William T. (Bill) Hobin, 78, of Warwick, Rhode Island, formerly of Attleboro, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on May 3rd 2014. He was the loving companion of Mary Claire Lane for the past 20 years.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late John M. and Mary E. (Collins) Hobin. He worked for The Providence Visitor (now The RI Catholic), and The Providence Journal. He loved writing and composing children’s stories and songs, and is most known for his “Blinker” the bunny. He was the host of the television show “Curtain Call” out of Attleboro, MA, from 2001-2013.
He was the beloved father of seven children: Lori (Kenneth) Silvestri, William Hobin, Stephen Hobin, Paul Hobin, Dawn (George) Botelho, Kara Sabourin, and Brian Hobin; nine grandchildren: Brea (Keith) Hutchinson, Harley and Hannah Hobin, Corey Hobin, Mason and Maura Botelho, Paris, Perry and Payton Sabourin; 2 great-grandchildren: Trey and Avery Hutchinson. He leaves three brothers, James (Barbara) Hobin, Raymond Hobin, and Robert (Maureen) Hobin. He was the brother of the late Mary Goodman, Claire Deery, John Hobin, Dorothy Murphy, and Kathryn Dannemann.
Funeral will be Saturday at 9:00 a.m. from the Hill Funeral Home 822 Main St., East Greenwich followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church, Cowesett Rd., Warwick. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours: Friday 5-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.