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Obituary for Frank H. Bliven Jr.

Frank H. Bliven, Jr., 88, of Potter Hill Road, Westerly, passed away at his home on Thursday, December 7, 2023. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Mary A. (Mills) Bliven, in 2019.

Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late Ethel Dolores and Frank H. Bliven.

Frank worked as a chief engineer at Bradford Dyeing Association for many years until his retirement. He served honorably in the US Navy. He enjoyed hiking and photography, and was an animal lover throughout his life.

He will be dearly missed by his six children, Myra Lamkins, Cheryl Dubois, Keith Sheldon, Martin Sheldon, Linda MacLean and Ila Lambert; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Frank was predeceased by his son-in-law Mark Lamkins, his brother Samuel Bliven, and three grandchildren, Cheryl Sheldon, Brent Sheldon and Donald Lamotte.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service with Full Military Honors at the
RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 So. County Trail, Exeter on Thursday, January 4th, 2024 at 12 noon Attendees are asked to arrive outside the Administration Building by 11:45am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to S.U.F.A. in Frank’s memory. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit