George W. Stansfield Jr., 83, died Friday, February 25, 2022, after an extended hospitalization at VA Medical Center, Providence.
He was the husband of the late Carol (Bara) Schora.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late George W. and the late Leola (Algiers) Stansfield Sr. George resided his entire life in Cumberland. He graduated from Cumberland High School.
He was a US Navy veteran.
George was a costume jewelry sales rep who loved his job. He was introduced to jewelry by his father where they both worked and prospered with Cote’ Creations. George has helped start three jewelry businesses throughout his years in the industry, all of which have been successful. In retirement, his passion was still with him and he started another small business to take care of the industry.
He was past president of the Fashion Jewelry Association (FJAA), past president of the Ashton-Berkeley-Quinville Social Club, co-founder and former state vice president of RI Snowmobile Association, co-founder and former president of The Blackstone. Valley Snowmobile Club, and co-founder and past president of the MAC Hunter’s Club, Cumberland.
Additionally, George was a member of Fraternal Order of Police Associate Membership (FOPA) Lodge #14, Cumberland, Cumberland Beagle Club, RI Chevy Owners Association, AARP and US Golf Association. He was a member of the steering committee of Cumberlandfest in 1992 and of the Cumberland-Lincoln Lions Club.
George was a life member of the American Legion Post 14, Cumberland, and the National Rifle Association (NRA).
He is survived by his children, George W. Stansfield III and his wife, Heather, of Cumberland, and Joyce Dupuis and her husband, Neal, of Lincoln; his brother B. Michael Stansfield and his wife, Donna, of West Warwick, and his two sisters, Shirley Risk and her late husband, James, of Lincoln, and Carolyn Hayden and her husband, Edward, of Port Orange, Fla.; his four grandchildren, Alison, Stephanie, Rebecca and Hayden; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Camila, as well as many devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was the brother of his late twin sister, L. Jean Simoneau.
He was the 50-year-old longtime friend of Mary Corvese. He was the companion of the late Carolyn Brand.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to the Celebration of George’s life which will begin with visiting hours on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m., and will continue on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 9 a.m., at the Maison JJ Duffy Funeral, 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland. A Christian burial mass will be held at 10 a.m. at the historic St. Joseph’s Church, 1303 Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial with full military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VA Medical Center in Providence, 830 Chalkstone Ave., Providence, RI 02908.