Our Obituaries

John A. Zannini

June 26, 2017

ZANNINI, JOHN A., 55, of Amherst Road passed away Monday at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence. He was the loving husband of Lisa Zannini. Born in Providence he was a son of the late John B. and Phyllis (Berardi) Zannini . John worked as a paralegal and statistician for the law firm of Roberts,Carroll, Feldstein & Pierce. Besides his wife he leaves his...
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Rocco Argenti

June 23, 2017

Rocco Argenti, Sr., 85, of North Providence passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, North Main Street, Providence. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Rocco and Rachel (Zoglio) Argenti. He was the husband of the late Eleanor (Cimaglia) Argenti. Rocco worked in jewelry manufacturing. He was the father of the late Rocco...
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Marrina A. Yeomans

June 19, 2017

YEOMANS, MARRINA A., 22, passed away June 19, 2017 at RI Hospital. Born in Providence, she was a beloved daughter of Frederick G. Yeomans, Jr. and Jean M. (Franco) Yeomans. She was a graduate of Pilgrim High School, and attended CCRI. Marrina was a very creative woman. She loved to write stories about different worlds and draw the animated characters that went...
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Lena Roberto

June 18, 2017

ROBERTO, LENA V., (nee Mastrodicasa), of Providence, RI passed away peacefully on Sunday June 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Roberto was the daughter of the late Angelo and Anna (Conte) Mastrodicasa, founders of Angelo’s Restaurant on Federal Hill where Lena worked for many years. Lena was well loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of...
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Alice C. Pearson

June 18, 2017

PEARSON, ALICE C. (Lockwood), 90, of Cranston passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Cedar Crest Nursing Home. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late William and Madeline (Forloney) Lockwood. She was married to Daniel J. Pearson for 50 years prior to his passing in 1997. Alice and Danny received many awards for their work in the Catholic Youth Ministry,...
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Roberta C. D'Ambra

June 16, 2017

D'AMBRA, ROBERTA C. (Cavanagh), 87, of Johnston passed away peacefully June 16, 2017 at home. She was the beloved wife for 58 years of the late Vincent D'Ambra. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Benjamin and Isabel (Henriques) Cavanagh. Roberta enjoyed spending time with her family, was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles and feeding and watching the...
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Frank J. Monti

June 16, 2017

MONTI, FRANK J. "Pinky" 88, of Johnston, passed away June 16, 2017 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. He was the companion of Rose Quarto for 18 years. Born in Providence a son of the late Ralph and Laura (Ferrara) Monti. Mr. Monti was a construction laborer for Local 271. He was a member of the Johnston Senior Center. Frank was an avid bowler at the Johnston Town Hall Lanes. he...
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Rosalie A. Venditti

June 15, 2017

VENDITTI, ROSALIE, A., 79, of Grace Apartments, Providence, passed away Thursday June 15 at RI Hospital. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Adeline (Piccirelli) Venditti. Miss Venditti was a Licensed Practical Nurse and also worked for the State of Massachusetts. She is survived by one brother, Gennaro H. Venditti and one sister,...
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Jeanette A. Mycroft

June 12, 2017

MYCROFT, JEANETTE A. (Moreid) 75 of Scituate passed away June 12, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Jafar and Anna (Joseph) Moreid. Jeanette was a treasurer, manager for the Blackstone Credit Union, Woonsocket. She is survived by her beloved sons, James A. Mycroft and his wife Tracey and Jeffrey A. Mycroft and his wife Melissa. Loving grandmother...
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Nicholas Apostolou

June 10, 2017

APOSTOLOU, NICHOLAS, husband of the late Irene (Sarmousakis) Apostolou, left us peacefully at the age of 92, Saturday, June 10, 2017. He was born in Providence, RI, the only son of the late Philip and Nora Apostolou. He honorably served as a Marine in World War II and was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. He was the Food Service Manager for the Navy Exchange at Quonset Point for...
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Dimitrios Tsoukatos

June 10, 2017

Dimitrios "James" T. Tsoukatos, 86, of North Providence passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 10, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Millio (Petousis) Tsoukatos. Born in Pragmatefty, Greece, he was the first born son of the late Theodore and Demitra (Mavronikolas) Tsoukatos. Besides his wife of 47 years, he is survived by two daughters, Eleni Tsoukatos, Demitra Tsoukatos and one son...
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Benedetto D. Monaco

June 4, 2017

MONACO, BENEDETTO, D. "Benny" 91, formerly of Cranston, passed away June 4, 2017 at West Shore Health Center, Warwick. He was the beloved husband for 67 years of the late Rafelena A. (DiCenzo) "Auntie Rae" Monaco . Born in Cranston, a son of the late Salvatore and Celia (Marcogliese) Monaco. Mr Monaco was a chemical operator for the Ciba-Geigy Co. in Cranston before retiring. He was a WWII Navy...
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Alison Mae Gillette

June 26, 1943 - June 4, 2017

Alison Mae (Wright) Gillette was born in Providence, Rhode Island June 26, 1943 to Vivian L. (Mitchell) and James T. Wright and died June 4, 2017. She was the first of three daughters. Alison graduated from Hope High School in Providence in June, 1961. She married Leonard H. Gillette on May 26, 1962. She worked in a jewelry company for many years. Alison was a member of Lakewood Baptist...
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Paul J. Bordieri Sr., Esq.

