Our Obituaries

Christos Michael Kirios

June 10, 2018

Christos M. Kirios, 24, passed away June 10, 2018 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. Born in Leonidion, Greece a son of Michael and Nikoletta Kirios. He was co-owner of the Middle of Nowhere Diner in Exeter. Besides his parents he leaves his brothers Peter (wife Maria), George, Marios and Konstantinos Kirios and nephews Ayden & Anthony. His funeral is Friday at 8:45 a.m....
View Tribute »

Grace L. Pagliarini

June 8, 2018

Grace L. (Urso) Pagliarini, 88, of Johnston passed away at Miriam Hospital Friday June 8, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Thomas A. Pagliarini for 64 years. Born in Providence she was a daughter of the late Santo and Grace (DeSantis) Urso. Grace was employed by the former Industrial National Bank for 17 years. She is also the co-owner of Val-Gioia...
View Tribute »

Stephen E. Sacchetti

June 7, 2018

Stephen E. Sacchetti, 74, died unexpectedly on June 7, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Mary P. (Lynch) Sacchetti for 51 years. The son of Arduino “Eddy” Sacchetti and Emerina (Rastelli) Sacchetti, Steve was born and raised in Providence before moving to Cranston. He attended Cranston High School...
View Tribute »

Edward Cosgrove

June 5, 2018

COSGROVE, EDWARD, 93, of East Greenwich, RI, Naples, FL and formerly of Danielson, CT passed away at Kent Hospital in Warwick, RI on Tuesday, June 5. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Cosgrove, a marriage of 66 wonderful years. He was the son of the late Edward and Roseanna Cosgrove, and brother of the late Frances DiFiore and brother-in-law of...
View Tribute »

Francisco Chichi Capellan

June 5, 2018

Francisco E. “Chichi” Capellan 85, of Providence, passed away peacefully June 5, 2018 at home. He was the beloved husband of Patria D.Capellan-Filion. Born in the Dominican Republic he was a son of the late Francisco and Elicia (Martinez) Capellan. Mr. Capellan was a foreman for a tobacco company before retiring. Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons; Francisco...
View Tribute »

Ralph J. Monti

June 2, 2018

Ralph J. Monti, 57, passed away Saturday June 2, 2018 at home in Chepachet. He was the beloved husband of Cleonice A. (DelRossi) Monti. Born in Providence, he was a son of John and Marie (DiVozzi) Monti. He was employed by RIPTA. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by one son; Ronald J. Ansaldi and wife Shannon Ansaldi, two daughters; Sacha B. Diffley and...
View Tribute »

Elsa M. Brito

June 2, 2018

Elsa M. Brito, 66, of Ocean Street Providence passed away peacefully Saturday June 2, 2018 at Philip Hulitar, Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Juan P. Vasquez. Born in the Dominican Republic, she was a daughter of Hilda Perez and the late Gumercindo Brito. Elsa retired from the YMCA and also worked for Sodexo, food...
View Tribute »

Kathleen G. Doyle

June 1, 2018

Kathleen G. Doyle, 62, passed away Friday June 1, 2018 at the Scandinavian Home in Cranston. Kathleen was born in North Kingstown a daughter of the late Robert and Agnes Hope (Prior) Bathgate, Sr. She was a Teacher’s Assistant prior to her retirement from the Providence School Department. She was the beloved mother of Carlton Doyle, Robert Capps, Kimberly Doyle...
View Tribute »

John J. Prior, Jr.

May 28, 2018

PRIOR, JOHN J., JR., “JACK”, 96, of Johnston, passed away peacefully May 28, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Florence (Marcello) Prior. They were happily married for 74 years. He was born a son of the late John J. and Harriet L. (Vance) Prior, Sr. Jack was a 1940 graduate of LaSalle Academy and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Cranston. ...
View Tribute »

Richard E. Alexander

May 27, 2018

Richard E. Alexander, 52, of Cranston passed away Sunday May 27, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Leslie C. (Grimshaw) Alexander for 22 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Reuben and Norma (Kastal) Alexander. Richard was a lifelong resident of Cranston who attended and graduated from Cranston High School East. He was was employed by NYLO Hotel as a shuttle...
View Tribute »

Thomas F. McKenna

May 25, 2018

THOMAS F. MCKENNA, 87, who died on May 25, 2018, was the faithful husband of Miriam (Ann) A. McKenna. He was born in Providence a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Kerrins) McKenna. Tom served in the United Stares Army. He spent 35years teaching in the Providence School Department, much of that as a special educator. Tom leaves five daughters: Joan Reddy (Patrick),...
View Tribute »

Nora Frances McArthur

May 25, 2018

Nora Frances “Fran” McArthur, 81 of Johnston, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on May 25, 2018. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, William “Bill” McArthur, her Daughter Cherie McArthur and son Albert “Billy” McArthur. Born in Newport, a daughter of the late Albert and Nora Yockell. She was a...
View Tribute »

William J. Marcello, Sr.

