Celebrating the life of John "Jack" Francis Ingalls, III
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of Blackstone Blvd, passed away December 23, 2018 at the age of 92. He was the husband of Barbara Standish (Sherman) Ingalls.
Jack was born in New York City, NY, the son of the late John Francis and Marguerite “Dixie” (Boatwright) Ingalls, Jr. of Islip, NY.
Jack was a veteran of WWII, The Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He graduated high school in 3 years to enlist in the US Navy, where he deployed and fought against Nazi Germany. Subsequent to his Navy enlistment, he attended the US Naval Academy, class of 1950. Upon graduation he accepted a commission in the United States Marine Corps, where he saw front-line action in the Korean War, and was decorated with the Bronze Star with Combat Valor. Among many other Medals and Citations, Jack received the Navy Commendation Medal from Secretary of the Navy, John H. Chafee, for his efforts and exceptional professional competence in support of the Vietnam War.
In addition to his wife Barbara, Jack is survived by his children: Denise Schilling, Elise Swanton, Michele Rhodes, John Ingalls IV (Ellie Field), Elaine Gallagher (Michael), ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Major Ingalls will be held on Thursday, January 3rd at 11am in St. Sebastian Church, 67 Cole Ave, Providence. Burial with military honors immediately following at Swan Point Cemetery. A Celebration of his life and legacy will follow at Laurel Meade, 355 Blackstone Blvd, Prov.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association: www.Alz.org or Hope Hospice 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904. www.hopehealth.com
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