Jan 2013 - Ray Parenteau, former Centredale volunteer and association president for the last 11 years, passed away on Febuary 28, 2015.  Our condolences to his family.  The funeral will be held Friday at 10 AM from the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave. North Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. Michael Church, Smithfield.  Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston.  Calling hours Thursday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations to the Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main St. Providence, RI 02904.funeral will be held Friday at 10 AM from the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave. North Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. Michael Church, Smithfield.  Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston.  Calling hours Thursday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations to the Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main St. Providence, RI 02904. 


  Jan 2013 - Bernie Digiulio, former Centredale volunteer and one of the first 10 NPFD career firefighters, passed away on January 27, 2013.  Our condolences to his family.  Bernie and his family are a good part of the heart and soul of the department, and he will be greatly missed.


    April 2012 - Francis Chartier, former Centredale volunteer, passed away on April 28, 2012.  Our condolences to his family.  Francis' son Dave is a Captain on the Smithfield FD and also a former NPFD call firefighter.


     March 2012 - Marc Bazzle, brother of Lt. Eric Bazzle (retired), passed away suddenly on March 23, 2012, at age 43.  Our condolences to his family. 


    Feb 29, 2012 - Capt Greg Unsworth, NPFD Fire Marshal and former call firefighter at Geneva, passed away on Feb 29, 2012, at age 46 from job-related cancer.  Our condolences to his family and to the department. 


     Aug 25, 2011 - Joe Grimes, former Centredale volunteer, passed away on Aug 25, 2011.  Our condolences to his family.  Joe and his son Jim first rescued the 1960 Maxim Ladder 1 by purchasing it when the town sold it, c2005.  Later they sold it to Capt David Giammarco, who has done further restoration.


   Mar 2011 - Please keep the following people in your thoughts and prayers, who have one infirmity or another:

            Francis and Joyce Chartier
           Jeff Murphy

   Sep 29, 2009 - It is with the heaviest of hearts that we acknowledge the death of Rev. Kenneth D. Erickson, retired career and call FF and Providence FD chaplain.  He passed away unexpectedly last night.  Arrangements will be posted when they are made known.  We will always love you and miss you, Ken.  Rest easy, brother.  

A memorial service was held Saturday, October 31 at 11am - St Edwards Church, 997 Branch Ave , Providence , Rhode Island .     

            Memories of Ken can be posted at npfire.com