May 16, 2018

WILLIAM J. MARCELLO 74, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Cranston on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. William was a son of the late John and Katherine Marcello and he was father to his very loving son William J. Marcello and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Nichols Marcello of Coventry. He is also survived by his only brother, John L. Marcello and sister-in-law Marjorie of North...
View Tribute »

Sue Voccola Tosoni

May 16, 2018

TOSONI, SUE (Voccola) of Cranston, passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 16, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Tosoni to whom she was married for 62 years. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Ernesto and Theresa (Calvino) Voccola. Sue worked for Federal Products for many years before retiring. She leaves a son Dennis and his wife Diane of East...
View Tribute »

Antoinette Salem

May 15, 2018

SALEM, ANTOINETTE (Graziano) 93 , passed away Tuesday May 15, 2018. She was the beloved wife for 63 years of the late George T. Salem Sr. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Moretta) Graziano. She was a lifelong bookkeeper who culminated her career working for the Law Firm of George T. Salem, Jr. Antoinette was a loyal parishioner of St. George’s...
View Tribute »

Pearl A. Gamba

May 15, 2018

GAMBA, PEARL A. (Stone) 87, of Cranston, passed away peacefully May 15, 2018 at the Cedars in Cranston. She was the beloved wife of Alfonso L. Gamba. Born in Providence a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Flynn ) Stone. Pearl was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Besides her husband she is survived by her beloved children Paul M...
View Tribute »

Celia Elena Nunag

May 10, 2018

Celia Elena Nunag, 79, of Providence passed away at Jane Brown Hospital Thursday, May 10, 2018. She was the wife of the late Guillermo Nunag. Born in the Philippines, she was a daughter of the late Francisco and Filomena (Afable) Acompanado. Celia worked in jewelry manufacturing at Swarovski until 2003 when she retired. Celia was the mother of Susan Lombos, Jocelyn...
View Tribute »

Jose E. Almonte

May 8, 2018

Jose E. Almonte 90, of Providence, passed away peacefully May 8, 2018 at home. He was the beloved husband of Australia (Jimenez) Almonte. Born in the Dominican Republic a son of the late Auturo and Herminia (Espinal) Almonte. Mr. Almonte was a truck driver for Empresas Numoz Trucking Company. Besides his wife he is survived by his beloved children. Jose Almonte, Hector Almonte...
View Tribute »

Armando Cattani

May 2, 2018

Cattani, Armando 91, of Cranston, passed away peacefully May 2, 2018 at Kent Regency, Warwick. Born in Italy a son of the late Antonio and Maria (Bugada) Cattani. He was the husband of the late Antonetta (Scittarelli) Cattani. Mr. Cattani was a ship fitter for General Dynamics at Quonset Point for 10 years before retiring. Armando was a member of the Santa Maria DiPrata...
View Tribute »

Richard 147;Dick” Bromley

August 2, 1929 - May 1, 2018

Richard “Dick” Bromley at age 88, passed away Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, at Miriam Hospital suffering from a brief illness. Born in Providence, Rhode Island on August 2nd, 1929 he is survived by his wife and “True Love” Eleine (RossKam) Bromley, his three adoring children Lorraine Bromley-Brown and her husband Cathal Brown, Neil Bromley and his...
View Tribute »

Frederick W. Gautieri

April 30, 2018

Gautieri, Frederick W. 85 of Cranston, died peacefully at home surrounded by his devoted family on Monday April 30, 2018. He was the loving son of the late Frederick W. and Emma (Testa) Gautieri. Frederick was the husband of the late Marie (Morsilli) Gautieri. He leaves two sons, Frederick and his wife Cynthia of Warwick and Steven and his wife Jeannie of Cranston with whom he...
View Tribute »

Edward J. Barta

April 30, 2018

BARTA, EDWARD J. Ret. Lt. (P.F.D.) 93 , of Cranston, passed away peacefully April 30, 2018 at Sunnyview Nursing Home, Warwick. He was the beloved husband for 64 years of the late Virginia (Besse) Barta. Born in Providence a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Barta. Mr. Barta firefighter for the City of Providence for 30 years retirng as a Lieutenant. He was a graduate of...
View Tribute »

Maria DelGizzo

April 22, 2018

Maria Del Gizzo “tootsie”, 94, of Warwick, RI passed away peacefully Sunday April 22. She was the first born to the late Nicholas Rini and Concetta Rini and adored by her two late brothers Johnny and Anthony Rini. Maria grew up in Providence and was married to the late Ugo Gabriel Del Gizzo and raised three children together. She was mother to Stephen Del Gizzo & partner...
View Tribute »

Guadalupe Ramos

April 18, 2018

Guadalupe Ramos, 56, passed away surrounded by her ;loving family at home Wednesday April 18, 2018. Born in the Dominican Republic, she was a daughter of Jose Ramos and the late Rosa Delacruz. Guadalupe was the beloved mother of six children; Johendy, Rosa, Amarilis, Claribel, Sugerly and Smerlyn, devoted grandmother of sixteen grandchildren; Daniel,...
View Tribute »

Pasqualino Varone

April 11, 2018

VARONE, PASQUALINO “Uncle Pat”, 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Wednesday April 11, 2018 at Courtland Place. He was the beloved husband of Donna (Capobianco) Varone for 46 years. Born in Esperia, Italy a son of the late Antonio and Maria (Perotta) Varone. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Pasqualino A. Varone and wife...
View Tribute »

