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Gerald Henry Sampson

07/07/1929 - 12/18/2022


Obituary For Gerald Henry Sampson

Gerald Henry Sampson, 93, of Warren, RI, passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 18, 2022, at Grace Barker Nursing Home, Warren.He was the husband of the late Bernice Joy (Cloutier) Sampson.Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Alexander and Margaret Loretta (Foley) Sampson.Mr. Sampson had worked as a self employed shell fisherman and carpenter/cabinet maker for most of his working years. He built his own home, many high quality pieces of furniture and several skiff boats he used for shell fishing. He could pretty much recondition or fix anything made of wood. Additionally, he was employed for many years at the former AVID Corporation in East Providence, where he was foreman of the operation that built high quality stereo speakers and educational Mobile Travel Lab trailers. He is a member of the Warren Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the 1947 Warren High School Class C Championship Baseball Team and State Runner-Up. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the St. Mary's/Sundown Golf League for over 50 years until age 90; even recording a hole in one at Swansea Country Club in his 80's. Amazingly his son and grandsons have recorded hole in ones. The rounds of golf played with 3 generations were very special. He most enjoyed the many, many years of traveling with his wife to Marco Island, FL, and all family gatherings.He is survived by a son, John L. Sampson and his wife Dianne of Warren, RI, three grandchildren, Joy and her husband Keith, Greg and his wife Michaella, and David and his wife Nicole, and six great grandchildren, Brielle, Evan, Emmylia, Collette, Victoria, and Margaret. He was also the brother of the late, Madeline Sweet and Joyce Annunziata.Calling hours are omitted.Funeral services and burial will be private.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Grace Barker Patient Activities Fund, 54 Barker Ave., Warren, RI 02885.Information/On-line condolences please visit- www.wjsmithfh.comArrangements are by Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, RI.

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  • 02/01/2023

    Gerry was such a great person. I remember Gerry coaching Little League, in the bowling league and golf league. I grew up with his son John and we would always talk about his family. Every time I go by his house on Barden Lane I would look for him. My sincere condolences to his family and grandchildren. Rest in peace Gerry and hit them straight and long in heaven! Al Sweet

  • 12/31/2022

    Gerry was a great guy. Rest in peace buddy.

  • 12/24/2022

    Our condolences to you and your family. Al and Diane Sampson.

  • 12/21/2022

    My name is Bob Hamilton of South Dartmouth, MA. I wish to offer a Tribute to the life of Gerry Sampson. He and wife Bunny were best friends with my parents Bob and Bev Hamilton . Son John Sampson was a best friend with my brother Rick during our Warren years. Gerry was hardworking as a shellfisher and finished wood worker. He had a reputation for the doing the finest in all he pursued in life. Gerry always enjoyed a humorous story and told me many. He grew the most gigantic tomatoes and shared them with friends. Gerry built his own home at Barden Lane with the best features and quality materials. He visited Bunny each day with a traditional toast at south burial. They were in love as high school sweethearts. Gerry did not wish to remembered in sadness but in Joy. He was so proud of son John, wife Diane and his 3 grandchildren . They are his legacy and will keep his values . After all this is what life is about. God bless Gerry Sampson and his wonderful family! Bob and Bette Hamilton We will remember his life with Joy...

  • 12/20/2022

    Gerry was such a nice man. I remember many conversations with him and he always asked how I was doing. Rest in peace

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