William A. Scheibl

Date of Passing:

January 14, 2023

Scheibl, William A., 95, of Barrington died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on January 14, 2023. He was the beloved husband of the late Eileen (Dwyer) Scheibl. They were married for 50 years.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of the late Maxwell C and Elizabeth M (Sheilds).

He leaves three daughters: Elizabeth St. Angelo (Donny) of Barrington, Maureen Wilson, (Paul) of Bristol, Eileen Croke (John) of Cranston and one son William (Bill) Scheibl Jr (Elizabeth) of Barrington, 13 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. He was also the father of the late Joanne Scheibl. He leaves behind many lifelong friends from Natick MA, Barrington, Newport, and the Warren Senior Center cribbage group.

He was a graduate of Rogers High School, Newport, and Wentworth Institute Boston with a degree in Engineering.

In his youth, he was active in scouting, reaching the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 4 Newport and the rank of Explorer Ranger. He later became Scoutmaster of Troop 2 Newport.

He was employed in public works for 32 years serving as the Director in Barrington for 21 years before retiring in 1989. He was acting town manager from 1970 to 1971 and served on the Barrington planning board from 1993 to 2003.

His funeral will be held on Friday January 20, 2023 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington. Calling hours are Thursday 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center 1085 N. Main Street Providence, RI, 02904 or to Stepping Out Inc ℅ The Cove Center 610 Manton Ave Providence, RI, 02909 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Beth, Maureen, Eileen, Billy and all the grandchildren. Please accept my deepest condolences at the loss of your dad and grandfather. Your dad was just like a second father to me when we were growing up. When your dad and my dad were looking for us, we made sure we got home as soon as possible. We are both so lucky that we had such great, loving, role models for parents. Not everyone does. Your dad invited me to come watch football with your family some weekend. I should have gone. You never know when it will be too late. Love, Karen

  2. So sorry for your loss Bill and family.
    Hoping you can find comfort in the memories.

  3. Your Dad Bill was a symbol to all of us at St Luke’s. To see him stand so tall every week at mass. He was a loving and caring man. He will be missed.

  4. Sorry for the loss of Bill. It was a pleasure to have been an usher with Bill for many years at St Luke’s Church.

  5. Bill was a special person. I will never forget the Blizzard of 1978. Roads were unplowed. We had people over for dinner who had walked over and one of the guests was a doctor. Lo and behold, a plow came and cleared our road. This had to be the work of Bill Scheibl who was Director of Public Works at the time. The doctor was indignent that our road had been plowed and his wasn’t. That was the kind of guy that Bill was.

    My condolences to his family.

  6. My deepest condolences to Bill’s family on his passing. I met Bill through the cribbage group at the Elks, he taught me much about the game’s strategy and would not hesitate to comment on my blunders! he had a wonderful sense of humor and was always a gentleman. Rest in peace Bill.

  7. Bill, Elizabeth and all the Scheibl family. Please accept my deepest condolences at the loss of your father and grandfather. May your memories comfort you in your times of need.

  8. We send our deepest condolences to the Sheibl family. We hold you all as very dear. Our prayers are with you all.

  9. Maureen and family I am sorry for your loss may you find comfort In each other and all the wonderful memories you shared my thoughts and prayers are with as you go through this difficult time.
    Love and prayers

  10. Jess and Family , please accept are condolences at this difficult time, losing an incredible man in your lives. Know that in this difficult time we’re all sending you all our thoughts and prayers on your loss. Be thankful to and blessed you get to take so many great memories of him you can hold and cherish for years to come.

  11. May he rest peacefully. Love you all .

  12. So sorry for your loss sending prayers your way.

  13. So sorry for your loss. Our sympathies to all the family. Heaven has a new Angel.

    Conneely family

  14. Bill was special to our family. We all have many wonderful memories. Loved you Bill.!

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