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February 25, 2024


Edward “Eddie” Freeman Sprague, 70, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.  He was the beloved husband of Patricia “Pat” Ann (Hill) Sprague.  They celebrated their forty-fourth Wedding Anniversary on February 23, 2024.


Born in Wakefield, RI on July 19, 1953, Eddie was the loving son of the late Norman A. and Ruth (Milliken) Sprague.


Eddie was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of South Kingstown High School, Class of 1972.  


Eddie was a Lifelong Volunteer Fireman for forty-six years at the Peace Dale Engine Company, Engine #1.  He was employed for over forty years at the Wakefield Cab Company, a family business founded by his grandfather and later operated by his father and family members.  Following that he later worked at various local jobs.


Eddie enjoyed camping, truck pulling, local sports, the The Boston Bruins, The Boston Celtics, The Boston Red Red Sox and the New England Patriots and was a N.A.S.C.A.R. fan.


In addition to his beloved wife, Eddie is survived by two loving sons:  Daniel E. Sprague and his wife, Michaela of Hopkinton, RI and James P. Sprague and his wife, Lindsay of Winter Garden, FL; a brother:  Harold L. Sprague of Bristol, RI; two sisters:  Kathleen Bessett and her husband, William of Wakefield and Doris E. Morse and her husband, C.B. of Richmond, RI; a sister-in-law:  Laurie A. Sprague of West Kingstown; many nieces and nephews and his beloved canine companion:  “Riley.”


He was the loving brother of the late Arthur N. Sprague.


Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, March 4, 2024 from 4 PM - 7 PM followed by a Funeral Service at 7 PM in the Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLEROOT, 2000 Nooseneck Hill Road, ROUTE #3, Coventry, RI.  Burial is respectfully private.


In keeping with an informal atmosphere, Eddie’s family invites you to wear an article of clothing from one or more of his favorite sports teams during the visitation and Funeral Service.  

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to:  Give Kids the World Village, 210 South Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746 or at:

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March 4, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT
2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816

Funeral Service
March 4, 2024

7:00 PM
Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT
2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816


Give Kids the World Village
210 South Bass Road, Kissimmee FL 34746


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