James W. Turbitt, Sr., 101, died Sunday, August 30, 2020 at his home. He was the husband of the late Florence J. (McDonald) Turbitt. They had been married for 74 years at the time of her death in 2017.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James H. and Lillian C.(Whitney) Turbitt. He was the Associate Director of Economic Affairs for the Census Bureau in Washington, DC and had previously been Regional Director of the Boston office of the Census Bureau.
Jim lived in North Providence for 63 years, having previously lived in Washington DC. He served as a Sergeant in the Army during WWII as an instructor of radio operations.
he loved all sports especially the New England teams. He was a graduate of Rhode Island State College (now URI) and had a soft spot for that team as well. He was an avid golfer and a member of Wannamoisett Country Club for over 50 years and served as the club president from 2001-2003.
He is survived by his daughters: Patricia A Fecteau of Seekonk, MA, Monica M. Dansereau, Johnston, and his son, James W Turbitt, Jr. of Johnston, seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sisters, Mary A. Bertoncini and Lillian C. Mahoney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:30am in the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, 30 Fenner Street, Providence. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donation in his memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI 02914.