Terrence J. Meehan

Date of Passing:

December 28, 2020

Meehan, Terrence J., “Terry” 71, of Royal Avenue, Riverside Terrace, died unexpectedly on December 28, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Iris R. (Tanzi) Meehan.

Born in Providence, a son of the late John F. and Rose T. Meehan, he was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mr. Meehan was a truck driver for the former Kelleher Oil Company for 30 years before retiring in 2010. He also was a former Special Police Officer for the East Providence Police Department for 10 years.

Terry was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #251 where he was a member of the Million Mile Club. He was a former umpire and coach for the Riverside Little League from 1983-1986. He enjoyed his yard work and collecting Texaco memorabilia.

Mr. Meehan was a member of the Rhode Island National Guard from 1972-1982.

Besides his wife of forty eight years, he is survived by his children, Shawn J. Meehan of East Providence, Kevin M. Meehan of Riverside, Melissa J. Delmonico and her husband Matt of East Providence; four grandchildren; a sister, Kathleen Meehan of Cranston and two brothers, Kevin Meehan and his wife Sharon of East Providence and Timothy Meehan and his wife Mary Ellen of Barrington. He was the brother of the late Rosann Dalessio and William Meehan.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside on Saturday January 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. A private burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Terry’s memory to the Riverside Little League, P.O Box 15331, Riverside, R.I. 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Dear Iris and Family, Ria just told Dave at work this week about Terry passing away. I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Terry well, but spent most of your retirement party talking to him
    You are in your EPOCH Family’s thoughts and prayers.,With love and sad thoughts, Judy, Wingate Fitness.

  2. Iris and family. Bob and I have just learned of Terry ‘s passing. We can’t say how sad this news makes us. I remember so many years ago seeing his beautiful garden in the back yard. He was a kind man and will be missed.
    Bob and Carol Massey ❤

  3. Iris and Family,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. May the thoughts and prayers of all of us help at this difficult time. May he rest in peace

  4. Iris, We are sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. May he rest in peace.

  5. Iris, I’m sorry to hear about Terry’s passing, My sincere condolences to you and your family

  6. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Terry. Know that the thoughts and prayers of the entire Hurd family are with you.

  7. Kevin, Iris & Family,
    We were so sad to hear of Terry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Mary & Paul Grieco

  8. Kevin
    My deepest sympathy for you and your family ? ? ?

    You helped make his last years special. Great son and person.

  9. Sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace.

  10. So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Iris you and your family are in our prayers

  11. our deepest condolences to you and your family, May Teri rest in peace.

  12. Our sincere condolences! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! T top was a great man I had the pleasure of knowing for almost my entire life. May he Rest in peace!

  13. Iris and family, my most sincere condolences to you all. Terry was just a wonderful human being. Always had a joke or something to make you smile. He will be dearly missed by many.

  14. A total gentleman. He will be missed. My sympathy to all his friends and family.

  15. Sending our condolences to you Iris and the Meehan family. We are sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

    Karen and David Petersen.

  16. So sorry for your loss Our prayers are with you

  17. Our deepest condolences. Prayers for you and your family

  18. Again, we loved our talks and seeing him on his walks! Many blessings!

  19. To Iris and family, Sad news. Jim and I were very fond of Terry. We left bed our talks and seeing him in his walks. May God bless him also no with your family. He will be missed.

  20. Our condolences to the Meehan family. We will miss talking over the fence and getting gardening advice.
    Terry was a great neighbor and we will miss him terribly.

  21. Kevin and Family, Our deepest condolences on the the passing of your dad, may he always be your guardian angel. Robert and Doreen Rubin

  22. He was a very kind hearted man. He led by example and always gave ? Chris and I will miss him

  23. I am so sorry for your loss Iris. He was such a good man. May he Rest In Peace

  24. Dearest Iris and Family,
    We are heartbroken over the passing of your husband and best friend. Terry was an honorable, loving and trustworthy man who enriched our lives in many ways with the blessing of his friendship. May you find some measure of comfort in the truly beautiful memories of the life you shared together. May you also feel peace in the knowledge Terry is safe and happy in his eternal home. Heaven has just welcomed the best of the best!
    With love and sympathy,
    Ray and Maureen Lemieux

  25. Our deepest Sympathies and condolences to Iris and family

  26. My sympathy and condolence to you all, Terry was a funny and loving man whom I had the opportunity to get to know. We shared allot of great times and lots of laughs especially when he told us his jokes. He was always there to offer advice and to lend a hand whenever you needed it. He’ll be greatly missed .

  27. Iris, Shawn, Kevin and Melissa, Gary and I are so sorry. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Terry was a great guy and always fun to be with. He is at peace now. Love you all.?❤

  28. Iris, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Terry was always smiling and welcoming to everyone he met. His pain is no more and his peace is forever. Prayers for you and your family, God Bless

  29. Terry was a wonderful friend and neighbor. I will always remember his devoted love for Iris and his family, community, and friends. RIP

  30. To Iris and family my deepest condolences for your loss. Terry was always good guy ready to help in need and to listen when troubles got tough. I’ll always remember the Saturday visits with Tom in the garage. May God be with you all:

  31. From what I’ve seen he was an inspiration after all he had gone through he persevered and received the gift from God which is life beyond physical death because of his choice he will be in peace forever.

  32. My deepest condolences. Terry was a great friend. May he Rest In Peace.he will be sorely missed.

  33. To the Meehan Family,I am so sorry for your loss.He was always good to work with.May God Bless

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