George M. Boragine

George M. Boragine 75, formerly of Providence, passed away peacefully at his home in Vista, California on November 22, 2018. George joined the Providence Fire Department 1970, retiring, as a Lieutenant after 20 years of service.

George was the husband of Simone (Simoes) Boragine. He was born on November 21, 1943 and was the son of the late Edward and Gigetta “Jean” (Caruso) Boragine. A native of Rhode Island, during his life George resided in Providence, East Greenwich, Narragansett, Swansea, MA, Petersburg, NJ and for the past six years; Vista, CA.

George leaves behind his children; Kimberly (Boragine) Goldthwait and her husband Jeffrey of Cranston, Rhode Island, Genna, Janel and Timothy Borgaine all of San Diego, California and Charles Gay and his wife Tina of North Carolina. He is also survived by four grandchildren; Noah, Jack, Elena and Tyler.

George was always trying to help those in need. He was known to open his home to indigent strangers and pay those down on their luck to do odd jobs. For this reason the family requests that any memorial tributes that friends and family may wish to make be given in his honor to support The Providence Rescue Mission located at 627 Cranston Street Providence, RI.

A memorial gathering in his memory to which all are invited to attend will be held on Saturday April 27th at 2:00pm at the Pub on Park 655 Park Avenue Cranston.

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Adrianne Cady - 04/21/2019

I went to Rhode Island College when George was a student there in the 1960's. I remember him as a handsome young man who was always a gentleman. I recall he was living in Fox Point when his apartment building burned and sustained serious fire damage. It is no wonder than he became a firefighter for the City of Providence. I have never forgotten him and was sorry to read his obituary today. My sympathies to his entire family.

Lind DiCarlo - 04/23/2019

Simone I'm so sorry to learn of George has passed my condolences to your entire family I will let Wendy Kevin and Erin know hope to see you when you come to Rhode Island love Lind

Joseph Florio Jr - 04/27/2019

George and I met at Coronet Printing Company in 1969 and have been friends since then . We had many a good times over the last 50 years. And if I was ever in a problem, George was always there to help out. He will be missed.

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