Suk Kwan Chin

April 10, 2018

Suk Kwan Chin, 70, of Cranston died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Hopkins Manor in North Providence. Born in Taishan, China. Son of late Sheng Wan Chin and Chow Yoen Chin. He was the husband of Tsang Hing Chin. He came to Rhode Island in 1980. Besides his wife, he leaves a son Kenneth Chin (Sally) of Cranston, two daughters Xianna Chin (Blong Yang) of Warwick and...
View Tribute »

Angela V. Coppola

April 6, 2018

Angela V. (Matarese) Coppola, 86, passed away at Roger Williams Hospital, Friday April 6, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Arthur N. Coppola. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Elsie (DiPietro) Matarese. Mrs. Coppola was a School Teacher at St. Mary of the Visitation for 18 years and also taught at St. Xavier Academy. She was a very active and...
View Tribute »

Lucille E. Saul

April 6, 1934 - April 5, 2018

LUCILLE E. SAUL, 83, of Cranston, RI beloved wife of John J. Saul, Jr. passed away peacefully on April 5th. She was born on April 6, 1934 in Providence, RI and was the oldest daughter of the late Manual and Lucia Lima. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Lucille leaves behind four children - John Saul, Michael Saul and wife Jackie&...
View Tribute »

William Earl Oxx, Sr.

April 4, 2018

William Earl Oxx, Sr., 70, passed away suddenly April 4, 2018 at home. He was the beloved husband of O’Linda (Cunetta) Oxx. Born in Providence, he was one of seventeen children of the late Harry and Doris (Chase) Oxx. Mr. Oxx was a truck driver and worked for Rhode Island Resource Recovery before retiring. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, William E....
View Tribute »

Alan Richard Moffat

April 3, 2018

Alan Richard Moffat, 65, of Cranston passed away peacefully April 3, 2018 with his loving brother and friend at his side. Alan was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Wilcox) Moffat. He was a Providence firefighter for 33 years prior to retiring in 2012. Alan was the brother of Kenneth B. Moffat and the late Robert Moffat, Jr. and William H. Moffat . Besides his brother Alan...
View Tribute »

Edward H. Johnson

April 2, 2018

Edward H. Johnson, 92, of Warwick and formerly Cranston passed away peacefully Monday April 2, 2018 at Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was the beloved husband of Jean A. (Clow) Johnson for 64 years. Born in Cranston, he was a son of the late Joseph P. and Lena (LaPorte) Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a Driver/Sales Representative for ARCO (former Atlantic...
View Tribute »

Anthony V. Ruscetta

March 28, 2018

Anthony V. Ruscetta, 101, of Warwick passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Evergreen Home Health Center. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Giuliano and Filomena (Lomastro) Ruscetta. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Lizotte) Ruscetta. Mr. Ruscetta was the owner of a delivery service company. He is survived by two children; son Anthony G. Ruscetta and...
View Tribute »

Cora Squillante

March 25, 2018

Cora Squillante (Tarantino), 89, passed away Sunday March 25, 2018 at Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Louis A. Squillante. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Amadeo and Carmella (Sforza) Tarantino. Mrs. Squillante was a supervisor at Victory Polishing and Plating Company and was a former Eucharistic Minister. She is...
View Tribute »

Lucille A. Pingitore

March 24, 2018

Lucille A. Pingitore (Ruggieri) 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home in Johnston, Saturday March 24, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Pingitore, Jr. for 58 years. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Santo and Frances (Scavetti) Ruggieri. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children; son Joseph Pingitore III&...
View Tribute »

Jeanne Maddalena

March 19, 2018

Jeanne “Frances” Maddalena, 75, passed away Monday March 19, 2018 at home in Cranston. She was the wife of the late Anthony J. Maddalena and Louis R. Lacour, III. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Marie Rose (Langevin) Beauchemin. Jeanne was a Customer Service Representative for Coastway Community Bank. She was a member of the...
View Tribute »

David M. DiPaolo

March 5, 2018

David " Dip" M. DiPaolo, 57, of Cranston died unexpectedly at Rhode Island Hospital on March 5, 2018. He was survived by his life long companion Doreen Micheletti and his step-son Joshua Ricci. David leaves his mother Mary Josephine DiPaolo-Berger, her husband Walter Jr., his father John DiPaolo and his deceased brother John. David (Double D) was employed at UPS for over 40...
View Tribute »

Filomena Chiarillo

March 4, 2018

CHIARILLO, FILOMENA “Nonnie” (Labbadia) , 93 of Lincoln, passed away March 4, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael A. Chiarillo. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Angelo and Maria (Fasolo) Labbadia. Mrs. Chiarillo was a jewelry worker for the Koch Jewelry Company before retiring in 1990. Filomena was the family caretaker. She was the...
View Tribute »

Grace D. McHugh

February 17, 2018

McHUGH, GRACE D. (Buonanno) 89, of Johnston, passed away peacefully February 17, 2018 at Cherry Hill Manor. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Americo C. and Rosalia (DiMascalo) Buonanno. Mrs McHugh was a secretary for many years before retiring. Grace is survived by her children, Cynthia DelSesto and her husband David, William Esposito, Janet Caplice and...
View Tribute »

Anthony Angelo Pizzi, Jr.

