JOHN D. IVERS, 50 of Meriden, CT.
John D. Ivers, Jr. age 50, husband of Tracy Carlson Ivers passed on August 10, 2016, Meriden, Connecticut. Born in Meriden on May 19, 1966, son of the late John D. Ivers and Louise Cahill Ivers. John resided in Meriden, CT and had attended St. Joseph School, St. Paul Catholic High School, graduated from the University of Rhode Island and University of Richmond Law School. John entered the practice of law in 1992. He spent his career serving the members of his hometown of Meriden, CT, where he was born and raised. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church.

Besides his wife, Tracy Carlson Ivers, he is survived by his three children, John, 15, Grace, 14, and Colin, 13; four brothers and five sisters, David (Christine), Neil (Abby), Stephen and Mark; Katherine Zatkowski, Ellen (Al) Pronovost, Alice Nolan, Margaret (Alan) Trudel, and Louise (David aka Murph) Messier. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces, great nephews (too many to count!). He was predeceased by his brother, Paul J. Ivers.

John was deeply devoted to his family, was a loving father and a respected member of the Meriden Community. He will be remembered for his generous spirit, always offering his sponsorship and support to various charities, to his friends and family and anyone he encountered who was in need. He served for many years on the Meriden Daffodil Planning Committee, Past President of the St. Joseph Home and School Association, Basketball Coach for St. Joseph School and Meriden Boys and Girls Club, Past Chairman of the City of Meriden Pension Board, and long time sponsor of Meriden’s Beat the Street. He quietly and humbly served his community and has been recognized for his significant contributions.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10 am on Wednesday, August 17, in St. Joseph Church, corner of West Main St. and Goodwill Ave., Meriden with Reverend Mark Jette and Reverend Gerald Dziedzic concelebrating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Broad St., Meriden. Friends may call at St. Joseph Church on Tuesday, August 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Joseph School, John D. Ivers, Jr. Scholarship Fund, 159 West Main St., Meriden, CT 06451. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450.
James P. Provensal, 44, of Wakefield, RI, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 31, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving and devoted husband of Emilia (Tavares) Provensal for twenty one years and loving and proud father of Zacharie James and Sarah Elizabeth Provensal. Jim was a teacher for the South Kingstown High School for the last ten years and previously for the Smithfield High School. He was a very devout Catholic and was involved in the St. Thomas More Parish in Narragansett. He was a 1991 graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a History major, a member of SAE Fraternity and received his Masters Degree in 1998 from Providence College. He was a hockey coach for the Jr. Rams, a baseball coach for the South Kingstown Little League, a soccer coach for SCYSC and a Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed writing, gardening and spending time with his wife and kids at the beach, canoeing and camping. He was the beloved son in law of Olivia L. Tavares and the late Manuel Tavares; brother in law of Robert M. Tavares and his wife Jessie and their daughters, Maya and Lauren; and Christina L. Nichols and her husband Jeffry and their son, Carter and late son Carson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday June 3, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Thomas More Church, 53 Rockland St., Narragansett. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia Street, Wakefield. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Peace Dale, RI. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Jim may be made to the James P. Provensal Memorial Fund, payable to Emilia Provensal c/o Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia St., Wakefield, RI 02879 would be appreciated.
KIRKPATRICK, JAMES B. JR., 63, of North Kingstown passed away on April 5, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital in the arms of his wife Paula Powers Kirkpatrick. He is also survived by his beloved daughters Faith and Caroline, his sister Dorothy and brother-in-law William O'Donnell, and his nephews William and Andrew O'Donnell. He was born on June 10, 1949 in Byrn Mawr, PA. and was the son of James B. and Caroline Hoehler Kirkpatrick. He was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. He has been associated with Northwestern Mutual for over forty years, during which time he earned the designations: CLU, ChFC, CRPC, and AAMS. He was active in charity work and served as the President of the Literacy Volunteers of R.I. (now ProLiteracy) after which he assumed placement on the National Board.
PEARSON, EARL M., 85, of Gillan Avenue, the beloved husband of the late Constance E. (Jones) Pearson, passed away at home on Thursday. Earl is survived by his five children: Charles Pearson, Carl Pearson, Cheryl Ruegg, Cynthia Pearson and Christine Dowding; his sister: Thelma Wunschel; his brother: E. Lyman D'Andrea; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren and his special lady Jan Simpson. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 2-5 PM at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick. Memorial service on Sunday, March 24 at 2 pm at Greenwood Community Church Presbyterian, 805 Main Avenue, Warwick. Donations in his memory may be made to the Elizabeth Buffum Chace House, PO Box 9476, Warwick, RI 02889 or to South Providence Neighborhood Ministries, 747 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907. Information and condolences at