May 31, 2017

BORDIERI, PAUL J., Sr., Esq., 86, of Cranston passed away surrounded by his loving family Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Tockwotten. He was the beloved husband of Carol B. (Storti) Bordieri for 62 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John and Nancy (DelPonte) Bordieri, Mr. Bordieri was a graduate of Classical High School Class of 1948, Brown University receiving his AB in 1955 and...
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Concetta A. Hawes

May 28, 2017

HAWES, CONCETTA A."TINA" (LUPINO), 94, of Pettee Avenue, North Kingstown, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 29 at West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Hawes. Born in Cranston a daughter of the late Diego and Maria (Bueti) Lupino, she lived in North Kingstown for fifty-five years. She is survived by her sister Sadie Gliottone and brother...
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Judge Arthur N. Votolato

May 28, 2017

Retired Bankruptcy Judge Arthur N. Votolato, 86 passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Earlier in the month, he celebrated the wonderful honor of being inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. While too ill to attend the ceremony in person, his daughters Dacia and Hera brought his induction memorabilia to him and shared this special honor with their father. Born in Providence, Rhode...
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Flora Watt

May 26, 2017

WATT, FLORA (Tarsagian) 91, of Cranston, passed away May 26, 2017 at Steere House, Providence. She was the beloved wife for 57, years of Attorney Albert B. Watt. Born in Watertown, MA a daughter of the late Andrew and Haiganoush (Nahabedian ) Tarsagian. Mrs Watt attended Rhode Island School of Design and was a graduate of Vesper George School of Art in Boston. Once married, she devoted her life...
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Janet Dodge

May 16, 2017

DODGE, JANET K., (Kelly), 88, of Cranston passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care. Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late William G. and Gladys V. (Ayer) Kelly. Janet was the wife of the late William C. Dodge. Janet was a telephone switchboard operator for the former Bell Telephone, a salesclerk at the former Gladdings Department Store and ran the...
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Nicholas William Janikies

May 15, 2017

JANIKIES, NICHOLAS WILLIAM 84, of Jamestown passed away May 15, 2017 at home peacefully surrounded by his family. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late William and Amelia (Larelis) Janikies. Nick was the beloved husband of Margaret (Giroux) Janikies for 57 years. Nick graduated from Hope High School and enlisted in the Air Force. After an honorable discharge, he attended Bryant...
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Janice P. Ellis

May 13, 2017

ELLIS, JANICE P. (O'Brien) 71, of Warwick, passed away May 13, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital.She was the beloved wife of James R. Ellis for 50 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Morrocco) O'Brien. Janice enjoyed spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren and their Sunday dinners together. Besides her husband she is survived by her beloved...
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Antonetta Cattani

May 8, 2017

CATTANI, ANTONETTA (Scittarelli) 82, of Cranston, passed away peacefully May 8, 2017 at Golden Crest Nursing Centre, North Providence. She was the beloved wife for 60 years of Armando Cattani. Born in Italy a daughter of the late Paolo and Caterina Scittarelli. Mrs Cattani was a jewelry worker for Gem Craft Jewelry Co. and also worked as a cashier at Hallmark Cards. She was a member and former V...
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Evelyn E. Cairns

May 7, 2017

CAIRNS, EVELYN E. 93 of Cranston, passed away May 7, 2017 at home. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Edith (Peterson ) Cairns. Evelyn was a Clerical worker at Goff & Page Co. She was the loving aunt of Douglas Cairns, Brenda Cairns and Joseph Cairns. Great aunt of Carrie Cairns and Tracy Cairns. Her funeral and burial will be private. www.WoodlawnGattone.com
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Gloria Camuso

May 5, 2017

CAMUSO, GLORIA (Marinelli) 90 formerly of North Providence passed away peacefully May 5, 2017 at Cherry Hill Manor, Johnston. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Camuso. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Valentino and Santella (Bucci) Marinelli. Gloria was an avid card player, enjoyed word puzzles, cooking , baking and spending time with her family. She is survived by her...
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Didia T. Peixinho

May 5, 2017

Didia T. Peixinho, age 91 of Warwick, died peacefully May 5, 2017 at Cedar Crest Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Jose C. Peixinho "Canario". Born in Ribeira Grande Sao Miguel, Azores. She worked as a machine operator for over twenty years at the Davol Rubber company. She is survived by her Children; Jose Peixinho and his wife Elisa of Cranston, Filomena Correia of Pawtucket, Estrela...
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Pantaleon Santos

May 3, 2017

SANTOS, PANTALEON "Panta", 49, of Cumberland passed away suddenly May 3, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Emelly Colon Santos. Born in Guatemala a son of Inocente Santos and the late Humbelina (Gamez) Santos. Mr Santos was a seller for Plainfield Auto Center, Providence. Besides his wife and father, he is survived by his children Reynaldo Santos, Edris M. Santos and Claudia Santos, seven...
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Josephine Renola

May 3, 2017

RENOLA , JOSEPHINE, 94 of Cranston, passed away May 3, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria C. (DiTofano) Renola. Josephine was an Executive Secretary and on the Board of Directors for the Outlet Company before retiring. She was a graduate of Bryant College. Miss Renola was the sister of Col. Raymond Renola (Ret.U.S. Army...
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Florence F. Booth

