2013-02-14 / Obituaries

Ernest A. Myette

Ernest A. Myette, 83, formerly of Saunderstown and Jamestown, passed away peacefully Feb. 6, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette A. (Lawson) Myette. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Lorette (LaFlamme) Myette.

Mr. Myette graduated from Rogers High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War. A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserves, he toured with NATO forces in Iceland where he served as a photographer.

A self-employed photographer, he worked for the Catholic Diocese of Providence for 25 years and also T.D. Brown. After retiring, he worked for Stop & Shop part time.

He was a member of the Titanic Historical Society, Titanic International Society, Sharkhunters International, and the Mystic Valley Railway Society.

Ernie was a volunteer for the R.I. Community Food Bank for many years, and was an avid blood donor, donating wherever he traveled since the age of 17. He was a communicant of the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Community Church.

Besides his wife, he leaves two children, Lorie A. Vanasse of Richmond and Gregory E. “Willie” Myette of North Kingstown; three stepdaughters; a brother, Charles E. Myette Jr. of Warwick; and five grandchildren. He was the father of the late Ernest A. Myette Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial Saturday, Feb. 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Community Church, 84 Exeter Road, Exeter. Burial with military honors will be in R.I. Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Rhode Island, 245 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02906.

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