William J. Meteraud Sr.

William Meteraud Sr. age 93 of Middletown, RI passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Newport Hospital.  He was the husband for 71 years to Elaine (Bacchiocchi) Meteraud.  Born in Superior, Wisconsin, son of the late Joseph and Beatrice Meteraud.

Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Barbara and Joseph Lanueze of Middletown, RI, William Meteraud Jr. of Middletown, RI, Julie Meteraud of Middletown, RI, Kathy and Simon Ortiz of San Diego, CA.  He was preceded by his son David Meteraud, and his sister Barbara Phelps, along with his cherished 5 grandchildren, cousins, and many friends.  He joined the US Navy when he was 17 years old, he was a sonar technician aboard the USS Rasher (SS269), a decorated submarine that fought in the Pacific during World War II.  He formerly owned Meteraud Shell gas station on the corner of East Main Road and Valley Road and the station on Thames Street.  He was a longtime member of the Elks and Lions Club.

Calling hours will be held Friday, May 18, 2018 in the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport from 4-7 pm.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, May 19 at St. Mary’s Church, Newport at 10 am.  Burial St. Columba Cemetery, 465 Brown's Lane, Middletown.