April 24, 2017

BOOTH, FLORENCE F., 78 passed away Monday April 24, 2017 at Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Robert B. Booth. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Francisco and Filomena (Bruno) Sionni. She is survived by her son Albert Sionni and his wife Pauline, with whom she lived in West Warwick. Mrs. Booth worked as a machinist for Davol before retiring. She...
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Jeannette A. Andreozzi

April 23, 2017

ANDREOZZI, JEANNETTE A., (Mastronardi), 89, passed away Sunday April 23, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Domenic and Carmella Mastronardi. She was the former wife of the late Vito Andreozzi. Jeannette retired from Calibri Manufacturing Company. She is survived by two sons, Richard Andreozzi, James Andreozzi and his wife Christine,...
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Vincent W. Graziano

April 20, 2017

GRAZIANO, VINCENT W., 87, of Cranston passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. He was the husband of Lorraine (Storti) Graziano for 63 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Richard and Catherine (Borkowski) Graziano. Mr. Graziano was a national sales manager for Lang Jewelry, prior to opening his own company Mr. Vincent & Co. He was a 1947 graduate of La Salle Academy, and...
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Marie Lorraine Calabro

April 16, 2017

Marie Lorraine (Chatelle Noel) Calabro, 79 passed away at home surrounded by her loving family Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was the wife of the late Sebastian Calabro and former wife of Richard J. Noel Sr. Born in West Warwick, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Cecile E. (Robert) Chatelle. Before retiring, Marie was a Food Service Administrator for the State of Rhode Island,...
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Alice J. Pryor

April 16, 2017

Alice J. Pryor, 83, of Cranston passed away at home Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was the wife of the late Edmund P. Pryor. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Thelma (Woods) Vellucci. Alice was a loving and devoted motherand is survived by her beloved daughter Kathleen Bonner and two sons, Edmund P. Pryor, Jr. and John Pryor. She was the cherished...
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Frank P. DiRissio, Jr.

April 13, 2017

DiRISSIO, Frank P., Jr.,"Sonny", passed away at home Thursday April 13, 2017 . He was the beloved husband of Natalie (Wilson) DiRissio. Born in Providence he was the son of the late Frank P. DiRissio, Sr. and Ida (Carroccia) DiRissio. Mr. DiRissio was a diamond setter for various jewelry companies for more than 50 years until his retirement in 2004. An accomplished pianist, he worked for...
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Elvira Bassi

April 12, 2017

BASSI, ELVIRA (Montecalvo) 98, of Providence, passed away peacefully April 12, 2017 at Courtland Place, Greenville. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Bassi. Born on Providence a daughter of the late Giuseppi and Sabina (Toro) Montecalvo. Mrs Bassi was a communicant of St. Thomas Church, Providence. Elvira was the beloved mother of Dr. Frederick A. Ricci of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and...
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Mary A. Ferrieri

April 10, 2017

FERRIERI, MARY A., 93,"Aunt Mary", of Cranston passed away Monday April 10, 2017. Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late Cesar and Amelia (Lopes) Gonsalves. Mary was the beloved wife of Louis Ferreiri, Jr. to whom she was married for 44 years. She was the wife of the late Antone S. Almeida. She was the loving mother of Anne Marie Rossi and mother-in-law of Robert Rossi. Also survived...
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Louise Ann Flynn

April 8, 2017

Flynn, Louise A.,(Romano), 83, of Hayward Street passed away Saturday April 8, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care. She was born in Providence a daughter of the late Rocco and Carmella (DeConcelis) Romano. She was the wife of the late William J. Flynn, Sr.. Louise was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and is survived by two...
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Rosemarie N. Manieri

April 8, 2017

MANIERI, ROSEMARIE N., (Napolillo), 100, formerly of Heather Street passed away Saturday April 8, 2017 at Morgan Health Center. Born in Cranston a daughter of the late Antonio and Michelina (Volatile) Napolillo. She was the wife of the late Vincent A. Manieri. She is survived by her daughter Bettilou N. LaRoche and husband Joseph of Johnston and one grandchild Idida LaRoche. Her Funeral...
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Anthony N. Anastasi

April 6, 2017

ANASTASI, ANTHONY N., "Uncle Tony" 72, of Providence, passed away April 6, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. Born in Providence a son of the late Nicholas and Maria G. (Capuano) Anastasi. Mr Anastasi was a porter at St. Elizabeth's Manor in Bristol before retiring. He was the beloved brother of Joyce A. Ryan and her husband Dennis W.Ryan Sr., loving uncle of Patrick M. Ryan and his wife...
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Mary A. Galli

April 5, 2017

Mary A. Galli, 97, of East Greenwich, formerly of Warwick and North Kingstown, passed away peacefully April 5, 2017 in her apartment at Brookdale Greenwich Bay in the company of her family. She was the beloved wife for 59 years of Eugene J. Galli, who predeceased her in 2014. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Antonetta (Iannetta) Acciaioli. Mary was a loving wife,...
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Cristina G. Colangelo

April 3, 2017

COLANGELO, CRISTINA G., 96, a lifelong resident of Providence passed away Tuesday April 3, 2017. She was the first-born child of the late Nicola and Virginia (Fabriani) Colangelo. "Christine" was employed by the Rhode Island Hospital Trust Bank for over 25 years. Miss Colangelo was the last surviving member of her family and was pre-deceased by her six siblings, the late Ida and Lucy Colangelo,...
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Oasis Annemarie Stephenson

