Harold D. McFadyen
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HOPKINTON - Harold D. McFadyen, 76, of Hopkinton, R.I., died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Lorinda (Hermans) McFadyen.

Born in Paterson, N.J. on Jan. 4, 1939, he was the son of the late Harold and Harriet (Crane) McFadyen.

Harold served his country proudly in the United States Coast Guard Reserves. He also was an arborist for many years and later went on to retire as a boilermaker with the local union 237.

Harold was an avid pilot, owning his own Cessna airplane for several years, and was a member of the AOPA. He also was a member of the American Legion Gordon Green Post in Hope Valley, R.I., and was a member of the NRA.

Besides his loving and devoted wife of over 57 years, he will be sadly missed by his children, Suzanne Gallup (Kevin), of Hopkinton, R.I., Nanette Probert (Burr) of North Stonington, Conn., Harold D. McFadyen II (Tonya), of Ashaway, R.I., and Scott V. McFadyen (Holly), of Westerly, R.I. He was the loving grandfather of Ariel, Nick, Kyle, and Robin; step-grandfather of Michael, Marissa, and Cody; and great-grandfather of Amaya, Cameron, and McKenzie. He also leaves his cousin, James McFadyen, of Florida.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, at noon in the S.R. Avery Funeral Home, 3A Bank St., Hope Valley, R.I. A calling hour will precede the service from 11 a.m. to noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published in The Westerly Sun from Nov. 29 to Dec. 28, 2015.
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December 22, 2015
So sorry to hear about Harold. Jesus wept.
John 11:35 We weep along with you.
December 13, 2015
So sorry to hear about Mr. McFadyen, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tami Hooks(Babcock)
December 3, 2015
Lorinda and Family,
Our sympathy and prayers are with you all. We will never forget when we lost Harold in Playa del Carmen, Mexico only to find him back on the ship enjoying a drink while we were all frantic looking for him. Remember the good times.

John and Jolene Hendsbee
December 2, 2015
Sorry for your loss prayers are with you and your family.
Cheryl Burrell
December 2, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of Harold's passing, our thoughts are with you and your family.
Charlene McFarland
December 2, 2015
We are sorry to hear about your dad you and your family are in our prays.
douglas lanphear and family
December 1, 2015
So sorry for your loss, our prayers for you and your family.Sandy & Roland Letendre
December 1, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the McFadyen family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Bernadette Drennen
November 30, 2015
So sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy. Leo and Margaret
November 30, 2015
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all the McFadyen family. So sorry to hear such a wonderful and happy man is gone but he will always be in my heart and Boilermaker memories.
Julie L
November 30, 2015
We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Harold. Praying for all the family. Grateful to God you had such a loving father, husband, and grandpa. <3
Bobbie and Jack McCormick
November 29, 2015
May God Bless you and keep you at this time of great sorrow, Lorinda and may Harold's soul rest in peace. God Bless!
November 29, 2015
My love to Nan and Burr, I'm so sorry for your loss
Clancy Galovich
November 29, 2015
Lorinda;Take comfort in knowing that Joe and Mac are having a good laugh :)
Lois and Mick Brotherton
November 29, 2015
Don and I are sending our thoughts and prayers to you and yours. May the Lord give you enduring strength during this difficult time. Much Love
Toni/Don Gummow
November 29, 2015
Mrs. Mac, Suzanne, Nanette, Harold, Scott & families.
So sorry about Mac, my love to you all. I always remember him being a good person & having a cool laugh. He was always great friend to my parents for near 50 year. Mac don't drink all the cold ones. Love Dee Dee (Van Patten) & family.
Dee Vacca
November 29, 2015
I am very sorry to hear of Harold's passing. I knew him and Lorinda back in the 1960's/70s and they were very nice friends.
Lea Mitchell
November 29, 2015
My prayers are with you at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
Carol Ann Baker
Carol Baker
November 29, 2015
To the entire McFadyen family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful memories of all the times I spent with your family. My heart breaks for you. He was a wonderful man, and he was a terrific father to his children. He always made me feel special and a part of your family. Much Love Cathee
Cathee Naylor
November 29, 2015
It was too soon to lose such an amazing grandfather. With time, hearts can heal, and our memories of Poppa will forever live on. I miss you dearly, but I know you're still with us, right where you belong; in our hearts. I love you Poppa, Rest in Paradise. I'll see you when I get there.
Ariel McFadyen
November 29, 2015
To the MCFADEN family my sincere condolences on the passing of Harold. May you find peace knowing that he is resting with his Lord and Savior and may his soul rest in peace. He was truly a wonderful person and I was privileged to have known him. God bless all of you that keep his memory alive by remembering what a great man he was.
Michael Dipolino
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