John R. Ogden - Central Falls

John R. Ogden - Central Falls

John R. Ogden, 76, passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Henry N. and Lena (Aspinall) Ogden.

John was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam era, serving from 1962-1967. He went on to graduate with a B.S. in business administration from Johnson & Wales University, where he was a member of the Silver Key Honorary Society, the Rotaract Club, and the Veterans Club, and was also named to the Dean’s List. He worked in the lighting supply industry for many years and subsequently at Rodman Ford in Foxboro, Mass., until his retirement. He was a longtime member of the Elks Lodge and loved fishing and clamming, playing pool, bringing “the usual” for the Patriots game each Sunday, and an occasional beer with good friends and family.

John leaves a sister, Alice Whitman, seven nephews and two nieces. He was the brother of the late William Ogden, Harry Ogden and Beverly Lefebvre, and longtime partner of the late Sharon Tyler. He is also survived by Ms. Tyler’s sons Jay (Jen) Voas, Todd Voas, and Gregg Tyler, and her grandsons, Brandon, Cameron and Riley Voas, as well as close friends, Amy Berghman and Mike Borowick.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend committal services with Military Honors on Friday, June 4, at 2 p.m., at R.I. Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 S. County Trl., Exeter. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Memorial gifts to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 in honor of John’s military service would be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to William W. Tripp Funeral Home, Pawtucket. Visit trippfuneralhome.com .