Edgar J. Proulx – Smithfield

Edgar J. Proulx – Smithfield

Edgar J. Proulx, 95, of Georgiaville, passed away on November 26, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Arline (Blanchard) Proulx for 70 years.

Born in Pawtucket, R.I., he was the son of the late Alva and Leona (Favreau) Proulx and brother of the late Leo Proulx, he and his brother were raised by his maternal grandparents Louis and Georgianna (Leveille) Favreau, after the untimely death of their mother.

He served in England and France in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He worked for Industrial Tool and Machine Company from 1950 to 1986.

Edgar is survived by his loving children: Karen King of Foster, R.I.; Michael Proulx and his wife, Connie, of Lafayette, Colo.; Diane Collins of Johnston, R.I.; and Susan Gentile and her husband, Raymond, of Smithfield, R.I. He was the grandfather of Jennifer Smith and her husband, Allen, Christopher Pacejo and his wife, Jaclyn, Katherine King, Natalie and Elaine Proulx, and Dimitry Gentile, and great-grandfather of Jordan, Joseph, and Avery Smith.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. His funeral will be held on Saturday, December 1, at 9 a.m., from the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Georgiaville. Burial with military honors will follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston.

Donations in his memory may be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Church Food Pantry, 80 Farnum Pike, Georgiaville, RI.