Richard E. Oldrid

Date of Passing:

November 8, 2023

Oldrid, Richard E., 91, of Colony Road, Riverside, died peacefully on November 8, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband for 57 years to the late Patricia A. (Vassett) Oldrid.

Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Norman and Alma (Harbeck) Oldrid, he lived in Riverside for 30 years.

Mr. Oldrid was a store a manger for the former First National Supermarket for 30 years before managing Cumberland Farms where he retired in his 80’s.

Richard enjoyed bowling, golfing, traveling, spending time by the water and gathering with his family and friends

Mr. Oldrid was a United States Army Veteran.

He is survived by three children, Patricia Hanson of East Providence, Richard E. Oldrid Jr. of Fairhaven, MA and Mindy Corrigan and her husband Rob Connors of East Providence; a sister, Jacqueline Massie of FL.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and his devoted dog Tillie.

His Funeral Service will be held on Sunday November 12, 2023 in the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 5 p.m. Calling Hours are Sunday 3-5 p.m.

A Private Burial will be held in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland.

Online Condolences


  1. My condolences to the Oldrid family in your time of sorrow. My thoughts are with you all.

  2. We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved “Dickie”. He was the sweetest man, full of so much love. Our hearts are with you.

  3. Mindy our condolences to you and your family.
    I never met your dad but we always waved to each other whenever I drove by.

  4. To you and your family we send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad. We will miss the pics of the two of you and your adventures!😪 We are always here for you Rick. God Bless. Rest in peace Mr. Oldrid 🙏🇺🇸

  5. The most fondest memory I have of your father was his dancing. He danced with me at a wedding and I felt like I was dancing on air. His nickname from me was Fred Astaire. He was graceful on the dance floor as he was in life.

  6. Rick and family,
    Had the pleasure of working with your Dad at the First National Store in Portsmouth back in the 70’s – great yo work with, always pleasant – lots of good memories….my condolences to you and your family.

  7. I never got to meet your dad. But he looks like a wonderful person. I am so glad to have been able to share in all your latest post of life with your dad.
    My deepest condolences to all of your family.

  8. Dickie was such a special person. Kind, generous, funny, and gave the biggest hugs. He always made you feel welcome and loved. He was always so good to me and my children God bless you Dickie. I know you will be watching over your family. Sending love and prayers to Rick, Trish and Mindy and your families

  9. I never had the pleasure of meeting your Pops, but knowing his children, he was a hell of a man. My condolences

  10. I have only known your dad for a short time, but noted he was always quick to smile, had a positive attitude, and made you feel special when conversing with him. A special man, indeed…

  11. We are all going to miss dickie he was a good man always quick with a smile and laugh always kind to everyone a good husband,father,grandfather,and friend I miss playing golf with dickie but most of all I miss dickie.

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