Michael Ames 78, of North Kingstown passed away on Monday March 7, 2022 at the Providence VA Medical Center after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Cheryl "Sherry" (McKaig) Ames for 54 years.
Born in Providence, Mike was the son of the late Blanche Levesque. He was employed as a Sales Representative and Sales Manager for 40 years beginning his career with the former Vennerbeck and Clase Company in Lincoln now a Berkshire Hathaway Company. As a Unites States Army Veteran, Mike served in the 515th Light Truck Battalion. He graduated from Johnson & Wales College in 1976. As a member of the East Greenwich Yacht Club, Mike had served as Secretary and Trustee. He also served as President of the Providence Jewelers Club in 1997 and was a member of the Manufacturing Jewelers & Silversmiths and well as the Diamond Peacock Club in Boston. Mike was an avid sailor of Narragansett Bay. He was a fan of the New England Patriots and the Providence College Basketball Friars. He was a mentor, teacher and a good kind friend to many.
Besides his wife he is survived by his brother Thomas Ames of Overland Park, Kansas and cousin Joseph Deignan as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday March 14th at 10:00am in St. Bernard Catholic Church 275 Tower Hill Road North Kingstown.
Burial with Military Honors will be in The Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery Exeter.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00-5:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Providence VA Medical Center attn: Palliative Care 830 Chalkstone Avenue Providence, RI 02908
Providence VA Medical Center Palliative Care
830 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence RI 02908