Richard S. Barker Sr.
Barker, Richard S., 73, of North Kingstown died on Wednesday December 19, 2012. He was the husband of Carol (Jordan) Barker. Born in Hartford, CT., he was the son of the late William H. Barker and Lemira E. (Stratton) Barker. Mr. Barker was a Vice President at Old Colony Co-operative Bank, Newport National Bank and Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Banks. A 1957 graduate of Cranston High School, he also attended the University of Rhode Island, Bryant College, the New England School of Banking at Williams College, and the Institute of Financial Education Leadership at the University of Connecticut. He was a past Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Tomorrow Fund and was presented with their Friend for Life Award. He also was past President of the Board of Trustees of Rocky Hill School, a former Treasurer of the Board of Trustees and is presently an Honorary Trustee. In recognition for years of service he was presented with the school’s Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award and the Headmaster’s Award for Community Service. Besides his wife he leaves a son Richard S. Barker, Jr. and his wife Whitney; a daughter Jennifer J. Fries and her husband Matthew; and five grandchildren Sara, Jonathan, and Eliza Barker; and Hannah and Amelia Fries. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday December 23, 2012 from 4:00-6:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Ave Cranston. His funeral service will be held on Monday December 24, 2012 at 10:00am in the Phillips Memorial Baptist Church 565 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to The Tomorrow Fund 593 Eddy St. Providence, RI 02903.
Ibis Berganza - 12/21/2012
I am very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.
Ron Angelone - 12/22/2012
Really sorry to hear about Dick. Some fond memories in our early years.
Carole Seifert White - 12/22/2012
Carol, my deepest sympathy to you and your family in your great loss. You and Dick were a special couple. Will keep you in my prayers.
Meg Edward - 12/22/2012
Thinking of all of you and keeping you all in our prayers. Your husband/dad was a great man. Happy to have known him.
Myrna Hagenburg - 12/22/2012
Dear Carol ,
My sincerest sympathy to you and your family. Its been a while since I last saw you and Dick but one cannot forget that great laugh and smile.
Caroline Gojcz - 12/22/2012
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mr&Mrs John Capobianco - 12/23/2012
Carol & family: i remember the goodtimes we had up north and developing land together, wish it was stll back then, John Cap.
Frank & Marcia D'Orsi - 12/23/2012
Dear Carol, Rick, and Jen:
We're so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. May
all the wonderful memories we share, as next-
door neighbors for thirty years, comfort you
through this difficult time. We thoroughly
enjoyed being your neighbor...Frank,Marcia,and family.
Kristina Bishop - 12/23/2012
Dear Mrs. Barker...please accept my sympathy on the death of your beloved husband. From our conversations at the RIH Emergency Room last Wednesday it was obvious to me you had a wonderful marriage. I was sorry when I found out that the Social Worker was involved because I knew what that meant concerning his condition.
There are no words of comfort when you lose someone so dear but want you to know I have lifted you and your family up in prayer.
From the obituary he was an outstanding person who was caring and loving.
We lost a daughter almost 14 years ago and I know it takes a year of going through all the important dates you have shared because you can even begin to heal or be easy on yourself and take it day as it comes and in time it will get easier to bear. In the meantime treasure the memories, and know he is out of pain and just fine, just waiting to you to join him some time in the future.
A big hug to you, Kristina
Frank J D'Orsi, Jr. - 12/23/2012
Rick, Jen and Mrs. Barker,
Please accept my sincere condolences at the passing or your dad and husband. I have great memories of the neighborhood and blowing the snow after a good storm. Mr. Barker would make life easier for me with that incredible machine. Thanks for the memories and God Bless.
Don snd Gerry Fitzpatrick - 12/24/2012
Dear Carol. Our condolenses to you and your family on the loss of Dick. He was great for Oceanwoods. We will miss him very much walking around checking everything out!