Lincoln – John William Corbett, 81, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the VA Medical Center, Providence. He was married to the love of his life and soulmate, Kathleen A. (Pacheco) Corbett. They would have been married 51 years this upcoming June 28th.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late John Henry and Lillian (Birtwell) Corbett, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 49 years.
John was a professional realtor since 1972 and was the owner - broker of Real Estate 100, Corbett Realty, Inc., Lincoln. His company was the first in the State of Rhode Island in 1991 to become an Exclusive Buyer Office (EBO) d/b/a The Buyer’s Choice and earned the designation of Certified Exclusive Buyer Agent (CEBA) by the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA). John also earned from the National Association of Realtors: the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), the Accredited Buyer’s Representative Manager (ABRM), and the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designations. John was a member of the Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
John Corbett was an active Mason of Jenks Lodge #24, F. & A.M., Pawtucket for over 40 years, where he served as its Worshipful Master in 1997. He was a recipient of the Shammus Award Medal from Jenks Lodge in 2010. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Providence and the Rhode Island Shriners.
John belonged to the International Toastmaster’s achieving the highest award of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) in 2006. He was a founding member of the Toastmaster’s Lincoln Saturday Brunch Bunch Club. John served many officer rolls in Toastmasters including Area Governor.
He was a loving husband and father, and a loving and kind-hearted Christian whose smile warmed many people’s heart. He took great pride in his work and loved people. He was a man who was always happy and could easily put a smile on your face. He loved his family, friends and country, and would do anything for them.
Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by his two sons, John Michael Corbett of Anderson, South Carolina and Mark Alan Corbett of Lincoln; his two grandsons, Nolan Bryce Corbett and Braydon Pierce Corbett, both from South Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Doris (Corbett) Cameron-Suizdak.
His Calling Hours will be held Tuesday 5-7 P.M. at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln with his Masonic Memorial Service beginning at 6:30 P.M. in the Funeral Chapel.
His Committal Services, with military honors, will be held Wednesday, June 10 at 1 P.M. in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Wampanoag Trail, East Providence.
Due to COVID 19, a Memorial Gathering and Celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and to Veterans would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com.
PLEASE NOTE: Per the R.I. Dept. of Health, only fifteen (15) people may be in the funeral home at any time during the visitation.
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Alzheimer's Association - Rhode Island Chapter
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