WEST WARWICK- William Kenneth “Bill” Sharpe, 76, of West Warwick, died of natural causes on Monday, August 23rd, 2021, at Kent Regency Nursing Home in Warwick. He was the devoted husband to his wife, Carmel (Ciafrei) Sharpe of West Warwick.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1944, in Providence, the son of George V. and Regina (McCabe) Sharpe. Bill graduated from West Warwick High School, as a member of the Class of 1962.
Following graduation, he served in US Army Reserves. Bill started working at General Dynamics Subbase in the Paint Division, Groton, CT, and finished his employment with Electric Boat in Quonset Point, where he attained his 25-year award. He then worked and finally retired after working 15 years for the Town of West Warwick Water Treatment Facility.
Bill was a loyal member of the Rhode Island Sinners and the Rhode Island Street Rodding Association.
Bill was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a true friend to those who knew him. His true passion was car restoration and the friends that drove them. Bill was happiest being around family or in the garage.
In addition to his beloved wife, Bill is survived by his cherished children: William Kenneth “Billy” Sharpe, Jr. of West Warwick and Michelle (Sharpe) Nordin and her husband Lawrence Nordin, Jr., of Warwick; his sisters: Judy and Jean Sharpe; his treasured five grandchildren: Lance Sharpe and his wife Adrienne, Tyler Nordin, Lawrence Nordin, III, Jonathan Nordin, and Ashlyn Nordin; also many extended family members and friends.
Visiting hours will be Friday, August 27, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, with a Service at 12:00 pm in the Iannotti Funeral Home, 415 Washington St., (Rt. 117), Coventry, RI. Burial will be at Notre Dame Cemetery, West Warwick.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, directly at:
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