Our Obituaries

Raymond D. Villella

April 14, 1933 - March 27, 2017

Raymond D. Villella, of North Providence, passed away peacefully March 27, 2017. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Domenico and Angelina (Nero) Villella; the beloved brother of the late Rose, Grace and Mary Villella. Raymond was a retired Plant Manager of V.H. Blackinton of Attleboro Falls, MA, and a former member of the American Legion. Visitation and funeral will be held,...
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Eugene A. Gravel

November 11, 1928 - March 26, 2017

Eugene Anthony Gravel, 88, passed away March 26, 2017. He was the son of the late Antonio J. and Flora (Leclair) Gravel; husband of Winona I. (Duphiney) Gravel and the late Gloria (Berube) Gravel; father of Timothy Gravel and his wife Donna, Christine Sprague and her husband Michael, Louise Badessa and her husband John, Frances St. Germain and her husband James; grandfather of 5; brother of the...
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Anna A. Lacas

September 18, 1925 - March 24, 2017

Anna A. (Caito) Lacas, 91, passed away March 24, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late George W. Lacas. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Philip and Angelina (Perrone) Caito. Anna was a parishioner of St. Augustine's Church in Providence. She was a loving and extremely generous woman. Her dynamic personality...
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Maria Elena Fernandez

April 17, 1934 - March 24, 2017

María Elena Fernández, de 82 años, falleció el 24 de marzo del 2017. Nació en la República Dominicana, fue la esposa del fallecido Manuel Apolinar Mateo; hija del fallecido Zacarias Genao y María Fernández; madre del fallecido Juan Fernández. Le sobreviven sus hijas amorosas, Gladys Mateo, María Fernández y Carmen Fernández y su nuero...
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Jeanette L. Lombardo

January 4, 1925 - March 21, 2017

Jeanette L. (Caruso) Lombardo, 92, passed away March 21, 2017She was the daughter of the late Matteo "James" and Margaret (Cardella) Caruso; wife of the late William F. Lombardo Sr.; mother of William F. Lombardo Jr. and wife Sharon, Carol R. Keegan, and Claire M. Carlino and husband Vincent; sister of Catherine R. Caruso and the late Harold A. Caruso.; grandmother of 6 and 1 great-granddaughter...
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Eva B. Robat

August 20, 1926 - March 19, 2017

Eva B. (Mardo) Robat, 90, passed away March 19, 2017.She was the daughter of the late Elias and Julia Mardo; wife of the late Charles Robat; mother of Charles R. and Steven Robat, and the late Diane M. Falardeau; grandmother of Julie and Marie Robat, Christine Gilmore, and Shane and Sarah; great-grandmother of 3; sister of Anthony Mardo, Ann Sadeck, Antoinette Cushman, Beatrice Michler and the...
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Grace E. Vierra

April 1, 1922 - March 18, 2017

Grace E. (Ferreria) Vierra, 94, passed away March 18, 2017. She was the wife of the late Manuel Vierra; daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Boyle) Ferreria; mother of Sharon A. (Ricci) Pontarelli, John Ricci, Peter Ricci and his wife Susan, Noreen (Ricci) Insana and Donald S. Ricci; grandmother of Lisa, Peter, Steven, Brenda, Donald Jr, Derek, Matthew, Tracy and Jared; great-grandmother of...
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Paul E. Acosta

July 21, 1987 - March 18, 2017

Paul E. Acosta, 29, passed away March 18, 2017. Born in Norwood, he was the beloved son of Edgar and Elaine (Stone) Acosta. Paul was the brother of Andrew Acosta (Taylar Nunes), Adrienne Acosta (Drew Scharns), and Phillip Acosta; Paul was the father of his beloved Kassidy St. Amand; Paul was the maternal grandson of Grace Stone and the late Joseph Stone, and the paternal grandson of the late...
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Mary B. Trombetta

July 27, 1933 - March 17, 2017

Mary B. (Kaskewsky) Trombetta, 83, passed away March 17, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Joseph A. Trombetta. Born in Richmond, RI, she was a daughter of the late Adolph and Eva (Choches) Kaskewsky. Mary was the loving mother of Christopher Trombetta and his wife Sue, and Richard Trombetta and his wife Janice; adoring grandmother of Nicholas, Elizabeth, Alex, Sophie and Chelsea; sister of...
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Robert H. White

