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Mitchell C. Wagner, 68 of Rhode Island passed away on July 27th, 2023, peacefully in his sleep.
Mitch was born March 11, 1955, to Ross and Margaret Wagner in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up in Walpole on the lake. He loved boating and was an avid water skier. He attended the Fenn School in Concord and Tabor in Marion. Mr. Wagner was a veteran of the U.S. Navy stationed in Naples, Italy and Newport, RI on a minesweeper, serving six years. Stationed in Italy is where he met his former wife, Michelle Wagner. He treasured his children, Jason (who now he joins in heaven) and Sara. He especially loved his role as Papa. Mitch will be remembered for his funny side. He had a great ability to make others smile and his sense of humor will be missed. He loved photography and would drive around to look for good shots. He loved to cook and would make homemade pizza and delicious BBQ ribs on the grill. He was a loving father and grandfather. Mitch was generous and caring. He always was quick to help out family, friends and strangers. He will be very missed. He is survived by daughter Sara Lee and husband Dave of E. Bridgewater. Grandchildren Jameson, Andrew and Amelia. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna Wagner. He was close to her daughter Heather and granddaughter Madison. He was a brother to four siblings, Doug Wagner, Kenny Wagner, Carolyn Wagner. Leslie Barr and husband Mike. Further survived by loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
At such a difficult time, it is important to remember the good memories we all have of Mitch. By holding onto those memories, we can focus on the good times we had together, and help each other find comfort at this difficult time.
A portion of his ashes will be buried with his son in Hull, Massachusetts TBD sometime in October.