James P. Phillips, Jr.

James P. Phillips, Jr., 85, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. He was the husband of the late Lorraine (DeLomba) Phillips to whom he was married 61 years.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James P., Sr. and Elizabeth E. (Charello) Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a truck driver for the Teamsters union before he retired. He was a Air Force veteran of the Korean War.  After retiring he did volunteer work for Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.

He leaves three children, James P. Phillips, III of East Providence, SSG. Donna Palumbo and her husband Michael of Riverside and Lori Ann Phillips of East Providence, three grandchildren, Patricia, Jennifer and Elizabeth, four great grandchildren, Kaylee, Jace, Cameron and Taylor and three great great grandchildren, Kylie, Adam and Elantae. He was the brother of the late Dorothy Phillips.

His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Calling hours Tuesday 5-8.


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Elaine Lavers from Riverside, RI wrote on May 18, 2021 at 10:46 pm
Donna & Mike, Richard & I send you and your family our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. We are truly sorry for your loss, and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Deborah ezovski from Barrington wrote on May 18, 2021 at 6:32 pm
Jimmy, Donna and Lori, we are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a wonderful man. I am happy he is reunited with your mom. RIP
Stephen chase from East Providence ri wrote on May 18, 2021 at 1:18 pm
Dear James Donna and Lori We were so sadden to hear of the lost of your Dad Our deepest sympathy to you and your Families God Bless Stephen and Patricia Chase
Judy & Bob Dodd from Delray Beach, Fl wrote on May 18, 2021 at 8:51 am
Dear Jimmy and family Bob and I want to send love and prayers to you and your family. May all your wonderful memories give you comfort.
Bobbi Wexler from Warren wrote on May 18, 2021 at 8:39 am
Jim was an amazing volunteer for Hope Health (formerly Home & Hospice Care of RI). He genuinely cared for the patients and families he supported and he was a welcoming presence at the Hulitar Inpatient Center. Definitely one of the “good guys”. Rest in peace.
Lois Carlson from Rumford wrote on May 17, 2021 at 9:36 pm
Jimmy,Donna and Lil-please except my sincere sympathy on the death of your father. The few times that I saw him he was always smiling very personable and funny. I sat with him a few times at the good old Bovi’s softball games and had some nice conversations. I haven’t seen him in quite a while but heard he wasn’t feeling very well. He is now at peace and will be with your mother. My prayers are with all of you. Peace and love-Lois
Goretti M Pacheco from East Providence wrote on May 17, 2021 at 10:09 am
I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Philipps' passing. He was a wonderful gentleman, who always had a smile and a kind word. My deepest condolences to his entire family and may he rest in peace in God's eternal glory. 🕊
Cindy from Sloane wrote on May 17, 2021 at 10:06 am
Jimmy, Donna, Lori, - and the rest of this huge clan. I was saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. Your Dad is at peace now. No more pain or worries.Hopefully this brings everyone closer. Life is short. God Bless
Paul Cruz from Pinellas park wrote on May 16, 2021 at 8:10 pm
Love you my brother, and your family. Wish I could've been there for you in your time of grief.
Sheila Erice from Riverside wrote on May 16, 2021 at 5:40 am
Dearest Jimmy, Donna & Lil, It's with sadden heart to hear about the loss of your dad. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you with much comfort and love.
Sheila Erice from Riverside wrote on May 16, 2021 at 5:37 am
Julie Silva from East Providence wrote on May 15, 2021 at 5:39 pm
Dear Donna, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. I am praying for him and you. Love, Julie Silva
Diane(Moffitt)Townsend from Auburn Maine wrote on May 15, 2021 at 8:21 am
To: James, Donna and Lori. I am so sad your father has passed. He is now with your Mom. God bless and lots of prayers for you all 😪🙏😪
Tom Fagan from West Kingston wrote on May 14, 2021 at 11:14 pm
Donna, sorry for your loss. Find peace sister. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.