Obituary of Edward Potts
Edward L. Potts, 67 of Middletown, RI passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, following a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the husband of the late Roberta W. Potts.
Born April 10, 1950 in Fall River, MA he was a son of the late Florence Mae (Hedley) Potts and Lyman F. Potts.
He is preceded in death by his brother and sister, William Blake and Carol L. Potts.
He is survived by his children; daughter Cheryl L. Destremps and her husband George W. Destremps Jr, and his son Edward A. Potts. His grandchildren, Ashley E. Destremps and Christopher E. Destremps. His brothers, Jack Blake, Lyman F. Potts and his wife Bonnie, Lawrence D. Potts and his wife Claire, several nieces, nephews and their children also survive him.
Edward worked at 7-Eleven for the past 20 years up until his illness in 2017. He recently retired in August 2017. Prior to working at 7 Eleven, he worked for Crystal Spring for 20 plus years. He loved to cook, enjoyed spending time at family gatherings and being around friends.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, November 5, 2017 in the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI from 2-5 pm. A funeral service will take place Monday, November 6, 2017 in the funeral home at 10 am. Burial will be private.
The family asks that donations in Edward’s memory be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.
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