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Joseph E. Pine Jr.

01/04/1946 - 05/27/2023


Obituary For Joseph E. Pine Jr.

Joseph E “Joe” Pine, Jr., aged 77, of Barrington, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at his home. A son of the late Joseph E. Pine Sr. and Gilda (Proto) Pine, he grew up in Bristol and spent most of his life in Barrington. He was the loving husband of Judy (DeSpirito) Pine, to whom he was married for 22 years.

After serving his country in the Army Reserve, Joe joined the Barrington Police Department, where he dedicated 27 years to working as a patrolman and senior citizen liaison officer before retiring in 2002. He went on to be employed as a security guard at Twin River Casino and was honored to be appointed the position of bailiff for the Barrington Municipal Court. Deeply rooted in faith and kindness, Joe was a faithful and valued church community member of Holy Angels Parish in Barrington, who eagerly volunteered at church functions and always lent a helping hand whenever needed.

Joe was a member of the Massasoit Gun Club and Barrington United Veterans Coalition who was known for his exceptional culinary talents and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life - taking leisurely drives, relaxing in his yard, tending his garden, practicing his guitar, and playing card games, as well as joining his fellow retired police officers for breakfast. Above all, Joe cherished his family and treasured the time they spent together on holidays, birthdays, and other occasions.

Besides his beloved wife, Joe is survived by his daughter Jo-Ann Lemay and her husband Jeff of Providence, his son, Joseph E. Pine III of Woonsocket, and his two stepsons, Eric and Shawn DeHart, both of Barrington. He was the brother of Mary Cabral of Bristol, and grandfather of Ronald Pelletier III of Barrington, along with being a brother-in-law, uncle, and great-uncle.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, on Sunday, June 4, 2023 from 3-6pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 9AM, followed immediately by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 341 Maple Avenue, Barrington. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 550 Wampanoag Trail, Riverside.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s memory to Holy Angels Church Social Outreach Ministry, whose mission is to provide for those in need, would be deeply appreciated.

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  • 07/05/2023

    Deepest condolences to Joe's family. He was a real character and a had a big heart.

  • 06/04/2023

    Joe was a great guy and would do anything for someone if they needed it Marcus and Ron paiva

  • 06/04/2023

    TO Judy and the family...sincere sympathy. Beverly Romano

  • 06/02/2023

    Joe was a true Gentleman and dedicated Public Servant. During My Tenure as Chief of Police, He was someone I viewed as Most dedicated and Loyal to Our Department and also a Friend. May he rest in Peace he will be Missed by Many. Charles Brule

  • 06/01/2023

    Our deepest sympathy to Judy and to Joe's family. Joe was a good friend for many years; he was kind and caring. He will be missed. No more pain for Joe. Love Terry and Bob Casaĺe

  • 06/01/2023

    It was with great sadness that I learned of Joes passing. We worked together for ten of my twelve years at BPD 75-85. We enjoyed a few good laughs together. I still remember his smile. Joe, Bob Casale, Phil Briggs and I attended the 1st SWAT school together at Quonset Pt. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May he rest in peace. John Gardiner

  • 05/31/2023

    Joe was a great guy growing up in Bristol.He loved the Kingsmen Drum and Bugle Corp.He was just a nice guy.Loved by all.

  • 05/31/2023

    In loving memory from the Mastriano family we send our heartfelt condolences.

  • 05/31/2023

    Judy Comforting hugs and prayers to you my friend on the loss of your dear husband. 💕🙏

  • 05/30/2023

    To Joe's entire family, we send our deepest condolences. I was fortunate enough to call this prince of a guy my friend and colleague for just the last ten years, while we worked together at the Barrington Municipal Court. His quiet dignity and thorough professionalism lent a credibility and legitimacy to the court proceedings that he oversaw. We will all miss Joe terribly, and we will never forget him. Frank Connor

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