George Robert Sherman Sr.

November 25, 1937 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old


George Robert Sherman, Sr., 86, of Hopkinton, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024, surrounded by the love of his family at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Shirley L. (Turgeon) Sherman. Born in Wakefield, RI on November 25, 1937, he was the son of the late Robert and Eva (Abbey) Sherman.

George began his dedication to service at the age of 15 when he first became an active volunteer in the Charlestown/Richmond Fire Departments. He went on to be a part of the Carolina Fire Department retiring as the Fire Chief. His legacy lives on in the generations after him through his sons and grandchildren who follow in his footsteps as firefighters. He also served his country proudly as a Marine. Sports were always a large part of his life whether coaching baseball, fishing or just being an avid fan of NASCAR, the Yankees and WWE wrestling. He also participated as a Boy Scout Leader. Family was first and foremost with him always. He was his wife’s caregiver, being “her voice” as she dealt with dementia and was always there for his kids, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He leaves his children George Sherman, Jr. and wife Karen, Catherine Rogers, and husband Dale, Audura Pagliarini and husband Michael, Frederick Sherman and wife Stacey, Daniel Sherman, and his companion Erica Martira; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law Pearl Turgeon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in George’s name to the Carolina Fire Association, 208 Richmond Townhouse Rd., Richmond, RI 02812 or the RI Special Olympics, 370 George Washington Hwy, Smithfield, RI 02917.

Calling hours will be held from 4-8pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at the S.R. Avery Funeral Home, 3A Bank St., Hope Valley, RI. Funeral services will be at 10am on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at the Richmond-Carolina Fire Department, 208 Richmond-Townhouse Rd, Richmond, RI. All are invited to meet directly at the fire department. Burial will follow services at White Brook Cemetery, Richmond.

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March 13, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
S. R. Avery Funeral Home
3 A Bank St.
Hope Valley, RI

March 14, 2024

10:00 AM
Richmond-Carolina Fire Department
208 Richmond-Townhouse Rd
Richmond, RI


White Brook Cemetery

Carolina, RI


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