Robert D. Winston

Date of Passing:

April 9, 2022

Winston, Robert D., 76, of Hatton Street, East Providence, died peacefully on Saturday April 9, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Dianne J. (Russell) Winston.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Robert H. Hazard Sr. and Dolores M. Winston, he lived in East Providence for 23 years previously residing in Barrington.

Mr. Winston was a Chef at the Rhode Island Veteran’s Home, Bristol for over 25 years before retiring in 2019.

Robert was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Riverside Legion Post #10 where he served as Past Commander as well as holding numerous other offices. He also served as the Department of Rhode Island American Legion Commander holding the title of Past NECman.

Robert enjoyed fishing, sitting by the water with his wife and spending time with his loving family, friends and fellow veterans.

Besides his wife of 36 years, he is survived by three daughters, Alishia Marasco of Central Falls, Donna Rumery of East Providence and Holly Marasco of East Providence; four grandchildren, Deanna Marasco, Dennis Andrade, Michael Brown and Julia Medeiros; four brothers, Robert, Dennis and Frank Hazard and Wayne Freitas; two sisters, Denise Rodriguez and Sandra Boulanger; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was the brother of the late Alvin Freitas.

His Funeral will be held on Thursday April 14, 2022 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11 a.m. with a Committal Service in the North Burial Ground Cemetery, Branch Avenue, Providence at 12:30 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Robert’s memory to The Little Rhody Boys State, P.O. Box 114028, North Providence, RI, 02911 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I miss you more than words can explain. I love you Babe now and forever. Fly high my love

  2. hi papa its me julia from dennises comperter and i miss you so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  3. Diane and family,
    Our sorrow is with you all and he will be in our heart always i
    He is my COMRADE MY FRIEND MY BR0THER always we had many of good times I will miss him very much

  4. Sending love to all of his family

  5. Dear Dianne. Bob will surely be missed. We all enjoyed good times together. Our deepest condolences to you and the entire family God bless you and the family.

  6. Dear Diane and family, may the presence of our LORD JESUS Christ be with at this most difficult time. I cannot only be there in spirit but i send my love and hugs to you all.

  7. My deepest condolences to Diane, Alishia, Donna, Holly and the rest of his family and friends. He will be missed.

  8. Pastor and 1st Lady and members of Union Baptist Church wishes to express our deepest Condolences to the Family of Robert D. Winston, and Deacon Robert Hazard. You love him but God loves him best. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. John 14: 1-3 Let not your heart be trouble you believe in God believe also in me. In my Father house are many mansion; if it was not so, I would have told you. I go and prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am you maybe also.

  9. The members of The American Legion, Balfour-Cole Post 64, mourn the loss of our departed comrade. We were honored to know him and to serve with him. We thank him for his service to our country and offer our sincere condolences to his family.

  10. Daddy I’m relieved to know your pain is gone. But the pain I feel not having you with me will never go away. I’ll miss our talks, our banter and those daddy looks you’d give me. Everything you’ve taught me has brought me through some of the hardest times and I’m leaning on your strength now. From day one you took me under your wing. Forever grateful that the universe put you in our lives. I love you daddy xoxox love your pigpen

  11. Diane, please accept my deepest sympathy on Bob’s passing. Bob was a gentleman of the first order and I will miss the many conversations we had, RIP my friend.

  12. Sorry for your loss

  13. Our deepest sympathy to Dianne and family. My Commander Bob you are no longer in pain and earned your wings RIP. You will be greatly missed.

  14. Diane and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Bob was a hard working Veteran for the American Legion. He will be missed.

  15. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family

  16. Rest In Peace big Brother. I got this for you..

  17. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Bob was one of a kind , as I had the pleasure of knowing him through the Vets Home and from his daughter, Holly. May you Rest In Peace and fly high Bob.

  18. Words can’t describe how we all feel about a man that brought us joy wisdom and laughter in all our hearts we are all greatful to have been a part of your life love you uncle bob im so sorry auntie and family may he rest with the angles Who raa

  19. Oh daddy I wish you were still here. It feels like a dream. Fly high daddy. Watch over all of us. It’s not good bye it’s see you later. I love you beyond words can say.

  20. We are so sorry for your loss Dianne. Sending hugs and prayers

  21. So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  22. Diane

    Sincere sympathies for dear friend bob. Your husband truly demonstrated a sound belief in god and country. Many great memories together. Rip bob.
    Jake and flo

  23. Diane and family im sorry for the loss of Bob I had the pleasure of working with him at the Vets Home and knowing him

  24. Rest in peace cousin Winston God bless ohh ha

  25. To Diane and family so sorry for loss rip

  26. Dianne and family, so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May he rest in peace…

  27. So so sorry to hear about his passing.May you fly high with the angels and watch over your family

  28. May you Rest In Peace Uncle

  29. I love you Uncle, watch over Armando and Papa for me ♥️♥️

  30. I love you mama and family we got this. I’ll always love you papa

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