Harold Darby Jr. - Smithfield

Harold Darby Jr. - Smithfield

Harold Darby Jr., 87, of Smithfield, a former supervisor of Alumiline/Vistiwall Corp. from 1952 until his retirement in 1990, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

He was the husband of the late Rosalie (Parenteau) Darby. Born in Providence Feb. 9, 1926, he was the son of the late Harold and Laura (Hauser) Darby of North Providence. He lived in Smithfield for the last 65 years.

Mr. Darby was a veteran, serving in the Navy during World War II. He was also a Life Member of the North Providence Fire Department where he served as a volunteer and paid call man from 1942 until his retirement as Captain “Grumpsy” in 1980. He also coached the Smithfield Raiders in the early 70s and enjoyed both football and golf.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Oliva of Smithfield; his son, James F. Darby and his wife Julie of North Smithfield; his sister, Barbara and her husband Raymond Parenteau of Smithfield; and his brother, Donald and his wife Barbara of Palm Coast, Fla. He was also the brother of the late Florence (Darby) Day. He leaves three grandchildren, Frank Oliva and his wife Karen of Waterford, Mich., Jennifer Cendrowski Darby and her husband Walter of Spring Lake, N.C., and James T (JT) Darby of Woonsocket. He also leaves four great-grandchildren, Zachary and Gabe Oliva and Alyssa and Kaitlyn Cendrowski. He also leaves many nieces and nephews and his former daughter-in-law, Gladys Darby-Plasse.

The Burial will be private. Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or The Shriners. For online condolences visit www.robbinsfuneralhome.com