Herbert & Regina Fagnant


Herbert F. Fagnant, age 100, of Warwick, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 8, 2022. His wife, Regina B. (Day) Fagnant, age 94, passed away eight days later on Tuesday, August 16.  They were married for 75 years.

Herbert was born in Providence, the son of the late Theodore and Mildred (Smith) Fagnant.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a Past Commander of VFW Post # 45 in Providence.

Herbert was employed as a lumber-yard foreman at Lakewood Hay & Grain Co. and Warwick Lumber Co., both in Warwick, before his retirement.  He earlier worked at Manchester & Hudson in Providence. He had served as a Boy Scout leader for Troop # 45 in Providence. 

Regina was born in Albany, New York, a daughter of the late William J. and Clara (Bergeron) Day.  She was employed at Pawtuxet Hardware and Marine in Cranston for 15 years.  She had served as a Cub Scout den mother.

Mr. and Mrs. Fagnant lived in Warwick since 1965, and were members of St. Peter Church in Warwick.

They are survived by two sons, Thomas E. Fagnant of Warwick, and Mark A. Fagnant and his wife Mimi Huszer Fagnant, of North Kingstown; and a granddaughter, Amy Fagnant of Venice, FL.  They were the grandparents of the late Lila Adelia Fagnant,

Regina is also survived by a brother, James Day of Coventry.  She was the sister of the late Albert, Frank, Fred, and Madeline Day, Veronica “Peggy” Williams, Georgianna Head, Eileen Monroe, Marion Owens, Helen Vandermost, and Joan Noble.

Herbert was the brother of the late Theodore and Eugene Fagnant.

A committal service for Mr. and Mrs. Fagnant, with military honors for Mr. Fagnant, will be held on Friday, September 2, at 10 a.m. in St. Ann Cemetery Chapel, 72 Church Street, Cranston.  (Relatives and friends are invited, and should gather just inside the cemetery’s front entrance at 9:45 a.m.)

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care,1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.

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