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Thursday, August 23, 2007

08/23 Westerly Sun

Pimer, John H.
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John H. Pimer, 64, better known as "Jack," died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on March 2, 1943, in Providence, the son of the late George T. and Cordelia (Raymond) Pimer.
He resided most of his life in Charlestown, and was a member of the Downey Weaver American Legion Post in Charlestown.
His career was diverse and included auto body work, commercial rod and reel fishing and working for many years as a mate on charter fishing boats.
Jack was an avid sportsman and loved fishing and hunting.
He was a talented entertainer and will best be remembered for his honesty, his music, his songs, his "true" stories, his artwork and his ability to make you laugh.
Jack will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his devoted friend and companion, Virginia Buoranno of Hopkinton; his sister, Carol McKenna of Seminole, Fla.; his daughter, Ann Hackney; his two sons, John H. Pimer Jr. and Joseph Pimer, both of Charlestown; and his grandchildren, Amanda and Tyler Hackney and Emma Pimer.
He was predeceased by his sister, Ruth Taylor Dorr; and his daughter, Jane Pimer.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Aug. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the S.R. Avery Funeral Home, Main Street, Hope Valley.
There will be a gathering of family and friends to remember Jack at the Downey Weaver Post in Charlestown on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860.
Published in The Westerly Sun on 8/23/2007.
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Roy, David A.
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David A. Roy, 78, husband of Maureen (Ketchen) Roy of Riverdale Road, Westerly, died of leukemia, Aug. 21, 2007, in The Westerly Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late William A. and Ruth (Viens) Roy.
David had been employed as a quality control supervisor at Darlington Fabrics, retiring in 1995.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, and an avid Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics fan. He loved to watch PGA golf and read. He enjoyed working in his yard and sitting in his chair under the big maple tree.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Bethany A. Roy of Westerly; a stepson, the Rev. Dean Perri of Bristol, R.I.; a stepdaughter, Shannon Algier of Westerly; two sisters, Jane Turner of Derby, Conn., and Eleanor Fairman of South Yarmouth, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service to be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment in River Bend Cemetery will be private.
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