Riley, James H., 65 of North Providence, passed away on Monday,
January 4, 2021. Raised in West Warwick he was the son of the late
Richard and Irene (Laprade) Riley and Son in law of the late Paul and
Lucrezia Forte of Providence.
Jimmy leaves his partner Diane Meisner and former wife Mary (Forte)
Riley, Father of James Riley and the late beloved Daniel Paul
Riley[Jean ] .Papa to his cherished grandchildren, Daniel Jr,, Evin and
He is also survived by his siblings, Christine Cournoyer of Connecticut
Jeanne Riley, Michael Riley and his wife Barbara, Anne Marie Zampa
and her husband Anthony, Kathleen Malikowski and Thomas Riley also
the late Richard Riley and Celeste Shute- brother in law of Philip and
Isabelle Almagno of Colorado and the late Joseph Forte .and uncle to
many nieces and nephews .
Jimmy was a employeed by the state of RI and also was a
chauffeur for many local companies
Jimmy loved the outdoors and sharing his adventures whether about
his ,fishing, hunting or hiking with his grandsons to his secret mushroom
spots . He also enjoyed traveling and enjoying the many miles riding his
motorcycle with his brothers and friends.
Jimmys spirit and presence was always larger than life. His
adventures ,laughs and love will never be forgotten he will be sorely
Visiting hours will be Saturday, January 16th from 9-10am at St. Ann’s Church, 280 Hawkins St. Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.