April 1, 2017

Oasis Annemarie Stephenson passed away April 1, 2017. She was the beloved daughter of Theodore Stephenson Jr. and Stephanie Northup. Loving granddaughter of Theodore and Marie Stephenson, Scott and Lisa Northup and Sheila Stadnick. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 9 a.m. in ''WOODLAWN ''Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Ave. Cranston. Burial will be in Whitebrook Cemetery,...
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Silvio F. D'Ambrosco

March 29, 2017

D'AMBROSCO, SILVIO F., 96, of Johnston passed away surrounded by his loving family Wednesday March 29, 2017 at Miriam Hospital. He was the devoted husband for 76 years to Angelina (Luisi) D'Ambrosco. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Peter and Bridget (Curto) D'Ambrosco. Mr. D'Ambrosco was a house painter and was a WWII Army Veteran. A loving and devoted father, grandfather and...
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Mary Antoinette Zayat

December 27, 1953 - March 28, 2017

Mary A. Zayat, 63, passed away peacefully at home March 28, 2017. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Dimitry and Antoinetta (Lancellotti) Zayat. Mary was formerly employed by the State of Rhode Island, Department of Correction, Probation and Parole Officer. Mary is survived by relatives and friends, including Gregory Spanos and Frank Ferri. Her visitation is...
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Rebecca M. Rego

August 18, 1959 - March 20, 2017

REGO, REBECCA R., Born August 18, 1959, Rebecca passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on March 20, 2017. Beloved daughter of Alexander and Evelyn Rego. Sister to John (Susan) of Washington, D.C. and Steven (Meredith) of West Kingston, R.I. Aunt to Owen and Delaney and niece to Aunt Vera Larson. Rebecca lived an active and full life with her family in Rhode Island and will be missed by...
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Mary Louise Monti

March 19, 2017

MONTI, MARY LOUISE, of Warwick, RI died Sunday March 19, 2017 at her home in Warwick, RI. She was 96 years old and the wife of the late Gaetano A. Monti, an appliance sales associate at Sears Roebuck & Co and owner of Knight Street Laundromat. Mary was the daughter of the late Comincio and Theresa Ciccarone of Warwick and the sister of the late Cecelia Gannon of Warwick. She is survived by...
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Domenic Colarusso

March 17, 2017

COLARUSSO, DOMENIC 88, of Hybrid Drive Cranston passed away peacefully at home Friday March 17, 2017. He was the husband of the late Lucy (Neri) Colarusso. Born in Providence he was a son of the late Domenico and Amelia (Altobello) Colarusso. Mr. Colarusso was a self-employed pharmacist and owner of Prime Drug. Well known and loved by the community of Providence's west-end, he only ceased...
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Catherine May Giuliano

September 10, 1934 - March 15, 2017

Catherine May (Salisbury) Giuliano, 82, of Salem, NH, died March 15th at Lawrence General Hospital with her family by her side and holding her hands. Kaye was born on September 10, 1934 to the late Viola and Leroy Salisbury in Providence, RI. She grew up as a city girl on a gentleman's farm in Chepachet, RI and graduated from Cranston High School East in 1952. Kaye then worked in retail and as a...
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Eleftheria Perdikakis

March 14, 2017

PERDIKAKIS, ELEFTHERIA (Patsourakis), 92, of Cranston passed away peacefully surrounded by her family March 14, 2017 from natural causes. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late George Perdikakis for 67 years. She was born in Sarakina Crete, Greece a daughter of the late Christos and Chryssy Patsourakis. She lived in Cranston since 1966 when she emigrated to the USA. Eleftheria was a...
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Kenneth E. Caligiuri

March 12, 2017

CALIGIURI, KENNETH E., 68, of Cranston passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday March 12, 2017 at Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Mildred "Millie" Kelley Caligiuri for 24 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Albert and Concetta (Voccola) Caligiuri. Mr. Caligiuri was a mechanic specialist for National Grid. He was a member of IBEW Local #310 and a member...
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Theresa Evans-Gaul

March 4, 2017

EVANS-GAUL, THERESA "Terry", 85, passed away suddenly at Elmhurst Extended Care Rehabilitation Center, Saturday March 4, 2017. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth ( Nickerson) Greenhalgh. She was the wife of the late Wilfred Gaul. She is survived by her daughter Sharon "Shay" Evans, step-daughters, Marie Baccarie and Suzanne Pearson and was the mother of the late Tom...
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Emilio A. Iasimone

March 4, 2017

IASIMONE, EMILIO A., 100, passed away peacefully March 4, 2017 at Briarcliffe Manor, Johnston. He was the husband of the late Marie Therese (Gonty) Iasimone. Born in Providence he was a son of the late Raffaele and Maria (DelSesto) Iasimone. Mr. Iasimone was an entrepreneur owning many businesses including Leo's on Federal Hill and the Bread House of New England. He was a WWII United States...
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Ludmilla Stamp

March 3, 2017

STAMP, LUDMILLA "Millie" (Mozarsky), 93, passed away peacefully at Roger Williams Hospital on March 3, 2017. She was the wife of the late Arthur Michael Stamp. Born in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Gustave and Johanna Mozarsky. She lived in Garden City, Cranston most of her life and recently at Brookdale Smithfield Assisted Living. She leaves a son, Ronald Stamp, Sr. (wife...
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Floriano DiBiasio

