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Frank M. Detorie, M.D.

June 28, 1938 ~ May 11, 2019 (age 80)


Smithfield - Frank M. Detorie, M.D., 80, of Morgan Lane, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 at home.  He was the beloved husband of Margaret “Maggie” (Nalevanko) Detorie.  Dr. & Mrs. Detorie had been married for fifty-four years.

Born in Baltimore, MD, a son of the late Frank and Anna (Franco) Detorie, he had lived in Lincoln for forty-six years, moving to Smithfield in 2018.

A graduate of Loyola University and the University of Maryland Medical School, Dr. Detorie was the former Chief of Surgery at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, and had his own surgical practice in Cumberland, retiring three years ago. 

An avid golfer, he was a member of Kirkbrae Country Club for 44 years, and a member of the American College of Surgeons, and past President of the Woonsocket Medical Society.  He served in the Public Health Service from 1967-1968.

Besides his wife Maggie, he is survived by two daughters, Maura Robbins of Chicago, IL, and Katie Carrano of Needham, MA; three sons, Frank Detorie of Canton, CT, Thomas Detorie of North Attleborough, MA, and Casey Detorie of Sterling, VA; one sister, Connie Meyer of Baltimore, MD; and twelve grandchildren.  He was the brother of the late Peter Detorie and Anna Detorie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Ambrose Church, 191 School Street, Albion.  Burial will follow in St. Ambrose Cemetery, Albion.   Relatives and friends are invited, and may call Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the John P. Burke Memorial Fund, 1 Button Hole Drive, Suite 2, Providence, R.I. 02909-5750, or to the St. Ambrose Church Maintenance Fund, 191 School Street, Albion, R.I. 02808 would be appreciated.

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May 15, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bellows Funeral Chapel
160 River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865

Mass of Christian Burial
May 16, 2019

10:00 AM
Saint Ambrose Church
191 School Street,
Albion, RI 02802

May 16, 2019

Saint Ambrose Cemetery
191 School Street,
Albion, RI 02802


John P. Burke Memorial Fund
1 Buttonhole Drive, Providence RI 02909-5750

St. Ambrose Church Maintenance Fund
191 School Street, Albion RI 02802

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