Coventry – F. Lee Fenton, 93, of Hickory Road, died Monday, January 14, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Herman and Gladys A. (Wyman) Fenton, he lived in Scituate for twenty-four years before moving to Coventry in 1986. He served in the United States Army during World War II with Company B 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion.
He was an auto mechanic for forty years thirty of which he was co-owner of the former Parente’s Service Station on Park Avenue in Cranston before retiring in 1996. He also worked part-time for eleven years for Staffall Inc. of Cranston.
For 45 years he was an amateur radio operator using the call number W1NNU and a member of the Northern Rhode Island Radio Club. He was a member of Parents Without Partners Providence Chapter #77 and he loved to square dance.
He is survived by one son: Stephen L. Fenton and his wife Joy of West Greenwich; twin daughters: Joan C. Gentile and her husband Michael of Cranston and Janet F. Wilson of Cranston; his companion Jane Muziuk; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Rosalie F. Cusick and grandfather of the late Peter Michael Fenton.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 pm at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick followed by a funeral service at 12 Noon. A private burial service, with military honors, will be held on Thursday in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations sent to RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, East Providence, RI 02915 or at rispca.com. Information and condolences at carpenterjenks.com.
Reported: 01/15/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home and White Dove Crematory (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)