WOONSOCKET – Ernest B. “Jay” Riddick, 60, of Kennedy Manor, died Tuesday, January 16, at the VA Medical Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Barbara (Basiliere) Riddick.
Born in DeKalb, Illinois, a son of the late Ernest C. Riddick and Elizabeth N. (Kilzer) Riddick, and stepson of the late Thomas Graves, he had lived in Woonsocket for the past twenty years.
Mr. Riddick worked as a truck driver for the former H & N Shipping, and later for Crest, before retiring in 1991.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Paul, during the Vietnam War. He was a communicant of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church, Woonsocket.
He is survived by three daughters, Sherry L. Beauchamp, and her husband Michel, Erin Riddick-Bradley, and her husband Dennis, and Kaitlyn Riddick, all of Woonsocket; four sons, Thomas “T.J.” Riddick, and his partner, Missy, of Rumford, Maine, William Charpentier of Woonsocket, Eric Charpentier of Okinawa, Japan, and Arthur Charpentier of Cranston; eighteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Brenda Hazelwood, Eddie Riddick, and Melba Riddick.
His funeral will be held Monday, January 21, at 11:00 a.m. in BELLOWS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln. Burial, with military honors, will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call Sunday from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Massachusetts 02241-7005, would be appreciated. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com.
Reported: 01/17/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Bellows Funeral Chapel (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)