Philip A. Larivee – North Providence

Philip A. Larivee – North Providence

On Saturday, Dec. 1, Philip A. Larivee, loving husband of 59 years to Jeannette Larivee and father of three daughters, passed away at the age of 81.

Philip was born on Nov. 11, 1937, in Nashua, N.H., to Philip and Pamela ( L’Etoile) Larivee. Philip joined the Navy at the age of 17 and served four years during the Korean War. He returned to Rhode Island where he married Jeannette (Dulude) Larivee in 1959. They raised three daughters, Christine Hanley of Foresdale, R.I., Diane McCarthy of Johnston, R.I., and Linda Rogers of North Providence, R.I.

Philip worked as the foreman of Regency Thermographers for many years before retiring in 1984. After retirement, Philip worked as a handyman and pursued his love of woodworking. For several years he ran his own business selling his handmade furnishings. Philip was a jack-of-all-trades with a big heart for helping others. He was one of the founders of Santa’s Workshop in the 1990s.

He also leaves behind his brother Arthur Larivee, and sisters, Muriel and Gabrielle. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald Larivee. Philip was grandfather to Michael McCarthy, Stephanie McCarthy, Jennifer Weidele, Emily Chicoine, Rebecca Rogers, Robert Hanley and Elizabeth Hanley. He was a great-grandfather to Heather Weidele, Hadley McCarthy, Ryan Auger, Hannah Weidele, Thea McCarthy and Connor Authelet.

Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the O’Neill Funeral Home, 3102 Mendon Road, Cumberland. A service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., at the O’Neill Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.