Frederick G Tobin

Providence – Frederick G Tobin, 75, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI surrounded by his entire family. Fred was the loving husband of Donna C. (Caruso) Tobin for 53 years. He was the son of the late Gerald and Suzanne Tobin.

A 1965 graduate of Hewlett High School in New York, Fred was recognized as an All State soccer player. He continued his soccer career at the University of Rhode Island where he majored in journalism. It was there that he met his wife Donna. Fred went on to study law at Syracuse University and had a successful 50-year career as an attorney working in private practice. Fred served as the Coventry Town Council President, the Coventry School Committee attorney, and the Coventry Town and Fire Department Solicitor. He was also involved in his community as a member of the Coventry Jaycees and the Freemasons.

Fred was passionate about sports. On a local level, he was involved with his childrens recreational and high school athletics. He coached girls’ softball for many years and was instrumental in organizing the first youth soccer league in Coventry. He enjoyed playing soccer, golf and basketball and experienced great joy in the athletic accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.

Although Fred wore many hats and was well respected in the community, nothing gave him greater pleasure and pride than the family he created with Donna.

In his 75 years, Fred was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. His love will live on in his wife Donna C. Tobin of Coventry; his four daughters: Joy Souza and her husband Robert of Cranston, Brooke Macomber and her husband Raymond of Cranston, Shana Hermans and her husband William of Millbury, MA, Morgan Tobin and wife Jennifer of Springfield, MA, and the late Judd Tobin. He was the proud grandfather of Madeline Souza, Cameron Macomber, Abigail Souza, Connor Macomber, Alexandra Hermans, Layce Hermans, Spencer Tobin, Alexandria Viti and Caitlin Souza. He was the brother of Patrice Oliver and her husband Brian of the UK and the late Stephen Tobin and his wife Martha of Meriden, CT.

A memorial visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 E. Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick, RI. All other services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Coventry Teachers Alliance Scholarship Fund: Coventry High School, 40 Reservoir Road, Coventry, RI 02816.

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