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Edward Thomas Little

05/14/1938 - 07/10/2023


Obituary For Edward Thomas Little

Edward T. Little, 85, of Warren, RI, passed away on July 10, 2023 at Hope Health Hulitar Center after a long battle with bladder cancer. Born in Providence, RI, Ed was a son of the late Francis and Mary (Murphy) Little and the beloved husband of Norma (Contois) Little for 60 years.

Ed proudly served in the USMC, being discharged in 1962. He worked for the Postal Service for many years before retiring as a Supervisor after 30 years, then spent another 26 years as a receiver at Stop & Shop. Ed was a member of Veteran's Post #104 from its inception. After retirement, Ed enjoyed breakfast or lunch with the guys and, especially, spending time with his grandson.

In addition to his wife, Norma, Ed is survived by his sons: Michael Little and his wife Patricia of Dighton, MA and Scott Little and his wife Jan of Warren; his grandson: Shawn Little of Warren, RI; his sister: Elizabeth Procaccini of Cranston, RI; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Hon. Francis E. Little, Hon. Joseph T. Little and Mary Olsen.

Services are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI. Relatives and guests are invited to gather for a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, July 17, 2023 at St. Dominic's Church, 1277 GAR Highway, Swansea, MA 02777 at 10AM. Burial will be at St. Jean the Baptiste Cemetery, Greenlawn Ave. Warren, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Health Hulitar Hospice, 1085 N. Main St. Providence, RI or Warren Rescue, 34 Miller St. Warren, RI 02885. For directions or tributes, please visit:

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  • 07/14/2023

    So sorry to hear of the passing of "Eddie", a proud husband, father and former Marine. I had the honor of working with him for about 10 years in the early 70's- early 80's at the old East Side Station in Providence. We DID have some fun pranking each other and making work a little more light-hearted. Eddie was always quick-witted as well as being quick to laugh and extremely conscientious while performing work duties. My condolences to Norma and his "boys" and all that he left a positive impact on, of which I am sure there are many. - Dale Rogers

  • 07/13/2023

    Our deepest condolence to the Edwards Family and to sister Betty. Our friends from Central HS. Eddie was a terrific athlete as I remember him from HS Both in baseball & football..He never quit improving.! Many good memories from the 50's Eleanore & Donald Scott

  • 07/13/2023

    Jan, Scott and Shawn, please know that I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of Scott's dad. Sincerely, Mrs. Davis.

  • 07/12/2023

    Scott, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing! Please accept my heartfelt condolences to your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you, Donna Ruggieri

  • 07/12/2023

    Ed will be missed by both family and friends. Condolences to all who knew him and love and prayers to his family from Paul and Nancy Hanson. 🙏🙏

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