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William Pevin

07/05/1944 - 11/06/2021


Obituary For William Pevin

William "Bill" Pevin of Warren, RI passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2021. His final moments were spent enjoying a peaceful walk on a beautiful, crisp New England day. The family is saddened by his departure but rejoice in knowing he is reunited with his beloved wife of 51 years, Vivien (Plamondon) Pevin. William was born in Barrington on July 5, 1944 to George H. Pevin Sr. & Eva E. (Watts) Pevin. He lived in Warren most of life. Bill was a jack of all trades. From an early age, he loved to learn how to build and fix things with his father. At a young age, he learned to fix lawnmowers at Hope Hardware. He was proud to tell everyone who would listen that his Aunt Flo and Uncle Tony owned the store. He and his father shared many interests together, including helping those in need. They were Scuba search and recovery divers together. He served in the RI National Guard 118th Engineer Battalion and was a Staff Sergeant with 111th Military Police Company RIARNG, Newport, where he served with his beloved wife. Over the years, Bill held many professions including Kaiser Aluminum Corp, C. Brito Construction Co, BMG Equipment Co. and Western Oil. He was a certified underwater welder and welded for many years at Manny's Welding. An entrepreneur, Bill owned his own businesses including East Bay Waste Oil, East Bay Overhead Door and The Door Doctor, where he made a craft of installing and maintaining garage overhead doors. Always marching to the beat of his own drum, Bill was a drummer for the Indian Band, RI Musketeers and Ocean State Drum and Bugle Corp. He loved band events and playing in parades. He enjoyed serving his community as a volunteer firefighter and served as the Captain of Sowams Fire Department, Engine 4, for many years. Bill loved spending time with his family, friends, and best friend Billy Hicks. During his days with the CB Club, he could often be found exploring the open road on his motorcycle with his wife Viv by his side. He loved New Hampshire and enjoyed the beautiful fall scenes of New England. He is survived by his daughters, Rhonda (Joseph) Fortin and Tiffany (Dylan) Quiterio, his brother George (Margaret) Pevin Jr. and sisters Alice (Frank) Langello and Elizabeth Pevin. He leaves behind grandchildren Joseph, Riana, Jarrett and Jevin Fortin, Anastacia and Alijah Edouard and a brother-in-law, Paul (Tammy) Plamondon. He leaves behind his life companion Muriel Mello and many cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Vivien and his brother-in-laws, Ronald and Burton Plamondon There will be a service held in his honor at Smith Funeral & Memorial on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 1pm-3pm. Arrangements are with Family's Choice Cremation. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow at The Warren Senior Center, Andreozzi Hall, 20 Libby Lane in Warren, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the Warren Fire Department, 1 Joyce St, Warren, RI.


  • 11/18/2021

    Prayers for the family, Bill will be missed. Dance with the Angels and reunite with Vivian. Sue Almeida

  • 11/18/2021

    Id like to offer my condolences to Rhonda / Tiffany and your family, I was very saddened to hear about your dads passing, Ive had the honor of knowing you and your parents for 20+ years, and your parents were two of the best people Ive ever met, Ive always thought of Bill as a strong man, a honorable husband, great father and the best grandfather, he was loved by all who knew him, and he was the kind of man, that all men who knew him should strive to be like, he was a straight shooter, as he would put it. Ive always enjoyed talking to him, we had our little chats, I say little because he was not a man of to many words, but the stories he would tell me of his life, and his family, had a profound impact on me, he taught me many things and Im very grateful I had the opportunity to know and learn from him, and I will miss him dearly, my prayers are with you in this trying time, and again Im sorry for you loss.

  • 11/16/2021

    My Dear Rhonda: I'm truly saddened to hear of Dad's sudden passing. May he rest in peace now in a place where there is nothing but that all around you forever. All my love to you, sweetheart. Linda Marshall Sylvia

  • 11/16/2021

    Sorry for your loss of your dad. I got to meet him from Eileen. He was a nice man always willing to help out. RIIP Bill Lisa Bento

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