Our Obituaries

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...
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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...
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Edwin James Stascavage

October 10, 2017

Edwin J. Stascavage, 74, 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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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....
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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,...
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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...
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Richard Robert “Chet” Cecero

September 29, 2017

Cecero, Richard Robert “Chet” 68 of Tarklin Road Smithfield passed away on September 29, 2017. He was the beloved Fiancé of Elizabeth A. Montecalvo. Born in Providence a son of Mary (Santangelo ) Cecero and the late Joseph “Jojo” Cecero. Richard was the owner and operator of Chet’s Catering. He also worked at Foxwoods as a Casino Dealer. He is...
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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,...
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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...
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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
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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David R. Levesque

August 30, 2017

LEVESQUE, DAVID R., 43, of Cranston passed away unexpectedly Wednesday August 30th. He was born in Providence, to his dear parents David and Mary (Droney)Levesque . David was a graduate of Classical High School and Rhode Island College. He was employed by Fidelity Investments for nearly 20 years, and was well respected by his peers, forging some amazing friendships...
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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&...
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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....
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Richard B. Linstrom

August 14, 2017

Richard B. "Richie" Linstrom 68 of West Warwick, formerly of Warwick and Providence, passed away peacefully on his Birthday August 14, 2017. He was the beloved son of the late John B. and Dorothy (Mainey) Linstrom. Mr. Linstrom worked for many years at the City of Providence Water Department. Richie was an avid Red Sox fan and a life long Giants fan. He is survived by his beloved...
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Gloria L. Coletti

August 9, 2017

COLETTI, GLORIA, L., 88, of Cherry Hill Road passed away Wednesday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of he late J. Nicholas Coletti. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Clara (DiFante) Fusco, Mrs. Coletti was the secretary at the family owned Coletti's Furniture Inc. She is survived by one son, John Coletti and his wife...
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Thomas A. Lynch

August 5, 2017

Thomas A. Lynch, 70, of Victoria Avenue, Cranston passed away August 5, 2017 at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, Providence. He was the husband of Regina A. (MaCDonald) Lynch and was the former husband of MaryAnn Lynch for 35 years. He was born in Philadelphia, PA he was a son of the late Thomas and Cecile (Pezzullo) Lynch. Mr. Lynch was a retired custodian for the...
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Louis A. Cassiere

August 4, 2017

CASSIERE, LOUIS A. 98 of Cranston, passed away peacefully August 4, 2017 at Hopkins Manor, North Providence. He was the beloved husband for 74 years of the late Emily (Souza) Cassiere. Born in Providence a son of the late Antonio and Teresa (Bucci) Cassiere. Mr. Cassiere was a maintenance worker for many years at Kent Hospital, Warwick. Louis was Army Veteran. He was the...
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John Anthony D'Amelio

July 29, 2017

D'AMELIO, JOHN A., of Providence passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Saturday July 29, 2017 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. Born in Johnston, he was the son of the late Guiseppe and Mary (Vacca) D'Amelio. He was the beloved husband of Ethel (Feole) D'Amelio for 66 years. John was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School, a Korean War Veteran, a...
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Joy A. Oleary

July 27, 2017

Joy A. Oleary 37 of Richmond, passed away July 27, 2017. Born in Providence, a daughter of Charles Oleary and Maureen (Thibodeau) Taylor and step-daughter of Ralph Taylor. Mother of Caleb T. Oleary, Cassidy A. Carter and Scarlett R. Carter. Sister of Charles, Adam, Jason, Elijah, Bethany and Ralph . Her Funeral is Friday August 11, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. from '...
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Carol M. Kosowski

July 26, 2017

Carol M. (Maddalena) Kosowski , 70 of Cranston, passed away July 26, 2017. She was the wife of John E. Kosowski. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Phyllis (Sorentino) Maddalena. Carol was a hairdresser and the owner of Shear Delight Hair Salon and most recently worked for Fresco Salon both in Cranston. Besides her husband she is survived by her beloved...
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Gloria Melfi

July 22, 2017

MELFI, Gloria D. (Sbardella) 89, of Cranston passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 22. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Sossio and Teresa (Martellucci) Sbardella. She was the beloved wife and best friend of Raymond A. Melfi for 66 beautiful years. Gloria graduated from Central High School and was employed as a private Administrative Assistant to...
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Mary V. Ryan

