Edward C. Carberry - Greenville

Edward C. Carberry - Greenville

Edward C. Carberry, 91, of Greenville, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and his long-time companion, Mary (Ruggieri) Nauman. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Charles and Marion (Lavey) Carberry and was a life long resident of Smithfield.

Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1942-1945, completing 61 missions as a B-26 tail gunner. He was the owner of the former Edray Appliance in North Providence, along with his late partner, Raymond L. Douglas.

Mr. Carberry was a member of Melody Hill Golf Course and he was an active member of the Smithfield Elks Lodge #2359, where he enjoyed playing cards. His favorite pastime was telling jokes to his many friends at the Greenville Inn and Crickets.

He was the beloved father of Robert Carberry, Janice Van Orden and her husband John, Ronald Carberry, and Sandra Douglas and her husband Jim. He was the grandfather of Carly, Adam, Daniel, Ashley, Mark, Jesse and Julia. He was the great-grandfather of Shawna, Parker, Kyler and Cameron; the brother of Catherine Murphy, Alice Deshaies, Donald Carberry, and the late Elizabeth Bushell and Marion Benck. Ed was also the stepfather of Joanne Henault and her husband Kenny; grandfather of David Henault and his wife Andrea; and great-grandfather of Mason and Mia.

His funeral was held on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at 8:30 A.M. from the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44, Greenville Common, Greenville. A Mass of Christian burial was held at 9:30 A.M. in St. Philip's Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville, R.I. Burial with Military Honors at Rhode Island Veteran's Cemetery. Visitation was on Wednesday from 4-7 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Smithfield Elks, 326 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI, 02917.