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In loving memory of
Matthew Blade
  • December 13, 1945
  • -
  • May 02, 2022

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Matthew W. Blade, 76 passed away suddenly at home on May 2nd, 2022 in North Fort Myers, FL.  Matt was born in Warwick, RI on December 13th, 1945. He attended Providence College in Providence, RI where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration – Class of 1982.  Matt was employed at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI from July 1967 to April 2006. A veteran of the U.S. Army.

Matt is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Blade, three children; Michael Blade, Brian Blade, Sherrie (Morin) Blade, and Megan Senecal.  He was the proud “Papa” to nine grandchildren; Alyssa Blade, Zachary Blade, Martin Blade, Lincoln Blade, Ella Blade, Shane Morin, David Benoit, III, Jack Benoit, and Skyla Benoit.  He is also survived by his sister’s Linda Elliott, Sheryl Travers.

Matt umpired men’s, women’s and girl’s softball in Johnston, RI. He was on the Board of Directors at Inn on Long Wharf in Newport, RI.  In his retirement he made sculptures of actual people’s hands as a keepsake. Service arrangements have not yet been finalized.


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  1. Karen Beese & family lit a candle:
    16 May 2022
    Lit since May 16, 2022 at 5:54:49 PM

  2. Gary E Fisher says:
    11 May 2022
    Very sorry to hear of the passing of Matt. I had some great times together at the high school reunions and other occasions. I am sure he is now watching over you Pat and his family. I will keep you both in my prayers. Gary E Fisher

  3. Ron & Barbara Goodworth lit a candle:
    07 May 2022
    Lit since May 7, 2022 at 5:03:16 PM

  4. Ron & Barbara Goodworth lit a candle:
    07 May 2022
    Lit since May 7, 2022 at 5:59:47 PM

  5. Linda & Richard Rathbun lit a candle:
    07 May 2022
    Lit since May 7, 2022 at 5:40:23 PM

  6. Linda & Richard Rathbun lit a candle:
    07 May 2022
    Lit since May 7, 2022 at 5:38:36 PM

  7. Jacki,Matt,Eric lit a candle:
    07 May 2022
    Lit since May 7, 2022 at 5:32:52 AM

  8. Steve and Lisa McChesney lit a candle:
    07 May 2022
    Lit since May 7, 2022 at 5:59:13 AM

  9. Steve McChesney says:
    07 May 2022
    Matt has been a dear friend for many years. I first met him at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach somewhere around 2005. He did the hands of my wife and I which still sit on our display at home. We have since shared many memories with him and Pat at many events across this great country of ours. Matt, you will be missed. Pat, we are here for you if there is anything you need.

  10. Ingrid & Mark Fisher lit a candle:
    06 May 2022
    Lit since May 6, 2022 at 5:38:59 PM

  11. Amy lit a candle:
    06 May 2022
    Lit since May 6, 2022 at 5:37:48 PM

  12. Amy lit a candle:
    06 May 2022
    Lit since May 6, 2022 at 5:37:19 PM

  13. Sherrie Morin lit a candle:
    06 May 2022
    Lit since May 6, 2022 at 5:48:19 PM

  14. Steve and Brenda Childers says:
    06 May 2022
    We met Matt and Pat and Misty Girln in a campground near Yosmite during the summer of 2018 (I think). It was the year of the California Camp Fire. We were parked next to each other and struck up a conversation about RVs. We both had Cat C7 engines. Matt helped us clean out our radiator since we'd had problems with overheating. We really enjoyed hearing their RV stories...some of them nail biters. Like the time their Toad caught fire behind the RV going down the road, or when the tailpipe on the RV came loose on the freeway and landed in the windshield of a car traveling behind them. No one was hurt, thank goodness. It amazed me how calm Matt was handling these emergency situations. He took things in stride. Kept a positive attitude. He was a remarkable man. Memorable. Kind. We are very sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  15. GLORIA & TOM BOWEN says:
    06 May 2022
    May you rest in peace my friend. I will miss our little talks - whezie

  16. Brenda Claeson lit a candle:
    06 May 2022
    Lit since May 6, 2022 at 5:21:06 PM

  17. Patricia Blade posted an image:
    06 May 2022
    Honey bunny, I am in awe that you left this world so suddenly. I miss you so, I expect you to walk through the door. It's going to take me time to develop a new routine.  Love you ❤️ your wife, Pat
    Honey bunny, I am in awe that you left this world so suddenly. I miss you so, I expect you to walk through the door. It's going to take me time to develop a new routine. Love you ❤️ your wife, Pat

  18. michael blade lit a candle:
    06 May 2022
    Lit since May 6, 2022 at 5:32:43 AM

  19. michael blade posted an image:
    06 May 2022
    This photo was taken on April 2, 2022 on our recent trip to visit my dad and Patricia. I’m so grateful I got a chance to see him.
    This photo was taken on April 2, 2022 on our recent trip to visit my dad and Patricia. I’m so grateful I got a chance to see him.

  20. michael blade says:
    06 May 2022
    I’m so sad that my Dad and best friend has passed away. My father Matthew Blade to me is the strongest man I have ever known. He was such a great provider and friend not only to me but also my brother and sisters and his wife. I still can’t believe it I will miss you so much daddy I love you

  21. Sherrie Morin posted an image:
    06 May 2022


  22. Sherrie Morin posted an image:
    06 May 2022
    Pictures through the years.
    Pictures through the years.

  23. Sherrie Morin says:
    06 May 2022
    Dad (Matty), I still can't believe you're gone! Thank you for being a great dad and friend! You will forever be in my heart! I love you!
    Sherrie

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