Robert T. Boyle – Smithfield

Robert T. Boyle – Smithfield

Robert T. Boyle, Jr., 60, of Burlingame Road, Smithfield, died Sunday, July 2, 2017. He was the husband of the late Deborah A. (Kerwin) Boyle. They had been married for 37 years before her death this past January.

Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Robert T. Boyle, Sr. and Sylvia Boyle-Loparto of Cumberland. He had lived in Smithfield his whole life.

He was a hearing officer for the R.I. Department of Motor Vehicles for the past three years. He had retired as a Captain from the Smithfield Police Department in 2001, after serving for 22 years. He had worked as a clerk in the the Smithfield Town Clerk's Office from 2001-2003, and had also worked for the Capital Police for 10 years. He was a member of the Smithfield Board of Canvassers and the FOP Lodge #17.

He is survived by his son, Robert W. Boyle and his wife, Stephanie, of Smithfield, his siblings: Lynda Clarke and her husband, Kevin, of Cumberland and Kathleen Maione and her husband, Paul, of Warwick, his brothers and sisters-in-law: William R. Kerwin and his wife, Robin, of Smithfield; James J. Kerwin and his wife, Leeanne, of Attleboro, Mass., Kerri Dubois and her husband, Richard, of Fellesmere, Fla.; Christopher Kerwin and his wife, Tricia, of Smithfield and Tricia Kerwin of Smithfield as well as many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late James F. and Thomas F. Boyle and brother-in-law of the late Michael Kerwin.

His Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 8 in St. Michael Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Georgiaville. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. Visitation was held Friday, July 7 in the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Rt 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of R.I., 1085 North Main St., Providence, or St. Michael Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917.

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