August 2, 1956 - March 11, 2017

Robert H. White, 60, passed away suddenly March 11, 2017 from heart complications. He was the husband of Linda A. (Finch) White; son of the late William and Claire (Charello) White; father of Robert H. White Jr. and his wife Janice, Claire P. O'Brien and her husband Roderick, and Krystal M. White; stepfather of Amanda Tessier and Amandalyn Tessier; grandfather of Robert III, Sela, Mark, Mikayla,...
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Joseph A. Merola

November 22, 1954 - March 11, 2017

Joseph A. Merola, 62, passed away March 11, 2017. He was the brother of Jack Merola, Ralph Merola and his wife Michelle, and Michael Merola, and the uncle of Charles and Jeffrey Merola. Funeral service and burial will be private.
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Mary E. Marino

February 9, 1952 - March 11, 2017

Mary E. Marino, 65, of George Waterman Road, Johnston, passed away March 11, 2017 at home. She was the devoted wife to Robert Marino for almost 40 years.Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late William F., Sr. and Joan M. (Harkins) Flynn.Mary was the beloved mother of Bethanie Calvitto and loving grandmother of Manny Giorgi, Jr. and Blake Calvitto. She was also the sister of William F...
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Victor Hugo Cuenca

September 2, 1965 - March 10, 2017

Victor Hugo Cuenca Borda passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 51. He was a noted entrepreneur and journalist in Rhode Island and his native Bolivia. He established Providence en Español, a weekly Spanish language newspaper that quickly gained a reputation as one of the state's leading news outlets. The newspaper earned two Metcalf Journalism Awards and was recognized three...
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Anita D. Fagiano

November 27, 1916 - March 9, 2017

Anita D. Fagiano, 100, passed away March 9, 2017. She was the wife of the late Pasquale Fagiano; daughter of the late Giuseppe and Felicita (Neri) DeAngelis; mother of Marie P. Lamb, David Fagiano and his wife Doreen; grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 12; sister of the late Mary Capobianco, Stephen, John, Ernest and Anthony DeAngelis. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of...
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Rocco V. Potenza

November 26, 1919 - March 6, 2017

Rocco V. Potenza, 97, passed away March 6, 2017. He was the husband of the late Marjorie (Prew) Potenza; son of the late Thomas and Lena (Matera) Potenza; father of Annmarie Monroe and her husband Harold, and the late Michael J. Potenza; grandfather of Christopher Poncia (Prov. P.D.) and his wife Christine, and Jeremy Arnold; great-grandfather of Michael Poncia; companion of Joan Hill; brother...
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Beatrice A. Gobin

May 13, 1941 - March 5, 2017

Beatrice A. (Brooks) Gobin, 75, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2017. She was the beloved mother of Donald J. Gobin, Jr. and his partner Brian K. Quon. For forty years, she was the loving companion of the late Vincent Rainone. Funeral services and burial are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Beatrice's memory may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, Beatrice...
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Isabella Lombardi

May 2, 1922 - February 28, 2017

Isabella R. "Lisa" (Bavaro) Lombardi, 94, died peacefully February 28, 2017. Born in Providence, she was the wife of the late Gerardo Lombardi; daughter of the late Garbiel and Anna (Caparco) Bavaro; sister of the late Paul, Frank and Louis Bavaro and Rosa Bavaro Marzella. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Brothers and her husband Richard and her grandsons, Matthew and Michael Brothers. ...
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Armond Nastari

September 10, 1924 - February 26, 2017

Armond Nastari, 92, passed away February 26, 2017. He was the husband of the late Helen (Cherello) Nastari; son of the late Ernesto and Jennie (Penta) Nastari; father of Ronald A. Nastari and his wife Regina, and Debra A. Nastari and her companion Douglas Frederickson; brother of Angelina Bungiro and the late Michael, Joseph, Pasquale, Anthony, Albert and Ernest Nastari. He also leaves several...
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Roger N. D'Amico

February 18, 1941 - February 26, 2017

Roger N. D'Amico, 76, passed away February 26, 2017. He was the son of the late Nicholas and Michelina (DeCristofaro) D'Amico; brother of William J. D'Amico and wife Angela; uncle of Debra, Lynn and Kerri; great-uncle of Michelina and Massimo; and longtime companion of Lorraine Baldinelli. He was a claims adjuster for 21 years for Liberty Mutual Insurance. He was a successful business owner...
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Rose Marchetti

