2013-09-05 / Obituaries

Walter Joseph Hines

Walter Joseph Hines, 93, of North Kingstown and formerly of East Providence, died on Sept. 1, 2013. He was the husband of the late Marguerite Adams Hines and they had been married for 58 years until her death in 2005.

Mr. Hines was employed at the Mobil Oil Company Refinery in East Providence for 43 years and retired as a terminal supervisor in 1983. He was a veteran of the United States Army from 1941 to 1945 serving as an infantry platoon sergeant in the New Guinea and Philippines campaigns. He was the recipient of a Bronze Star and other military honors.

Mr. Hines enjoyed golfing and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. He sang bass in the St. Brendan Church choir for 30 years until moving to North Kingstown in 1998.

He was preceded in death by six siblings: Eleanor Hines Grant, Marion Hines Peace, Dolores Hines, Edward, James and John Hines.

He is survived by two sons and two daughters: Walter of Bonita Springs, Fla.; Stephen of Jamestown; Patricia of North Kingstown; and Marilyn of Greene. He was also father-in-law of Monica Hines, Anne Kuhn-Hines, Salvatore Manforte and Diane Cook. He leaves seven grandchildren: Liam, Russell, Coral, Nathanael, Madison, Devlin and Harris; as well as many nephews, nieces and extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.

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