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Robert Michael Lovell, Sr.

August 10, 1947 ~ March 15, 2022 (age 74)

Obituary

Robert M. Lovell, Sr., age 74, of Providence, RI passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.  He was born August 10, 1947, in Pensacola, Florida, the son of the late Robert and Marie-Rose Lovell.  Living most of his life in Rhode Island Bob, as he was known to everyone, lead a busy life. 

After graduating from Johnston High School, he joined the Navy in 1966.  A member of MCB-1 he completed 3 tours in Vietnam earning 2 Bronze Stars.  Upon returning home, he joined the Providence Police Department where he dedicated 21 years of service to the city before retiring. 

Never one to sit still, retirement was just the beginning for Bob.  He spent many years working as a personal assistant for Buddy Cianci as well as a few other side jobs, but it was his social life that truly defined him.  He was a member of multiple clubs and organizations: the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, the Gold Wing Rhode Riders, the Elks, the Patriot Guard, the MS Society, and the VFW to name a few.  He rode his motorcycle as much as possible, riding through 48 states, Canada, and Mexico during which he never once got lost, but did do a lot of “touring.” 

He is survived by his wife Diane, 4 children Bobby, Dana, Raymond, and Bonnie, 2 step-children Nicole and Daniel, and one grandchild Juliana.  He was preceded in death by his son Nicholas. 

Visitation will be held at "WOODLAWN" Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, on Sunday, March 20, from 2 pm to 5 pm and again Monday morning from 10 am until 11 am. The funeral procession will be commencing on Monday, March 21, at 11 am.  Bob will be interred at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, with full military honors.

Please omit flowers. His family requests that donations in Bob's memory be made to a charity or organization of your choice.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
March 20, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodlawn Funeral Home
600 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02910

Visitation
Monday
March 21, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Woodlawn Funeral Home
600 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02910

Committal
Monday
March 21, 2022

12:30 PM
Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery
301 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822

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