Clare, Robert Francis


Robert Francis Clare, 84, of Warwick, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023. He was the loving husband of Nancy Ann (Greene) Clare. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Francis J. and Cecelia E. (Plante) Clare.

Robert graduated from LaSalle Academy in 1956 and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Providence College in 1960. He went on to become the President/Owner of Model Oil Company, where he worked from 1962-1997. Robert later worked for the Petro Oil Company, previously Erickson Oil, until his retirement in 2022. He was a member of the Warwick Council Knights of Columbus and a former member of the Quidnessett Country Club, where he had served as President. Robert founded the Warwick Old Timers Hockey League in 1975 and enjoyed golfing and watching the Bruins.

Alongside his wife Nancy, he is survived by his beloved son Douglas R. Clare (Clair Tremblay) of Warwick, his stepdaughter Ronna J. Deschane (Paul) of West Greenwich, his siblings Donald R. Clare of Guatemala, Gerald E. Clare of Lake Park, FL, and Joan F. Chaffee of North Palm Beach, FL, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.   Robert was the father of the late Gary P. Clare, and the step-father of the late Mark S. Blanchette.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 11:00AM at THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick. Interment will follow at Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery in North Kingstown.

Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, June 4, 2023 from 2:00PM-4:00PM.