Kevan W. Forden

  • Died: March 10, 2018
  • Location: Warwick, Rhode Island

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kevan passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Kevan was a resident of Warwick, Rhode Island at the time of passing.

Kevan graduated from Bishop T.F. Hendricken High School in 1963 as a member of the school's very first four-year class.

Funeral held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 9:00am from THE URQUHART - MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 3252 Post Road, Warwick. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery, East Greenwich, RI. Calling hours are Thursday from 4:00-7:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "The Fund for Hendricken", care of Bishop T.F. Hendricken High School, 2615 Warwick Ave, Warwick, RI 02889.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Posted by Linda & John Batura - Holly Hill, FL   March 15, 2018

Posted by Jack Heslin    March 15, 2018

Posted by Jack Heslin    March 15, 2018

Kevan Forden, my boyhood friend By Jack Heslin

Kevan and I were neighbors in Warwick RI, and we were boyhood friends. I have very fond memories of Kevan. He was one of a small group of friends who played baseball together, went fishing together, and played in the fields and woods around our home at 413 Long Street. David Claeson, his brothers Ken and Ronnie, and Kevan, were all part of our little group. My brother-in-law Owen Mahoney, was our little league coach and often went out to the back lot to hit fly balls with us.

Kevan's Dad would sometimes take Kevan, David and I out in the country to some little pond and drop us off for a few hours so that we could go fishing; I have just wonderful memories of those times together. Kevan's Dad as a car salesman sold me my first new car and, as a realtor, sold my wife our home in Wakefield R.I. I was in Vietnam at the time, and Mr. Forden was very helpful to my wife Jean.

As children attending Nausauket elementary school, Kevan, David and I would run home to my house each day at lunch time. My mother was always delighted to see us breathlessly burst through the door as we ran all the way home to get lunch. My mother had a little game she played with us that made us very competitive to see who would be the first through the door. The first one to come through the door and shout Angelus, little prayer and grace! would receive an extra cookie from my mother. Kevan and David often beat me home and would get the prize. One day I was determined to be the first so as soon as the school door opened to let us outside, I raced home and sure enough I was the first. The only problem was, I had raced home at recess instead of lunch. My Mom still gave me a cookie and sent me back to school.

Over the years, I have called Kevan a few times to stay in touch; and, through my sister Teresa and her husband Owen, I have been able to know a little of what was going on in his life. Ken Claeson was also a great source of what was happening with our boyhood friends.

The last time I saw Kevan was a couple of years ago when I traveled back to R.I. for a family event and was able to get together with Kevan and David Claeson for breakfast in East Greenwich. It was a great time for telling old stories and catching up on lives lived apart for some 40 years.

In the final days of Kevan's life, I was thankful that Teresa and Owen were able to visit with Kevan and pray with him. I am sure my Mother was waiting for him when he burst through the doors of Heaven.

Posted by Jack Heslin - Carolina Shores, NC   March 15, 2018

So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Kevin. He was a great person to have knowing. My Condolence to your family

Posted by John Barros - Rehoboth, MA   March 14, 2018

I got a chance to spend some time with Kevan when my brother, Robbie, came to East Greenwich last summer. I hadn't seen Kevan since I was a kid; he spent an incredible amount of time at our house. Last summer he told me how much it meant to him to be there and what he learned: what the heck a 'napkin ring' was. He also remembered my dad's license plate from the 50's and 60's.
He was so happy, so upbeat, feeling so alive - feeling so in tune with his belief system and his dedication to his family, his faith and Hendriken!
My heart is sad learning this news. Rest peacefully, Kevan.
Katie Hopcraft

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2018

Cheryl,

Charlie and I were so saddened to learn of Kevan's death. My fondest memories are the warm welcomes and thoughtful kindness you both shared with us. Kevan's picture is just how I think of him with that big welcoming smile.

Pat and Charlie Santos

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2018

I went to Hendricken with Kevan. We maintained our friendship throughout the years and always enjoyed catching up at the reunions. Great guy. May he Rest In Peace and God Bless

Posted by Jane and Dennis OBrien - Naples, FL   March 14, 2018

Posted by Jane and Dennis OBrien - Naples, FL   March 14, 2018

Posted by Retiree Lunch Group of Narragansett Electric - All Over, RI   March 14, 2018

Posted by Retiree Lunch Group of Narragansett Electric - From All Over, RI   March 14, 2018

Sorry for the family's loss. Beautiful pictures.

Posted by Gary Krysztopik - friend   March 14, 2018

Dear Cheryl, I am so saddened to hear of Kevin's passing. Please know you are in my heart. He was a wonderful fun loving guy. May God be with you in this terrible loss. Much loveMy friend

Posted by Mary Fratus - Coventry, RI   March 14, 2018

Cheryl, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Remember, he is in paradise!

Joe and Penny Shore
Safety Harbor, Florida

Posted by A friend   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

Posted by Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI - son   March 13, 2018

so very sorry to hear this. SUCH A NICE GUY

Posted by Kathi Harrington - Chepachet, RI   March 13, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Carol Rossi - Coventry, RI   March 13, 2018

Posted by Melinda Aceto - daughter   March 13, 2018

To the Forden family, my sincere condolences. I had the pleasure of working with Kevan at St.Catherine's Parish. He was a fine man,we will miss him.

Posted by Lucille St Sauveur - Warwick, RI   March 13, 2018

Posted by Lucille St Sauveur - Warwick, RI   March 13, 2018

Posted by Pam Turner - Stonington, CT - daughter   March 13, 2018

Posted by Pam Turner - Stonington, CT - daughter   March 13, 2018

Posted by Pam Turner - Stonington, CT - daughter   March 13, 2018

Posted by Pam Turner - Stonington, CT - daughter   March 13, 2018

Posted by Pam Turner - Stonington, CT - daughter   March 13, 2018

Posted by Pam Turner - Stonington, CT - daughter   March 13, 2018

Posted by Pam Turner - Stonington, CT - daughter   March 13, 2018

Posted by Pam Turner - Stonington, CT - daughter   March 13, 2018

Cheryl, sorry to hear about Kevin's passing. He was one of the first persons I met when I was hired.my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Kevin Allen - Narragansett, RI   March 13, 2018

I and many others will miss you Kev.

Posted by Dave Russo - Warwick   March 13, 2018

Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Laurie Stenovitch - Glocester, RI   March 13, 2018

My deepest condolences to the entire family.

Posted by Brenda Forden - Grand Junction, CO   March 12, 2018