In Memory Of Captain Pete Phillips (Ret.)


PETER E. PHILLIPS, 64, of Phenix Avenue, Cranston, a retired captain in the North Providence Fire Department, died Tuesday at Miriam Hospital, Providence.

He was the husband of the late Barbara A. (Lea) Phillips. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., a son of the late James C. and Cecile N. (Hindelong) Phillips, he came to Rhode Island as a young man, lived in North Providence for 35 years and moved to Cranston 6 years ago.

Mr. Phillips was a graduate of Providence College. He was a member of the North Providence Fire Department for 21 years, and was one of the first 10 men appointed to the permanent Fire Department in 1971, retiring in 1992. He also served as president of Local 2334, International Association of Fire Fighters.

He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Buffard Council of North Providence and Pioneer Lodge 506, VASA order of America.

He leaves a son, Peter R. Phillips of Warwick; a daughter, Deborah J. Marisi of Cranston; a brother, James Phillips of Dearborn, Mich.; a sister, Roberta Hoffman of Attleboro; and two granddaughters. He was the brother of the late Joyce Murphy.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from Pennine Funeral Home, 28 Grove St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Mary Church, Cranston Street, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston.


Created:  07 February 2002

Last modified on:  30 September 2002