Chris Riley, 50, passed away Tuesday, February 19 after a year-long, courageous battle with testicular cancer. Chris was a devoted husband to his wife Elizabeth (Crossley) Riley, and a loving father to his three daughters, Lily, Clara, and Anna Kate. He was a kind, generous and genuine man with a great sense of humor, who was a friend to many. There was probably not a person who knew him who didn’t have a kind story to share.
Chris was born in Schenectady, NY, the son of the late Danielle J. and William E. Riley. He grew up in Enfield, CT, graduated from Enrico Fermi High School in 1980, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1984.
Chris enjoyed a successful career as a construction manager for several Boston area companies. Among them were Modern Continental, Barletta Engineering, and for the past 6 and a half years, J.F. White Contracting. He was truly fulfilled by his work in the construction industry and was involved in many large scale construction projects in the Boston area, including Big Dig projects both in downtown Boston and at Logan Airport.
Chris gave much of his time to coach his daughters’ sports teams. He was a well-respected girl’s lacrosse coach for many years, sharing his passion for the sport he loved and leaving a lasting impression on many of the players he coached. He also served on the board of the Newburyport Youth Lacrosse League. In addition, he coached soccer for the Newburyport Youth Soccer League as well as basketball at the Immaculate Conception School.
He enjoyed reading, spending time with friends, fishing, skiing, playing lacrosse in a men’s league and especially spending time with his wife and daughters.
In addition to his wife and daughters, he is survived by his “kid sister” Lisa Riley and her partner Michelle Hunt of Ballston Spa, NY and his stepmother Nancy Duffy of Brownsville, VT. He will also be missed by his mother-in-law Susan Kendall and her husband William of Auburn and Perry, ME; his father-in-law Neil Crossley of N. Windham, ME, the Immaculate Conception School community, and many, many devoted friends.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations in Christopher’s memory be made to either the Immaculate Conception School, 1 Washington St., Newburyport, MA 01950 or to The International Institute for Integrated Health, Attn: Elizabeth McLaughlin, IHC Foundation, 64 Lafayette Road, Gabriella Professional Building, Unit 10, North Hampton, NH 03862 (please write "Donation - IHC” in the notation section of your check).
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Newburyport. Family and friends may call from 2 to 7 pm on Sunday,February 24, 2013 at the Twomey - LeBlanc and Conte Funeral Home, 193 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950.


It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of our Brother John Reardon.  John was a long time member of the House Corp. Board and Alumni Ass. Board and contributed immensely to our Chapter. He will be missed dearly.

-Dave Comerford, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumni Board

REARDON, JOHN JOSEPH JR., 64, of Bedford Circle, Narragansett, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013 at home surrounded by his wife and children after a courageous battle with leukemia. Born in Barrington, he was a son of the late John J. Reardon Sr. and Ellen (Halton) Reardon. John was a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual for 40 years and had been president of the NM Financial Representatives Association from 1992-1993. He was also a proud member and past president of the Wakefield Rotary Club and Rotarian of the year for 2008. John was an avid golfer and was on the Board of Directors of the John P. Burke Memorial Fund. He was past president of the Narragansett High School Boosters club for many years and a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. John is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jane (Rigney) and 4 children; William and his wife Heather of NH, Patrick of CA, Kathryn of MA and Ellen of NJ and his two beloved granddaughters, Molly and Madelyn Reardon. He is also survived by his 5 siblings, Kathleen Kennedy of CT, Margaret Wilson of CA, Elizabeth Reardon of TN, Michael Reardon of NY and Martha Temple of CT. and their families. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 9th at 8:45am from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 1111 Boston Neck Road, (Rt. 1A) Narragansett, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas More Church, 53 Rockland Street Narragansett at 10:00am. Burial will follow at New Fernwood Cemetery, Kingston. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 8th from 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the John P. Burke Memorial Fund, 1 Button Hole Drive, Suite 2, Providence, RI 02909 or Home & Hospice Care of RI, 143 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879. Visit for online condolences.
Published in The Providence Journal from January 6 to January 7, 2013
Tom Preston
March 23, 1968 to March 13, 2009 Thomas J. Preston, 40, of King of Prussia, Pa., died on Friday, in a snowmobiling accident while on vacation with friends in New Hampshire. 

