Walter R. Phillips, Jr.

Walter R. Phillips, Jr. 82, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 3, 2020.  He was the husband of the late Patricia J. (Scullin) Phillips.


Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Walter R., Sr. and Marie “Dora” (LePage) Phillips.  Mr. Phillips was a Senior Operator for the Narragansett Bay Commission before he retired.  He had also worked as a Machinist/Millwright and a finish carpenter. He was the owner and operator of the former W & P Construction Company. Mr. Phillips was a Navy veteran.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed taking care of his house and his yard. Above all else, he will always be remembered as a loving father and grandfather.


He leaves three children, Tammy Phillips-Ramos of Attleboro, Laurie Mullen and her husband Daniel of Rehoboth and Todd Phillips and his wife Cindy of Cranston, four grandchildren, Kelly Ramos, Hannah Mullen, Daniel Mullen, Jr. and Camryn Phillips and one great grandson, Dustin Leger. He was the father of the late Mark Phillips, grandfather of the late Paul Mark Ramos, father in law of the late Paul J. Ramos and brother of the late Henry Phillips.


His funeral will be private. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 would be appreciated.


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Madison Rochford from Barrington wrote on November 5, 2020 at 3:54 pm:
I am so sorry for your loss. My mother was his barber and spoke so fondly of him always. She loved when he visited for a haircut and called to say hello. I met him through her and every time we saw him, he always had a smile on his face. We will miss him dearly.
Carol Pearson from Rehoboth wrote on September 9, 2020 at 11:36 am:
We are so sorry to hear of Walter’s passing. May he Rest In Peace. Such a nice man...From the Pearson Family
Maria Arsenio from East Providence R.I. wrote on September 9, 2020 at 7:48 am:
I am sorry for your lost, in this so difficult moments my thoughts are with you
Linda Bourgeois from Leominster, MA wrote on September 7, 2020 at 10:58 pm:
We are very sorry for your loss. Your father will be warmly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Linda & Evan
Kathy Joyal from Neshanic Station. NJ wrote on September 7, 2020 at 7:43 pm:
Dear Laurie, Dan, Hannah and Daniel. We are so sorry for your loss. Your father was an impressive man. You are fortunate to have had him in your life for so long! He will now be with your Mom, brother and other family member and watching over you all. Love, Kath Tom Garrett and Ausitn
Debbie Simon from Cumberland, RI wrote on September 7, 2020 at 7:06 pm:
Tammy, Laurie, and Todd, I am so sorry about Uncle Walt's passing. Your Mom and Dad were very kind to Alan and I when we lived upstairs. Alan and I felt like family, we are so blessed to have had the Phillips Family in our lives. Love to you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Debbie and Alan
Pat Armstrong from East Providence wrote on September 6, 2020 at 2:38 pm:
I am so sorry for your loss Todd. I hope you have wonderful memories to bring you comfort. Pat
Nancy Stanton from Westport wrote on September 6, 2020 at 9:13 am:
My deepest sympathies on the loss of your father and grandfather. Sending prayers during this difficult time.
Louise Rendine McNamara from Rumford wrote on September 6, 2020 at 8:37 am:
To all of Wally's late husband and i called him Wally who was a Pallbearer for my Husband....A decent human being that Loved his Children.Gkids.....He often spoke about them to my late Husband..both worked at NBC...I thought the world of Wally...and was so pleased that after Patricia's passing ..after sometime went on trips.most fishing trips i believe... I will never forget Your Friendship with Vinny and when the 3 pallbearers...You..Gil and John would meet me for a quick bite and remembered my Birthday.....Your family was v/fortunate to have You in thier You always spoke of them and what they were doing...Vinny was very fond of You and enjoyed working with You...RIP Wally...and God bless to all of your family...
Nelson Almeida ( Almeida’s Heating ) from Seekonk wrote on September 6, 2020 at 1:14 am:
I’m sorry for your loss. He was one of our favorite customers. Loved fishing and always in great spirits
Ellen-Ann from Barrington R.I. wrote on September 5, 2020 at 8:20 pm:
My Dear Todd I am so very sorry for your loss.Please know we are thinking of you.The Higginbothams
Kimberly Camara-Boyer from North Dighton wrote on September 5, 2020 at 8:16 pm:
I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. I know how close you were and my heart hurts for all of you. Sending you positive thoughts, prayers and hugs. 💙
Kyra Knox from North Attleboro wrote on September 5, 2020 at 3:42 pm:
Thinking of you, Tammy, and sending you virtual hugs!
Kelly Mulvehill from Norton wrote on September 5, 2020 at 2:45 pm:
My sincere condolences, Tammy and family. He sounded like a wonderful man. May you each cherish your memories, and may he Rest In Peace.
Kathy Dias from East Providence wrote on September 5, 2020 at 1:54 pm:
Todd, I’m very sorry for your loss, condolences to you and your family .
Kevin Lethbridge from Rumford wrote on September 5, 2020 at 1:46 pm:
So sorry for your loss. I will miss talking to him on the street. At least he is up there reunited with your mom and Mark.