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Steven Eric Church

11/16/1964 - 06/13/2021

Steven Eric Church

11/16/1964 - 06/13/2021


Obituary For Steven Eric Church

Steven Eric Church, 56, of Warren, passed away, Sunday, June 13, 2021, at home.

He was the husband of Gilda Fernanda (Pimentel) Church. They were happily married for 37 years.

Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Hector Clifford and Brenda (Rivers) Church.

Mr. Church had worked as a machinist at Nordson EFD for the last 15 years. He enjoyed playing darts, pool and golf. He was also a coach for his grandchildren's T-Ball league in Warren, RI. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family and friends and helping others whenever they needed it.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Julie L. Sousa and her husband Scottie of Lincoln, RI, Lorna L. Church of Warren, RI, and Elizabeth Sylvia and her husband Adam of Bristol, RI, a brother, David Church of St. Cloud, FL, two sisters, Brenda Church of Hope, RI, and Cheryl Church of Riverside, RI, five grandchildren, Matthew, Elliana, Troy, Liam, and Sierra, his step-mother, Ann (Holmes) Church of Rehoboth, MA, his mother-in-law, Blandina Pimentel of Warren, RI, and two step brothers, Joel and Daniel McCracken both of Rehoboth, MA.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 4-7PM at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, with a Prayer Service at 7PM.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI, 02886, or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

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  • Gilda my deepest sympathy to you and your family my heart and prayers are with you. Bonnie Billington

  • What can I say. He was a truly remarkable man! A true friend that was always there with a helping hand and a smart remark. Loved his sense of humor. I will cherish the many memories we made over the years. πŸ’•

  • Gilda and Family. I am deeply sorry of the passing of Steve. He was a great man. Many memories at pool. Vegas. and my grandsons baseball games. Forever in our heats. Sending prayers that with all great memories and kind words that you will find peace in your heats. Prayers to you all. Fly high with the angels Steve you will be missed

  • Dear Gilda, There are no words to ease the sorrow you are feeling, the love you shared with Steven will comfort you in the days to come. Know that he will always guide you and your family. Praying for you and your family that the memories you share will always give you strength to live like Steven wanted you to. Love Grace B Ferreira

  • Thinking of you, Gilda, and your family

  • My sincerest condolences to you all. Very sorry for your loss. I worked with Steve for 8 years and I liked him very much. Even though I never really worked with him directly because we were on different shifts. But I did get to know him somewhat. He was a very good man and I respected him. I'm very sorry that he was taken so soon from all of you. We all thought he had more time and that the treatments would keep him around a little longer. So it was a bit of a shock to hear the news. Wish him well on his new journey. Sincerely, J.Ariza

  • My little brother, I know you are with the Lord and waiting for the rest of us. I bet it is a beautiful place. Dad is glad to see you. I will miss you with all my heart my little Linus head. You were truly blessed with Gilda, your daughters and grandchildren. Remarkable man with a remarkable legacy. Love you alwaysπŸ’‹πŸ’‹Brenda-Jean

  • Dad you were an absolutely amazing father. The best anyone could ever ask for. Ill never forget all the memories we shared. All of the things you taught me. Watching you work in the garage. Hunting, fishing, everything. You were the most important person in my life. I will love you forever. Your loving daughter, Elizabeth.

  • So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayer go out to the family.

  • Gilda, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and your family.

  • Gilda I'm so sorry to hear about Steve he a amazing person he will be missed by so many people but he will always be in our heats to his daughter's stay strong your DAD would want that

  • I loved u my brother frome another mother god bless your soul and your family

  • Cheryl: My sincere condolences to you and your family. Thinking of yo during this very difficult time. Claire Martins

  • Sending our sincere condolences. Steve was a great guy. It was a pleasure to work with him. He will be missed. Marlena & Steven Andrade

  • Steve was such a great friend. Gilda my heart goes out to you and your family. I pray you find comfort knowing Steve is no longer in pain. I'm sending my sincere condolences to you and the family.. Thyra (lake) Spellman

  • I love you dad, you truly were the best father a girl could ever ask for. I will miss you... until we meet again ❀

  • We are devastated at the loss of Steve, and can't believe he is gone. Love you our brother and you will be missed more than you know. Tracey & Anthony

  • My deepest condolences to the Church family..I remember Steve from when I first moved to Warren..I was a kid.. He and his wife Gilda were always very nice.. Gilda still is..RIP sweet peace Steve.πŸ™πŸΌ

  • My sincere condolences to Gilda and the entire Church family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  • Sending our condolences and love during this difficult time. -Joao and Jessica

  • All of us on Parker avenue are praying for steve and gilda, and the children, especially the little ones. Gos bless him and may he rest in peace. A wonderful man and great friend to all in the Parker Avenue Nieghborhood. RIP my friend. Vinny Calenda

  • Dear brother I love you dearly πŸ’• πŸ’– Cheryl Church

  • My heart hurts for Gilda, and her family. Steve was a wonderful man, always willing to help, a shoulder to cry on, and always funny. I will miss you my friend. Rest in sweetest peace.

  • Gilda, I am truly sorry. I remember when ever y'all were at Bob's when I came to town he would always make me laugh. He is flying high with the Angels and he will always be watching over you.

  • I can't believe that you are gone..I will miss your laughter and the silly times me you and Gilda shared. I will honor my promise to you to always look after and take care of my sweet friend, your wife, Gilda... RIP my dear friend..πŸ’‹β€... My deepest condolences to Gilda, Julie, Lorna and Elizabeth and the entire extended family and to all of Steven's friends whom he loved very much.

  • Forever in my heart πŸ’˜

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