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John "Jack" M. Hobin

March 21, 1956 ~ April 30, 2021 (age 65)

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John "Jack" M. Hobin, 65, of North Kingstown, RI passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 30, 2021. 

He was born in Providence, RI on March 21, 1956, a son of the late John and Muriel (Guillette) Hobin. 

Jack grew up in Warwick and graduated from Toll Gate High School in 1974.  He later moved to Florida and obtained his Associates Degree from Southern College while working for Disney World.  His love for RI brought him back to the state in 1991.  He worked in a variety of service industries and was known to customers and coworkers for his kindness and wit; everyone who knew him loved him. Jack always lit up a room with a smile on his face and a Dunkin' coffee in his hand.  He was also a loyal Red Sox and Patriots fan and an avid cribbage player. Jack lived his life in service to others, always jumping in to help. If your car broke down on the side of the road, he'd be the guy who stopped and helped you.  Jack had a strong faith and was very active in his church, serving as a Eucharistic minister and a catechist in the SPRED Program, bringing religious education to the developmentally disabled.  He loved getting together with family and friends of which he had many. He was a devoted father to his son and a wonderful partner, brother, uncle and friend.

Jack is survived by his life partner, Penny Robinson of North Kingstown, RI; his son, Sean of Ocean View, Hawaii; his siblings, Anne McGintee (Jack) of Harrison, ME, Tom Hobin (Monique) of West Greenwich, RI, Mary Seely (Patrick) of Delmar, NY and several nieces and nephews. 

A wake will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the PRATA-GALLOGLY Funeral Home, 78 Providence Street, West Warwick, RI.  A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 12th at St. Kateri Church, 84 Exeter Road, Exeter RI 02822 with a reception following.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jack's name to St. Kateri Church. 

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June 11, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prata-Gallogly Funeral Home
78 Providence Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
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Funeral Mass
June 12, 2021

11:00 AM
84 Exeter Road
Exeter, Rhode Island 02822
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Private Interment


St. Kateri Church
84 Exeter Road, Exeter RI 02822

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