Dennis H. Papa


Dennis H. Papa, 77, of Apple Tree Lane, retired Warden of Minimum Security for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections passed away, July 11, 2012 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth M. (Davies) Papa.

Son of the late Henry and Mary (Greglevich) Papa, he was the stepson of Pauline Papa. Mr. Papa was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Dennis was the loving father of Julie Nonnenmacher, Dennis H. Papa, Jr., Jeanne Schneider; stepfather of Joseph M. Madden, of Maine, Robert E. Madden, Med. and Nathan S. Davies, JD. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and his faithful Golden Retriever, Big Mac. He was the grandfather of the late Jordan Nonnenmacher; and brother of the late Winifred Papa Miller.

His funeral service will be held Monday, July 16 at 10 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave. Burial with military honors in Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Sunday 3-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 808, Hudson, MA 01749-0808 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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