Our Obituaries

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 of 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 great...
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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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Mary V. Spera

October 16, 2016

SPERA, MARY V. (Vallone) R.N. 98, of Cranston, passed away peacefully October 16, 2016 at Cra-Mar Meadows Nursing Home with her two loving sons by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Spera. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Rocco and Maria (Moretta ) Vallone. Mrs Spera was a Registered Nurse at St Joseph's Hospital, Providence. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of...
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Patricia A. Phelps

October 14, 2016

Patricia A. (Bowles-Fitzgerald) Phelps, 49 of Johnston passed away Friday October 14, 2016 suddenly at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the daughter of Robert and Beulah "Mary" (Bamford) Fitzgerald. Patricia was employed as a Deli Manager for Seabra Supermarket for 4 years and a Quality Control Supervisor for Norwood Promotional Products for 17 years. Besides her parents, she is survived by her...
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Patricia A. Phelps

October 14, 2016

Patricia A. (Bowles-Fitzgerald)Phelps 49, of Johnston passed away suddenly on Friday, October 14, 2016 at RI Hospital. She was the daughter of Robert and Beulah "Mary" (Bamford)Fitzgerald. Patricia was employed as a Deli Manager for Seabra Supermarket for 4 years and a Quality Control Supervisor for Norwood Promotional Products for 17 years. Besides her parents she is survived by her loving...
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Patricia A. Phelps

October 14, 2016

Patricia A. (Bowles-Fitzgerald) Phelps 49, of Johnston, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 suddenly at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the daughter of Robert and Beulah "Mary" (Bamford) Fitzgerald. Patricia was employed as a Deli Manager for Seabra Supermarket for 4 years and a Quality Control Supervisor for Norwood Promotional Products for 17 years. Besides her parents, she is survived by...
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Frank L.S. Orabona

October 14, 2016

Orabona, Frank L.S., 66, of Cranston passed away peacefully on Friday morning, October 14, 2016. He was born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Louis and Pascalena Orabona. He was the beloved father of Jodi Veloso and husband Michael of Cranston, Frank Orabona of Providence, and Jaime Zinno and husband Paul of East Greenwich. He is also survived by his grandsons, Matthew and...
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Edward H. Lopes

October 12, 2016

Edward H. "Skippy" Lopes 74 of Cranston, passed away peacefully October 12, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Joann M.(Biondo) Lopes for 45 years. Born in Providence a son of the late Edward and Georgia (Pongas) Lopes. Mr. Lopes was a painter for various painting companies. Besides his wife he is survived by his children, David Lopes Redmond and his...
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Richard E. Graustein

October 2, 2016

GRAUSTEIN, RICHARD E., 64, of Rehoboth and formerly Lexington, MA, and Barrington, RI passed away Sunday October 2, 2016 at McCarthy Care Center, East Sandwich, MA. He was the beloved husband of 28 years to Grace (Spellman) Graustein. Born in Chelsea, MA a son of Ernest and Helen (King) Graustein. Richard was employed by Verizon, formerly Bell-Atlantic. He was a member of the Barrington...
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Evelyn C. Iacono

September 30, 2016

Iacono, Evelyn C. (DeSimone) 95 of St. Elizabeth Home, East Greenwich passed away peacefully on Friday September 30, 2016. She was the wife of the late Samuel Iacono. Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Francesca (Bianco) DeSimone. Evelyn was raised in Providence before moving to Cranston where she resided for over 50 years. She was a graduate of Central High School...
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Domenica Alba

September 29, 2016

ALBA, DOMENICA "Tillie" 87 formerly of Cranston passed away peacefully September 29, 2016 at St. Elizabeth's Home, East Greenwich. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Michele and Rosalia (Santamaria) Alba She was the beloved sister of Albert Alba, Angelina Pisaturo and the late Michael, Nicholas, William, Guy, Sam and Joseph Alba, Antonina Cerbo, Rose Alba, Flora DeSimone and Eleanor...
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Ruth DelSesto

September 27, 2016

DelSESTO, RUTH, (Guidice), 95, of Hoffman Avenue, Cranston passed away September 27, 2016 at Hopkins Manor. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Nicola and Nicolina (Marotto) Guidice. She was the wife of the late Angelo DelSesto. Ruth was a secretary at Van Dell Corp. She is survived by her son, David J. Palumbo and grandchildren; Doreen, Ricky, and David and six great...
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Wm. Francis Betz

