In loving memory of

Arthur Stanley Patnode
January 28, 1953 - April 1, 2021

Arthur S. Patnode, 68, of Newport, Rhode Island, passed away on April 1, 2021 at Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI after a long battle with emphysema.

Arthur was born on January 28, 1953 at Newport Hospital to the late George J. Patnode and Barbara (Garden) Patnode.

Arthur worked for the gas company for more than three decades and eventually retired from what is now National Grid in 2012.

Arthur is survived by his brother, George Patnode, of Orange, MA and his sister, Barbara Patnode Ring, of Portsmouth, RI. He is also survived by his ex-wife and longtime friend, Donna Cinotti of Middletown, his God son, Johnathan Alderman of East Providence and his longtime companion, Barbara Alderman, also of East Providence. He leaves behind 3 Nephews, 5 nieces and 12 great nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held on Friday April 9, 2021 at 11:00 am, at First Presbyterian Church 4 Everett Street in Newport, RI. To view the live stream, visit

Burial will be in Newport Memorial Park in Middletown on Tuesday April 13, 2021 at 11:00 am. A celebration of his life will be planned at a later date once all are able to attend.

Donations may be made to The Newport Fire Department, The Potter League for Animals, and the Martin Luther King Center.


Linda Jackson wrote on Apr 13, 2021:

"My Dear friend Barbara And Sweet Donna, I am sad for both of YOU. Arthur is the SWEETEST boy then Man that I am honored to call my friend.... I am comforted to believe that Arthur is able to Breathe easy now. May God keep you comforted. Your loving Angel Arthur will be watching over you...????Linda ."

Linda Jackson wrote on Apr 13, 2021:

"My Dear friend Arthur...I love you forever. Ever since Kindergarten.... Thankyou for being my Bestie always. I will love you forever FRIEND??????"

Karen Dowler wrote on Apr 9, 2021:

"Rest in Paradise Arthur. We will always remember your beautiful smile. Condolences to Arthurs\' family."

Kathleen Dunn wrote on Apr 9, 2021:

"John and I were so sad to hear of Arthur\'s passing. So many hockey stories and great memories. Rest in peace dear friend. "

Dusty and April Soares wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"Rest in Peace, dear Friend. You will be missed."

Renee adamonis wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"My friend barb, im soo sorry and sad about arthur. The four of us still needed time to do things together. I didnt spend much time with him but i know he was the world for you and Jonathan. He will be missed. Love you"

Deb Moss wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"Donna, Barbara A. , I was so sad to hear the news of Artie?s passing. He was such a great guy, I had the pleasure to really get to know him during his last few years of work. I will never forget how much he helped me when I joined the meter shop crew. Rest In Peace my friend and may God hold you in the palm of his hand. My condolences to his family. "

Kathy Wall, National Grid. wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"I am so sorry to learn of Arthur?s passing. I worked with him at National Grid. He was a nice man to work with. "

Jade Phillips wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"I am so sorry to hear of Arthur\'s passing. He was a thoughtful soul who will be missed. My thoughts are with you all. "

Barb Milner - Venice FL wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"I am so sorry to hear of Arthur?s passing. So many great memories of time spent at St George?s ice-skating rink. May your memories help you during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Arthur."

Bruce bradfield wrote on Apr 3, 2021:

"Be at peace my old pal. Bruce bradfield to Arty"

Raymond and Deborah Dutra wrote on Apr 3, 2021:

"Dear Barbara and Family, Holding your in my thoughts and prayers at the loss of your brother. My sincere sympathy. Deb Dutra "