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Walter Powers

June 19, 1971 — September 19, 2022


Walter Francis Powers Jr, 51, a long-time resident of Lincoln, Rhode Island died peacefully on Monday, September 19 th , 2022. He was born on June 19 th , 1971 to the late Walter Sr and Marjorie (Morse) Powers in Providence, Rhode Island.

Walter is survived by his loving housemates, Michael Ramos, Patrick St Laurent and Steven Giacomini; his sweetheart, Lisa Leandre; his beloved niece Brandy Lee Brown and husband Robert as well as his adored great nephews and niece, Aiva M. Lee, Jordan R. Lee and Robert Daniel Brown.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, sister Janet Lee, niece Jessica Marie Lee and loving friend Stephen Solinger. Walter attended classes and graduated from Birch Vocational School in Providence. He worked for the Fogarty Center until retirement in various capacities.  Walter had a close family but when he moved into his home with the Fogarty Center his family grew by several dozen. He was a beloved friend of many.

Walter never met a stranger, as he would talk to everyone he met as though he’d known them forever. He had a larger-than-life personality. When you were with Walter there was never a dull moment. One of Walter’s greatest gifts was his sense of humor. He was known to always have the juiciest gossip, he could bend an ear with the best of them. You could always tell if he really liked you- he would heckle your every move, just goading you to join in his kind hearted teasing.

Walter formerly competed in the Special Olympics and was an avid sports fan. He was a skilled cyclist, and when no longer able to ride would attend events cheering and encouraging other athletes to do their best. Walter had a passion for music- Rock and Roll in particular- the louder the better. Walter enjoyed iced coffee, giant cheeseburgers, French fries, pizza, soda and beer. Walter was a quintessential ladies’ man and dapper dresser.

Walter enjoyed taking risks- riding the tallest roller coaster or fastest carnival ride. He was a dedicated volunteer for WaterFire, receiving accolades to that effect. He was a gifted artist, working in many mediums- paint, mosaics and photography.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 10 – 11 am in the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence.  Burial will be private.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

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