Richard D. Pass

Date of Passing:

December 20, 2021

Pass, Richard D., 69, of Bullock Avenue, Barrington died peacefully on December 20, 2021 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the former husband of Constance W. (Watkins) Pass of North Kingstown.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Nathan E. and Gertrude M. (Nystead) Pass, he lived in Barrington and East Providence for many years.

Mr. Pass was a practicing attorney in East Providence for over 20 years.

Richard graduated from East Providence High School Class of 1970, Brown University Class of 1974 where he was a member of the Brown Rugby Team and Villanova Law School Class of 1978.

Mr. Pass was a member of the Providence Institute. He practiced Shamanism for many years. He enjoyed gardening, golfing, music, and spending time in nature.

He is survived by a daughter, Rachel Pass Scagos and her husband Michael Scagos of Barrington; two grandchildren, Zoe and Ethan Scagos; a brother, Robert N. Pass of Paeonian Springs, VA; a sister, Linda J. Armstrong and her husband Thomas of Riverside; a niece, Hannah Butler and a nephew, David Armstrong. He was the brother of the late Sondra J. Eller.

A private family service will be held in the family residence. A Celebration of his life will be held in spring 2022.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in his name.

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  1. I just learned of Dick’s passing and I’m so sorry to hear about and I apologize for not responding sooner. Dick and I were the best of friends during our days at Villova
    School of Law and for several years thereafter. . I visited him and Connie a number of times in the late 70’s and early 80’s but we lost contact after that. I’m so sorry that we never reconnected. He and Connie were such good friends during those years, especially during law school. I will let my ex-wife, Candy, know as she was part of our gang then. My sincere condolences to Connie and the entire family.

  2. So so sorry to hear of my cousin passing.

  3. Pops Richard taught me alot! Not only about muself but about life and siezing the moments of joy and happiness! LOVE YOU POPS! I miss you but I still hear you telling me to, “Overcome, enjoy and praise!”

  4. Dick and I also met after I moved into the 6th floor of Poland House at Brown in the fall of 1970. He was upbeat, funny, and had an infectious laugh to go along with that East Providence accent. Listening to Dick and his high school friend “Manny” booming loudly echoing “WOOOOH” with Yogi Bear voices while barreling down the hallways of the dorm was both a sound and sight never to be forgotten. Dick also had a gentle, compassionate side for the needs of all people. With all his bad breaks of illness and disabilities, he was still a marvelous conversationalist during our phone conversations over the last couple of years. He was a good soul and will be sorely missed.

  5. I lived across the hall from Dick in my freshman year at college. Many of my off-campus experiences were with Dick since he knew the environs. I remember well visiting him when he was in law school at Villanova and also at various college reunions including the last one in 2019. I will miss his good politics and good humor. My sincere condolences to his family.

  6. I met Dick when we were classmates at Brown in 1970. He lived down the hall from me. I have many warm memories of him and I especially remember his help translating Rhode Island lingo into something his out-of-town friends could understand.

    My condolences to his entire family.

  7. So sorry to hear Of Dick’s passing. A great guy. Hold on to the wonderful memories.

  8. Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

  9. Lynn and Robert.
    My condolences to both of you.
    I have great memories of Dick.

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