February 17, 2018

Anthony Angelo Pizzi, Jr., 60, passed away at home Saturday February 17, 2018. He was the husband of Cathy Ann Pizzi. He was the son of Viola (Cortellessa) and the late Anthony A. Pizzi. Anthony was employed by Batesville Casket Company. Beside his wife and mother, he is survived by one brother, Steven Pizzi and wife Lora, his beloved nephew Steven Pizzi and wife...
View Tribute »

Barbara J. DeDonato

February 11, 2018

Barbara J. (Minuto) DeDonato, 82, of North Providence passed away Sunday February 11, 2018. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Domenico and Christine (Costakos) Minuto. Barbara was a bookkeeper at various companies. She is survived by two sons; Joseph G. DeDonato and his wife Paula, John T. DeDonato and his wife Kristyn, five grandchildren; Christina, Victoria,...
View Tribute »

Maria Laorenza

February 9, 2018

LAORENZA, MARIA (Sellitto) 96, of Providence, died Friday February 9, 2018 at Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of the late Dante Laorenza. Born in Naples, Italy a daughter of the late William and Emma Sellitto. She is survived by her sons Peter W. Laorenza and his wife Linda, William D. Laorenza and his wife Paola and Dante Laorenza II and his wife Margaret....
View Tribute »

Elmer H. Gardiner

January 30, 2018

Elmer H. Gardiner, 83, passed away Tuesday, January 30th at Greenwood Center, Warwick. He was the former husband of Margaret M. Gardiner. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Elmer H. and Frances Silva Gardiner-Janas. Mr. Gardiner was an independent insurance agent. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He is survived by three sons and three daughters; Thomas E....
View Tribute »

Eileen M. Brown

January 29, 2018

Eileen M. Brown (Fisk), 88, passed away at St. Elizabeth Home, East Greenwich Monday January 29, 2018. She was born in Providence a daughter of the late Walter J. and Margaret (Lovett) Fisk. She was a medical office manager. She is survived by four sons; Walter J. Brown and wife Janet, David A. Brown and wife Melody, Paul R. Brown and wife Jean, Allen P. Brown and...
View Tribute »

Allan Edward Doyle

January 26, 2018

Allan Edward Doyle,80, passed away January 26, 2018 at home. He was born in Providence a son of the late Hugh and Margaret (Aiello) Doyle. Allan is survived by one daughter, Debra Doyle, two grandchildren Lynnette Doyle, Biana Periquito and husband Steve, one brother, Hugh Doyle and wife Genevieve. He is also survived by a niece and nephew, Jennifer Doyle and...
View Tribute »

Gloria T. Mollicone

January 25, 2018

Gloria T. (Tanzi) Mollicone, 92 of Warwick, passed away peacefully, January 25, 2018 at Greenwood House Nursing Home, Warwick. She was the beloved wife of the late Domenic M. Mollicone. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Constantino and Lucia (Apice) Tanzi. She was the beloved mother of Gloria A. Mollicone and Jane L. Mollicone. Loving grandmother of Michael D....
View Tribute »

Sgt. Gale H. GEARHEART

January 23, 2018

Today, we lost another Vietnam Veteran due to the use of Agent Orange. SFC G. H. Gearheart (Retired US ARMY) of Cranston, RI lost his battle with cancer Tuesday, January 23rd 2018. Retired Sgt. Gearheart was born Sept. 6, 1950 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the beloved husband of Regie Gearheart. Retired Sgt. Gearheart is preceded in death by his mother Wilma C. Leadingham and...
View Tribute »

Pauline J. Motta

January 21, 2018

Motta, Pauline J. (Renegaldo) age 96 of Cranston passed away Sunday January 21, 2018 at Miriam Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Manual S. Motta. Pauline was the devoted mother of M. Michael Motta, Beverly Motta Norton and her husband Thomas, and the late Marion Motta Milano. She was the cherished grandmother of Jessica Milano and her...
View Tribute »

David M. Fiore

January 15, 2018

David M. Fiore, 59, of Cranston, passed away suddenly January 15, 2018 at home. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Anthony M. and Anna (Palumbo) Fiore. Mr Fiore was a sales associate for Diamond Legends before retiring. David was an avid card player, loving to play Hi-Lo Jack and Spades. He was also an avid Patriots fan. He was the beloved father of Michael D....
View Tribute »

Hon. Judge Corinne P. Grande

January 12, 2018

Hon. Judge Corinne P. Grande, 89, passed away January 12, 2018. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Hon. William G. and Gemma Grande. Judge Grande attended Northeastern University in Boston and earned a law degree there in 1952, then spent seven years practicing law with her father. In 1960 she became the first female lawyer in the state Attorney General’s...
View Tribute »

Mario L. Grande

August 11, 1929 - January 12, 2018

GRANDE, MARIO L., "Sonny" born August 11, 1929 of Providence. Son of the late Domenic Grande and Belinda Ritz, passed on into Eternal Life on January 12, 2018. Survived by his wife of 65 years Amelia "Lee" Grande daughter of the late Thomas DiSanto and wife Nancy Gentile. Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Mario Dennis Grande and his wife Theresa of Providence, Eric...
View Tribute »

Frank R. Benell, Jr.

