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05/19/1935 - 01/11/2022
Obituary For Paul Harvey
Paul J. Harvey, 86, of Warren, RI and The Villages, FL, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at home.
Devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was the beloved husband of Patricia (McCanna) Harvey for 58 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Florence Joseph and Rita (Hanlon) Harvey.
Paul graduated from Warren High School where he participated in all sport programs but especially loved football. He was one of Warren High's best athletes in the 1950's earning 11 of 12 possible varsity letters. After playing on the R.I. Semi-Pro Football Champions Grande Club, Paul joined the US Army and was a member of the Second Army team that captured the Alaska Service Championship.
After returning from the service, he joined the Warren Police Dept. for 5 years, and then worked for Narragansett Electric for 32 years as a lineman. During that time, he was an avid racquetball player at Barrington YMCA and Playoffs, East Providence which was later Healthtrax. Since retiring in 1997, he and his wife have enjoyed traveling and residing in both Florida and R.I. It was in The Villages, FL, where he started to play Pickleball. It became a favorite activity along with golf.
In addition to loving his family and friends, he loved the Town of Warren. This caring for his hometown led him to serve on the Warren Town Council for 16 years from 1966-1974 and 1978-1986.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters Kathleen Raposa (Edward) of Warren and Beth Dicomitis (Christopher) of Warren and The Villages, FL and his son Paul Joseph Harvey (Eileen) of Riverside. He was the beloved "Papa" to his grandchildren, Ashlee, Courtnee, Joseph, Meaghan and Alexa. He is survived by his brother Ralph Harvey and niece Kimberly Dougherty. His brother Joseph Harvey predeceased him.
Paul was a communicant of St. Mary of the Bay Church in Warren where he had been an usher for many years and had worked at different church gatherings.
Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI where family will receive friends Thursday, January 20, 2022, 4-7pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 21, 9am at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main St., Warren. Burial will follow at St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery, Vernon St., Warren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Paul's name to Hope Health Hospice
1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904.
Masks are required at the funeral home and at the church.
Information/On-line condolences please visit- www.wjsmithfh.com
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So many wonderful memories of Paul. One that stands out....August 1950, Paul comes riding up on his bicycle. He says, Jim you have to come out for football when we go to High School this year. There were many times when I wish I had not followed his advice, but there was never a time when I regretted having Paul as a friend. He was a wonderful role model and the best athlete I ever knew personally. My condolences to all who love and miss him. Jim Mello
Dear Pat and family Sincere sympathy on your loss!I remember vividly Paul your Mom and Ram from our visits to my sister Cathy Sweeney when they were in the Villages. Know Cathy and Bob are saddened at your loss but Cathy and your Mom will surely welcome him at heaven's door! Certainly he will be missed by all who knew him. may you be comforted in your loss by the smiles of your grandchildren and that special place in our hearts of our loved ones with us always! God Bless! Fred and Fran Arrigan
Our sincere condolences Pat, Kathy and family, Beth and family, and Ralph. We send our prayers and love to the family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Paul. Jack and Marilyn Tretton
Dear Beth, Chris, and Alexa, So sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless. Warmest Regards, Mary & Sarah Pangborn
Dear wife Patricia and brother Ralph "Ram". Paul loved his hometown of Warren , his family and his life long friends. He put his all into everything and had a tireless work ethic. He kept his word and was an honest public servant who reached across the aisle. I first knew Paul in the 1960's as a high schooler, when he walked the late night beat as a police officer and made the town a safe place to walk and trade. He was a traditional guy with strong family values . God Bless Paul Harvey and his family. Bob Hamilton, S. Dartmouth, MA .
Kathy & family: So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Luckily, you had many years with him. Be strong; he would want you to be. Much love, Brian & Debbie Fortin
I had the pleasure of knowing Paul while working in the mail room of the Providence Journal Many years ago. Paul was a great personality and great to work with. God Bless him. Joe Killoran Warwick, RI
Dear Ralph, sorry to read of Paul's passing. He lived a good life. Please extend my condolences to the family.May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Joe Mancini, Vero Beach, Fl
PATSY AND FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS . PAUL WAS A GREAT MAN, HUSBAND, AND FATHER HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED' BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. MARK & JUDE ALFRED
A very nice man,he will be missed by his friends and family. Rest in peace Paul.
Pat and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you, Paul was a very nice man,he will be missed. Michael Coyne
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May your many happy memories of him bring you peace and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Pat and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Bill and Denise Coyne
So very sorry for your loss. He was a very nice man. Our sincere condolences, Dennis & Anna Mae Boyer
My deepest condolences to the Harvey family! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤️🙏❤️
Prayers and thoughts to the family at this time. James Coyne and family.
Our deepest sympathy. Fran and Nancy Correia Diemoz
Our Sincerest Condolences Pat, Kathy, Eddie, Ashlee, Courtney and all your family. We are all so very sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace. Love and Prayers, Carl, Vivian Macedo and Family.
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