November 10, 1920 - February 23, 2017

Rose Marchetti, 96, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017. She was the loving sister of the late Frank Marchetti, Liberati Marchetti, Connie Paolissi, Margie Marchetti, Anthony Marchetti, Sylvia Kern and Marie Grasso; aunt of 10 loving nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, March 2nd at 10 a.m. in St. Pius V Church, 55 Elmhurst Avenue, Providence.
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Richard M. Silvestri

March 7, 1967 - February 19, 2017

Richard M. Silvestri, 49, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2017 after a brief illness.Born in Providence, he was a son of Grace A. (Vicario) Silvestri and the late Richard G. Silvestri; brother of Carol- Ann Silvestri, Paul Silvestri and his wife Dana; uncle of David and Lillian Saran and Giacomo Silvestri; nephew of John and Virginia Silvestri, Robert and Patricia Silvestri and the late...
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Anna M. DeCesare

January 3, 1924 - February 16, 2017

Anna M. (Izzi) DeCesare, 93, passed away February 16, 2017. She was the wife of the late Edward DeCesare. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Daria (Caccia) Izzi. She was the loving mother of Edward DeCesare, JoAnn Donahue and her husband Bruce and Richard DeCesare and his wife Deborah; grandmother of Jessica, Joseph, Brian, Bethany, Heather and Katherine; great...
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Grace K. Genua

September 2, 1916 - February 15, 2017

Grace K. Genua, 100, passed away February 15, 2017. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine (D'Agostino) Genua. She was the beloved aunt of Francis J. "Bud" Fraumeni Jr. and his wife Dee, and Katherine F. Ginnetty and her husband Matthew; great-aunt of Daniel, Nathan, Jared and David. Grace was the sister of the late Marguerite E. Genua, Virginia T. Genua and...
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Jose Manuel Mercedes

January 6, 1955 - February 14, 2017

Jose M. Mercedes, 62, passed away February 14, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Ana Christina Aponte. Born in the Dominican Republic, he was a son of the late Juan I. Mercedes and Carla Gil. Jose was the loving and devoted father of Vircris Paola Taveras and her husband Alberto, and Paloma Aponte. He is also survived by his sister, Mireya Silvestre and several other siblings, nieces and...
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Angelina Landi

August 26, 1916 - February 13, 2017

Angelina (Mancini) Landi, 100, passed away February 13, 2017. She was the wife of the late Americo "Mego" Landi; daughter of the late Domenic and Alfonsina (Trapassi) Mancini; devoted mother of Amelia "Amy" Landi, Domenic J. Landi, Vivian R. Landi and Beverly Landi Kraus; loving grandmother of Ernest Landi, Melodi Landi, Jeffrey Kraus and Scott Landi; great-grandmother of four; sister of Dante...
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Salvatore A. Quetta

August 22, 1929 - February 13, 2017

Salvatore A. Quetta, 87, passed away February 13, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Rita (Mathieu) Quetta; son of the late Antonio and Maria (Previte) Quetta; beloved father of MaryAnne Borges and her husband Mario, Patricia E. Pascale and her husband Filip, Shirley E. Medici and her husband Michael, and Anthony M. Quetta and his wife Nicole; grandfather of nine. He was the brother of the...
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Frank Hugo Iannucci

September 18, 1923 - February 12, 2017

Frank Hugo Iannucci of North Providence, RI died Sunday after a short illness at the age of 93. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years, Mary (Spinella) Iannucci.Frank was the son of Hugo Iannucci and Nellie (Bastia) Iannucci. He is survived by his sister Etta Iannone of East Greenwich, RI. His brothers, Hugo Iannucci of North Providence and Bill Iannucci of Providence, predeceased...
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Stephen P. Melise

August 23, 1953 - February 12, 2017

Stephen P. Melise Sr., 63, passed away February 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Paula J. (Vecchiarino) Melise; father of Stephen P. Melise Jr. and Stephanie J. Melise; son of Emily (Fusco) Melise-Laport and the late Albert Melise Sr.; brother of Robert, Richard and Ralph Melise, Donna Sirois, Karen Hogan and Emily Melise and the late Albert Melise Jr. He was also the Papa to fur baby...
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Edmund J. Lefebvre

September 15, 1932 - February 9, 2017

Edmund J. "Eddie" Lefebvre, 84, passed away February 9, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Alfred and Alice (Turcotte) Lefebvre; husband of Dolores J. (Mattera) Lefebvre; father of Alfred C. Lefebvre, Linda Fernandes and her husband Wayne, and the late Carole A. Saccoccio; grandfather of Jake Fernandes, and Krysta Jensen and Kayla Saccoccio; brother of Rita...
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Anna A. Testa

