December 2, 2023

Richard Joseph Sloane, “Richie”


Richard Joseph Sloane, “Richie” passed away peacefully at Martin County North Hospital on October 23, 2022 with his loving family by his side. He was 81 resided in Stuart FL, formerly of Seekonk MA.  He was born on March 10, 1941 to Rosemarie (Oates) and William E. Sloane in Attleboro, MA.

Rich was a Seekonk resident for 75  years and resided at 34 Field St for 65 years.  He wintered in Stuart FL for 37 years.

Owner of  R. Sloane Excavating.  He worked on construction projects at Providence College, Pepsi plants and Kmarts in MA and RI.  He built pools and plowed snow. He was a true Mr. fix it!

He was a Seekonk volunteer firefighter.   He was the treasurer and sponsor for the Seekonk Little League. He helped build, irrigate and maintain the little league fields. He sponsored a girls softball team and helped to begin a league for Jr. High School girls.

 He had many boating adventures on the Narragansett Bay and in Fla with trips to  Prudence Island, Block Island, Point Judith and on the intercostal waterway in Fla.  He attended many car shows in Florida and New England  with his little red Corvette. He was an avid NASCAR racing fan and a Seekonk Speedway loyalist especially when his daughter Robin was racing.

Rich is survived by wife Sally of 60 years, his daughters Laurie Given & Robin Berghman, son-in-laws David Berghman, Paul Given and his grandchildren Andrew Given (wife Isabel), Lindsey Given, Joseph Given and Talia Berghman and many  nieces and nephews.

The family had a gathering of close friends to celebrate his life in Florida.   His family will miss him dearly, may he rest in peace after years of hard work and retirement.

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