Douglas B. Fielder
Douglas B. Fielder, 83, of Minnesota Avenue, formerly of Coventry, died December 23, 2011 at Riverview Health Care Community, Coventry. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy L. (Lewis) Fielder, to whom he was married for 61 years.
Born in Beverly, Mass., he was a son of the late Earland W. Fielder and Mabel V. (Prescott) Fielder-Jones. He was a graduate of Bryant College, and he served in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War. He worked as an accountant for Anson Jewelry for 25 years and for the Narragansett Indian Tribe for five years before retiring.
He was a member of St. Barnabas Church in Apponaug and of Harmony Lodge 9 F&.M, Cranston. He enjoyed boating and traveling in his motor home, especially with his grandchildren on their many trips together.
Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter, Karen R. Gudas and her husband, Thomas, of Coventry; his brother, Earland W. Fielder of Warwick; his daughter-in-law, Kathy Fielder of Coventry; and his four grandchildren, Kristen and Katelyn Fielder, Beth and Matthew Gudas. He was the father of the late Mark D. Fielder.
His funeral was held Dec. 28 from Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Ave., West Warwick, followed by a service in St. Barnabas Church, 3257 Post Road, Warwick. A Masonic memorial service was held. Burial with military honors was in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown.
Memorial gifts may be made to Alzheimer's Association RI Chapter, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906. Visit www.carpenterjenks.com for information and to offer condolences.