Edward N. Falls: Led Campaign To Build Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink

Falls died Feb. 10 at Hospice Inpatient Center.


Edward N. Falls, 76, of Smithfield, died Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Hospice Inpatient Center, according to Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home.

He was the husband of Lorraine (Germain) Falls. They had been married for 53 years.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Edward N. and Mary (Langton) Falls. He had lived in Smithfield for 48 years.

Edward retired from Landmark Medical Center as the Chief Information Officer. He was a past president of the Northeast IBAX Healthcare user group, past president of Smithfield Junior Hockey and led the campaign for the building of the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink. He was a member of the campaign committee, planning and building committee.

He was actively involved for over 35 years in the development of area youth hockey players as coach of the Smithfield Junior Hockey, NRI Vikings, Edgewood, East Providence Blues and Woonsocket youth hockey organizations. He organized and directed Smithfield ice rink skating skills clinics, coached state and New England Squirt and PeeWee championship hockey teams.

He is survived by his sons: Michael Falls and his wife, Joyce of Smithfield, Stephen Falls and his wife Erin of Smithfield, David Falls and his wife Kristen of Hamden, CT, his nine grandchildren: Kaitlin, Kailey, Ryan, Dylan, Lauren, Meghan, Hailey, Chloe, and Tyler and his sister Judith O’Connell of Providence. 

His funeral was held Feb. 15.


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