Funeral Service Information Finalized for Coventry Police Detective Wayne French
- Deceased's name: Wayne M. French
- Age: 55
Wayne, A 21-year veteran of the Coventry Police Department died from a fall while trimming trees at his home on Whitman Rd. on Friday, December 30, 2011. Wayne was a member of the Detective Division since September 2001. He was born in Cranston, a son of the late Lemuel and beloved Blanche (Paliotta) French.
Wayne was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan who enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to run, garden, hike, golf, fish, hunt, and relax on the pond. Wayne loved great food whether cooking a gourmet meal at home or eating at a fine restaurant. He had a contagious smile and loved serving the community.
Wayne was the beloved fiancé of Tammy Hicks and the former husband of Karen French of 28 years, both of Coventry. He is also survived by his loving children, Crystal French and Christopher French of Coventry and his fiancé Daniella Viticonte; his devoted siblings Garry French, Sr. of Coventry and Gail French of NJ. He was the cherished uncle of Garry French, Jr., Kim French, Alea French and Kerry Casey. Wayne would have been the proud grandfather of a soon to be baby girl.
VISITING HOURS: Thursday 3-8 pm at NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, RI. His funeral will be held on Friday at 12:00 noon at Christ Church, 1025 Main St., East Greenwich. The burial will be private. Everyone is welcome to bring pictures of Wayne to the funeral home for display.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Coventry Community Food Services, 191 Macarthur Blvd Coventry, RI. 02816, www.love146.org, and www.castforkids.org