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Brian Robert Remy

11/13/1954 - 09/02/2021


Obituary For Brian Robert Remy

Brian Remy, 66, of Warren, RI, passed away on Thursday September 2, 2021. He is survived by his wife Janine (Langelo) Remy who were together for 36 years. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Robert L. Remy and Janet (Vitullo) Remy. Brian was a lifelong resident of Warren, RI where he graduated from Warren High School and a highly active member of the community. He was the owner of Remy Plumbing and Heating, RemDogs and JR Outside Storage all located in Warren, RI.
Brian was greatly respected as an assistant fire chief and as a person. He was well-known and well-loved in the town of Warren. He began volunteering for the fire department in 1973, rising to assistant fire chief. Brian was also extremely active in the Warren community as a Little League coach, served on the town's charter review commission and was elected in 1988 to the town's sewer board. You could always find Brian at the fire station or at the sewer plant. During a 2000 campaign for the elected sewer commission position, Remy told The Providence Journal he believed "strongly in Warren and its people". He also served for a time as the Warren Democratic Town Committee chairman. The Journal described him as "like a child at Christmas" at Warren's 250th anniversary parade. His service as a firefighter followed in the footsteps of his father, Robert L. Remy. Brian was also involved with many social groups such as the German American Club, Italian American Club, Elks and Moose Lodges, and East Warren Rod & Gun Club. He also enjoyed spending time on his boats, skeet shooting and playing golf.
Brian enjoyed vacationing with his wife Janine and visiting with family and good friends at their homes in Warren, on Hog Island, RI and in Englewood, FL. He was passionately involved in preparing clam boils and clambakes for many families, groups, and social organizations in the local area and as far west as Ohio.
Besides his wife and mother, Brian is survived by his son Robert L. Remy, II of Sarasota, FL. He was the brother of Cheryl Robinson and her husband Mike, Karen Barros and her husband Mike of Bristol, RI and many nieces and nephews.
Brian had a happy go lucky attitude, always willing to help whenever needed and if he couldn't, "he knew a guy" who could. His sudden loss will be greatly felt by his family and many friends.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 4-8PM at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 10AM, in St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main Street, Warren. Burial will follow in St. Jean the Baptiste Cemetery, Vernon Street, Warren.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to the Brian Remy Scholarship Fund at Roger Williams University. Contributions can be made at the following URL:
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  • A terrible loss of a great guy. Rest In Peace Brian. Frank Prete

  • Janine, My heart aches for you and your family for the senseless loss of Brian.Y thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tom Craven

  • To the Remy Family -- I am so sorry for this sudden and tragic loss. May you at some point be able to find comfort in the outpouring you are receiving now, which showcases just how much impact Brian made on so many lives. Grief has its own path, but may your memories in time be a blessing. Jenn Cartee, on behalf of the Ulmschneider family

  • Brian was a very special man. He was always there for those who were in need. My sincere condolences to the Remy Family.

  • My deepest sympathies to the entire Remy family. Brian was a great guy. I always enjoyed catching up with him at our class reunions.

  • Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to Janine and Brian's family as you mourn your loss. John and Phyllis Salamon

  • Our deepest condolences to Janine and family. Allan and Diane Sampson.

  • Rob, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Our prayers are with you. Jon Vincent and Jackie ( crevier) Vincent

  • Mrs Remy, Cheryl and Family, So sorry for your loss, Warren has lost a wonderful person. He was so involved with the town he called home. We are so great full to have had him, and his service as a Volunteer Firefighter. May God comfort you at this time. Our deepest sympathy to his family, Patty and Frank Lombardo

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.πŸ•ŠπŸ’–πŸ™

  • Jenine & family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Brian was a unique person and will be truly missed. Russ & Rosie Wallis

  • Our deepest sympathies to Karen, Mike and the entire Remy family. Warren has lost a true community leader. Scott and Maria B

  • Although I did not know you I am thanking you for your service and thinking of your love ones you left behind. Rest In Peace

  • Thoughts and Prayers to you Janine and your Family. We grew up together down Hopeworth and I knew Brian from the younger years of Roller Skating @ Warren Roller Rink. Julie Garcia

  • My deepest condolences, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  • Brian was a regular customer at our Donut Shop many years ago (The Donut Barn) Our deepest condolences to the Remy family. The Lee Family

  • To the Remy family, please know that our hearts and prayers are with you at this trying time. Betty Lema

  • While not one of those that worked with him while I was active with wfd, he is one of those that served to epitomize the department and the dedication it takes to work for it. As meager as they are, my condolences and prayers go out to his family for a life taken too early for any if us to understand. May the lord take and keep his soul and deliver him unto his deserved paradise. And may those who loved him here be consoled by His saving grace.

