91, formerly of Firglade Avenue, Providence, died peacefully on March 20, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Barbara F. (Mason) Bacon, with whom he was happily married for over 68 years.
A lifelong resident of Providence, he was born on January 4, 1930, son of the late Edward F. Bacon and Kathleen R. (Fletcher) Bacon. Besides his wife, he is survived by his six children and ten grandchildren, Thomas E. Bacon and Sandra (Healey, Ned) of East Greenwich, Edward M. Bacon and Debbie of Florida, Kathleen F. Bacon (Linzi) of California, Peter J. Bacon (Fletcher, Simon) of California, Elizabeth A. Bacon (Mason, Allison) of Warwick, and Patricia M. Bacon and Jeffrey Zack (Atlas, Samson, Fletcher) of Massachusetts and his sister Maryellen [Bacon] McKiernan of Warwick. He was predeceased by two grandchildren, twins Thomas and Sarah Bacon.
Fletch was a graduate of St. Pius School, La Salle Academy and Providence College. Immediately following his PC graduation in 1952, he served in the U.S Army for 2 years during the Korean War, stationed in Japan. He spent his entire career in the banking industry, beginning with the Industrial National Bank, and was a member of the Rotary Club for many years. He was an active member of the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus in Providence, where he was married on a weekend leave on December 27, 1952. Fletch and Barbara also celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a Mass in The Lady Chapel. A diehard Boston Red Sox fan, Fletch was elated when his beloved Sox won the World Series, for the first time in his life, in 2004. He was also an avid fan of Providence College Friars basketball, the Boston Celtics, and the New England Patriots.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday March 25, 2021 at 10:00 am in The Lady Chapel of Holy Name Church, 107 Camp St., Providence, RI. Interment with Military Honors will follow at the Quidnessett Cemetery, North Kingstown, RI. A walk through wake will be held the morning of the Funeral Mass in the Lady Chapel of Holy Name Church from 9:00-9:50 am.
His family would like to thank Beacon Hospice for his compassionate care and the staff of Greenwich Farms at Warwick for the warm and loving care he received.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to the Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL.org). Fletch loved many pets throughout his life.
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