AINSWORTH, WILLIAM M. Lieut. W.F.D., Ret., 67, died Friday at South County Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Joyce Lee (Woodmancy) Ainsworth. Born in Providence, William was a son of the late William E. Ainsworth and Frances (McCourt) Ainsworth-DeFrance and step-son of the late Alex DeFrance. William retired as a Lieutenant from the Warwick Fire Department after years of service. He was a member of the Warwick Regular Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 2748 and the American Legion Post #2. William also served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War era. William is also survived by a son: David Ainsworth of Warwick; a step-daughter: Michelle LeBeau of So. Kingstown; four brothers: Raymond S. Ainsworth of Moosup, CT, Paul B. Ainsworth (Det. W.P.D., Ret.) of So. Kingstown, Arthur A. DeFrance of Warwick and Peter A. DeFrance of Charlestown, RI; and three grandchildren. His funeral will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at 9 AM in THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. Visiting hours on Tuesday from 4 PM 8 PM. Burial will be private. Gifts in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org .
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