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Richard C. Blade
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1944
West Warwick
Kent County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 2012
Kent County
Rhode Island, USA

BLADE, RICHARD C., 68, of South Main St., Covenrry, and a resident of Coventry for over 40 years, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2012 at Kent Hospital, Warwick. He was the beloved husband of Susan R. (Smart) Blade for 43 years.

Born in West Warwick,(Natick), RI he was a son of the late Matthew and Marion (Byrne) Blade. Richard retired as a Master Sergeant in the US Air Force after 36 years of service. He was a Vietnam era veteran. His Civil Service duties were with the Rhode Island Air National Guard being stationed at Quonset, Davisville, the New London Naval Hospital and the RIANG site in Coventry. Richard was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post 1, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Blessing Council.

He was the father of Michelle L. Blade Mello and her husband, David of Cranston and Matthew J. Blade of Warwick; grandfather of Jonathan and James Mello; brother of Linda Elliot of Cranston, Matt Blade in Florida, Sheryll Travers of Charlestown and Steven Cionci of West Warwick. Richard also leaves his faithful equine companion "Misha the Horse".

His Funeral was held Tuesday from the R. A. IANNOTTI Funeral Home, Coventry, with a Mass of Christian Burial at in SS John & Paul Church. Interment with military honors in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue, 1 Pinewoods Rd., North Stonington, CT 06359 will be appreciated.

Published in The Providence Journal on January 29, 2012 
Family links: 
  Matthew W. Blade (1916 - 2000)
  Marion F. Byrne Blade (1920 - 2000)
Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
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Record added: Jan 29, 2012
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Richard C. Blade
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A Brother Knight of Columbus. God bless and thank you for your service.
- Neil F.
 Added: Jan. 30, 2012

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