Christian J. Reiss, Jr., 89, Barrington


Christian J. Reiss, Jr., 89, of Primrose Hill Road, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Eileen M. (Plante) Reiss.

Born in Boston, Mass., a son of the late Christian J. and Anna (Foster) Reiss, he lived in Barrington for 55 years.

Mr. Reiss was a freight conductor for the Conrail Railroad for 33 years before retiring in 1984.

Christian was member of the American Legion Post #7 in Rochester, NH. A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed golfing and was a devoted Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

Mr. Reiss was a United States Navy veteran serving during World War II.

He is survived by a son, David C. Reiss and his wife Elizabeth of South Kingstown; three grandchildren, Timothy Reiss, Daniel Reiss and Kelly Reiss, all of South Kingstown; and a sister, Patricia. He was father of the late Beverly Reiss and Christian Reiss and brother of the late Mildred, Harold, Marie, Eleanor, Robert and Richard Reiss.

His funeral service will be private. Calling and flowers are respectfully omitted. Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Contributions in Christian’s memory to Shriners Hospital for Children-Boston, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA, 02114 would be deeply appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, Riverside.


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