Steven J. Grieve

October 11, 1950November 16, 2020

Steven J. Grieve, age 70, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center. Born in Providence a son of the late Archibald and Catherine (McDade) Grieve, he was the brother of the late John Grieve and brother-in-law of the late Stephen Mulvey. Steven was raised in Pawtucket and was a longtime resident of Bristol.

A graduate of Pawtucket West High School, he studied Administration of Justice at Roger Williams College and graduated the Rhode Island Police Municipal Training Academy in 1978. A Detective for the Bristol Police Department for 25 years, retiring in 2002, he was the recipient of the Bristol Police Department Meritorious Service Ribbon and numerous commendations. With a sense of duty and attention to the youth of Bristol he was a member of the RI Juvenile Officers Association, Inc. A skilled diver Steven was a member of PADI Certified Law Enforcement Scuba Divers and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Bristol Lodge #28. A dedicated civil servant he touched many lives and was proud of the time he spent serving the people of Bristol and will be greatly missed.

Steven is survived by his siblings, Donald Grieve and his wife Barbara, Patricia Mulvey, David Grieve and his wife Milly and sister-in-law, Pat Grieve; ten nieces and nephews; 21 great nieces and nephews who loved their uncle Steve with all their heart. He is also survived by many special friends he considered to be family.

Due to current restrictions, his funeral service and burial will be private and are in the care of the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home. Contributions may be made in his honor to the Bristol Police Department Youth Leadership Camp, 395 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI 02809. To leave a note of condolence,


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Louie Perella

November 28, 2020

We all will miss that smiley face at the end of the bar.You will be greatly missed.

Jim Sardinha Sr

November 25, 2020

Davey and Family, I last spent time with Steve 3 years ago in Fla. We went to the Daytona 500 and a Red Sox Yankees game at Jet blue park. We had a Ball!!!!!! knocked back a few,, ate well told tall tales with Jonny B (OMG)! Great Man, Great friend!! My deepest condolences and Respect to you all!


Cathie Tattrie

November 23, 2020

Another piece of my heart is broken. Steve was a dear friend who will be sorely missed. To his family, sorry for your loss. He spoke of you all often. I will miss getting the messages (usually jokes and questions) he frequently sent me. He was kind man, and a dedicated friend. No always easy to come by. RIP Stevie!!

Jim Phillips

November 21, 2020

Steve was like a brother to me. When Steve got on the Bristol Police Department In 1978, we instantly became friends and have been friends since. Will always remember fishing on his boat “Seanile”, our Village Tavern Days, and the meals we had on third shift. Steve you will be missed by both myself and Janet, and many other friends and family. You will always be in our hearts. Rest In Peace. Love you Brother. Retired Detective Jim Phillips or as Steve would call me “jimbo”

Robert Marshall

November 21, 2020

Steve and I grew up together in Pawtucket. Always a great guy. Always a standup guy. He passed way too early. Best wishes for his family and friends.
He’ll surely be missed and well thought of.

Robert Marshall
Fairfax VA

Diane Davis

November 20, 2020

So sad to learn of Steve's passing. My favorite memory of him was when one of my sons and his friends decided to bunk school. When I realized what they did, I found where they were hiding, called the police station, and who arrived to give them a "police escort" to school but Officer Grieve, who knew them from the Butterworth neighborhood. The boys knew better than to give him any resistance, and to the best of my knowledge they never attempted to bunk school again. Thanks for your help, Steve. May you rest in peace. Prayers to your family.

Josue Canario

November 20, 2020

I am saddened to hear the news of brother Steve’s passing . To Steve’s family and friends , I wish to extend my deepest sympathy . I worked with Steve for many years on the Bristol Police Department and considered him a good friend and person. May he Rest In Peace

Ret. Chief Josue D. Canario

JudyAnn Montalvo

November 19, 2020

To: The Grieve family... I always remanence the good old days we all had together. Uncle Stevie would share his root beer tree in his back yard with us. As we are sledding across the street on the dead end street from his place. Uncle Stevie would peek out every once in awhile seeing if the kiddos are safe away from harm, or he would trap the speeders going down the steep hill. We always looked forward for Halloween time knocking on his door. Uncle Stevie gave out big bars of Hersey milk chocolate. It is in great honors Uncle Stevie was a great part of our lives.... R.I.P Uncle Stevie your surely going to be missed.

Karen & Alan Leach

November 19, 2020

To Steve’s Family, We have known Steve for over 50 yrs. Alan tells many stories as teenagers with their fun Summers on the Kicky water skiing, boating , clowning around. Alan went diving with Steve as adults. Alan and I feel Steve is family and when we moved to Bristol Permanently we could walk to his house. Al and Steve had many Wonderful Conversations the past three years as he struggled with health issues. Alan always ended up laughing on the phone talking about “the old days on the River!” Such a good friend with a heart as big as Texas. We love him, will miss him but his memory will always make us smile. He was truly one of the “good guys.” You never forget. Love to all the family. R.I.P. Steve.

Sergt. J.L. Sullivan, Newport Police Dept. Retired.

November 18, 2020

Thinking and praying for Steve and the Grieve family at this difficult time. Quietly remembering my comrad. Rest in peace.


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