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Mr Roger P. Belmore

April 20, 1935 ~ June 25, 2018 (age 83)

Mr. Roger P. “Boogie” Belmore, age 83 of Sousa Street, Bristol, died Monday, June 25, 2018 at his home. He was the husband of the late Olivia (Silvia) Belmore, his wife of 53 years who preceded him in death in February of 2013. Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, he was a son of the late Arthur J. and Germaine J. (Chabot) Belmore. Roger served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He was a fire fighter for the Newport Navy Base Fire Dept. for 27 years, retiring in 1987 at the rank of Captain. A member of the Bristol Fire Department since he was 16, he was a Life Member and Past Captain of the Hydraulion Engine & Hose Co. No. 1 and a Life Member of the Bristol Rescue Squad, where he was among the first group of members to achieve their EMT certification in 1959. He served as a Deputy Chief from 1971 through 1973 and was an Assistant Chief in 1970. He was involved in the formation of the department’s Annual Fireman’s Muster and Water Battle during Bristol’s 4th of July Activities and was a fixture for many years on Engine 10 during the 4th of July parade and Engine 10 will be carrying his remains to its final resting place. Roger was honored in 2011 receiving the Vicki Van Voast Memorial Award from the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bristol Fire Department. Roger was an avid golfer and a longtime member of Green Valley Golf Club. He was the patriach of the “Sousa Street Clambake” which he help founded. He was a member of the Bristol County Lodge of Elks in Bristol. He was a member of the former Generations Drum and Bugle Corps and the former Kingsmen Drum and Bugle Corps. He loved spending time at Colt State Park and remembering his days long ago, working at Colt Farm with his friend, Buddy Luther. Roger also enjoyed his weekly coffee with Jake Almada and his phone calls with Tom Bush. He is survived by five children; Michelle Belmore Cabana (Stephen), Arthur Belmore (Lisa), Roger A. Belmore (Michelle), Deborah A. Nerone (Kevin), all of Bristol and Cindy Belmore of Southwick, MA, fourteen grandchildren; Timothy and Jared Gardiner, Stephen and Eric Cabana, Kristin Couto, Jonathan Belmore, Kayla and Kevin Nerone, Georgiana and Gabriella Andrade, Chelsea and Devyn Amaral, Alexandria Amaral-McCain and Madeline Olivia Amaral-Belmore, a sister, Claire B. Malafronte of, Bristol, three brothers; Richard K. Belmore of Texas, George W. Belmore of Colorado Springs, CO, and Ronald A. Belmore of Bristol.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Norman A. Belmore and a sister, Gertrude Campanella. Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood Street, Bristol, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 9:00AM with a Graveside Committal Prayer Service with Military and Bristol Fire Dept. Honors at 10:00 AM in The Cremation Garden at North Burial Ground, Hope Street, Bristol. Visiting hours will be Monday, July 2, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM. Kindly omit flowers and memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 775, Bristol, RI 02809. For online condolences, shared memories, information and direction go to

Donations may be made to:

Bristol Fire Department, Ladies Auxiliary and Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 775, Bristol RI 02809

Bristol Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 775, Bristol RI 02809

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