July 22, 2017

RYAN, MARY V. (Murphy), 90, formerly of Edgewood passed away surrounded by her loving family Sunday July 23, 2017 at Saint. Elizabeth Home, East Greenwich. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Mary Murphy. She was the wife of the late John A. Ryan. Mary was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend. She is...
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Stephen John Bulpitt

July 19, 2017

Stephen John Bulpitt, 56, passed away July 19th, 2017 at the Coventry Center, He was born in Providence to Mary (DeMoranville) Andreoli and the late Daniel Bulpitt. Stephen is survived by his mother, Mary and son Steven J. Andreoli. He was the grandfather of Melek, Anthony and Steven. He was the sibling to Antonio Andreoli, Denise Andreoli and the late Daniel...
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Diana Tocco

July 18, 2017

TOCCO (Scalzi), DIANA L. 91, of Cranston, and formerly of Centerville, MA. Passed away peacefully July 18, 2017 at Overlook Nursing & Rehab Center, Pascoag, RI. She was the beloved wife of the late JOHN P. TOCCO Sr. Daughter of the late MICHAEL & LOUISA (Pensa) SCALZI. She graduated Rhode Island College (B.A.) and Classical HS. An artist & sculptor, she...
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Anna Valletta

July 15, 2017

VALLETTA, ANNA M. (Bourque), 87, formerly of Pallas Street, Providence passed away Saturday July 15, 2017 at Capital Ridge. Born in Johnston, she was a daughter of the late Adelard and Mildred (Harding) Bourque. She was the wife of the late Angelo Valletta. Anna was a quality inspector for General Electric before retiring. She is survived by one son, Robert...
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Alfred Scivola

July 14, 2017

Alfred “Chippy” Scivola, 76, of Johnston, passed away peacefully Friday, July 14, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Alfred and Leah (Marzilli) Scivola. He is survived by his beloved wife, Loretta (Norcini) Scivola, three children, Alfred Scivola, Anthony Scivola and Lisa Balastracci and three step...
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Francesca Marie Paiva

July 14, 2017 - July 14, 2017

Francesca “Frances” Marie Paiva Obituary Francesca “Frances” Marie Paiva, 78 of Windermere, Florida, formerly of Cranston, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully on Friday July 14, 2017. Frances was born on September 17, 1939, in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Antonio Santangelo and Louise (Gentile) Santangelo. ...
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Carol A. Cellemme

July 8, 2017

CELLEMME, BISSONETTE, CAROL (Regine), 79, of Cranston died peacefully at home on Saturday July 8th. She was the wife of Robert Cellemme to whom she was married for 43 years. Born in Providence, Carol was the daughter of the late Antonio and Elizabeth (Zarrella) Regine. She was a graduate of Classical High School and enjoyed a very happy career at Ross Simons for 28 years. ...
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Maureen Giacchi

July 7, 2017

GIACCHI, MAUREEN (Andreoli), 71, of Avon Street, North Providence passed away at home Friday July 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late Bartolo "Bart" Giacchi. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Anna Andreoli. She is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Fraioli and husband David, Karen Ducharme and husband Timothy and grandchildren David and...
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Helen M. Evans

July 6, 2017

EVANS, HELEN M., 89, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Evans. Born in Providence the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Latusek) Rivers. She has lived in Cranston for 60 years. Helen was the loving sister of Adele Moskal of Cranston and Nellie Gerda (Andrew) of Parma, OH. She is survived by three caring nieces,...
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Bartolo Giacchi

July 1, 2017

GIACCHI, BARTOLO, "Bart", 75, of Avon Street passed away at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, July 1, 2017. He was the husband of Maureen (Andreoli). Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Bartolo and Josephine Giacchi. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Fraioli and her husband David and Karen Ducharme and her husband Timothy....
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Gaetano D'Alessio

June 28, 2017

D'ALESSIO, GAETANO A., "Dan", 76, of Cranston passed away peacefully on June 28, 2017 with his surviving children present. He was the husband of the late Marie A. (Kerr) D'Alessio. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Amadeo and Josephine (Piti) D'Alessio. Mr. D'Alessio was Co-Founder of Dancraft Displays, Inc., previously employed as a talented...
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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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