Robert "Rabs" Pires, 74, Warren


Robert "Rabs" Pires, 74, of Warren Avenue, Warren, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the husband of Carol L. (Perry) Pires; they had been married more than 52 years.

Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (McKenzie) Pires and was raised in Bristol. He moved to Warren in 1960. He had been employed at Blount Seafood for more than 30 years, retiring in the 1990s.

Rabs will be remembered as an avid fisherman and a champion quahog shucker. He enjoyed all saltwater activities including camping. He and his family traveled in their motor home across the United States and into Canada.

Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Mary and her husband Tom McKenna of Barrington, and Deborah LaPore of East Providence; four brothers, Louis Pires of Bristol and Alfred, George and Edward Pires, all of Warren; five grandchildren, Larry, Brian, Missy, Tommy and Robert; and a great-grandson, Cameron. He was the brother of the late Theresa, Frank, Joseph and Arthur Pires.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 27, from the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home in Warren, with a Mass of Christian burial in St. Alexander Church, Warren. Burial was private.

Donations may be made to the Warren Animal Shelter, 80 Wood St., Warren, RI 02885 in Rabs's memory. Condolences may be offered at

Robert Pires


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