March 2, 2017

DiBIASIO, FLORIANO "Fred", beloved husband of Angela for 55 years. He died on March 2nd at Sunnyview Nursing Home with family and friends by his side. He was born in Providence a son of the late Giuseppe and Maria (Petruccelli) DiBiasio. Fred was co-owner of Michael Distribution Company, a snack food business for 50 years. Fred loved his church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister,...
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Whilemina Ventham

February 27, 2017

VENTHAM, WHILEMINA (Belgiorno) "Mae", age 97, of Cranston passed away peacefully on February 27, 2017. Mae was the beloved wife of the late Jack Ventham. She was born in Providence, and was the daughter of the late Amelia and William Belgiorno, and the sister of the late Ann Catalano and Gloria DiTata. Mae was a devoted sister-in-law to Nickolas DiTata, and loving nieces, Lori Connors...
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Josephine M. Viselli

February 25, 2017

VISELLI, JOSEPHINE M. (Leoni) 92, of Cranston passed away February 25, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Viselli. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Antonio and Camille Leoni. Mrs. Viselli was a jewelry worker for the Anson Inc. in Providence for 30 years retiring at age 67. Josephine was the beloved mother of Jeannette Cardarelli and Joanne Georgio...
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Paul K. Bulpitt

November 28, 1962 - February 24, 2017

Paul K. Bulpitt, 54, passed away February 24, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was born in Providence a son of Mary (DeMoranville) Andreoli and the late Daniel Bulpitt. Paul survived by his mother Mary and five children, Kaylor Bulpitt, Jessica Bulpitt, Jennifer Bulpitt, Kristen Bulpitt and Paul Bulpitt Jr. He was the grandfather of Michael, Gabriella, Kathleen, Antonio and Trinity. He was...
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Bertha I. Montiero Wells

July 13, 1918 - February 24, 2017

Bertha I. Montiero Wells (Tunstall), 98, of Johnston, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017, at Steere House in Providence. She was born in West Point, Virginia on July 13, 1918. She was the youngest daughter of the late John Tunstall and Bertha Tunstall (Bedford). Mrs. Wells leaves her cherished memories with her son Clifford R. Montiero and wife Rochelle of Johnston, a brother Wilford...
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John Francis Lake

February 20, 2017

LAKE, JOHN FRANCIS 91, passed away Monday at Veterans Hospital Providence. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Sepe) Lake. Born in Providence he was a son of the late Waldo A. and Helen M. (Mc Govern) Lake. Mr. Lake was a WWII United States Navy Veteran. He worked for the City of Cranston in the School Department. While he was at the...
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Anna M. LaVena

February 20, 2017

LaVENA, ANNA M. (Castergine) 95, formerly of Ledgewood Drive, Cranston, passed away peacefully February 20, 2017 at Cra-Mar Meadows Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony A. LaVena. Born in Cranston a daughter of the late Raymond and Jennie (Ronzio) Castergine. Anna was a sales lady for the former Outlet Co. before retiring. She was the beloved aunt of 5 nephews and 3 nieces....
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Livia DelPonte

February 19, 2017

DELPONTE, LIVIA (CICCONE) 95, formerly of North Providence, passed away peacefully in her home February 19, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Armando DelPonte. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Francisco and Filomena (D'Amato) Ciccone. Livia was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all. Her love of cooking, sewing and celebrating life...
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Casey Checrallah

February 19, 2017

CHECRALLAH, CASEY (Derek Addams), 63, of Providence passed away Sunday at Roger Williams Hospital. Born in Providence a son of the late Joseph G. and Angela (Cifelli) Checrallah. Mr. Checrallah was a music teacher and also worked for the City of Providence. He was a musician, singer and played the guitar. He had a zest for life, was a surfer, attended AIC and played football, loved...
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Anthony F. Palombo, Jr.

February 18, 2017

Anthony F. Palombo, Jr., 87, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2017 at Cedar Crest Nursing Home, Cranston. He was the husband of the late Catherine Palombo. Born in Johnston a son of the late Santa and Anthony F. Palombo, Sr. Mr. Palombo was a WWII United States Army Veteran. He was a painting contractor and owner of Palombo Painting . He is survived by two sons, Steven A. Palombo and...
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Charles D. Zayat

February 17, 2017

ZAYAT, CHARLES D., 74, of Cranston passed away Friday February 17, 2017 at Miriam Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Elaine V. (Moretti) Zayat for 52 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Charles D. and Mary (Kaireaky) Zayat. Mr. Zayat was a self-employed inventor and was the owner of American International Tool. He was a member of the Big Brothers Association, a...
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Teresa C. Pezzi

February 17, 2017

PEZZI, TERESA C. (Colucci), Cranston, passed away on Friday February 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alfred Pezzi. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Alfredo and Giovaninna (DelBusso) Colucci. She leaves a son, Benjamin J. Pezzi and two daughters, Maria R. Pezzi and Camille A. Pezzi and her husband Donald Proto. She was the sister of...
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Ann Santa Marie Damiano