November 8, 1914 - February 7, 2017

Anna A. (Azevedo) Testa, 102, passed away February 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late Albert Testa; daughter of the late Joaquim and Mary (Costa) Azevedo; mother of Constance "Connie" McCarthy and the late Anthony Testa and Alberta DiMuccio; grandmother of Debra, John, Connie and Kevin; great-grandmother of three; great-great-grandmother of three. Visitation will be held Tuesday, 9-10:30 a...
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Josephine Ventura

March 19, 1917 - February 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Alice Kojoian

September 2, 1922 - February 3, 2017

Alice (Swajian) Kojoian, 94, passed away February 3, 2017. She was the wife of the late Martin Kojoian; daughter of the late George and Mary (Ghazarian) Swajian; sister of the late Mary Mooradian, Avedis Swajian and Richard Swajian. She was aunt to many nieces and nephews. Alice was a member of St. Vartanantz Church. Visitation and funeral Tuesday, 9-10:30 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home...
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Carolann Pontarelli

September 8, 1943 - February 2, 2017

Carolann (Lombardo) Pontarelli, 73, of Peoria, AZ formerly of Providence, passed away February 2, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Vito F. Pontarelli Sr.; mother of Vito F. Pontarelli Jr.; grandmother of Patrick and Justin; sister of Annette Joseph, Sandra Moran, Kathleen Lombardo, Marcia Cross, William Jr. and Frank Lombardo. Visitation Monday, 10-11 a.m. followed by a service at 11 a.m. in...
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Robert V. Salvatore

January 2, 1936 - January 28, 2017

Robert Vincent Salvatore Sr., 81, passed away January 28, 2017.He was the husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (Vitacolonna) Salvatore; son of the late Carmino and Blanche Rose (Baccari) Salvatore; father of Robert V. Salvatore Jr. and his wife Naomi, Donald J. Salvatore, and David A. Salvatore and his wife Darlene; grandfather of David, Nicholas, Emma, Alexander and Christopher; and brother of Elaine F....
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James L. Refino

November 2, 1948 - January 27, 2017

AFTERGLOWI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowof smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,of happy times and laughingtimes and bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those whogrieve, to dry before the sunof happy memories that I leavewhen life is done.
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Jo-Anne Avella

July 23, 1951 - January 24, 2017

Jo-Anne (Olivelli) Avella, 65, passed away January 24, 2017. She was the mother of Jillian Avella and her husband Joseph D. Pearl; daughter of the late Carmine and Antonetta Olivelli; sister of Amelia J. Pontarelli and her husband Frank, and twin sister Ann Marie Brant and the late Rita Olivelli. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Jo-Anne was a teacher's aide for the Town of North...
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Celia A. Petit

March 30, 1939 - January 20, 2017

Celia Ann (Furtado) Petit, 77, passed away January 20, 2017. Celia was the wife of the late Francis J. Petit, daughter of the late Mariano and Emily Furtado. Beloved mother of Brian Carney, Kathleen Grimley and Christine Danesi. Grandmother of 6, great-grandmother of 3. Sister of the late Dorothy J. Trunk.Celia had been a dedicated member of the Episcopal Church for the past 19 years. She...
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Theresa Anna Velletri

February 10, 1932 - January 19, 2017

Theresa Anna (Farinelli) Velletri, 84, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on January 19, 2017 at the Miriam Hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born February 10, 1932 in Leominster, MA, to the late Philip and Catherine (DelBove) Farinelli. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 2008 and her son, Nicholas in 1969. Theresa is survived by her children Carol...
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Richard A. DeMarco

July 30, 1973 - January 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Eddie Imondi

June 27, 1963 - January 14, 2017

EDDIE IMONDI JR., 53, passed away accidentally January 14, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Pompea S. (Uriati) Imondi; devoted son of Eddie Imondi and his longtime companion Deborah, and the late Diana (Medeiros) Imondi; loving father of Kristin, Edward, Matthew and Mikayla Imondi; cherished grandfather of Samaya and Aria Imondi. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends...
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Letty Raponi

January 20, 1937 - January 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Maria M. Hutchinson

