August 18, 2022

Garrett Allen Dewey


Garrett Allen Dewey, 82, of Bristol, formerly of Rehoboth, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side.   He was the beloved husband of Janet (Rose) Dewey.  Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Walter Dewey and Hazel (Andrus) Dewey Barbosa.  

Garrett owned and operated Dewey Automotive of Swansea and Rehoboth for many years until his retirement.   He proudly served in the United States Air Force.  

He was active with the Swansea and Rehoboth Lions Club and member of the Elks Lodge in Bristol. 

He was a master mechanic whose skills were put to the test during 15 years of owning stock cars, racing with family at tracks throughout New England.  

In addition to his wife, he leaves his loving children: Pamela Hallahan of Seekonk, MA, Matthew  Dewey of Taunton, MA, his step-children: Terri (Virdinlia) Kimball of Old Orchard Beach, ME, William “Ricky” Virdinlia of Naples, FL, Jeanne (Virdinlia) Rice of Westport, MA, and Cynthia (Virdinlia) Pereira of Middleboro, MA.   Cherished grandfather of ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.   He was the brother of Barbara Jones of Portsmouth, VA, Patricia “Patsy” Almeida of Swansea, MA, Walter “Wally” Dewey of Assonet, MA and the late Myles Dewey and Carolyn Levine.  He also leaves many nieces and nephews.  

A private graveside service will be held in Historic Cemetery # 26/Greenwood Cemetery, Plain Street, Rehoboth, MA.   You may visit his grave if you wish.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are in the care of the Home of J.H. WILLIAMS & CO., 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI. 

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