William H. Stubbs Jr.
William H Stubbs, Jr., 91, of Cranston, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday June 2, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cranston, he was the son of the late William H Stubbs, Sr. and Estina Ann (Greene). Predeceased by “the love of his life”, for 49 years, Helen I. (Greene) Stubbs, and both of his sisters, Florence (Stubbs) Kingsley formerly of Cranston and Ruth Mathewson formerly of Pembroke, MA. He was a highly skilled prototype Tool & Die Maker for the Gorham Manufacturing Co. and Bostich. A devoted family man, he is survived by 2 sons, Jared and David Stubbs, 4 daughters Janet Brode, Judith Dalnas, Beverly Yonkers, Mary Jane Ragland; 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. He served in the US Navy during WWII as a machinist mate in the PT Boats Base 17 and saw action at Leyte Gulf and Samar Island. He enriched his family’s lives with annual tent camping vacations, all six children and a dog in tow, initiating the first adventure to Mt Monadnock, NH, drying baby Mary-Jane’s diapers over the campfire. Each annual adventure was preplanned to incorporate a saturation of geography and history lessons to his children. There was not a public park, museum, or point of interest missed… all before the days of GPS and Google! He restored two sunken Old Town canoes and added the element of family paddles through the Great Swamp, and any other waterway feasible. During his retired years he was active in PT Boat veteran’s activities, playing bocce, and bowling. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Care of Rhode Island.
Lori Tiburcio - 06/05/2012
I am so sorry for your loss. It's very hard to lose someone so dear and with the Grace of God you will get through this.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Barry and Janice Brodil - 06/05/2012
All our sympathy to the Stubbs family for their loss.
Jerry Biern/JoAnn Gemma - 06/06/2012
Our sincere condolences to the family. A wonderful and cheerful neighbor will be truly missed.
Peggie and Tom Perrotto - 06/06/2012
Dear Jared, Cathie, and Family,
We are sorry for the loss of your dear father. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your dad is now in the best of hands. Please accept our deepest condolences. Love and Peace, Peggie and Tom
Carmen Nunez - 06/06/2012
May his love and words of wisdom give you comfort and dwell in your heart for ever.
My deepest condolences to you and yours!
Burr Harrison - 06/06/2012
He will be missed, and this neighborhood will not be the same without him. We send our thoughts to the family.
john and lynne - 06/06/2012
Jared we are sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to you and your family.
Jared, Janet, Judy, David, Bev, & Mary Jane - 06/06/2012
Poppa was a hard worker and he did a great job with raising his 6 kids and he helped with raising his grand children and great grandchildren. We will always have a footprint of poppa in our hearts and we will cherish his memoriies forever. He will truly be missed.
Krissy Brode Dean
Todd and Emily Santos - 06/07/2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Shielaugh Divelbiss - 06/08/2012
Your dad always had a smile when he would say hi to me no mater what age I was, from when I was a child playing with you at your house,through adult hood. We all had such a great day the time I pick him up with my mother and Shielaugh and headed out to The Clam Shack to see you and Steve. I'm sorry for you loss I'll always have fond memories of your dad.
Tom Gregory - 06/08/2012
Our families have always been as one.
Your loss is our loss.
bob divelbiss - 06/08/2012
BEV Great man,sorry for your loss.
John and Anahid Sardelli - 06/08/2012
To all the Stubbs family
Please accept our deepest sympathies in regards of
Susan Newton - 06/12/2012
I have great memories of time at your house in the summer. He always was such fun. I wish I could have attended the funeral to see all of you. It has been too many years for some of you. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Sennen Conte - 12/09/2013
We express our deepest sympathies....my wife and I , our 3 year old son Nicolas, and 9 month old Max purchased Mr. Stubbs house in October. We will surely take care of his home with the passion and dedication it rightfully desirves. We welcome any family member or friend to come by for a chat & friendly cup of Joe.
Joyce Vallejo - 01/25/2016
Dear Judy I am Jared's Aunt In California