January 2, 1947 - January 7, 2017

Maria Margherita (Jerace) Hutchinson, 70, passed away January 7, 2017. Born in New York City, NY, she was a daughter of the late Fortunato and Mary Louise (Fleming) Jerace. Maria was the beloved mother of Mark Hutchinson (Nicole Flanagan); sister of Francesca Gregori (David), Michael Jerace and Christopher Jerace (Sally), sister in law to Charlotte Jerace. She also leaves behind life-long...
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Eleanor I. Paolantonio

November 22, 1928 - January 7, 2017

Eleanor Ida (Landi) Paolantonio, 88, of North Providence, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 7, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Paolantonio Jr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late James and Maria (D'Acchioli) Landi. Eleanor's greatest love was her family. She was also a talented woman who mastered all forms of needlecraft. Over the...
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Sue L. Monigan

August 16, 1923 - January 7, 2017

Sue L. (Roberti) Monigan, 93, passed away January 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late Edward "Red" C. Monigan Sr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Theresa (Spicola) Roberti. She was the mother of William P. Monigan and his wife Arleen of Lady Lake, Florida, Michael "Red" P. Monigan and his wife Donna M. of Cumberland, and the late Edward C. Monigan Jr.; mother...
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James Edward Hodge

August 28, 1931 - January 7, 2017

JAMES EDWARD HODGE SR., 85, of Johnston, ENTERED INTO ETERNAL REST ON JANUARY 7, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Angell) Hodge for 58 years. Born in North Dakota, he was the son of the late Robert and Emily (Letorneau) Hodge.Jim proudly served our country as a paratrooper and master sergeant of the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division as well as serving in the Rhode Island...
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Michael Ricapito

January 2, 1935 - January 6, 2017

Michael P. Ricapito, 82, of Providence, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Virginia (Quintal) Ricapito; son of the late Pasquale and Angelina (Bavaro) Ricapito; father of Deborah Pascale and her husband Peter, Anthony Ricapito and Cheryl Roberti; grandfather of Heather, Peter, Jared, Arianna and Yvonne; great-grandfather of 7. Michael was a graduate...
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David Aurelio

December 29, 1928 - January 6, 2017

David "Copper" Aurelio, 88, passed away January 6, 2017. Husband of Evelyn M. (Marra) Aurelio and the late Gina (DiRuzzo) Aurelio; son of the late Albert and Concetta (Volpe) Aurelio; father of David A. Aurelio, Ronald Aurelio, Esq. and his wife Lori, Dante D'Alessio and his wife Lori, and David D'Alessio; grandfather of Gina, Dina, Christine, Dante and Michael; great-grandfather of Patrick Jay;...
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Rose M. Mendonca

August 5, 1930 - January 5, 2017

Rose M. (Coury) Mendonca, 86, passed away January 5, 2017. She was the daughter of the late John E. and Anna (Stevens) Coury; mother of Karen A. Mello, Donna M. Dopart-DeVita and her husband David W. DeVita, and Joseph J. Coury and his wife Diane; grandmother of 8; great-grandmother of 11; sister of the late Joseph J. and Fred P. Coury. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Rose was the...
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Kenneth J. Wozny

January 9, 1975 - December 31, 2016

Kenneth J. Wozny Jr., 41, passed away December 31, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Amy B. (Greene) Wozny; loving father of Madelyn Wozny; son of Christine A. (Morin) Wozny and the late Kenneth J. Wozny Sr.; brother of Lisa A. Wozny and Jessica L. Wozny; nephew of Denise and David Silvia; son-in-law of Theresa Paquin and Richard Greene. Visitation will be held Tuesday 10-11 a.m. followed by...
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Carmella M. Cardillo

April 5, 1918 - December 30, 2016

Carmella M. Cardillo, 98, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Cardillo Sr.; beloved mother of Joseph S. Cardillo Jr., Richard A. Cardillo and his wife Kristin; cherished grandmother of Christopher T. Cardillo; sister of the late Al, Michael and John Santilli and Josephine Menna.Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Donald J. Charette

July 26, 1957 - December 28, 2016

Donald J. "Anthony" Charette, 59, passed away December 28, 2016 after a brief illness. Beloved son of Theresa M.A. (Johnson) Charette-Rega and her husband Anthony Rega, and the late Donald E. Charette; father of Anthony Jr.; devoted brother of Theresa M. Charette, Dennis M. Charette and Tammy J. Rega; cherished uncle of Amanda. He also leaves 3 nephews. Visitation and funeral Friday, 9-10:30 a...
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Donald B. Johns

