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Joseph Thomas Little, Sr

June 11, 1927 ~ December 16, 2021 (age 94)

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Joseph T. Little Sr., of Lincoln passed into eternal life on December 16, 2021.

He was the husband of the late Ann L. (Doe) Little.

Mr. Little was born in Providence, the son of the late Francis E. Little and Mary A. (Murphy) Little.

Joe was a graduate of Central High School in Providence before he served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. After the war he graduated from Providence College and then received his Juris Doctor Degree from Boston University Law School. He was the Assistant City Solicitor in the City of East Providence and then served as the Probate Judge in the town of Lincoln for fourteen years. Mr. Little was the judicial adjutant for the American Legion Post in Smithfield.

Mr. Little is survived by his three children; Joseph T. Little Jr., and his wife Patty of Kingston, Rhode Island, Lisa Cerchia and her husband Steve, of West Simsbury, Connecticut, and Kenneth E. Little and his wife Lynn of East Providence. He is also survived by his brother Edward Little, his sister, Elisabeth Procaccini and his grandchildren; Joseph P. Little, Katherine Little, James Little, Brendan Little, Benjamin Jagla, Daniel Jagla, Elizabeth Bergquist, Erin Little and and Kyle Little. He was the great grandfather of Joseph Carlos, Abraham, Mildred, and Lincoln.

Joe was the brother of the late Francis Little and Mary (Little) Olsen.

There will be a Mass of Christian burial for Joseph on Tuesday, December 21st at 11:00 am in St. Ambrose Church, 191 School Street, Lincoln. His burial will be with full military Honors in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. The calling hours for Joe will be Tuesday morning from 9:00 am until 10:30 am in the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket . 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 964  Main Street, Pawtucket, R.I. 02860 in Joseph’s memory. www.manningheffern.com



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December 21, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Manning-Heffern Funeral Home
68 Broadway
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Funeral Mass
December 21, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Ambrose
191 School Street
Albion, RI 02802


Jeanne Jugan Residence / Little Sisters of the Poor
964 Main Street, Pawtucket RI 02860

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