Tommy was born in Plainfield in 1968, graduated from Watchung Hills Regional High School in 1986 and the University of Rhode Island in 1990, where he was a brother in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Tom and his devoted partner, Amanda Teer, were recently blessed with the birth of their son, Connor Joseph Preston. Tommy was elated at being a new dad and happy and proud of his new family. He was a huge fan of the New York Giants and the New York Yankees. Tommy held the position of vice president of sales for New Horizons Learning Center in King of Prussia, Pa. Tom will be dearly missed by his parents, Kathleen and Gene Preston of Martinsville, N.J., and Naples, Fla. and his eight siblings, Gene and his wife, Claire, of Chester, Nancy Murphy and her husband, John, of Hudson, Ohio, Peggy Matzen and her husband, Mark, and Laurie Wolfe and her husband, Bud, all of Basking Ridge, Amee Smolinsky, and her husband, Mike, and Kerry Reinagel, and her husband, Tim, all of Clinton Township, Timmy of Martinsville, and Mick and his wife, Marie, of Yardley, Pa. Tom is also survived by 25 nieces and nephews. 

During his too short life and career, Tom was blessed with a large circle of wonderful friends who share in our grief and will miss his love, wit and sense of humor. Tommy touched many lives and will live in our hearts and memories. In lieu of flowers we respectfully request donations to the Connor J. Preston Educational Fund, c/o Lassus Wherley, 1 Academy St., New Providence, N.J. 07974.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 9 a.m. from Higgins Home For Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Resurrection at St. James R.C. Church, Basking Ridge. Entombment will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge. Visitation will be on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. To send condolences please visit our website at www.higginsfuneral
MESSERE, JAMES W. 'JAMIE', 41, of Queen Street, East Greenwich, died Sunday, October 15, 2006 in hospice care, South County, after a two year battle with Leukemia. Born in Woonsocket on June 22, 1965, he was the son of William O. and Elizabeth (Wright) Messere of North Smithfield.

Jamie was a 1983 graduate of North Smithfield High School, where he played on the baseball and basketball teams. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. While at URI, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

He was a Partner at Ford and Messere, Inc., of Warwick and Portsmouth, RI where he worked as a Certified Public Accountant. He was also a member of the RI Society of CPAs.

Jamie was an avid sports fan, participating in various leagues. He had been President of the Millard Wire Golf League, in Quonset, RI for two years.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by four brothers, John Messere of Woonsocket, Matthew Messere and Michael Messere, both of North Smithfield, and Jeffrey Messere of Burrillville. He is also survived by two sisters, his twin, Christine Benum of Lincoln, RI and Jane Messere of Boston, MA; his maternal grandmother, Eleanor Wright of North Smithfield, and his fiancee, Patricia Rossi and her daughter Talia Rossi of Cranston, RI.
Rhys D. Williams    
Rhys D. Williams, 51, of Wayne, Pa, died Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at the Paoli Hospital. Born: On June 16, 1956 in Easton, Pa, he was the son of Marjorie R. Raines Williams of Pen Argyl, and the late Earl P. Williams. Personal: Rhys was employed by the Chester Valley Country Club, Malvern, Pa. Prior to that, he was a commercial fisherman in Newport, RI. Rhys graduated from Pen Argyl Area High School, Class of 1974 where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. He attended the University of Rhode Island and graduated from Penn State University. Memberships: He was a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church, Pen Argyl, and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Survivors: In addition to his mother Marjorie, he is survived by an uncle, Guy Williams of Pen Argyl, and an aunt, Nancy Anderson of Nazareth. A brother, Michael P. Williams, died earlier. Services: Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl. There will be viewing hours held on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 126 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to the church, P.O. Box 307, Pen Argyl, PA 18072.