Rhode Island and Providence Plantations death reports
Each month, the Rhode Island vital records people send the Rhode Island elections people a list of persons who have died, so these names can be removed from the voter list. While the death records themselves are not open to the public until 50 years, the law does not specifically make these reports confidential. Webmaster Tom Alciere acquired the reports from late 2013 through late 2017 by making an APRA request to the Rhode Island director of elections.
You can download the report at https://sortedbyname.com/download/US_RI_Deceased.pdf (.pdf) or you can download the pipe-delimited .csv file the webmaster made, at https://sortedbyname.com/download/US_RI_Deceased.csv.