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John Fredrick William Overy Sr.

12/02/1934 - 10/20/2023


Obituary For John Fredrick William Overy Sr.

John “Jack” Fredrick William Overy Sr., 88, of Bristol, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2023, peacefully in his sleep. He was the loving husband of the late Marianna G. “Nina” (Luciano) Overy with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.

Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Charles and Rena (Lindblom) Overy.

Jack was a foreman for Berger Recycling in Pawtucket for many years working side by side with his son Frank. Outside of work, he would spend time with his family, attend sporting events, fish, go to the Senior Center to play cribbage, poker and cards.

He was an avid New England sports fan, he enjoyed Nascar and wrestling. If there was any event on, you can be sure he was watching it.

He will be remembered for his sense of humor, passion for fried clams and his love for country music.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children John Overy Jr. (Nina) of Johnston, David Haywood (Laurie) of Fall River, Linda Oliveira (Lee) of Bristol, Marianne Overy (Paul) of Pawtucket, Frank Overy (Karen) of Bristol, Paula Stephenson (Keith) of Bristol, Suzanne Francis of Warren. Jack was the proud grandfather of 19 and the great grandfather of 13, he is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gloria Overy, Charles “Chichi” Haywood, Rena Walorz, Emil Walorz, Cindy Overy and Kathy Overy. Sisters, Ruth Crumblis, Anna Overy, Betty Overy, brothers Steven Overy and William Overy. Brother-in-law to Anne Devlin and Rita Vigneau and the late Robert (Margie) Luciano.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 10 AM in St. Mary’s Parish: 330 Wood Street, Bristol, RI, 02809. Burial will be at North Burial Ground, 1081 Hope St, Bristol, RI.

In lieu of flowers contributions in John’s honor may be made to: OLMC Catholic School: 127 State Street Bristol, RI 02809 Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, RI.

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4 Nov

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM

St. Mary's Parish 330 Wood Street Bristol, RI 02809 Get Directions »
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  • 11/03/2023

    Deepest sympathy in your family's loss of Jack. Have fond memories of both Jack and Nina.

  • 11/03/2023

    Dear Marianne and family, We are thinking of you and sending positive prayers your way. Wishing you all peace, comfort, and strength. Keep on taking good care of each other and know that your beautiful loved one is with you in spirit and proud of you all. He's a beautiful Angel and may he rest in peace. Sincerely, Marcy & family

  • 11/03/2023

    Dad you are now with our mom up in heaven you will be missed by your entire family love you rest in peace

  • 10/28/2023

    Thank you Jack for always making me feel welcomed

  • 10/23/2023

    15-2/15-4 and a run of 3 makes 9! Uncle and Daddy playing cribbage again! Love you Uncle Jack!

  • 10/22/2023

    I am so sorry for the loss of Uncle Jack. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.♡♡

  • 10/22/2023

    My Saturday's will always remain a special memory in my heart . Thank you Pa for allowing me to be #8 ( even thou, you didn't have a choice ). You were ready, I'm happy you are at your peace Love always # 8


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