January 17, 2022

James N.B. Sine, III


James N.B. Sine, III, 70, of Rehoboth, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Miriam Hospital.

He was the husband of Paula M. (Watson) Sine, to whom he was married for 39 years.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late James N.B. Sine, Jr., and Lois (Russell) Sine.

James was the owner and operator of Sine Plumbing and Heating Company in East Providence. He was also a plumbing inspector for Seekonk, Rehoboth, and Dighton. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved boating, snowmobiling, and four-wheeling and was also a member of the Rumford Hunting and Fishing Club. He had a passion for music and loved singing and playing the guitar. James enjoyed going to Block Island with his family every summer. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Brooke Van Fossan and her husband Noah of North Carolina and Courtney Sine of Rehoboth, two sons, Joshua Sine and his wife Lisa of Rehoboth and James N.B. Sine, IV. and his wife Vanessa of Rehoboth, five grandchildren, Connor and Reid Van Fossan, Abigail and Jacob Sine, and James N.B. Sine, V, one sister, Jo-Ann Sine-Calise, and one brother, Jeffrey Sine.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. John Conte for the care he gave James and the friendship they formed over the years. We also would like to thank Larry Aubin for being there for our family in our most difficult time.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 26, 2021, from 5-8 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 11:00 AM in Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church, 50 Orchard Avenue, Providence. For a live stream of the funeral service, click here. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 260 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903, or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeks, Kansas 66675-8516.

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