James T. Cheetham III – Smithfield

James T. Cheetham III – Smithfield

James T. Cheetham III, 84, of Smithfield (formerly of Cumberland), passed away peacefully on May 9, 2020.

Though born in Central Falls, he resided in Pawtucket for a good portion of his life before moving to Cumberland. He was retired from the Rhode Island Renal Institute.

He was the son of the late James T. Cheetham Jr. and Mary (Mae) A. Cheetham (Hurley). He was a 1954 graduate of Lasalle Academy and was a veteran of the USMC. He was very proud to have served his country.

James enjoyed spending time with his family, Harley Davidsons, hot-rod cars, and the New England Patriots. He especially enjoyed his walks.

He was the loving father to his daughter, Elizabeth Cabana, and her husband, Jason, of North Providence, and his son, David Cheetham, of Pawtucket. He was the loving brother of two sisters, Claire Keijzo and her late husband, Vincent, of Waltham, Mass., and Linda Olobri, and her husband, Richard, of Lincoln. Lastly, he was a loving "Grampy" to his grandson, Collin Cabana.

James was laid to rest at the Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Exeter with military honors. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, his service were private. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in James' honor to the following: Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, www.alz.org .

For online condolences, visit: www.thekeefefuneralhome.com .