In Memory Of Pete Ethier, former Centredale volunteer FF


Friday, February 29, 2008

Peter R. Ethier
PhotoETHIER, PETER R., 82, of Rocky Hill Rd., died at home. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Zambarano) Ethier.

Born in Smithfield on February 1, 1926, he was a son of Diana (Bourassa) Ethier. He had lived in North Providence for most of his life before moving to Smithfield eight years ago.

Peter was a member of the RI Carpenters' Union for over sixty years. He also owned his own company, Ethier Building and Overhead Door, Inc. Peter was a veteran of WWII, serving in General George S. Patton's 3rd Army 76th division. He also was a member of the Centredale Volunteer Fire Department and the Quonset Davisville Navy Yacht Club.

He leaves two daughters Christine P. Parrillo and husband Anthony of Smithfield and Lisa M. Turenne and husband Mark of Johnston, and two brothers, Eddy of Florida and Arthur of McCook, NE. He was brother of the late Eugene, Francis, Albert, George, David, William Ethier and Diana Regnault.

His funeral will be held Saturday at 8 a.m. from the ROBBINS FUNERAL HOME, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, Centredale. Graveside burial with military honors will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours Friday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Assn., 222 Richmond St., #108, Providence, RI 02903.