Francis V. “Fra” Henry


Francis V. “Fra” Henry, age 88, of Blanchard Avenue, Warwick, passed away on September 7, 2013. He was the husband of the late Virginia L. (Cole) Henry.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Charles W. and Margaret (Ryan) Henry, he was a life-long Warwick resident. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Henry was employed at the former Narragansett Electric Co. for over 30 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Cataract Fire Co. # 2, an associate member of the Warwick Fraternal Order of Police, and was employed at the Warwick Firefighter’s Association. He was a parishioner and collector at St. Peter Church.

He is survived by two sons, James M. Henry of Warwick, and Michael F. Henry and his wife, Kathleen of West Warwick; and a grandson, Matthew R. Henry. He was the brother of the late Natalie Macomber, Thomas Henry, Vincent Henry, and John Henry.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, September 14, at 8 a.m. from the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Peter Church, 350 Fair Street, Warwick. Visiting hours are on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Burial with military honors in the Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery, Exeter.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Peter Church.


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