Robert S. Nye Sr.


Robert S. Nye Sr.

a truck driver

Robert S. Nye Jr., 66, died December 8, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Paulette (Riendeau) Nye.

Born in Providence, he was a Warwick resident for five years, previously living in East Greenwich for many years. He was a truck driver and member of Teamsters Local 251. Bob served in the Marines during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the East Greenwich Fireman's Association.

Besides his wife he leaves four daughters, Tammy Ellinwood and her husband, Norman K., Tracey Court and her husband, Joseph Jr., and Trisha Briggs, all of Warwick, and Tiffany Court and her husband, William, of Cranston; two brothers, Thomas E. Nye Sr. (WPD, Ret) and David E. Nye, both of Warwick; and six grandchildren.

His funeral was held Dec. 12 from Urquhart Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, followed by a Requiem Eucharist in All Saints Church, 111 Greenwich Ave. Burial with military honors will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

Donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 146 Clifford St., Providence, RI 02903. For information and guest book visit