July 11, 2019
Shields, William H. III, 91, of Johnston, died peacefully on July 11, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Helen M. (Mitson) Shields. They were married for almost 64 years. Born in Newport, Rhode Island he was the son of the late William H. Shields, Jr. and Julia F. (Daly) Shields. He was a WWII veteran serving with the United States Army. He was a 1954 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Insurance. He worked mostly in the insurance and real estate industry. Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Michael (Karen), Patricia King (Jack), Joseph (Anne), John (Donna d.), and William (Robin). He was the grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather of 16. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. John Feeney Council for almost 35 years. He was a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. He was an active member of St. Joseph Parish, serving in many capacities including trustee, finance committee member, Eucharistic minister and lector. He was an avid sailor and spent many a beautiful day on Narragansett Bay. He was a member of Green Valley Country Club. His funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. from the Winfield & Sons Funeral Home, 571 West Greenville Road, Scituate, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Scituate. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Calling Hours will be held Monday, 4-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus Fr. John Feeney Council, Scholarship Fund, 144 Danielson Pike, Scituate, RI 02857.
Shields, William H. III, 91, of Johnston, died peacefully on July 11, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Helen M. (Mitson) Shields. They were married for almost 64 years. Born in Newport, Rhode Island he was the son of the late William H. Shields,... View Obituary & Service Information
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