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REGINALD "REGGIE" OLIVER

June 14, 2022

Obituary

Reginald "Reggie" Anthony Oliver, 67, died unexpectedly on June 14. He was born in Providence, RI to the late Mary (Azza) and Reginald E. Oliver. He grew up in Cranston, and then resided in Coventry and West Greenwich. He pursued his dream of living out west, most recently retiring to Providence, Utah, for the past three years.

He leaves behind his caring wife Donna (Pietras), his brother Robert Oliver, sister Kathy and her husband John Lamb, sister-in-law Nancy LaGuardia, brother-in-law David and his wife Robin Pietras, his Aunt Carmella Azza, nephews Sean and Gary DeSilva, as well as many cousins. He is predeceased by his sister Patricia DeSilva and nephew Marcus LaGuardia.

Reggie enjoyed a long career in the biomedical field. As an entrepreneur, he collaborated with an engineer to develop a new medical feeding device.

Reggie loved the outdoors, especially the national parks, having camped out west from an early age with his family. He and Donna spent most of their retirement years traveling in their RV. While living in Phoenix, Arizona for 15 years, Reggie developed a passion for cycling, winning many racing medals. He was an avid football fan, especially for all things "Tom Brady". He was a dog-lover, especially for his ' "true love" Sophie, a greyhound who was his constant companion.

Reggie was easy-going, fun loving, and often referred to as a "great guy". All who knew him will miss his infectious smile and quick wit. 

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT, 2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd.,  (Rte.3), Coventry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 11:00 am in Saints John and Paul, 341 South Main St., Coventry. If you plan on attending the funeral mass, please go directly to the church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. 

In lieu of flowers donations in Reggie's memory may be made to the ASPCA directly at https://secure.aspca.org/donate/donate?ms=wb_top_homepage-donate&initialms=wb_top_homepage-donate&pcode=WEBMEMBER&lpcode=WEBGUARD

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
June 20, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT
2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
June 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Saints John & Paul Church, Coventry, RI

Committal Prayers
Tuesday
June 21, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich, RI

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