James N.B. Sine, III

James N.B. Sine, III, 70, of Rehoboth, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Miriam Hospital.

He was the husband of Paula M. (Watson) Sine, to whom he was married for 39 years.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late James N.B. Sine, Jr., and Lois (Russell) Sine.

James was the owner and operator of Sine Plumbing and Heating Company in East Providence. He was also a plumbing inspector for Seekonk, Rehoboth, and Dighton. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved boating, snowmobiling, and four-wheeling and was also a member of the Rumford Hunting and Fishing Club. He had a passion for music and loved singing and playing the guitar. James enjoyed going to Block Island with his family every summer. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Brooke Van Fossan and her husband Noah of North Carolina and Courtney Sine of Rehoboth, two sons, Joshua Sine and his wife Lisa of Rehoboth and James N.B. Sine, IV. and his wife Vanessa of Rehoboth, five grandchildren, Connor and Reid Van Fossan, Abigail and Jacob Sine, and James N.B. Sine, V, one sister, Jo-Ann Sine-Calise, and one brother, Jeffrey Sine.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. John Conte for the care he gave James and the friendship they formed over the years. We also would like to thank Larry Aubin for being there for our family in our most difficult time.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 26, 2021, from 5-8 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 11:00 AM in Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church, 50 Orchard Avenue, Providence. For a live stream of the funeral service, click here. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 260 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903, or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeks, Kansas 66675-8516.


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Fred Flanagan wrote on April 24, 2021 at 7:20 am
I remember the first time I met Jim outside the Hope Club in the early 90s. He had a bright smile and we shared a few laughs that day as we did every time we got together over the years after that. Sending love to all who share this loss. We will miss you, Jim.
John & Nancy Naughton from Waterville Valley NH wrote on April 23, 2021 at 9:00 pm
Our hearts go out to everyone who loved Jimmy. This is such a huge loss. He lived life so fully.
Jon and lisa parker from Rehoboth wrote on April 23, 2021 at 8:47 pm
I have many fond memories of hunting with Jim in the goose blind. He served his community well and will be missed.
Nikki Conheeny from Portsmouth wrote on April 23, 2021 at 8:42 pm
My heart is sad with the loss a great person who meant so much to so many. Sending love and prayers.
Jed from Rehoboth wrote on April 23, 2021 at 8:33 pm
Always enjoyed your company, especially in the goose blind hunting and on boat fishing. In my prayers forever!
Kristen Dillenback from Providence wrote on April 23, 2021 at 8:08 pm
Sending my deepest condolences to this entire family in this very difficult time!!! I am thinking of you all!! Very sorry for this huge loss .... Kristen
Michael Costello from Rehoboth, Ma wrote on April 23, 2021 at 6:32 pm
I am so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to your whole family. I am so sorry I will not be able to say goodbye to James I will be out of Town