William F. Bushee


William F. Bushee, 88, of South Kingstown, formerly of Warwick, passed away April 28, 2012 at South Bay Manor. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Carson) Bushee and the late Gertrude R. (Anderson) Carosi Bushee.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late William E. and Gabrielle (Whitehead) Bushee. Mr. Bushee was an Operations Manager for New England Telephone Co. for 37 years, retiring in 1982. A World War II veteran of The United States Army Air Corps, he flew 54 combat missions. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and an avid sports fan.

He was the beloved father of William J. Bushee and his wife Bonita of Schenectady, NY, Robert C. Bushee and his wife Mary of South Kingstown, John D. Bushee and his wife Nancy of North Kingstown and Judith A. Kerkhoff and her husband Roderick of North Scituate; loving brother of Dorothy Abruzzi of North Scituate; cherished grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of two.

His Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick.

Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Rhode Island Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Friday 4-7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 No. Main St., Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org


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