John E. Small Sr.
FLORIDA - John E. Small Sr., of Florida and formerly of Pawtucket died on Sunday, August 18, 2013. He was the husband of the late live (Lavalle) Small.
Mr. Small was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late James Small and Anna (Gannon) Small. He was a WWII Veteran of the United States Air Force.
Mr. Small was involved in a variety of community activities through the years. They included the Darlington American Little league in Pawtucket where he served as a member of its Board of Directors and coach when they won the 1969 State of Rhode Island Championship. He was also involved in the Pawtucket Crusaders and Darlington Braves football leagues.
He is survived by his sons, John E. Small Jr. and his wife Mary of Seekonk, Massachusetts and Stephen M. Small and his wife Lori of Rumford. He also leaves his grandchildren, Stephen M. Small Jr., Benjamin Small, Jennifer Small and Luke M. Small. Mr. Small is also survived by his great granddaughters, Summer Louise and Patience Small.
The funeral for Mr. Small will be Thursday at 9:00 am from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa's Church, 358 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket at 10:00 am. His burial will be with full Military Honors in Mt. St. Marys Cemetery, Pawtucket. The calling hours for Mr. Small will be Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the funeral home. For guest book signatures please visit
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Home and Hospice Care of R.I., Philip Hulitar Center, 1085 North Main Street, Providence R.I. 02904.
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