Earle Wayne Remington - Franklin, Mass.

Earle Wayne Remington - Franklin, Mass.

Earle Wayne Remington, 68, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in his home in Franklin, Mass., after losing a valiant fight against Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Earle was born in Attleboro, Mass., and was raised in Cumberland, R.I., where he resided for most of his life. Earle was the only child of Genevieve (Duffy) Remington, formerly of Hebronville, Mass., and C. Earle Remington, formerly of Seekonk, Mass.

As a young man, Earle served in the Naval Reserve before entering the U.S. Navy where he was a cook aboard the destroyer the USS Warrington. Earle had two great passions in life; his career as a firefighter and playing cribbage. Earle was a lieutenant firefighter for the Valley Falls Fire District in Cumberland, R.I., of which he retired from after nearly 30 years of service.

In cribbage, Earle was the former president of The North Eastern Branch of the Rhode Island Cribbage Association for several years. He and his doubles partner, Ray, won numerous championships together. In the American Cribbage Congress, Earle earned his Bronze Award in Grass Roots, attained the rank of Life Master in sanctioned tournament competition, and won 10 tournaments.

Earle was an avid animal lover, being particularly fond of dogs. He also enjoyed frequenting yard sales and flea markets and collected several things. Earle enjoyed traveling to many places with his family. He loved visiting Cape Cod as a child and also with his children. In his later years, Earle enjoyed going to Reno, Lake Tahoe, Niagara Falls, Las Vegas, and on several cruises with his wife.

Earle was a wonderful husband, a devoted father, a great friend to all, and a mentor to many. Earle derived a great deal of pleasure from helping others and making people smile and laugh. His gentle, caring nature and fun-loving sense of humor will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife Holli; his three children of a prior marriage, Julie Remington of Crystal River, Fla., Lori Calderone of Rockland, Mass., and David Remington of Snow Camp, N.C.; and also three grandchildren, Andrew, Jennifer and Carissa.

Burial in the National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass., will be private for immediate family only. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at the 1st Baptist Church of Middleboro, 111 Plymouth St., Middleboro, MA. There will also be a gathering of friends and family immediately after the service at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 262 W. Grove St., Middleboro, MA.