Edward A. Calkins, 88, of the Rhode Island Veteran’s Home, Bristol, formerly of Warwick passed away, November 7, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Elvira (Ansaldi) Calkins.
A son of the late Edward and Gertrude (Bell) Calkins. Mr. Calkins was employed as an equipment installer for Verizon, formerly New England Telephone for 30 years before retiring. He was a World War II Army veteran and a former deacon at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
He was the father of Richard A. Calkins, Donald B. Calkins and the late Robert D. Calkins; brother of the late Gertrude Voter and Gladys Calkins. He is also survived by six grandchildren; and seven-great grandchildren.
His funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 13 at 10 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave. Burial with military honors will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. Visiting hours Monday 4-7 p.m. Information and condolences, visit TheQuinnFuneralHome.com.