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Richard A. Cartwright

July 7, 1932 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 89)

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Providence - Richard A. “Dick” Cartwright, 89, of Swift Street, died Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at home.  He was the husband of the late Doris R. (Horton) Cartwright, and the former husband of the late Helen T. (Lefebvre) Cartwright.

Born in Warwick, a son of the late Thomas and Mary Ellen (Lincoln) Cartwright, he had lived in Providence for the past thirty-five years, previously residing in Pawtucket.  He was a graduate of William E. Tolman High School and attended Bryant College.

Mr. Cartwright worked as a truck driver and forklift operator for Almac’s for twenty-seven years, before retiring.  He was a member of the Teamsters, Local #251.

Dick was a member of the Pawtucket Lodge of Elks, #920, B.P.O.E. where he served as chaplain.  He had also served as Grand Chaplain of the Elks.  He served on numerous committees and was recognized for his outstanding service by being honored as “Elk of the Year”.  

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during the Korean War.  Dick loved playing golf and spending time on his sailboat and at the Rhode Island Yacht Club.  His garden and his yard were his passion.  If you couldn’t find him, all you had to do was go out in his yard or look in the garden.  He always had a kind word or a joke to tell.  He loved telling stories of his time in the Navy and his travels overseas.  He built many friendships with his colleagues at work as a proud member of Local 251.

He is survived by one daughter, Maryann C. LaCascio, and her husband Joseph, of Lincoln; one grandson, Daniel E. Mitchell, and his wife Theresa, of Cranston; four great grandchildren, Daniel (Jack), Bennett, Wyatt and Owen Mitchell; one sister, Barbara Hoskins of Johnston; and his niece Donna M. Vento of Johnston.  He is also survived by Doris’ daughters, Dessiree Rouse and Tammie Brown, her grandchildren Thomas Brown and Rhiannon Ward, as well as her great grandchildren, Maddison and Maxwell, all of Providence.  He was the brother of the late Edward L. Cartwright.

His funeral, and burial will be private.  Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.  For online guest book, please visit   Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. 

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