Albert W. Seguin, 87, passed away on December 20, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Doris Mae (Carpenter) Seguin for over fifty-five years.
Born in Warwick, he was the son of the late Mary E. (Houde) and Joseph C. Seguin. He was a long time resident of North Providence and formerly of Warwick. Albert attended Aldrich High School then joined the United States Navy where he served aboard the USS Sandalwood AN 32 in Eniwetok, Michigan during World War II. He also served aboard the USS Yosemite AD 19, USS Leyte CVS 32, Boston Reserve Fleet, USS Carleton APB 36, Helicopter Squadron 9, USS Rockbridge APA 228 and was a Fire Fighting Instructor at the Newport Naval Fire Fighting School. He retired after twenty years as a Chief Petty Officer/Damage Control. Albert was a Member of the Navy Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 42 for over 45 years.
He was Chief of the Fruit Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Lifetime Member of the North Providence West Little League, Commodore of the Quonset Pt. Navy Yacht Club, Fruit Hill Neighborhood Association, RI Fire Fighter Instructor’s Association and presently an Officer at the VFW Post 10011. He attended Johnson and Wales and USAF Institute. He worked at Grinnell Fire Protection Systems, in Cranston until retirement. He was a member of Mathewson St. United Methodist Church in Providence for many years, served on the board of trustees for 30 years. He enjoyed boating and was an avid fisherman.
Besides his wife Doris, he is survived by his five sons: Albert W. Seguin, Jr. and wife, Arlene of Cranston, Charles F. and wife, Lonna Seguin of Bangor, Maine, Donald R. Seguin and wife, Eileen of Cumberland, Kenneth E. Seguin and wife, Gabriella of Tarpon Springs, Florida and William P. Seguin and wife, Carole of Wakefield. He has eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother Lawrence Seguin of Warwick, and sisters Theresa Zannella of Cranston and Jeanette Dellicarpini and Eleanor Capp of Florida. He is predeceased by his brothers Joseph, Arthur, Eugene, Raymond, Leo and sisters Alice and Rita.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. Burial will be at Pocasset Cemetery in Cranston, RI. Visiting hours will be Friday, December 27, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center, 3445 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886. Visit www.robbinsfuneralhome.com