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Obituary for Roger Joseph Gwaltney

Roger Joseph Gwaltney, 79, of Narragansett, passed away at Westerly Hospital on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late Charles “Jack” and Lydia Gwaltney.

Roger took great pride at being a RI State Police Trooper and retired after nearly 30 years of service. “Uncle Roger” loved coaching the Stonington High School Girls’ Softball team and spent the better part of the last two decades supporting the program.

Roger loved spending time with family and leaves behind his three children, Derek J. Gwaltney and wife Jennifer of Marietta, GA, Elizabeth Lombardi of Orlando, FL and Lynne Lombardi of West Warwick, RI; as well as three brothers, Jack Gwaltney, Larry Gwaltney and Ronnie Gwaltney, all of Westerly. Roger “Poppi” was a caring grandfather who is survived by his three grandchildren, Tyler, Grace and Reese, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are omitted. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St., Westerly at 10am on Wednesday, March 15. Burial is private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Stonington High School Girls’ Softball team at 176 South Broad St., Pawcatuck, CT 06379, payable to Stonington High School, noted for Uncle Roger’s Scholarship. For online condolences please visit