Farouk (Fred) Charles Ead February 1, 1940 – September 27th, 2018 Farouk Charles Ead died Thursday Morning at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence Rhode Island. He was 78 years old. Born and raised in Providence Rhode Island, his first job was shining shoes on Federal Hill, but Farouk was driven to succeed further in life- despite an interrupted schooling due to rheumatic fever. He was strong minded, entrepreneurial, independent, innovative, and a creative thinker. This served him well as a tool designer and inventor. Independently striking off on his own to create a jewelry manufacturing company, Ann’s Novelty, named after his wife. On October 1st, 1960, after some persistent courtship, he married the love of his life; and our mother, Ann Margaret Fortune Ead. They enjoyed 30 years of marriage together and had 6 children. He provided for his family in a big beautiful home in Cranston Rhode Island. Farouk often brought his family on vacations to Burlingame State Park, and Lake Winnipesaukee. On weekends we had huge family picnics on the beach at Quaddick State Park. He loved to swim. He enjoyed bringing us to Rocky Point Amusement Park and the Shore Dinner Hall where we filled our bellies with clam chowder, clam cakes, and watermelon. Farouk loved food, and seafood most of all. He enjoyed going to Galilee RI for the fresh catch and snail salad. Farouk cared about his heritage and listened to Lebanese music on Sunday afternoons. In 1974 he took the trip of a lifetime with his brother David to Jerusalem and met his father’s family. He spoke of this trip many, many times. His head was often filled with mechanical gadgets, and he had a lifetime project of inventing a ‘perpetual motion machine’. He’d work on it in his head, and he would share his ideas with anyone who was willing, or ‘unwilling’ to listen. But he was always thinking and creating. Most recently, from his hospital bed, he shared with us an idea for a machine that ran on air alone. His creativity and engineering skill extended through his home. There was always a construction project happening. He loved wood and wood working, but he would also venture into projects with concrete or other materials. Even if he had never used them before, he knew how to get something done. Farouk was a kind and generous man, and he took care of Ann Fortune, his mother-in-law, after his wife’s passing in 1993. After the later passing of his mother-in-law, Farouk moved in with his son, Frederick, in Johnston Rhode Island. They were best friends. Farouk had many friends and visited with them often. He often enjoyed mornings with friends at the Bald Hill Road McDonalds. His friends have been an excellent support to him. And his family thanks them for that. Farouk is survived by his sister Farida Ferrario, brother Richard Ead, his sisters-in-law Margaret Ead and Doris Ead, his children MaryAnn Ead, Charles Ead, Michael Ead, Joanne Ead, Frederick Ead, Susan Sabetti, his son-in-law Tony Sabetti, his grandchildren, Angela, Keegan, Sherry, Benjamin, Matthew, Samantha, James, Emily, Sarah, Jason, Justin, Jessica, Joey, Thomas, Victoria, Carissa, Jake, Grace, his great grandchildren, Madilyne, Lorelei, Dylan, Lily, Maddie, Scott, Nathan, Alyssa, Noah, Shane, Jasmine, and Damon. He will be joining his mother, Lucy Ead, father, Charles Ead, wife, Ann, and brother, David Ead, in heaven. Farouk, we will miss you. Thank you for everything you brought to our lives. His funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10 am in Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4-8 pm. Family and friends are invited to the home of Charles Ead after the funeral.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Farouk Charles Ead 2018.
Death notice for the town of: Greenville, state: Rhode Island