October 31, 1927 - February 16, 2017

DAMIANO, ANN SANTA MARIE (DiPanni), 89, beloved wife of the late George Damiano, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Roger Williams Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island. She was born on October 31, 1927, in Cranston, Rhode Island. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Nancy (Morenzi) DiPanni. Mrs. Damiano was a homemaker and a secretary at the Internal Revenue Service in...
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Richard G. Moore

February 15, 2017

MOORE, RICHARD G. 65, of Coventry passed away peacefully February 15, 2017 at Kent Hospital, Warwick. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy L. (McCabe) Moore. Born in Schuylkill County, PA. a son of the late George and G. Eilene (Carroll) Moore. Mr. Moore was an Industrial Boiler Technician for Frank I. Rounds Co. Richard was a Navy Veteran during the Vietnam War. He was the beloved...
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Filomena Langello

February 13, 2017

LANGELLO, FILOMENA "Fannie" (Piccoli), 105, of Johnston passed away peacefully February 13, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Andrea and Anunziata ( ) Piccoli. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Langello Sr. She is survived by her beloved son Anthony J. Langello, Jr. and his wife Margaret. Loving grandmother of Toni D'Antonio and her husband John. She was the sister of...
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Alfred Russillo

February 12, 2017

Alfred Russillo, 95, of Johnston passed away February 12, 2017 at Hebert Nursing Home. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor (Parrillo) Russillo. Born in Providence a son of the late Fred and Vincenza "Jenny" (Apici) Russillo. Alfred was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was the former owner of Starlite Lounge, Stingers and Cranbarry Bog Restaurant. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Alfred...
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Esther J. DellaSelva

February 12, 2017

Esther J. DellaSelva, 80, of Briarcliffe Manor passed away Sunday February 12, 2017. She was the wife of the late Anthony G. DellaSelva. Esther worked at various factories before retiring. She was the loving mother of Anthony P. Della Selva and his wife Arleen, Michael J. DellaSelva and Mauro A. DellaSelva. Loving Nana to Gianna F., Talia J., Anthony M., Justine A., Julia M. DellaSelva. ...
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Donald P. Voisinet

February 11, 2017

Donald P. Voisinet, 78, passed away Saturday February 11, 2017 after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Barbara C. (Viti) Voisinet. Mr. Voisinet was a mold make at various jewelry companies. He is survived by his beloved daughter Toni-Ann and her husband David Lavoie, his granddaughter Shaina Badway, great-granddaughter Sophia Olivia Marzilli and her father Robert Marzilli. ...
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Rita Guadagnoli

February 10, 2017

GUADAGNOLI, RITA (GELFUSO) (85), recently of Providence, passed away at home on February 10, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Pasco A. Guadagnoli. They were married for 63 years and lived in Cranston. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Amelia (Mae) Gelfuso. Rita worked for several companies, including the law firms of her brothers. She enjoyed music and crafts,...
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Anne H. Dayian

February 9, 2017

DAYIAN, ANNE H. (OUNJIAN) 81, of East Greenwich passed away Thursday February 9, 2017 at Kent Hospital. She was the wife of the late Dr. Edward A. Dayian. Born in Philadelphia, PA she is the daughter of the late Noury and Lydia (Ishkhanian) Ounjian. Before retirement, Mrs. Dayian spent many years as an Administrative Assistant for the Rhode Island Supreme Court Disciplinary Council. Her...
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Marie Therese Iasimose

January 27, 2017

IASIMONE, MARIE THERESE "Mimi", (Gonty), 90, of Johnston passed away peacefully January 27, 2017 at Briarcliffe surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Emilio A. Iasimone. Born in Brussels, Belgium she was a daughter of the late Camille and Aline (Peleriaux) Gonty. Marie Therese was an accomplished artist and talented seamstress and clothing designer. Besides...
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Lisa M. Salliby

January 23, 2017

SALLIBY, LISA M. 42, passed away in a tragic explosion at her home in Rico, Colardo on January 23, 2017.Lisa was a life long resident of R.I. until relocating to CO. 9 years ago. She was the beloved daughter of Kathleen (Ryan) Spera and John T. Salliby. Step-daughter of Paul Spera. A memorial service in her honor will be held on Saturday February 18, 2017 in ''WOODLAWN'' Funeral Home 600 Pontiac...
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James J. Collins

January 22, 2017

COLLINS, JAMES J., 100, passed away on Sunday, January 22nd. Best known to his friends as "JJ", he was a long-time resident of Pawtucket before moving to Sarasota, Florida. He was the beloved husband of the late Gladys Collins. He leaves a devoted daughter, Linda, and her husband Benjamin Paster, a cherished grand-daughter, Nicole, and her husband Keith Campbell and an adored great grand...
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Frank S. Panos

January 21, 2017

PANOS, FRANK S., 88, passed away Saturday January 21, 2017 at home in Cranston surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of 34 years to Carole A. (Zachadnyk) Panos. Born in Fall River, MA he was a son of the late Stavros and Maria (Kalogiannis) Panos. Frank was a retired salesman. He was an avid boater, constructing his own craft and known as "Captain Frank". Besides his...
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Jack Kayrouz