September 18, 2016

BETZ, WM. FRANCIS "Frank" 73 of Providence, passed away September 18, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in St. Joseph, Missouri. The son of the late William E. and Elizabeth J. (Watsabaugh) Betz. Mr. Betz was a Security Guard for RIBI Security. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabee's stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Frank was an avid bowler and he enjoyed playing Keno. He is survived by...
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Michael A. Andreoli

September 11, 2016

ANDREOLI, MICHAEL of Warren, RI died peacefully at home on September 11, 2016. He was the son of Elaine (Luongo) Andreoli-Fasano and the late Michael Andreoli. He is also survived by his two sisters, Jeanne and Christine, his step-father Ralph Fasano , his aunt Janice Luongo and uncle Thomas Luongo. His funeral is Friday at 9 a.m. from "WOODLAWN" Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Avenue Cranston...
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Anna Maria Lucci

September 11, 2016

LUCCI, ANNA MARIA 79 of Middletown passed away, September 11, 2016 at Newport Hospital. Born in Bacoli (Naples) Italy, a daughter of the late Antonio and Rosaria (Palumbo) Lucci. Anna was the beloved sister of Aurelio "Al" Lucci of Portsmouth and the late Domenico, Salvatore and Mario Lucci. Sister in-law of Francine Lucci and Adelasia Lucci. Her funeral and burial will be private. For online...
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Rose Esposito Vona

September 10, 2016

ROSE VONA (ESPOSITO), 94, a longtime resident of Cranston, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2016, at her home at the Hearth at Gardenside in Branford, CT. Her family is very appreciative of all the warm and loving care she received there. Born in Naples, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Letizia (Liberato) Esposito. She was married to the late Armando Vona for 60...
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Ernest O. DiSaia

September 10, 2016

DiSAIA, ERNEST O., 85, passed away Saturday September 10, 2016 at Kent Regency, Warwick. Born in Providence he was the son of the late Ernesto O. and Helen E. (DiMuccio) DiSaia. He was the husband of Eva E. (Luciano) DiSaia for 60 years. Mr. DiSaia was a mechanical engineer and was the owner of ICM, Inc. (International Construction Management Corporation). He was Chairman of the Board at...
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Salvatore Frasca

September 9, 2016

FRASCA, SALVATORE, 97, of Priscilla Avenue passed away September 9, 2016. He was the husband of the late Mary (Ferrante) Frasca. Born in Italy a son of the late Michael and Letizia (Schiavino) Frasca . He worked at Modern Industries. He is survived by his daughter Anne-Lee DeRotto, and three grandchildren, Kristen Anne, Brian Michael and Kevin James. He was the brother of the late Carmina...
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Robin Catanzaro

September 3, 2016

CATANZARO, ROBIN, 59, of East Street, Cranston passed away Saturday September 3, 2016 at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Robert J. and Ines M.(Coda) Catanzaro . Robin is survived by her sister Donna M. Duke and husband Carl of Warwick. She had many close friends and family. She enjoyed watching game shows and soaps and spending time with her...
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Natalie A. Petrucci

August 28, 2016

PETRUCCI, NATALIE A., " Our Auntie Nat" 90, of Cranston passed away August 28, 2016 at the Cedars in Cranston. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Salvatore and Antonetta (Danella) Petrucci. Natalie was a secretary at the Building Inspector's Office for the City of Providence for 42 years, retiring in 2001. Though Auntie Nat never married or had children of her own, the mutual...
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Mary Marshallis

August 27, 2016

MARSHALLIS, Mary, 93, of Providence passed away on Saturday August 27, 2016. She was the wife of the late Theodore Marshallis. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Keriakos and Kleoniki (Anagnostakos) Kourmpates. She leaves her daughters, Cynthia Springer, Patricia Skoutas and Stephany Sterpis and husband Alex. Grandmother of five and great-grandmother of two. She was the...
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Teresa Renola

August 17, 2016

RENOLA, TERESA "Terry" 89, of Cranston, passed away August 17, 2016 at Briarcliffe Cottages, Johnston. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria C. (DiTofano) Renola. Teresa was a school teacher for the Providence School Department from 1950 to 1986. She was a graduate of Pembroke University class of 1948, received her Masters Degree from the University of Rhode Island in...
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Anna Giorgianni

