August 17, 2022

Gary J. Cartwright


Gary J. Cartwright, 61, of Seekonk, passed away on July 22, 2022 surrounded by loved ones after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was the loving husband of Jane (Brindle) Cartwright for 33 years. Gary was born in Providence and a '79 graduate of Tolman High School. He was the son of Richard Cartwright and the late Susan (Vose) Jencks, and the stepson of the late Herchal Jencks.

Gary was employed by Amtrak for 40 years. He also delivered newspapers for the Providence Journal and Pawtucket Times for 30 years. He was on the Board of Directors for Doorways Food Pantry and regularly donated blood.

His greatest joy in life was being with his children. He volunteered for a variety of programs with Seekonk Public Schools and chaperoned every field trip his 4 children attended. "Coach Gary" led several recreational teams for the Town of Seekonk including softball, soccer, basketball, and baseball.

In his downtime, Gary enjoyed gardening, frequently giving his vegetables to friends and family. He loved taking trips to North Conway, New Hampshire and listening to the Bruins, Red Sox, and Patriots on sports radio. In his earlier years, Gary participated in various duckpin bowling leagues and tournaments.

Besides his wife and father, Gary is survived by his loving children Hillary, Dillon, Jillian, and Mallory Cartwright, and his adoring granddaughter Eliana.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Funeral Service on Thursday July 28, 2022, at 10 AM at Norwood Baptist Church, 48 Budlong Ave. Warwick. Burial will be in Seekonk Cemetery, Seekonk, MA. Visitation will be Wednesday July 27, 2022, from 4 to 7 PM at the Carpenter Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Ave. West Warwick.

In lieu of flowers, consider a blood donation to the RI Blood Center, 405 Promenade St, Providence, RI 02908.

Truly local news delivered to every home in town