January 5, 2018

Frank R. Benell, Jr. 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Jane Brown Hospital with his family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Claire E. (Lavallee) Benell. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Frank and Florence (Colli) Benell. Besides his wife of 40 years, he is survived by his brother William J. Benell and his wife Donna. ...
View Tribute »

Kathleen J. Roy

December 30, 2017

Roy, Kathleen J.,57, of Mayfield Avenue, passed away Dec. 30, 2017 at R.I. Hospital. Born in Providence a daughter of John W. and Marilyn (Covil) Zanghi. Kathleen worked as a Paralegal. She is survived by her daughter Kristine Hawkins, her brother John E. Zanghi and sister- in- law Marianne R. Zanghi. She was the companion of James Dupy. Her Funeral and Visitation...
View Tribute »

Mildred A. Dombrowski

December 27, 2017

Dombrowski, Mildred A. (Millie): 93, a life long resident of Cranston, entered into eternal rest at home on December 27, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Dombrowski for 47 years and was the youngest child born to the late Melkon and Araxie (Menzagian) Mangasarian.  In her younger years Millie worked at several local dry cleaners as a presser. She continued...
View Tribute »

Shirley Louise Blair

May 22, 1929 - December 24, 2017

Blair, Shirley Louise (Legassey) 88 of Providence, passed away December 24th 2017 in Cranston, RI. Born of French and Irish ancestry on May 22, 1929 in Skowhegan, Maine to Amos Joseph and Mabel Rose (Newell) Legassey. Her husband Richard Horace Blair and a son Ronald James Blair predecease her. Children who survive her: Diane Blair, Richard Blair, Linda Imondi,...
View Tribute »

Anna Grace DeLUISE

December 22, 2017

DeLUISE, ANNA G., (D’Ambra), 86, of Warwick passed away Friday December 22, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Salvatore DeLuise. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Francisco) D’Ambra. Anna worked at the family owned business, DeLuise Bakery. She is survived by her...
View Tribute »

Rodney V. “RodFromCranston” Carri

December 21, 2017

Rodney V. "Rod" Carri, 68 of Cranston passed away December 21, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Born in Providence a son of the late Vito and Clelia (Bruno) Annicchiarico. Mr. Carri was a self-employed Mortgage Officer before retiring. He was a graduate of Roger William's College. (Now Roger William's University) receiving his Bachelor's Degree. Rod was an avid U.R.I. basket...
View Tribute »

Mary Elizabeth Powers

December 17, 2017

Mary Elizabeth (Dowd) Powers, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 17, 2017. She was the daughter of Marguerite (Brais) Dowd. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, James Powers and their seven children: Maribeth DeSista, James Powers, Jeanne Talabac, Kathleen Daniels, Kelley Phillips, Joseph Powers, and...
View Tribute »

Marilyn V. Brailsford

December 15, 2017

Marilyn V. Brailsford 86, formerly of Cranston, passed away peacefully, December 15, 2017 at the Elmhurst Extended Care Facility, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Brailsford Jr. Born in Millinocket, Maine, a daughter of the late Regis and Veronica (Dionne) Bernaiche. Mrs. Brailsford was a former member of the Lincoln Lions Club receiving the...
View Tribute »

Lorraine M. Graziano

December 11, 2017

GRAZIANO, LORRAINE M. (Storti), 88, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center. She was the wife of the late Vincent W. Graziano. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Querino "Gerry" and Helena (Finneran) Storti. She is survived by son Vincent R. Graziano and his wife Colleen, daughter-in-laws Maureen Graziano and...
View Tribute »

Alice E. Iacobucci

December 9, 2017

Iacobucci, Alice E. 87, of Coventry passed away December 9, 2017 in the Riverview Nursing Home after a short illness. Born in LeTrait, France, she was the daughter of Emile and Marie (Kapello) Trinker. Alice moved with her family to Salzburg, Austria before World War II and went to school there. She came to the United States in 1952 and became a U.S. citizen. She was a...
View Tribute »

Domenic Tedesco

December 7, 2017

TEDESCO, DOMENIC "Don" 71, of Cranston, passed away December 7, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Jane A. (Mendella) Tedesco. Born in Providence, a son of the late Domenic and Carmella (DiMaria) Tedesco. Mr. Tedesco was a Construction Superintendent for the Gilbane Co. before retiring. Domenic was a member of Local 271 Labor's Union...
View Tribute »

Esther L. Olivelli

December 5, 2017

Olivelli, Esther L (Laurito) 89, of Cranston, RI passed peacefully into God’s arms on Monday December 5. Esther was the wife of the late Mario Olivelli Sr. and the loving mother of the late Marie Olivelli. She is survived by her son Mario and his wife Virginia, her daughter Kathleen Pagnozzi and her companion Steven Jadach as well as her four grandsons; Mario and Joseph...
View Tribute »

