Trinity dedicates room to former administrator

Trinity dedicates room to former administrator

WOONSOCKET - Richard A. Lewis was the administrator at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center for just five years but he is well remembered for his hard work, unique personality and friendly antics. In August, his family gathered with staff at the center to dedicate the patient dining room in his memory.

Lewis began serving as an administrator in 1979. He trained and mentored many other administrators on the Trinity and staff and from 1989-1991, he served as chairperson for Rhode Island Health Care Association.

Lewis and wife Charlene have two daughters, Kimberly and Pamela Jean, and four grandchildren, Samantha, Michael, Greg and Lucy. Lewis enjoyed golf, motorcycling, walking, anything that included accounting, and he loved the New England Patriots. Staff remembers how if the Patriots had a win over the weekend, Lewis would wear is Patriots tie on Monday.

According to Debbie Dufault, a member of management staff, "Dick" loved his dog Coco and is best remembered for his sayings: "It is what it is," and "Stop the madness."

Lewis was remembered during a ceremony at the nursing home on Aug. 21 and a plaque was hung in his honor.

The family of late Richard Lewis, a former administrator at the Trinity Health And Rehabilitation Center, in the new patient dining room dedicated to his memory. They are, from left, Matthew Hunt, Kimberley Hunt, Charlene Lewis, Lucy Butler, and Pam Butler. (Valley Breeze photo by Bruce McCabe)