January 20, 2017

KAYROUZ, JACK 71, of Warwick passed away Friday January 20, 2017 at Kent County Hospital, he was the husband of Anoushig Kayrouz. He was born in Lebanon a son of the late Habib Y. Kayrouz and Silane Kayrouz. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons; Habib J. "Bobby", Jack Y. and Christopher F. Kayrouz, and one daughter Tanya J. Kayrouz. He was the brother of Renee, Siham and Hoda Kayrouz...
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Nancy L. Bourque

January 19, 2017

Nancy (Lee) Bourque, 67, of Warwick passed suddenly on January 19, 2017. She was the loving wife of John for over 43 years. Born in Salem, Mass., she was the daughter of G. Virginia Roberts of Cranston and the late Harold Lee. She was the stepdaughter of the late William Roberts. She will be deeply missed by her daughters Renee Moniz and her husband Stephen of Cranston, and Andrea of Warwick;...
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Carmella C. Macari

January 17, 2017

MACARI, CARMELLA C., 97, of Brookdale Senior Living passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence. She was born in Johnston a daughter of the late Leonardo and Assunta (Rocchio) Macari. Miss Macari was a supervisor for American Insulated Wire Company. She was the sister of the late Adam and Leonard Macari, Mary Coutu, Antoinette D'Agostino, Annie Lavallee...
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Ida DiFiore

January 14, 2017

Ida DiFiore, 94 passed away at home Saturday January 14, 2017. Born I Providence she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Catherine (Petrucci) Mancini. She was the wife of the late Alfred DiFiore. Ida was a sales clerk at Ann & Hope and previously owned DiFiore Market on Federal Hill. She is survived by two children; John DiFiore and his wife Denise, with whom she lived and her daughter...
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Peter Guilio Coccoli

January 11, 2017

COCCOLI, PETER GUILIO, age 94, died on Wednesday January 11th, 2017, at the Manor Care in Boulder Colorado. He was the widower of Mary (Zuppa) Coccoli. Born in Providence on November 24th, 1922, he was the son of Eleuterio Coccoli and Augusta (Bernucci) Coccoli. Peter is survived by his son, Michael Coccoli and wife Deborah of Colorado, and three daughters, Susan Gallagher and husband Blair of...
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Marguerite G. Grady

January 11, 2017

GRADY, MARGUERITE G. (Collins), 93, of Cranston passed away peacefully surrounded by her family January 11, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Home, East Greenwich. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. Grady. Born in Wells, Maine a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (McCormack) Collins. Mrs Grady was a Teacher Assistant in the Reading Department for the City of Cranston before retiring....
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Charles J. Dowd

January 6, 2017

DOWD, CHARLES J. 87, of North Providence passed away January 6, 2017 at Home. He was the beloved husband of the late Assunta "Susan" (Battista) Dowd. Born in Providence a son of the late William and Leona (Couture) Dowd. Mr. Dowd a self-employed Auto Re -conditioner, before retiring. Mr Dowd served in the U.S. Army. He was the beloved father of Dennis Battista and his wife Susan, Susan L. Dowd...
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Juan Polanco

January 5, 2017

POLANCO, JUAN F., "Fanfo" 73, of Cranston, passed away peacefully January 5, 2017 surrounded by his beloved family at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Bella (Batista) Polanco. Born in the Dominican Republic, a son of the late Juan and Carmen (Bueno) Polanco. Mr Polanco was a factory worker for various jewelry companies before retiring. Juan...
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Edmund Francis Capozzi, Sr.

September 6, 1925 - January 5, 2017

CAPOZZI, EDMUND FRANCIS, SR., 91, of Cranston, RI died on January 5th , 2017 after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Elizabeth Capozzi, his children, Edmund F. Capozzi, Jr. and daughter-in law Christine Putney and daughter Elizabeth Werley and her husband Anthony. He adored his four grandchildren; Alexandra Werley, Amanda Werley, Caroline Capozzi and Edmund F. Capozzi III...
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Paul F. Dodd

January 5, 2017 - January 4, 2017

Paul F. Dodd, 96, of Cranston passed away Wednesday January 4, 2017 at the Home & Hospice Palliative Care Center, Providence. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Frank P. and Bertha B. (Martin) Dodd. He was the husband of the late Henrietta (Grenier) Dodd. Mr. Dodd was an Insurance Claims Adjuster for Aetna Life & Casualty Company and Maryland Casualty Company, a graduate of...
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Francisca Aracelis Tavarez

January 17, 1923 - December 28, 2016

Francisca Aracelis Tavarez, 93, of Providence passed away peacefully Wednesday December 28, 2016 at Steere House. She was born in the Dominican Republic a daughter of the late Miguel Duran and Valentina Tavarez. Francisca was a talented dressmaker, creating beautiful clothes and gowns for many years. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother and is survived by five daughters and...
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Assunta Palmisano

December 18, 1928 - December 16, 2016

Assunta (Funaro) Palmisano, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Friday December 16, 2016. She was the wife of the late Michael Palmisano. Born in Providence a daughter of the late John and Guiseppina (Franceschetti) Funaro. Mrs. Palmisano is survived by three children; Rosario "Russ" Palmisano, Josephine Hampson and Anna Gall. She was the loving grandmother of Kimberly...
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Joanne A. Bruno

December 13, 2016

Joanne A. Bruno 88, of Cranston passed away peacefully December 13, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Atlanto Bruno. She was the daughter of the late Henry W. and Eirene (Paquin) Pratt.She was the beloved mother of Linda Gaulin and her husband Rick, Joanne Bruno-Miller and her husband Dale, Susan Souis and husband Ed and Lauren Bruno and her husband John. Sister of Nancy...
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Henry DeAngelis

