Our Mission

all-photosFamily members and friends of the 100 cherished people who died as a direct result of the Station Fire founded the Station Fire Memorial Foundation in June 2003. Our purpose is to ensure that our loved ones would receive a proper memorial upon the sacred ground where their lives were so tragically cut short.

The Station Fire Memorial Foundation procured the land known as the Station Site on September 28, 2012 through a gracious donation. It is our intent that the Foundation not only build but maintain the Memorial site and as such, fundraising is expected to be long-term. The Foundation encourages maximum participation by affected Family members and Survivors of the tragedy.  The Station Fire Memorial Foundation is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable organization and as such donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS rules.

The following has been adapted from the book “The Circus Fire” by Stewart O’Nan.

These words have come to sum up our mission: “To be lost and forgotten – to be abandoned – is a shared and terrible fear, just as our fondest hope as we grow older is that we might leave some part of us behind in the hearts of those we love and in that way live on. We may not be able to change what has been but we certainly can change what is. Help us to give the victims the only gift within our power, a gift we wish desperately for our loved ones, a gift we all want . . . TO BE REMEMBERED.”

How You Can Help

 

Latest News & Events

The 15th Anniversary Station Fire Memorial Service Has Been Postponed

Due to inclement weather in the forecast for the weekend the Memorial Service that was schedule for Sunday, February 18 has been postponed.  The new date for the service will be May 20, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.  

The 15th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony to be held February 18, 2018

The 15th anniversary memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 18,2018 at 1:00. The service will be held at Station Fire Memorial Park. In the event of inclement weather in the forecast, an announcement will be made 72 hours prior to the service on the website, social media and local news outlets. The postponement… Read more »

The Annual Board Meeting Has been Scheduled for June 27, 2017. Nomination forms available now

The Annual Board Meeting of The Station Fire Memorial Foundation will be held on June 27, 2017 at 6:30.  The meeting will be held at The Warwick Public Library 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick RI. If there are any issues with monuments at the Park they will be addressed at this meeting.  If you cannot attend… Read more »

Deering Middle School to Host Faculty vs Student Basketball Game to Benefit SFMF

6th Annual Faculty vs. Student Basketball Game to benefit The Station Memorial Foundation When: Thursday, May 18, 2o17 Where: DMS Gymnasium Grades 5-8 Student vs Student Knockout Round 3:45-4:45 Grades 5-8 Faculty Game 5:00-6:00   Everyone is welcome to attend!!  Come and cheer on the kid` as they play for a chance to beat the… Read more »

In Memory Of

Abbie L. Hoisington

Albert A. DiBonaventura

Alfred Carmino Crisostomi

Andrea (Jacavone) Mancini

Andrew R. Hoban

Benjamin Joseph Suffoletto Jr.

Beth Ellen Mosczynski

Bonnie L. Hamelin

Bridget Marie Sanetti

Carlos Louis Pimentel Sr.

Carlton "Bud" Howorth III

Charline Elaine Gingras-Fick

Christina DiRienzo

Christopher "Chris" Prouty

Christopher G. Arruda

Dale Latulippe

Daniel John ''Dan'' Fredrickson

Dennis Smith

Derek Brian Johnson

Derek J. Gray

Dina DeMaio

Donald Roderiques

Donna M. Mitchell

Edward Bradley Corbett III

Edward E. ''Ed'' Ervanian

Eric James Hyer

Eugene Michael "Gino'' Avilez

Everett T. "Tommy" Woodmansee III

James C. "Jimmy" Gahan IV

James F. "Jimmy" Gooden Jr.

Jason R. Morton

Jason R. Sylvester

Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Rader

Jeffrey W. Martin

John Michael Longiaru

Joseph E. "Joe" Rossi

Jude Henault

Judith I. Manzo

Karla Jean Bagtaz

Katherine "Katie" O'Donnell

Keith A. Mancini

Keith R. Lapierre

Kelly Lynn Vieira

Kevin Anderson

Kevin J. Dunn

Kevin R. Washburn

Kristen Leigh McQuarrie

Kristine Carbone

Laura Gillett

Laureen M. ''Laurie'' (DeSantis) Beauchaine

Leigh Ann Moreau

Linda Dee Suffoletto

Lisa D'Andrea

Lisa Jean Kelly

Lori K. Durante

Louis S. Alves

Mark Adam Fontaine

Mary H. Baker

Mathew P. Darby

Matthew James "Matt" Pickett

Melvin A. Gerfin

Michael A. Fresolo

Michael Cordier

Michael Hoogasian

Michael Joseph Kulz

Mike Gonsalves

Mitchell C. Shubert

Nicholas "Nick" O'Neill

Pamela Gruttadauria

Rachel Florio-DePietro

Rebecca E. "Becky" Shaw

Richard A. Cabral Jr.

Robert Daniel "Bob" Young

Robert J. Croteau

Robert L. Reisner III

Ryan M. Morin

Samuel J. "Sam" Miceli Jr.

Sandy Hoogasian

Sarah Jane Telgarsky

Scott S. Griffith

Shawn Patrick Sweet

Skott C. Greene

Stacie Angers

Stephen M. Libera

Steve Mancini

Steven Thomas Blom

Tammy Mattera-Housa

Theresa L. "Terry" (Serpa) Rakoski

Thomas A. Barnett

Thomas Frank Marion Jr.

Thomas J. ''Tom'' Fleming

Thomas P. Medeiros

Tina Ayer

Tracey Romanoff

Tracy F. King

Ty Longley

Victor Stark

Walter "Waldo" Rich

William Cartwright

William Christopher "Billy" Bonardi III