George J. Alarie – Hopkinton

George J. Alarie – Hopkinton

George J. Alarie, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Joan (King/Goodwin) Alarie.

Born in Johnston, R.I., he was a son of the late Henry and Alphonsine (Richard) Alarie.

Mr. Alarie was a commercial artist for the Crafts Division of Dimension in Warwick for 40 years before retiring in 1992. He was also an active artist before and long after his retirement. He was a WWII Navy veteran and lived in Hopkinton since 1992.

He graduated from the R.I. School of Design in 1951 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Mr. Alarie helped design the moon exhibit for the 1964 World’s Fair, he won a Silversmith Notable Mention Award of Design and exhibited paintings at Mystic Seaport. He painted the official portrait of R.I. Chief Justice Frank J. Williams and also Judge John P. Bourcier. George also displayed his paintings in galleries throughout New England and has paintings in private collections throughout the country.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his children Thomas R. Alarie (Pam) of North Kingstown, AnneMarie Chase (William) of North Smithfield, Susan H. Brown (Jim) of Thompson, Conn., Paula J. Alarie-Leca (Raymond) of Johnston, Mary J. Pelletier of East Falmouth, Mass., Kim E. Alarie (partner- Daniel Ferreira) of East Falmouth, Mass., and the late Mark G. Alarie. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. He was the brother of the late Joan Inman, Irene Beaulieu, Theresa Contillo, Henry, Louis and Robert Alarie. He was also the husband of Anne (Favali) Alarie, the mother of his seven children. George is also survived by two step-sons, Peter and Barry King.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018 in the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Home, 643 Putnam Pike, Greenville, R.I., from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a memorial service starting at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be private.

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