Fred R. “Ronnie” Smith


Fred R. “Ronnie” Smith, age 78, of Railroad Row, Warwick, died on November 1, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Warren E. and Sophie (Hirshfield) Smith, he lived in Warwick for the last 22 years. He was a United States Army veteran. Mr. Smith was employed at Providence Chain Co. for 35 years before retiring. He was later employed part-time at the Shaw’s Market on Bald Hill Road in Warwick, and served as a volunteer at the RI Community Food Bank.

He is survived by a daughter, Lisa M. Blair of Warwick, two sons, David J. Smith of Warwick and Jeffrey M. Smith of Newport; a sister, Muriel McInerney of Providence, a brother, Robert Hirshfield of Cranston; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Fred Ronald Smith, Jr. and Sandra L. Smith; and the brother of the late Warren Smith.

His funeral was held on Monday, November 5, from the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Matthew Church, Elmwood Avenue, Cranston. Burial with military honors was in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.


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