Richard R. "Dick" Slater

SLATER, RICHARD R., January 3, 1933-June, 28, 2011, surrounded by his children, died at age 78 at his home in Narragansett having endured a prolonged illness, "Dick" as he was best known, was blessed with stellar friends and caring companion, Veronica. Watching over him, they made it possible for him to spend one last winter at his home in Florida. With his condition severely limiting travel options, one very special couple went above and beyond by driving him back North in their RV. Born at home in North Providence RI, Richard was the son of Arthur and Blanche Slater. He was brother to and is survived by Arthur Slater Jr., Donald Slater, and Marilyn Amoroso. He was married for 39 years to the love of his life, Jean (Haigh) Slater until her death in 1996. Richard is survived by his children and their families: Wenda Ferraioli and husband Tom of Cranston; Richard Slater Jr. and wife, Debbi of Smithfield; and Tom Slater of Bristol. He is also survived by grandchildren Alisa and Brianna Ferraioli, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dick worked as an insurance adjuster until his retirement many years ago. Owner and captain of the sport charter fishing vessel, Poseidon II, he was well known and respected in the industry. Multifaceted with many talents and abilities, he was well loved, and will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Visitation hours will be held 5-7 on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Memorial service will immediately follow at the Butterfield Home and Chapel, 500 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, RI. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Beacon Hospice, 1130 Ten Rod Road, Suite C104, North Kingstown, RI 02852 who provided outstanding care and support to Dick and family in his final days.

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Frank Nadeau / Inskip - 07/07/2011

My condolences to your family on your loss.

George & Jane Gingerella - 07/07/2011

Condolences from our family to yours in the passage of your Dad.

Melanie Hartley - 07/15/2011

My deepest condolences on the loss of a great man. I will never forget all the childhood memories of him.

Joe Iadevaia - 09/05/2011

Dear Wenda,

I just saw this today months after your fathers death. My prayers go out to you. I will call this week. Sorry for missing this.


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