Local Union #195 for 35 years before retiring in 2005.

Milton was a communicant of St. Brendan Church.

Besides his wife of twenty eight years, he is survived by his children, Denise Ann Carrado, Michelle Marie Savard, Scott Milton Savard all of Riverside, Shane Gervais of South Attleboro, MA,; his step-children, Robert Anthony Abbruzzese of Chepachet, Richard Anthony Abbruzzese of Lutherville, MD and Melanie Ann Abbruzzese of Riverside; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Savard of Bristol and Albert Savard of Georgia and a sister, Eileen LeFranc of Warren. He was the brother of the late Beverly Muenzel and Ulysses, Raymond, Charles, Patricia and Paul Savard.

His Funeral service will be private. Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling Hours and flowers respectfully omitted. Contributions in Milton’s memory to American Cancer Society, P.O Box 1640, Hagerstown, MD 21741 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Melanie

    Sorry to hear about Milton. Our condolences to you and your family. Dyan says the same. He and Denise were a part of our band. Community back in the day.

  2. I will always remember Milton as someone who made a mundane job fun.” Uncle Miltie” would entertain the crew and make 8 hours seem like 2. God bless him and his family. He was one of a kind.
    With Sincere Respect
    Jon Adams, Retired Taper

  3. To the Savard and Abruzzese family.
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. He was such a great guy. He will be missed.

  4. Denise, Michelle and Scott and the Savard Family, So very sorry for your loss.. Many good times were had through those early years.. I’m sure He’ll be entertaining everyone.. Sincerely, Judy {Case} Caldamone

  5. Dear Janice &family, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Milton. I know he was was wonderful and loving husband and father.

  6. To Milton’s family we send our condolences. We had a lot of fun our husband’s grew up together. Milton’s was the life of the party. Remember him an Shanda riding around in his beautiful red an white car. He will be missed

  7. Rest in peace Uncle Milton.
    I’ll always remember you for your great sense of humor.

    Your Nephew Bob

  8. So very sorry Bobby and Kelly may he RIP…sending hugs and prayers for strength during this difficult time. Hugs

  9. To our nieces and nephews Milton was just like a brother to us. The way he took care of your mother Shandra and then Janice I have never seen such love and compassion as he had shown them. When he said in sickness and health, he meant every word of it. We had so much fun over the years we will love and miss you forever. Rest in peace you deserve it.
    Diane, Rick and Richard D’Ascoli

  10. To My wonderful friend. You will be missed by all who knew you. You were always a wonderful neighbor who would help us with anything we needed. Rest in peace my friend. We love you Deb and George ❤️

  11. Denise, Michelle, and Scott.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed your dad very much. It was a good man. He will be missed.

    Godspeed Mr. Savard 😔

  12. So sorry for your loss Janice

  13. Savard family sorry for your loss

  14. Milton and my husband, Bob, were best friends growing up in Riverside. He was the best man at our wedding and the godfather of our firstborn daughter. We spent many Saturday nights with him and Shandra playing cards and having lots of laughs. Over the years we would see each other on occasion and it was always like no time had passed. A wonderful friend who will be missed!

  15. RIP Milton …
    You will be greatly missed !
    What a beautiful love affair , with many happy memories with my best friend Jan ….
    Love you ,

  16. Sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace

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