William M. Michaels

DATELINE: Cranston

Michaels, William M., of Cranston, died Monday, September 30, 2013, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Shore) Michaels. Born in Providence, a son of the late Thomas and Martha (Saunders) Michelovitch, he had lived in Cranston for over 50 years. Mr. Michaels was the owner of Providence Auto Co. Devoted father of Richard Michaels and his wife, Beatrice, of Franklin, MA and Lynn Smith and her husband, Anders, of Glen Ellyn, IL. Dear brother of Harvey Michaels of Cranston. Loving grandfather of Nina, Matthew, Zachary, Olivia and Tyler. A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in LINCOLN PARK CEMETERY, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to your favorite charity. Shiva will be observed at his late residence Thursday, 2-4 p.m. Arrangements by SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Cranston. For condolences, go to www.ShalomMemorialChapel.com.


  1. Jan Freeborn
    Oct 2, 2013

    My heart is sad to learn of Billy’s passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy . I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jan Freeborn
    Oct 2, 2013

    Nancy, Richard and Lynn please accept my most heartfelt sympathy on the sad passing of Billy. I will keep you and all your family in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  3. Ernesto Parece
    Oct 2, 2013

    Dear Mrs. Michaels and Family,

    I am sorry for your loss. Your husband was a very friendly man, and I will miss him greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones at this time. I hope to see you soon.

    Warm Regards,

    Mr. & Mrs. Ernesto Parece and daughter

  4. Peter and Beverly Rosedale
    Oct 2, 2013

    We are very sorry about your loss of husband and father. I(Peter) have known Bill for approximately forty years. He was always respectful and very much a gentleman. He knew and loved the automobile business. His loss will be a void in your lives that cannot ever be filled.

    Peter Rosedale and Beverly Rosedale

  5. amy quinn
    Oct 3, 2013

    So very sorry to hear of your loss.

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