Peter S. Giard,
64, of Warwick, died peacefully at home on Saturday, January 15, 2011. He was the loving husband of Sharon M. (Hanley) Giard. Born in Providence, he was the loving son of Francis L. Giard of Pawtucket and the late Mary (Quinn) Giard.
Mr. Giard fought a 10 year battle with Lewy Body Disease with courage and determination to live as normal a life as possible. He was a Master Scheduler for General Electric for 13 years. He was a graduate of Tolman High School and of URI where he received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees, and proudly served in the U.S. Army. Peter was an avid golfer who was a member of Potowomet Golf Club, and Woodland Greens Golf Club. He was a member of the APICS Association.
Besides his loving wife and father, he leaves his four siblings: Michael F. Giard of Irving, TX, Marcia M. Busher of Clermont, FL, Leslie A. Palombo of Warwick, and Paula D. Hazard of Huntington Beach, CA. He was the beloved nephew of Frances Robberson of Rumford and leaves many cherished nieces and nephews. He was the father of Allyson R. Giard Downey of NYC.
His funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 10:00 am in THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Greenwood, Warwick (Exit 12A off I-95). Burial with Military Honors will follow in The RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.
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