John L. “Jake” Webster

John L. “Jake” Webster, 91, of East Providence passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  He was the husband of Marie T. (Webb) Webster to whom he was married 70 years.   Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts he was the son of the late Louis and Eileen (Lawson) Webster.  Jake enjoyed a long career in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with New England Telephone Company, retiring in 1984.  Jake was a Navy veteran of World War II, leaving early from his senior year at Somerville High School to serve as a Radio Man in the Pacific Theatre.  Besides his wife he leaves five daughters, Pam (John) Costigan, Paula (Mike) Burke, Patricia (Bill) Boynton, Penny Webster and Paige (Mike) Pezza, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. He was the brother of Barbra DeVita of Wilmington, Ma.  His funeral will be held on Thursday at  9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Margaret’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford. Burial will be private.  Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4-6.  In lieu of flowers contributions to the Miriam Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI 02906 would be greatly appreciated by the family.