Marion L. Giusti

December 4, 2017

GIUSTI, MARION L. (Moretti) 100, former of Burnside Street, passed away December 4, 2017 at the Cedars in Cranston. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Giusti. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Luigi and Maria (DiPrete) Moretti Marion was a jewelry worker for various jewelry companies before retiring. She was a former member of the VFW. Aux in Cranston....
View Tribute »

Marion Elizabeth Lajoie

December 2, 2017

Lajoie, Marion Elizabeth (Tourtellot), 86, passed away December 2, 2017. She was the wife of the late Maurice L. Lajoie. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Angelina (Forrest)Tourtellot. She was the step daughter of the late Ernest Fenner. She is survived by her son Marc Lajoie and her daughter Denise Lajoie Rice. She was the mother of the late David Lajoie....
View Tribute »

Eleanor M. D’Ambruoso

November 18, 2017

Eleanor M. D’Ambruoso, 86, born in Providence, RI passed away November 18, 2017 in New Hampshire. Born in Providence, RI she was a daughter of the late Rosina (DiMaio). Eleanor was the wife of the late Nicholas R. D’Ambruoso. She is survived by five daughters, Ginny A. Baccari (Albert), Nancy A. Albert (Stephen), Barbi A Camuso (Becky), Ellie A. D...
View Tribute »

Said Elias Boutros

March 5, 1932 - November 18, 2017

Said Elias Boutros 85, of Spring Hill Florida, passed away November 18, 2017 at Spring Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, Brooksville, Florida. He was the husband of Souad (Hermiz) Boutros. Born in Syria a son of the late Elias and Bahija (Melki) Boutros. Mr Boutros was co-owner and operator with his brother Joseph of Boutros Market in Lebanon . Besides his wife he is...
View Tribute »

Theresa Buco

November 9, 2017

Theresa M. Buco, 97, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017. She was the wife of the late Alfred Buco. Born in Meriden CT, she was a daughter of the late Fortunato and Domenica (DeLuca) Paolantonio. She is survived by her son Alfred A. Buco and his wife Yuberki and grandson Julian Thomas Buco. Theresa was the sister of Albert Paolantonio and the late Alfonso and Anthony...
View Tribute »

Donald V. Johnston

November 8, 2017

Donald V. Johnson, 90, of Warwick, passed away November 8, 2017 at West Shore Health Center.Born in Chicago ILL. a son of the late Leroy and Doretta (Olsen) Johnson. Mr Johnson was a 22 years Navy Veteran, serving in WWII. Korea and Vietnam as a cook. He is survived by his nephew James Geiger and niece Nancy Racine and several other nieces and nephews and grand nieces and...
View Tribute »

Maureen B. Mirabella

November 8, 2017

Maureen B. Mirabella (Patrick) 59, of Cranston, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on November 8, 2017 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Mirabella. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, a daughter of the late Paul N. and Wilma (Bennett) Patrick. Maureen was a loving wife, mother,...
View Tribute »

Margaret 147;Peggy” Caron

October 28, 2017

CARON (CURRAN) , MARGARET M. ''PEGGY'', 87 of Cranston died Saturday October 28 at home. She was the wife of the late Capt. Lawrence E. Caron Sr. (C.F.D.). She was born in Providence to Daniel and Ellen (Kerins) Curran in 1930. She was a graduate of St. Xavier's Academy Class of 1948 and St. Joseph School of Nursing in 1953. Peggy worked as a Registered Nurse for over 40 years in the...
View Tribute »

Ann Ramieri

October 28, 2017

RAMIERI, ANN (Turchetta), 91, of Cranston, passed away peacefully, October 28, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife for 68 years of the late Spartico "Sparky" Ramieri. Born in Providence a daughter of the late John and Josephine (Colozzi) Turchetta. Mrs Ramieri was a teacher's aide at the Little Bo-Peep Nursery School for many...
View Tribute »

Robert A. Smith

December 5, 1926 - October 24, 2017

Robert A. Smith, 90, of Cranston passed away at home peacefully on October 24, 2017 after a life well-lived. Bob was born in Cranston on December 5, 1926. He was married for over 50 years to the late Marjorie (Palumbo) Smith. He was the son of the late Marian Quimby Smith and Clifford Smith. He was a U.S. Navy WW II Veteran and retired truck driver and Teamster. He leaves his...
View Tribute »

Sylvia R. Paliotti

October 22, 2017

PALIOTTI, SYLVIA R. (Rossi) , 94 formerly of Kenyon Rd., Cranston died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday , October 22 at Greenwich Farms at Warwick Assisted Living Facility. She was the wife of the late Frank P. Paliotti. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Ralph and Amelia (DiPalma) Rossi, she was the sister of the late Adele Gizzarelli&...
View Tribute »

Anthony Andreoli

October 22, 2017

Anthony Andreoli, 80 formerly of Providence, passed away October 22, 2017 at Hebert Nursing Home, Smithfield. Born in Providence a son of the late Antonio and Rachael (Zoglio) Andreoli. Mr Andreoli owned and operated a Jewelry Company for many years before retiring. He was an Army Veteran. He was the father of Denise A. Andreoli, Antonio J Andreoli and Steven J. Andreoli and...
View Tribute »