October 17, 1933 - December 24, 2016

Donald B. Johns passed away December 24, 2016. He was the husband of Barbara (Tracy) Johns; father of Michael Johns and his wife Carolyn, and Robert Johns; grandfather of Michael. Donald retired from the Providence Fire Department, Engine 9, after 30 years. Visitation and funeral will be held Thursday, 9-10:30 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass of...
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Dylan Alexander Laurenzo

December 9, 1998 - December 14, 2016

Dylan Alexander Laurenzo, 18, passed away suddenly after a car accident December 14, 2016. He was the beloved son of Anthony M. Laurenzo and Michelle M. Ciolfi; brother of Anthony M. Laurenzo Jr, Julianna Tanguay and Alexis Ciolfi; paternal grandson of Anthony J. and Alberta (Migliori) Laurenzo, and Edward and Linda (Ranallo) Moone; maternal grandson of Judy A. Ciolfi and Vincent Martra. He...
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Marion Ruth Fera

August 26, 1918 - December 12, 2016

Mrs. Marion Ruth Fera of Providence, Rhode Island passed away peacefully on December 12, 2016 at the age of 98 while surrounded by her family.Marion was born on August 26, 1918 to Walter C. Vaughn and Sarah J. Donahue. At the age of twenty-two on June 22, 1940 she married the love of her life, Edward Rudolph Fera in Providence, Rhode Island. Marion and Eddie relished being together. They loved...
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Ruth Ann Beauregard

May 14, 1932 - December 12, 2016

Ruth Ann (Lepore) Beauregard, 84, passed away December 12, 2016. She was the wife of the late Bernard F. Beauregard; daughter of the late Louis P. and Catherine (Perino) Lepore; mother of Denise M. Lawson and her companion Edward, Bernard L. Beauregard and his wife Jeanne, and Kenneth W. Beauregard and his wife Tammy; mother-in-law of Louise Beauregard; grandmother of Christopher, Michael and...
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Daisy Barney

March 11, 1929 - December 2, 2016

Daisy (Kullama) Barney, 87, passed away December 2, 2016. She was the wife of the late Charles H. Barney. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground.
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Georgina P. Suarez

December 2, 1923 - December 2, 2016

Georgina P. Suarez, 93, passed away December 2, 2016. Born in Cuba, she was the daughter of the late Francisco and Maria (Cruz) Suarez. She is the sister of Margarita Cruz, and the late Frances Buoncervello, Teresa, Caridad, Alberto and Benito Suarez. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held Thursday, December 8th from 5-6 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 6 p...
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Barbara E. Moorehead

August 10, 1930 - December 1, 2016

Barbara E. (Niven) Moorehead, 86, passed away December 1, 2016. She was the wife of the late Leonard A. Moorehead Sr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late John and Anastasia (McKeon) Niven. Barbara was the loving mother of Leonard A. Moorehead Jr, Kathi Prestien, Gerald Moorehead, Susan Moorehead, Diane Kazantsev and David Moorehead; grandmother of Ellison Moorehead, Jasmine...
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Raymond L. Lisi

August 25, 1958 - December 1, 2016

Raymond Louis Lisi, 58, passed away December 1st. Born in Providence, he was the son of Josephine (Sniadowski) Lisi and the late Raymond Lisi. Father of Nicholas R. Camardo. Step father of Stephen V. Babcock. Brother of Kim A. Belisle, Lynn M. Santopadre, and Richard Lisi. Visitation will be held Monday December 5th from 11:30am-12:30pm followed by a funeral service at 12:30pm in the...
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Raymond R. Cascella

September 9, 1941 - November 29, 2016

Raymond R. Cascella, 75, passed away November 29, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Carol (Piccirilli) Cascella; son of the late Antonio and Petrina (Simone) Cascella; loving father of Stacy Bruzzese and her husband Gino; cherished papa of Isabella and Sophia Bruzzese. He was the brother of the late Louis Cascella. Visitation and funeral will be held Monday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the PONTARELLI...
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Alfred R. Arsenault

July 9, 1939 - November 29, 2016

Alfred R. Arsenault, 77, passed away November 29, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Maria E. (Magnelli) Arsenault. Born in Leominster, MA, he was a son of the late Alfred and Irene (Hevey) Arsenault. He is survived by his son Peter A. Arsenault and wife Lucie, and his brother Raymond Arsenault and wife Cyndi.Al worked as a librarian in the Harwich School system on Cape Cod, and at New...
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Aurelia Granieri

