March 20, 2019

William Snape


William Snape, 95, of Seekonk, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.

He was born on Sept. 3, 1922 in Lancashire, England and came to the United States as an infant, growing up in Pawtucket, R.I. William served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 1st Armored Division, 141st Signal Company in North Africa and Italy.

He enjoyed sports and coached Seekonk Youth Basketball and baseball for many years. He retired from J.J. Gregory & Son in 1986.

William was predeceased by his parents, John and Hannah (Hindle) Snape and daughter, Winifred Lynn Snape. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Jane (Dunlap) Snape of 68 years; two sons and their wives, Barry Snape and his wife Jan and David Snape and his wife Jo-Anne; four grandchildren, Nathan, Justin, Katie and Jaime; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Firth of Attleboro and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Requiem Eucharist on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 1336 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford, R.I. Interment with military honors will follow at Seekonk Cemetery. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.

Memorial gifts to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226 will be appreciated.

Arrangements are entrusted to William W. Tripp Funeral Home, Pawtucket, RI. For online condolences visit:


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