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Washington Trust Opens Barrington Branch - RI’s Largest Independent Bank Expands in East Bay

April 14, 2023

Michael Geoghegan Jr., Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager

Washington Trust today announced the opening of its 26th branch location, located at 236 County Road in Barrington, RI.

“We’re thrilled to expand our footprint into Rhode Island’s East Bay with the opening of our Barrington branch,” said Edward O. Handy III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As Rhode Island’s largest independent bank and the nation’s oldest community bank, Washington Trust takes pride in our longstanding tradition of providing outstanding service to our customers and our communities. We look forward to working with individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and investors in Barrington and the surrounding East Bay communities.”

Michael Geoghegan Jr., Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager, will manage the Barrington branch, which offers a full suite of financial solutions, including deposit services, mortgage and home equity loans, business banking services, and wealth management and trust services. Geoghegan and his team will help customers achieve their financial goals through personal in-branch service and convenient digital banking solutions.

Washington Trust’s Barrington branch will host a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, April 29th from 10am-noon. The event, which is open to the public and free-of-charge, will feature free food, giveaways, music, and more. Visit for more information.

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