October 22, 1917 - November 29, 2016

Aurelia "Lil" Granieri, 99, passed away November 29, 2016. She celebrated her 99th birthday on October 22nd. Lil was born in Providence and was the daughter of the late former Providence City Councilman Ralph Matera and his wife Maria (Cassiere) Matera. She was the wife of the late Philip Granieri, R.Ph. Lil and her late husband owned and operated Liggett Rexall Drug Store in Woonsocket for over...
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Rose M. Andrade

July 11, 1920 - November 28, 2016

Rose M. (DeGrace) Andrade, 96, passed away November 28, 2016. She was the wife of the late Daniel J. Andrade. Born in North Providence, she was a daughter of the late Firmo and Mary Caroline (Rezendes) DeGrace. She was the beloved mother of Daniel J. Andrade, Leonard F. Andrade, Rosemary J. Andrade, Denise A. Andrade, Barbara J. Andrade, Donald J. Andrade and the late John J. Andrade;...
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Eleanor Acciaioli

January 2, 1926 - November 27, 2016

Eleanor Acciaioli, 90, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2016. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Albanese) Acciaioli. Ms. Acciaioli worked for Bruin Paper Box and Klitzner Industries. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Valencia Acciaioli and nephews, John Galli and Andrew Acciaioli, who were also Eleanor's guardians. She also leaves many grand and great...
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Elizabeth A. Iannuccillo

July 24, 1939 - November 24, 2016

Elizabeth A. "Bette" (Vacca) Iannuccillo, 77, passed away unexpectedly November 24, 2016. She was the wife of the late Raymond P. Iannuccillo. Born in North Providence, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marion A. (Palombo) Vacca. Bette was the beloved mother of Brian G. Iannuccillo and his wife Lori, Bruce R. Iannuccillo and his wife Mary Ann, Gregory J. Iannuccillo and his wife Kim,...
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Janet C. Federico

April 9, 1931 - November 23, 2016

Janet C. (Lanzieri) Federico, 85, passed away peacefully November 23, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Vincent L. Federico to whom she was married for 65 ½ years. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Ursula (Adams) Lanzieri. She was the loving mother of Marilyn Federico-Gomes and her husband Kenneth Sr.,...
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Raymond Modesto Melucci

November 9, 1936 - November 22, 2016

Raymond Modesto Melucci, 80, passed away November 22, 2016.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Modesto and Antonetta (Sabetti) Melucci. He leaves behind two brothers and his two nieces Daral and Lisa.Raymond had served in the U.S. Army, previously serving in the Coast Guard. He worked for the U.S. Post Office as a clerk before working as a supervisor for the East Side Clinical...
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Joseph Silipigni

May 6, 1919 - November 16, 2016

Joseph Silipigni, 97, passed away November 16, 2016. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Domenic and Pauline (Brugilio) Silipigni and the beloved husband of the late Victoria (Tartaglia) Silipigni.Mr. Silipigni was a member of the Local 57 Chapter of the Brotherhood of Operating Engineers Union and was employed by the Fanning and Doorley Construction Company for more than 30 years. He...
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William McGee

May 7, 1932 - November 15, 2016

William McGee Sr., 84, passed away November 15, 2016. He was the husband of the late Jane (Myers) McGee. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John J. and Alice M. (Gates) McGee. He was the beloved father of Jean Marie McGee of Narragansett, William McGee Jr. and his wife Brenda of New Bedford, MA and Michael P. McGee and his wife Karyn of Rumford, and grandfather of Kathryn, Meaghan...
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Louis E. Manocchia

February 20, 1927 - November 13, 2016

Louis E. Manocchia, 89, passed away November 13, 2016. He was the husband of the late Rebecca (Lyons) Manocchia to whom he was married for 57 years; son of the late Liberato and Filomena (Martino) Manocchia; beloved father of JoAnn Grover and her husband Raymond, Linda Carmone and her husband Albert, and Patricia Ricci; grandfather of 7; great-grandfather of 9; brother of Mary Andolfo and the...
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Ann T. Blanchard

October 5, 1934 - November 11, 2016

Ann T. (Angeloni) Blanchard, 82, passed away November 11, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Roger J. Blanchard; daughter of the late Americo and Assunta (Pannone) Angeloni; beloved mother of Debra St. Hilaire and her husband David; loving grandmother of Carlene Fontaine and her husband Neal and Louis Carlozzi Jr.; great-grandmother of Abrielle and Nathan; step...
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Robert H. Silvestri

