John Donald Ankner

December 3, 2012

John D. Ankner, 66 of Narragansett and Englewood, Florida died Monday, December 3, 2012.  He was the husband of Rhoda (DiCenzo) Ankner.

  Born in Providence he was the son of the late John P. and Margaret (McCann) Ankner.
  John retired as a Lieutenant from the East Providence Fire Department after thirty years of service.  He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion, Elks, Point Judith Yacht Club and a former member of the Rumford Lions. He was an alumnus of Rhode Island Junior College.
  Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Gina Ankner and Julie Kaberry and her husband Kevin; two grandchildren, Charlie John and Cadence; one sister, Shannon Cowen and her husband David; two nieces, Kelly Ribeiro and Kathy Bailey and one nephew, Michael Duarte.
  His funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Holy Day Mass for the repose of his soul at 10:00 AM in St. Margaret’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-8.  In lieu of flowers contributions to the Harbour Island Improvement Association for a Permanent Memorial, P.O. Box 685, Narragasett, RI 02882 would be appreciated.