December 2, 2023

Robert Choiniere


Robert Choiniere, 98, of East Providence, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Rita D. (Medeiros) Choiniere and the late Virginia A. (Ahern) Choiniere.

Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Albert J. and Orilda B. (Mayer) Choiniere, he resided in East Providence before moving to Danielson, CT in 2001, he returned to East Providence in January 2022.

Bob proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a mixologist for Whittaker Chemical Products, East Providence, for thirty-two years before retiring in 1987.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Elaine F. Watkins and her husband, Lewis, of Pawtucket; a son, Kenneth W. Choiniere and his wife, Margaret, of Seekonk; three grandchildren, Timothy Watkins and his wife, Carolyn, Marsha McKinley and her husband, Andrew, and Katelyn Salum and her husband, Daniel; five great-grandchildren, Abigail Watkins, Emily Watkins, Natalie Watkins, Mia McKinley and Landon Salum, and many nieces and nephews. He was the grandfather of the late Lewis Watkins and the brother of the late Roland Choiniere, Anita Bouthillier, Beatrice Tetreault, Emile Choiniere, Aurora Bourassa, Ernest Choiniere, Raymond Choiniere, Norman Choiniere, Leo Choiniere, Cora Duquette, Adrien Choiniere and Dolores Dupuis.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Interment at Mt. St. Mary Cemetery will be private. Please omit flowers.

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