Online Obituary

12/25/1934 - 1/12/2013


78, of Cranston, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Cedar Crest Nursing Center surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Ernest and Emily Layfield.  He was the beloved husband of the late Marie (Carrazzo)Layfield; devoted father of Cheryl D’Ercole, Debra Sparks, Linda Sauro, and Cynthia Beirola; loving grandfather of nine; loving great-grandfather of one; and dear brother of Ernest Layfield.

Mr. Layfield was the owner of the former Lay-Co Enameling Co.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and spent a great deal of his life as a Merchant Marine.  He was an avid fisherman, and a big fan of the Boston Red Sox.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Committal Prayers followed by Military Honors on Saturday, January 26th at 10 a.m. at RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hope Alzheimer Center, 25 Brayton Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.

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Relationship:  grand daughter

So thankful we had you for as many years as we did, I will miss all the good times and the laughs we had. I find peace in knowing you and grandma are now reunited, you will be truly missed-Love always Manda
Sent:  1/16/2013

From: Barbara J. Chlebek   Central Falls
Relationship:  friend

dear Cheryl and family, so very sorry on the loss of your father. Please know that it was my honor and priviledge to care for your Dad in his final journey on earth. You are in my thoughts and prayers always.
Sent:  1/17/2013

From: Jennie   Cranston
Relationship:  Friend

To the family of Bob Layfield, I will never forget the great times and memories I had with your Dad. He was a great man and friend to myself and my family. Bob, I will miss you and will always understand you. Our Prayers and love are with you forever. Jennie and Family
Sent:  1/24/2013

From: Barbara Collins   West Warwick
Relationship:  Friend

Cheryl & Family. Both Don and I are saddened to hear of the passing of your father. It has been many years since we had contact with your father, but we are none the less saddened by your loss. May your fond memories keep him alive in spirit and in your hearts.
Sent:  1/25/2013