August 16, 2016

GIORGIANNI, ANNA N., (Ciccone), 100, passed away Tuesday August 16, 2016.. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Francisco and Filomena (D'Amato) Ciccone. She was the wife of the late John Giorgianni. Anna was a Deed Clerk for the City of Providence. She is survived by her son and daughter; John Giorgianni and wife Janice (Cunniff), Paula Petrausch and husband Robert, four grandchildren...
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Michelina Ranaldi

August 11, 2016

RANALDI, MICHELINA (DellaRosa) 94 of Cranston passed away peacefully August 11, 2016 .She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent Ranaldi. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Rafaele and Marietta (Rizzo) DellaRosa. Mrs. Ranaldi was a clerk for 15 years at the Star Market in Providence and for many years in the family bakery business. She was a longtime communicant of St. Rocco's Church...
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Jeffrey Kieran Carter

August 9, 2016

Jeffrey Kieran Carter 58 of Middletown, passed away August 9, 2016 at home. Born in Providence a beloved son of Angelina (Prescutti) Carter and the later Joseph F. Carter. Mr. Carter was an Electrical Engineer for the Department of Defense. He was the brother of Joseph, Mark, Michael, Christopher and Paul Carter and Carol Carter-Corning. Visitation Monday August 15, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.in '...
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Emma Louise Esposito

August 9, 2016

ESPOSITO, EMMA L. (Wood), 100, of Barrington, RI and Naples Florida passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at her home in Barrington. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida a daughter of the late Harry and Louise (Shellnut) Wood. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Esposito. A loving and devoted mother and grandmother, she will always be remembered for...
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Catherine Imondi

August 3, 2016

Catherine Imondi, 65, of Cranston Rhode Island died with her family at bedside on August 3, 2016, after a long Battle with Addison's Disease. Born in Central Falls RI, on July 11, 1951. A daughter of the late Helen Clarke and father James Clarke. She is survived by her sister Charlene Morgan and brother-in-law Dr. Thomas Morgan. She is also survived her daughter Kimberley Ann Teves and...
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Beatrice Augustus

August 3, 2016

IN MEMORY OF Beatrice M. Davis Augustus 1934~2016 At the age of 82 years young Beatrice M Davis~Augustus resident of Warwick, Rhode Island and wife of the late Howard D. Augustus Sr. passed away quietly at home surrounded by her loved ones. Daughter of Frederick Davis Sr and Pearl Clark~Davis. She was the sister of Frederick Davis jr, Dorothy Elderkin, Kathleena Metts, Irenea...
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Evelyn A. Pandozzi

August 2, 2016

PANDOZZI, EVELYN A., 100 of Johnston passed away August 2, 2016. at the home of her daughter and care provider Marilyn. She was the wife of late Alfred J. Pandozzi for 57 years. Born in Cranston, daughter of late Antonio and Mary (DiPanni) Calcagni. Evelyn was a dietitian at Fatima Hospital. She survived by two daughters Joyce Verdone, Marilyn Pandozzi and two sons, David and Alfred A....
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Frederick E. Schwartz

August 1, 2016

Frederick E. Schwartz, 66, of Cranston passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Monday, August 1, 2016, at home, after a long battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Darlene (McKeon) Schwartz. Born in Providence a son of Nancy Weeden and the late Frederick A. Schwartz. Besides his wife, he is survived by his step-father James Martin, three daughters; Corinna Sorvillo,...
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Josephine Breece

July 28, 2016

BREECE, JOSEPHINE, 86, of Cranston passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Thursday July 28, 2016. She was the wife of the late Donald L. Breece. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Domenica (Bertelli) Fiorito. Josephine is survived by two daughters; Judith L. Naylor and her husband Walter, Patricia A. Laorenza and her husband Stephen; three grandchildren;...
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Rita Imondi

April 11, 1923 - July 27, 2016

IMONDI, Rita Cestrone 93, passed peacefully at her daughter, Cynthia's, home in Naples, Florida on July 27, 2016. She was born in Providence on April 11, 1923 to the late Vincenzo Cestrone and Virginia DiStefano and predeceased also by her brother John Cestrone and her beloved husband of 61 years, Carmine "Hank" Imondi. They were married in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Providence on June 14,...
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Mary G. Carpinelli

July 27, 2016

CARPINELLI, MARY G., 93, formerly of Cranston passed away peacefully July 27, 2016. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Nicola M. and Immacolata (Russillo) Carpinelli. Mary was an administrator for the Narragansett Electric Co. for 53 years before retiring. She was a member of St. Anthony's Guild and St. Jude Society. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the...
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Paul Joseph Mori

