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Roland R. Manchester Ret., CPD

August 5, 1944 ~ June 15, 2022 (age 77)

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77, of Cranston, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in HopeHealth Hospice, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Constance (Valletta) Manchester for 36 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Sanford Manchester Sr., and the late Gladys (Luther) Manchester. Mr. Manchester was a Cranston Police Officer for over 18 years retiring as a Traffic Investigator.  Upon his retirement from the CPD, he became an Investigator for the Public Defender’s Office of the State of RI. Roland enjoyed traveling, going on road trips, and visiting Kevin wherever he was stationed. Roland loved his dogs, especially Bandit, and grand dogs. He had a passion for playing the daily number and cashing in his scratch tickets at Phred’s. He was a US Army veteran and a dedicated member within the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Besides his wife Constance, he is survived by his loving children, Roman Manchester of PA, Kimberly Massaroco (John) of East Providence, his stepchildren, Judith Boyle (Thomas) of Cranston, George Bowen III of East Greenwich. He was the cherished grandfather “Poppie” of Kevin Grant Jr. (Katie), Lauren Savage (Robert Sr.), Ava Boyle, George Bowen IV, and Kylie Bowen. Roland was also the adored great grandfather of Finnegan and Waylon James Grant, and Robert “RJ” Savage Jr. He was the brother of the late Sanford Manchester Jr.

His funeral is respectfully private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cranston Animal Shelter.

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