Efthymia Christelis

March 3, 1929 - October 19, 2017

Efthymia “Effie” Tavlas Christelis of Cranston, Rhode Island passed away suddenly on October 19, 2017. Beloved wife of Constantine “Dean” G. Christelis, she was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on March 3, 1929 to Dionysius “Denis” Tavlas and his wife, Athina Petralias, both of Divry, Greece. She was a graduate of North High...
View Tribute »

Louis Calvitto

October 16, 2017

CALVITTO, LOUIS, 92, of Johnston passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 16, 2017. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Matteo and Rosina (Cicotti) Calvitto and the beloved husband of Marie (Fusco) Calvitto for more than 67 years. He enlisted in the US Navy at age seventeen and proudly served his country during World War II in both the Pacific and...
View Tribute »

Abel 147;Ronnie” Mejia

October 14, 2017

MEJIA, Abel “Ronnie”, 31, of Providence passed away surrounded by his loving family Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the cherished son of Milagros Gomez with whom he resided and of Marino Mejia Guzman of the Dominican Republic. Although Abel was born in the Dominican Republic, he lived in Rhode Island most of his life. Abel was a...
View Tribute »

Edwin James Stascavage

October 10, 2017

Edwin J. Stascavage, 72, born in Waltham, Massachusetts, resided in Cranston passed away Tuesday October 10, 2017 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Impatient Center, Providence. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Woodlawn Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston at 9:30 a.m. Monday and proceed to Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery Columbarium, Exeter for a...
View Tribute »

Mary G. Persia

October 9, 2017

PERSIA, MARY G. (CARBONE) 84 of Johnston, passed away peacefully, October 9, 2017 at Steere House, Providence. She was the beloved wife for 63 years of Mario Persia. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Luigi and Rosa (Rampini) Carbone. Besides her husband her is survived by her beloved children, Joseph L. Persia, Linda R. Persia-Quaglieri and Marie Persia...
View Tribute »

Frederick J. FINNEGAN, Jr.

October 7, 2017

FINNEGAN, FREDERICK J., JR., 81, of Cranston, passed away peacefully October 7, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Elaine J. (Ciunci) Finnegan. Born in Providence , the first son of the late Frederick J. Finnegan Sr. and Edna (McCreary) Finnegan, and the 3rd child out of a large family of 14. Mr....
View Tribute »

Paul J. Scotto

October 7, 2017

Scotto, Paul J., 67, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was the beloved husband of Debra A. (Ferrante) Scotto. Born in Providence, he was the devoted son of the late Paul J. Scotto and Gloria T. Scotto. Loving husband of 32 years, he was also the devoted father of Paul Joseph, Stephanie...
View Tribute »

Doreen Marie Stone

October 6, 2017

Doreen Marie Stone, 54, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital Friday October 6, 2017. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Vivian (Guertin) Manchester and the late John Stone. Besides her mother, she is survived by step-father Robert Manchester and three brothers, David Stone and his wife Rose, Donald Stone and his wife Dina and Dennis Stone and his wife Sherry....
View Tribute »

Michael A. Fratantuono

October 5, 2017

Fratantuono, Michael A., known by all as “Uncle Mike” age 96, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 5, 2017 at Sunny View Nursing Home in Warwick. Born in Providence he was a son of the late Michael and Maria (Fratantuono) Fratantuono. He served proudly in the Army Air Corp during WWII and upon his discharge began working as a machinist for Pratt & Whitney,...
View Tribute »

Beatrice M. LaBella

October 1, 2017

LaBELLA, BEATRICE M., (Perry), 91, of Johnston passed away peacefully Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Briarcliffe Manor. She was the wife of the late Mario LaBella. Born in Connecticut, she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Albina (Perron) Perry. Mrs. LaBella was co-owner along with her husband and son Steven of the former LaBella's Supermarket and Deli. She...
View Tribute »

Richard Robert “Chet” Cecero

September 29, 2017

Cecero, Richard Robert “Chet” 68, of Tarklin Road Smithfield passed away suddenly on September 29, 2017. He was the beloved Fiancé and companion of Elizabeth A. Montecalvo. He was born in Providence the son of Mary (Santangelo) Cecero and the late Joseph “JoJo” Cecero. Richard was the owner and operator of Chet’s Catering for 20 years. For the...
View Tribute »

Pasquale Colucci

September 29, 2017

COLUCCI, PASQUALE "Pat", 92, passed away peacefully Friday, September 29, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Home, East Greenwich. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean (Zangrilli) Colucci. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Alfred and Giovannia (Delbusso) Colucci. Mr. Colucci was an electrician and 60 year member of the Electricians IBEW Local 99 Union,...
View Tribute »

Asia Mendez

September 26, 2017

MÉNDEZ PÉREZ, Asia Minerva, 90, of Whitewood Drive passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. Born in Duverge, Dominican Republic, she was the loving daughter of the late Maximina Medrano de Perez and Carlos Amado Perez. She was the loving wife of the late Minel...
View Tribute »

