Richard E. Samson

Date of Passing:

July 15, 2021

Samson, Richard E., 64, of Burnside Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on Thursday July 15, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia M. (Brown) Samson.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Lionel J. Samson and Florence (Black) Hall, he lived in Riverside for 30 years and spent summers vacationing in Fryeburg, ME.

Mr. Samson was a machinist for various manufacturers for 30 years before retiring in 2001.

A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed baseball and was a former Riverside Little League baseball coach.

Richard enjoyed spending time with his loving family.

Besides his wife of 39 years, he is survived by two sons, Ryan P. Samson of Cranston and Peter A. Samson and his fiancé Amanda L. Walker of East Providence; a brother, Jeffrey Samson and his wife Carol of Riverside; a sister, Laurie Leamy of East Providence; a grandson, Theodore Richard Samson and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Christopher L. Samson, David Sampson and Linda Hopkins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours on Saturday July 17, 2021 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 2-5 p.m. Burial will be private.

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  1. I have not seen Rick for many years. But I do remember him as being a very nice man. He always had a smile.

  2. Cindy & family
    Sorry for your loss
    I just found out today

  3. Cindy, I’m so sorry for your loss! Prayers to you and your family for strength and love to carry you through this difficult time. ❤️??

  4. Awesome guy , hard worker miss ya

  5. a dear, kind and compassionate gentleman. we drove bus together and various other duties at the barrington senior center. always there to assist the people and very well liked by all. i will miss him dearly.

  6. My sympathy goes out to Rick,s family…I worked with Rick at the Barrington Senior Center for some time…He was the nicest, kindest gentleman …always ready to help others despite his long battle with his illness…I will always remember this loving, gentle person…I was lucky to have known him….Nancy Melies

  7. Cindy, Ryan and Peter We are sorry for your loss you are in our prayers and in our thoughts.

  8. Rest in Peace Rick. I miss you and will miss our random calls and texts. You will always be in my heart.

  9. so sorry for your loss prayers are with you and your family.

    The Chace Family

  10. I will miss my brother-in-law so very much. He was smart, he was funny and quirky. I enjoyed more then anything our annual trips to the Patriots vs Dolphins football games in the freezing weather, then waiting 3 hrs to get out of the parking lot!

    John and I will miss you very much Rick.

  11. I am so very sorry. I have always known Mr. Samson as a fun and caring person. My deepest sympathies

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