Robert G. Patton

Date of Passing:

June 5, 2022

Patton, Robert G., 81, of Greenwich Avenue, East Providence, died peacefully on June 5, 2022 at The Miriam Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Rose (Canha) Patton.

Born in Acushnet, MA, a son of the late Russell A. and Elinor (Davis) Patton, he was a lifelong resident of East Providence.

Mr. Patton was a maintenance worker for Bay View Academy, Riverside.

Robert was a member of the Freemasons and the Rhode Island Umpires Association. He had his own softball team, Bob’s Independence and was a member of the Rhode Island Senior over 50 Softball League. Bob was a volunteer basketball and Little League baseball coach.

Bob was a devoted Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed going to the Ice Cream Barn in Swansea, MA and spending time with his loving family.

Mr. Patton was a United States Army Veteran.

He is survived by his daughters, Robyn L. Patton and her husband James Cunningham of East Providence and Rachelle L. Abbruzzi and her husband Kevin of Bristol; a brother, Warren Patton of Falmouth, MA and three grandchildren, Claire Cunningham, Margaret and Brian Abbruzzi. He was the brother of the late Russell A. Patton.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday June 13, 2022 in St. Mary’s Academy Bay View Chapel, 3070 Pawtucket Avenue, Riverside at 9 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Mr. Patton’s memory to the Bay View President Need Based Fund, 3070 Pawtucket Avenue, Riverside, RI, 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Robyn,Jay & Claire,You Have my deepest sympathy on the death of your father ,father-in-law and grandfather.He is now with your Mom may they both Rest In Peace. Please express my condolences to your sister and her family. Bob and my late husband George were friends forever … having met at Sacred Heart School in East Providence. I have heard many stories through the years and I have fond memories of both .You are in my thoughts at this sad time. Mary.

  2. My sincere condolences to Bob’s family.
    I taught at Bay View for 13 years (1985-1998). What a kind man and a very conscientious worker! He was always willing to respond to a teacher’s request.
    May memories carry you through your grief.

  3. I work with BOB at Providence Wholesale Drug Co. He was great Co-Worker.

  4. My deepest sympathies to.Robert’s family from a classmate of EPHS class of 1958.

  5. Robin, Jay and Claire our deepest condolences on your dad, grandfathers passing. He has been reunited with his beautiful wife . Your memories will be with you forever

  6. Robyn, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing, may he Rest In Peace?

  7. My deepest sympathy to Bob’s family,I will miss him and he will always have a spot in my heart.My son was blessed to have him as a father-in-law. Our holidays will not be the same without him.He was so happy to give all the kids special coins even though it took him a minute or two to remember which pocket of the many pockets in his pants they were in.Rest in peace my dear friend!

  8. From jean and warren Patton 58 rosemorinlnapt 55 Falmouth ma. We are deeply saddened we could not arrange stays a hotel arranged for warren to visit all the yrs Bob called us on our phone it was will be a great loss stays not …a shock deeply we are ok but a great loss

  9. Our hearts are broken for you all. He will be missed by our family, his calls, his appetite, his spot at every Holiday table. Such a sweet soul and we were lucky to have you share him with us.

  10. Oh Robyn I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you, jay, claire and your family. Xoxxo

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