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Richard L. Sutcliffe

August 26, 1929 ~ October 22, 2018 (age 89)

North Providence

Richard L. Sutcliffe, 89, of North Providence, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones. He was the son of the late Wilfred and Ethel (Greenhalgh) Sutcliffe.

He leaves behind his loving wife and best friend, Patricia M. Hawkins,  long-time caregiver, Wendy Harrison, and her family considered Richard an integral part of the family. He was an adored grandfather figure to Kenneth Harrison, Demmi Anderson, and Brittnee Feix-Smith. He was also known as Papa to Addison Feix-Smith.

Richard was a participant at the John E. Fogarty Center for many years, and recently attended Fruit Hill Adult Day Care Program. He was a true gentleman and a friend to all who knew him. He was a loving, compassionate, and often hilarious man who was loved more than he could have ever possibly known.


The funeral will be held Monday, at 9:00 am from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Saint Patrick Church, 244 Smith Street, Providence. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. Visiting hours Sunday, 3 to 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Patrick Church in his memory will be appreciated. 

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