  • My deepest sympathy to the entire Remy family. May the Lord bring you comfort during this time of mourning.

  • Janine, my heart goes out to you and Brian's family during this difficult time. I hope that fond memories of Brian will help you through this difficult time. You, Brian and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and my deepest sympathy. Hang Tran

  • My deepest sympathy to all of you during this extremely sad time. I hope all your happy memories can help you get thru the days ahead. Brian was a great guy.

  • Janine, You're in my thoughts and I'm praying for you to have strength in the days ahead. Sincerely, Denise Serreti

  • With deepest sympathy to the Remy family, and his Fire Department family and friends. Carolyn O'Brien

  • Our heartfelt condolences go out to you Janine and family. We so enjoyed getting together in Florida with you and Brian. Raymond is also in shock and will miss dropping by his shop to chat in the morning with a good friend. Raymond and Nancy Soucy

  • Did not know Brian personally he sounded like a wonderful man.

  • Brian was a great guy and would help anyone he will be missed very sad

  • My heart goes out to the family and thoughts and prayers at such time Joe and Mary Ann Durand

  • I remember Brian from skating at tge 2arren Roller Rink, he was a floor guard on the weekends, was always a nice guy, our deepest condolences πŸ™ to the entire family of Brian Remy He will be missed

  • So very sorry to entire family, remember all the great times you had with a great guy, and stay strong. Debbie Carroll

  • Janet, Karen and Cheryl my prayers go out to all of you . My deepest condolences to the whole family. With love, Judy Evans

  • Condolences to the family. May he rest in paradise. Cherish your memories. John and Donna Gablinske

  • My condolences to the Remy Family. This is such a shock as I remember when we were kids and the schoolbus used to pick us up for school . He was such a cute kid, and he will not be forgotten. Remember all the good times and that will help to get you through this.

  • Remy family Sorry for your loss You are in our prayers Hope Diner family and staff

  • To all of he Remy Family my deepest condolences for the loss of Brian. Nancy Ferreira

  • Cheryl, Mike and Leah, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your brother and uncle. Wishing you peace and comfort, you are in our prayers. Amy, Jason & Emily Buchanan

  • Hugs and prayers Janine

  • My heart goes out to the family and friends of Chief Remy . He was always ready to help out anyway he could .

  • The staff at the sewer department are heartbroken over Brian's loss he was a great man and a great friend may he rest in piece Donna

  • Brian, Rest in peace my friend, in God's hands. You were loved my many and you will be missed by the same. You left us way to soon, but I'm sure God needed you in heaven for some reason. Love you, my friend. God bless. Linda Marshall Sy!lava ( formerly June -Rose Salon )

  • Dear Janet, Cheryl & Family: It saddens me so and breaks my heart to hear of Brian's passing. He was such a special guy with such an open mind and heart for everyone . I'm sure God has a special place all planned for him in heaven. Be at peace with Brian's passing the best you can, for he has completed his journey to eternal peace one yet we have to complete., and now just look forward to the day, you will all be united again with Brian to all pick up from where you left off, and I know he will be anxiously waiting there for all of you with his arms wide open to greet you with a big hug to welcome you his new home where there is no more suffering and pain, no more of this pitiful world, only peace and love and its forever with him. God bless you all for your bravery thru this tragedy, and may God place His healing hands on all of you as a family to be strong in this trying time. My heartfelt condolences go out to all of you.

  • Sending strength and love to Janine, Robbie and Mrs Remy and family. Brian was an amazing man and I am proud to call him my friend. We are so deeply saddened Love Michelle Gempp and family

  • My heart goes out to the family and thoughts and prayers at such time was

  • Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of Chief Remy. He was a pillar of the community and his absence will always be felt.

  • Janine my heart goes out to you. He was a wonderful guy. My thoughts are with you and your family. Susan Cote (Frank's friend)

  • To all the Remy family my heart felt sympathies a true friend and a model to the community of Warren. Lots of memories . Sincerely James M Carter

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