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William Brown

August 26, 1981 — January 21, 2023


William J. Brown, 41, of Smithfield, died unexpectedly on January 21, 2023 at his home.  Born in Providence, he was a son of William E. Brown and the late Kathleen (Leveille) Brown.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his daughter  Olivia Cresci (the light of his life), his sister Kimberly Smith and her husband Robert, his brother Gregory Brown and his wife Joanne, his grandfather  Richard Leveille and many aunts, uncles and cousins who love and miss him very much.  He was a loving and generous uncle to Courtney and Caitlin Smith and Preston and Gabrielle Brown.  He was the grandson of the late, Neula Leveille, Audrey Brown and John Brown.

William worked for Amarr Garage Doors of Attleboro as a team leader.  He enjoyed fishing, quahogging, and watching football.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his daughter.  He was a funny, loving and caring person with a huge heart who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  We will miss his mischievous shit eating grin, his unique sense of humor, and his unforgettable laugh.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 29th from 2-4 pm in the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence.  Funeral services and burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make A Wish Foundation at

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