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WEST GREENWICH, RI - Edwin J. Hoxsie, Jr., Fire Chief Emeritus, age 91, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Kent Hospital.
He was the husband of the late Wanda J. (Stasiowski) Hoxsie for 46 years.
A lifelong resident of Nooseneck Hill Rd., West Greenwich, he was the son of the late Edwin J. and Annie P. (Woods) Hoxsie.
Edwin served Honorably in England during WWII in the US Army Air Corp. Chief Hoxsie was a charter member of the West Greenwich Volunteer Fire Co. #1. He dedicated over 61 years of service to the Fire Co., whereas for over 35 years, he served as Chief. He was past West Greenwich Town Council President, Town Moderator, Deputy Police Chief, Superintendent of the Town Highway Dept., former Chairman of the Republican Town Committee, and he served on the Board of Directors for the RI Association of Fire Chiefs. Edwin was a 32nd Degree Mason, Manchester Lodge, Coventry.
He was the father of retired Fire Chief Edwin J. Hoxsie III and his wife Barbara of Stanford, NY and Chief Brian R. Hoxsie (West Greenwich Fire Co.#1) and his wife Jeanne of Coventry. He was the grandfather of Eddie, Zachary, Nicholas and Alicia Hoxsie. Edwin was the brother of Patricia Howard of North Kingstown and the late Shirley Dunbar.
His Funeral Service will be Thursday at 10:00 am in the Iannotti Funeral Home, 415 Washington St., (Rte.117), Coventry. Interment with military honors in Woodland Cemetery, Coventry.
Visiting hours Wednesday 4 - 7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Greenwich Fire Co. #1 Memorial Fund, 830 Nooseneck Hill Rd., West Greenwich, RI 02817 will be appreciated. iannottifh.com
Iannotti Funeral Home
415 Washington St Coventry, RI 02816
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on May 14, 2013