FREEMAN, WALTER A., 82, of Nottingham Drive, West Warwick, a former Warwick School Department teacher and principal for 31 years died Sunday, April 19, 2020. He was the husband of Barbara (Whitaker) Freeman for 32 years.
Born and raised in Providence the son of the late Walter and Emma Glaser Freeman, he graduated from Rhode Island College in 1959 where he later earned a Master’s Degree in educational administration.
Mr. Freeman began his career at Oakland Beach school where he served as a classroom teacher science specialist and assistant principal.
In 1972 he was appointed principal of Apponaug and Pontiac Schools. In 1975 he transferred to Cedar Hill School where he served as Principal for 12 years. Mr. Freeman retired for health reasons in 1990 from the Hoxie Elementary School after serving as building principal for 3 years.
Mr. Freeman was a founding member of Volunteers of Warwick Schools (V.O.W.S.), a member of Warwick Council Knights of Columbus, and a communicant of Our Lady of Częstochowa of Coventry.
Besides his wife he leaves three children, Mark Freeman of Bethel Park, PA, Allison Herring and husband, Bobby of Quitman, TX, and Bethany Tracy and husband, David of Milford, MA, four grandchildren, David, Michael, Juliana Tracy and Shelby Herring. Sister in law, Gayle Twaddle of Portsmouth, RI and several nieces and a nephew. Walter was the former husband of the late Alice Violet Freeman.
In observance of the current pandemic restrictions, Walter's Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Czenstochowa Church, Coventry, and interment at Mount St. Mary Cemetery in Pawtucket, will be PRIVATE. Memorial donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ( www.lls.org ) or the Lifespan Cancer Institute at RI Hospital, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903 would be appreciated. Arrangements are with the Iannotti Funeral Home, Coventry. iannottifh.com
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