December 8, 2016

DeANGELIS, HENRY, 91 passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was Born in Palisades Park, New Jersey a son of the late Harry and Catherine (Bruno) DeAngelis. He was the devoted husband of Eleanor (Meloccaro) DeAngelis for 66 years. Mr. DeAngelis owned the former Hillside Furniture Store and was a furniture sales...
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Peter Edward Cataldo

November 27, 2016

PETER EDWARD CATALDO 52, of Rumford, passed away November 27, 2016. He was the husband of Maria (DaSilva) Cataldo. Born in Providence, a son of Edward J Cataldo and Camille (DeRita) Cataldo. Peter was a Software Engineer for Cisco Systems in Boxboro, MA. He was the father of Peter E. Cataldo Jr. Step-father of Ricardo DaSilva and his wife Jill. Brother of Camille Cataldo and her partner Stephen...
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Domenica Colarusso

November 26, 2016

COLARUSSO, DOMENICA "Minnie", 98, passed away peacefully Saturday November 26, 2016. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Catherine (DeScenzo) Donofrio. She was the wife of the late John P. Colarusso. She is survived by four sisters; Carmela Spicola, Felicia Saraceno, Anna Tessitore and Frances DeAngelis and was the sister of the late Mary McNamee. She is also...
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Salvatore DiChiara

November 24, 2016

DiCHIARA, SALVATORE "Sonny", 86, of Providence passed away November 24, 2016 at the Rhode Island Veteran's Home, Bristol. He was the beloved husband for 63 years of Olga (Marshallis) DiChiara. Born in Providence a son of the late Frank and Immaculata (Iannotti) DiChiara. Mr. DiChiara was a carpenter for the Providence Boys and Girls Club for 20 years. He was a Korean Army Veteran receiving the...
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Agnes Solis Dayacap

November 21, 2016 - November 21, 2016

DAYACAP, AGNES (Solis) 56, of Cranston passed away at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manila, Philippines a daughter of the late Atanacio and Natividad (Villamor) Solis. She was the beloved wife of Enrique Dayacap. Agnes was a Senior Investment Processor for Boston Financial. Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters; Katreena, Sherri, Gabrielle and Alexandria...
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Giovannina Piccirillo

November 20, 2016

PICCIRILLO, GIOVANNINA, (D'Alonzo) 87, passed away Sunday November 20th at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center. She was the wife of the late Michele Piccirillo. Born in Italy a daughter of the late Andrea and Maria (Ciprano) D'Alonzo. She is survived by two daughters; Joanne Benchsky (John) and Lori D'Arezzo (Anthony) and was the mother of the late Michael Piccirillo. Grandmother of...
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Cynthia A. DeStefano

November 17, 2016

DeSTEFANO, CYNTHIA A., 70, of Evergreen Road, Chepachet passed away peacefully Thursday, November 17th surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Costanzo and Lena (Luciano) DeStefano. Cynthia was a Registered Nurse, working as a Case Manager at United HealthCare. She is survived by one son, CPT William Corvese, US Army and wife Diana of Ft. Riley, Kansas, one...
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William Santagata

November 14, 2016

SANTAGATA, WILLIAM passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, Monday November 14th. He was the husband of Gloria M. (Picard) Santagata. Born in Providence a son of the late Elviro and Anna Rose (Lonardo) Santagata. Mr. Santagata ran a construction company with his brothers for several years. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Linda A. Rodrigues and...
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Lucy Zelano

November 5, 2016

ZELANO, LUCY (Casale) 92, passed away November 5, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at Elmhurst Extended Care. Lucy along with her beloved late husband for 55 years Robert A. Zelano were longtime residents of Cranston. Born in Brighton, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Donato & Concetta (Quaglieri) Casale. Lucy worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance from 1944-1954. returning to the work...
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Anna Rossi

October 31, 2016

ROSSI, ANNA F. , (Cirella), 91 of Warwick , passed away Monday. She was the beloved wife of the late Lorenzo Rossi. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Domenic and Carmella (Guarine) Cirella. Anna worked at various jewelry companies. She was the beloved mother of Anthony Rossi of Warwick and Robert "Scooter" Rossi of Coventry. Mother in law of Dodie and Anne Marie Rossi,...
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Marguerite M. DiPalma

October 24, 2016

DiPALMA, MARGUERITE M. (Monaco) "Peggy" 90, of Smithfield , formerly of Cranston, passed away peacefully October 24, 2016 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife for 68 years of the late Anthony "Newt" DiPalma. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Albert and Anna M. (DiMitri) Monaco. Mrs. DiPalma was a clerk and switchboard operator in Cranston City Hall...
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Edward G. Grover

October 18, 2016

GROVER, EDWARD G. 83, of Cranston passed away peacefully October 18, 2016 at West View Nursing Home, West Warwick. He was the beloved husband for 66 years of Elizabeth R. "Betty" (Wishum ) Grover. Born in Warwick, a son of the late Raymond and Mary (Amaral) Grover. Mr Grover was a carpenter for the School Department City of Cranston. Besides his wife he leaves a brother Raymond E. Grover Jr. of...
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