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Obituary: Alfred T. Sisson, 84

Al loved the outdoors, picking blueberries, the Patriots, and his family.

Alfred T. Sisson. Credit: Sisson family
Alfred T. Sisson. Credit: Sisson family
Alfred T. Sisson, 84, passed away January 9, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Clementine A. (Walusiak) Sisson. Born in East Providence, he was a son of the late George P. and Catherine (Feeley) Sisson.

Al graduated in 1952 from the Rhode Island School of Design with a B.S. in machine design. He proudly served our country during the Korean war era as a draftsman for the anti-aircraft and guided missile center at Ft. Bliss, Tx., and picked up a cowboy hat out there somewhere. He met Clementine in 1954 and they were married in September 1956. He worked as a design/mechanical engineer at Pratt and Whitney in CT, Quonset Point Naval Air Station, and New London, Conn., submarine base.

Al loved the outdoors and taught his family to ski, bringing them to Vermont for vacation. He enjoyed following Boston sports teams, especially his champion Patriots. As a youth at the summer family home in Apponaug he enjoyed sailing off Warwick Neck. In recent years a favorite place to walk and view the ocean was Beavertail in Jamestown. He also loved to take his family to pick and eat blueberries in summer. Al was a very generous man and volunteered his time to the Veterans and Kent hospitals and Meals on Wheels.

Al was a family man and was so very proud of all his children, and as Grandpa, adored all five grandchildren and had a profound influence on them all. Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Nancy E. Menard and her husband, Michael, Paul A. Sisson and his wife, Dianne, and William J. Sisson; grandchildren Stephanie, Andrew and Shawn Menard and Katie and Taylor Sisson; a brother, John F. Sisson, and a sister, Catherine Jordan. He was the brother of the late George Sisson and Rita McGuinness.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 65 Third St., East Greenwich. Visitation will be prior to the mass 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich. Burial with military honors will be in R.I. Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank www.rifoodbank.org, 200 Niantic Ave., Providence, RI (401) 942-6325.

You can visit the online condolence page at the Hill Funeral Home website here.

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