Richard A. Miller, 85, Bristol/Warren

Lived in Warren for many years


Richard A. Miller, 85, of Bristol and formerly of Warren, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Veterans’ Home. He was the husband of Mary (Tupaj) Miller.

Richard was born in Providence, a son of the late Ray O. and Sarah (Browning) Miller. He was a Mold and Dye Specialist for more than 38 years with Nyman Manufacturing, before retiring in 2010.

He moved to Bristol nine months ago after living for more than 41 years in Warren. Previously, he lived in Riverside.

Mr. Miller was a Sergeant first class, serving in the US Army. He was a member of the Saints Matthew and Mark Church in Barrington, the American Legion, and was a volunteer with the East Providence Fire Department, where he served as a Lieutenant. He was also a deMolay Chevalier within the church.

Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Diane Selley of Riverside, Robyn Eannarino and her husband Paul of Riverside, Eric Miller and his wife Cindy Beachen of Holliston Ma., Melissa Dailey of Cranston, and Suzanne Vargas and her husband Brad of Rehoboth MA.; his brother, Bruce Miller of Riverside; his sister, Virginia Baxter of Riverside; his grandchildren Amber, Nicholas, Damian, Shannon, Elise, Michael, Matthew, Maranda and Lindsay; his great-grandchildren, Andrew, Zachary, Daniel and Juliana; three nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Chapel of the Rhode Island Veterans’ Home, 480 Metacom Ave., Bristol. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the South Burial Ground, Sowamset Avenue, Warren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 in Smith Funeral and Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren.

Gifts in his memory may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, RI Chapter, 245 Waterman St. # 306, Providence ,RI, 02906;



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