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Obituary: Robert A. Layfield, 78

Robert A. Layfield, 78, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Cedar Crest Nursing Center surrounded by his loving family.

Robert A. Layfield, 78, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Cedar Crest Nursing Center surrounded by his loving family. 

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Ernest and Emily Layfield.  He was the beloved husband of the late Marie (Carrazzo)Layfield; devoted father of Cheryl D’Ercole, Debra Sparks, Linda Sauro, and Cynthia Beirola; loving grandfather of nine; loving great-grandfather of one; and dear brother of Ernest Layfield.

Mr. Layfield was the owner of the former Lay-Co Enameling Co.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and spent a great deal of his life as a Merchant Marine.  He was an avid fisherman, and a big fan of the Boston Red Sox.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Committal Prayers followed by Military Honors on Saturday, January 26th at 10 a.m. at RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hope Alzheimer Center, 25 Brayton Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.

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