Jose Trinidad Gomez Genao

September 23, 2017

GOMEZ GENAO, Jose Trinidad, 91, of Woodmont Street passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Saturday September 23, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in the Dominican Republic, he was the son of the late Efigenio Gomez and Rosa Genao. He was the loving husband of the late Ana Mercedes Gomez (Carrasco) for 63 years. Mr. Gomez served in the military of the...
View Tribute »

Joseph A. Santangini

September 21, 2017

SANTANGINI, JOSEPH A. 80, of Providence, passed away September 21, 2017. He was the son of the late John A. and Angelina M. (Abbate) Santangini. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in ''WOODLAWN'' Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, Burial will be private. Please share memories at www.WoodlawnGattone.com
View Tribute »

Sadie Gliottone

September 18, 2017

GLIOTTONE, SADIE A. 87, of Charles Street passed away Monday at Golden Crest Nursing Centre. She was the wife of Joseph A. Gliottone. Born in Cranston, she was a daughter of the late Diego and Maria (Bueti) Lupino. Sadie worked as a Dental Assistant. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Edward J. and Joseph Gliottone, and one daughter Joanne Moura and her husband John....
View Tribute »

Barbara Cipro

September 15, 2017

CIPRO, BARBARA (Manfredi) 97 of Cranston, passed away September 15, 2017 at home. Born in Providence, she was the wife of the late Retired Army Lt. Col. Anthony J. Cipro and the daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (LaNinfa) Manfredi. She is survived by her brother, Mario Manfredi and his wife Madeleine, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. She was also the...
View Tribute »

Joanne Maggiacomo

September 11, 2017

MAGGIACOMO, JOANNE, 52, died unexpectedly Monday September 11, 2017. Born in Providence, lived in Cranston and later in Johnston, she was a daughter of Beverly (D'Angelo) and Carlo Maggiacomo, Sr. She was the sister of Paul C. Maggiacomo, (Caroline), Cheryl A. Maggiacomo, (Mark), Karen A. Dill, (Chris) and Michelle J. Vallier, (Patrick). She...
View Tribute »

Angela Autiello

September 8, 2017

AUTIELLO, ANGELA M., (Ambrosino), 80, of Cranston, passed away peacefully September 8, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at the home of her niece and caretaker Joanne. She was the beloved wife for 22 years of the late Nicholas P. "Nick" Autiello. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Frank Ambrosino Sr. and Antonetta (Santangelo) Ambrosino. Mrs. Autiello...
View Tribute »

Joanne Ruth Millerick

September 7, 2017

MILLERICK, JOANNE RUTH, (McIntyre), passed away peacefully on September 7th surrounded by her loving family. For twenty eight years, Joanne was the devoted wife of Robert Millerick. She was the loving mother of Lindsay and Lauren, all of Cranston. Born in Warwick, Joanne was the daughter of the late Robert and Claire (Smith) McIntyre. Joanne is also survived by her sister...
View Tribute »

Astillodore St. Angelo

September 4, 2017

ST. ANGELO, Astillodore "Jerry", 85, of Pheasant Drive passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Monday September 4, 2017 at home. He was the beloved husband of Eileen (Pingitore) St. Angelo for 61 years. Born in Providence he was a son of the late John and Florence (Diodati) St. Angelo. Mr. St. Angelo was a member of the Bricklayers Local #1 for over 40 years....
View Tribute »

Angela M. DeMaria

September 4, 2017

DeMARIA, ANGELA M., (Stoppello), 99, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at Victoria Court, Cranston. She was the beloved wife of the late Gennaro DeMaria. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Anthony and Amelia (Argento) Stoppello. Mrs. DeMaria and her late husband were the founders and previous owners of LaSalle Bakery, Providence. She was a former...
View Tribute »

Mary Totonelly

August 31, 2017

TOTONELLY, Mary K., 71, of Cranston, RI, died peacefully on August 31, 2017 following a time of loving care by her cherished family, friends, and Hope Hospice. She worked for 25 years as a customer service representative at Social Security and she maintained a strong bond with her co-workers. Mary’s joy, peace, love, and devotion was with the...
View Tribute »

John Cambio

August 30, 2017

CAMBIO, JOHN A. "JACK", 85, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family Wednesday August 30, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Rose V. (Marra) Cambio for 62 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Pasquale and Dora ( Bisceglia) Cambio. Mr. Cambio was an honorably discharged Korean War Veteran, serving in the United States Army. Besides his wife&...
View Tribute »

Karen F. Cherella

August 29, 1948 - August 25, 2017

Karen F. Cherella, 68, of Johnston passed away peacefully, August 25, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Carlo and Catherine (Como) Tomasso. Karen was a member of the R.I. Pulmonary Hypertensive Support Group, and a faithful member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church. She was the beloved mother of Anthony C....
View Tribute »

Albert O. Saart

February 8, 1932 - August 22, 2017

SAART, ALBERT (Bud) O. Passed away Tuesday August 22, 2017 at Briarcliffe Manor. Born in Providence February 8, 1932. He was the son of the late Albert O and Fairfax (Joslin) Saart. Bud , as he was known through life, attended Brown University, then joined the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Petrell as Sonar Operator and received an Honorable Discharge of which he was...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More ยป

Woodlawn Funeral Home
600 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02190 map it

View Phone Number
Email Us
View Website