July 23, 2016

MORI, PAUL JOSEPH, 70 of Warwick passed away July 23, 2016 at home. Born in Providence, a beloved son of the late Joseph E. and Doris (Hegburg) Mori. Mr Mori was a card dealer at the Foxwoods Casino. He also worked for over 20 years as a bartender at the Players' Corner Pub in Providence. Paul was a member of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his beloved sister Mary Anne Moulton and her...
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James J. Quintavallo

July 7, 2016

QUINTAVALLO, JAMES J. , 59, passed away at home July 7, 2016. Born in Providence a son of the late Nicholas and Lillian (Mercier) Quintavallo. He was the brother of Rosemarie Campanile and the late Nichaolas and Roland Quintavallo. His funeral and burial are private. Visit WoodlawnGattone.com
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Anita J. Panicucci

July 7, 2016

Panicucci, Anita J. (Nannini) 94 , of Irving Ave. passed away July 7, 2016 at the Philip Hulitar Center. She was the wife of the late Arnold G. Panicucci . Born in Providence a daughter of the late Armando and Julia (Di Maio). She is survived by her son Robert A. Panicucci and his wife Laura, son Peter E. Panicucci and his wife Diane, daughters, Patricia E. Edwards, Paula J.Mc Kenna and husband...
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George E. Robbio

July 5, 2016

ROBBIO, GEORGE E., 89 formerly of Cranston, passed away on Tuesday July 5, 2016 at The Grand Island Center, Middletown. Born in Cranston, he was a son of the late Liberato and Agnes (Ryan) Robbio. George was a Superior Court Stenographer for the State of Rhode Island for over 20 years retiring in 1983, having reported for the Atlantic Tubing trial and other high profile matters. He was a "Ruby...
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Thelma O. Croce

July 2, 2016

CROCE, THELMA O. (Stone) 96 passed away peacefully July 2, 2016. She was the beloved wife for 68 years of the late William V. Croce. Thelma was born in Carrizo Springs, Texas, a daughter of the late Kelly and Beatrice Stone. Predeceased by siblings, Travis Stone and Jane Eiche. The family moved to Longview, Washington where she met Bill, a Rhode Islander serving in the Army during World War II....
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Marvin J. Taul

June 29, 2016

Marvin J. Taul, 73, of Cranston passed away June 29, 2016 at Roger Williams Hospital. Born in Louisville, Kentucky he was a son of the late Robert and Mary (Miller) Taul. He was the beloved husband of Bernadette Taul. Marvin was a retired welder for Electric Boat and was in the United States Navy. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Peter W. Taul, one daughter, Tammy A. Taul, one...
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Cynthia Samaras

June 29, 2016

SAMARAS, CYNTHIA,, 74, of Boston MA and Cranston RI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on June 29, 2016. Born in Clinton, MA, she was the beloved daughter of Mary Samaras and the late Spiro Charles Samaras. Besides her mother, Cynthia is survived by her brother Charles S. Samaras and his wife Deborah of Narragansett and her sister Nikki Deary of Cranston. Cynthia had a...
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Anna C. Bova

June 26, 2016

BOVA, ANNA C .(Aloisio) R.N. , 88, of Sweet Pea Drive Cranston, formerly of Sandringham Ave. Providence, passed away peacefully June 26, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 54 years to Peter M. Bova who passed away in 2010. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Antonio and Louise (Malveto) Aloisio. She was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy and St. Joseph...
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Edward C. Underwood

June 25, 2016

UNDERWOOD, EDWARD C., of West Warwick passed away Saturday,, June 25, 2016. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Frederick W. and Stella L. (Viall) Underwood. Edward served his country in the United States Air Force. He leaves his beloved wife of 50 years, Carol Ann (Oliver) Underwood. Father to loving daughter Karyn Marie (Underwood) DiLone and husband John R. DiLone. Papa to his...
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Anthony Thomas Muto

June 19, 2016

Muto, Anthony Thomas, 30 passed away on June 19, 2016. Born in Providence he was the beloved son of Anthony R. and. Laura A. (Fusaro) Muto. He was the loving brother of Melanie L. Muto. Beloved grandson of Angelo and Irene J. Fusaro and the late Anthony U. and Norma G. Muto. He is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. Anthony was living...
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