April 14, 1929 - November 10, 2016

Robert H. Silvestri, 87, passed away November 10, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Assunta "Sue" (Breggia) Silvestri and son of the late Angelo and Belissa (Janetta) Silvestri. He was the beloved father of Marilyn J. Castrignano and Arlene J. Atkins and her husband Ray; grandfather of Thomas R. and Christa S. Castrignano; great-grandfather of Hayden;...
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Josephine McElroy

March 18, 1920 - November 7, 2016

Josephine (Avella) Citrone-McElroy, 96, passed away November 7, 2016. She was the wife of both the late William McElroy and William Citrone. She is survived by 2 sons, Gaetano Citrone of Johnston and Richard Citrone of Narragansett, also a daughter, Corrine Germana of Scituate, five grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.Visitation and funeral will be held Monday from 9:15-10:15 a.m. from...
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Angela C. Quetta

October 22, 1921 - November 7, 2016

Angela C. Quetta, 95, passed away November 7, 2016. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Previte) Quetta. She is survived by her devoted brother, Salvatore A. Quetta and his wife Rita and several beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the sister of the late Antonetta, Frank and Rosario Quetta and Lucy M. Bettencourt. Angela had worked...
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Lionel F. Delaney

March 5, 1934 - November 5, 2016

Lionel F. Delaney, 82, passed away November 5, 2016. He was the son of the late Stephen and Nora (Starkey) Delaney; husband of Margaret Ann (Burns) Delaney; father of Timothy P. Delaney and wife Traceylee, Brian P. Delaney and Colleen M. Delaney; grandfather of Darian Delaney; brother of the late John Delaney. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Lionel retired from the City of Providence...
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Genevieve St. Pierre

April 20, 1933 - November 2, 2016

Genevieve "Gen" (Calise) St. Pierre, 83, passed away November 2, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late George F. St. Pierre; daughter of the late Crescenzo and Adele (Morrocco) Calise; loving mother of Linda R. Hubbard and her husband Jeffrey; grandmother of Kalyn Cashin and Kristen Hubbard; soon-to-be great-grandmother of Grace; sister of the late Phyllis Goulding...
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Lourdes Duran

May 21, 1950 - October 30, 2016

Lourdes Duran, 66, passed away October 30, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of Angelica Mora and the late Telesforo Duran; beloved mother of Chantell, Miguel and Luis Abreu; cherished sister of Victor, Rosa and Antonia Duran and the late Vinicio Duran. Visitation will be held Wednesday 5-7 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m. in the Pontarelli-Marino Home, 971 Branch...
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George R. Letizia

July 28, 1939 - October 18, 2016

George R. Letizia, 77, passed away October 18, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Helene J. (Donahue) Letizia; son of the late Carmine and Stella (D'Antonio) Letizia; devoted father of Peter C. Letizia Sr. and his wife Donna, and Matthew J. Letizia and his wife Mary; cherished grandfather of Peter "PJ" C. Letizia Jr; and brother of Maria Nemesi. He also leaves...
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Arnold Raymond Rianna

December 21, 1926 - October 18, 2016

Arnold Raymond Rianna, 89, passed away on October 18, 2016 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Esther Rianna for 68 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Joseph and Angelina (Capece) Rianna. Arnold was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was retired from the Rhode Island Department of Administration. Arnold leaves one...
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Amelia Belisle

February 10, 1922 - October 16, 2016

Amelia (Vecchiarino) Belisle, 94, entered into eternal rest on October 16, 2016 attended by her immediate family. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul J. Belisle for 55 years. She is survived by her devoted children, Pauline (Vito) Iovino of Johnston, Jacqueline Spaziano of Boca Raton, Florida, Gilbert (Debbie) Belisle and Paulette (Russell) Catelli both of Providence. She is also...
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Jean B. Lombardi

October 12, 1928 - October 14, 2016

Jean B. (Siravo) Lombardi, 88, passed away October 14, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Rudolph "Rudy" Lombardi for 66 years. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Flavio A. and Maria (Ricozzi) Siravo. Jean was the loving mother of Steven R. Lombardi and his wife Donna, Lorraine E. Longano and her husband Joseph, and David F. Lombardi and his wife Carol; cherished grandmother of...
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James Massarone

May 27, 1951 - October 12, 2016

James "Jimmy" Massarone, age 65, of Johnston, passed away October 12, 2016 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care with his family by his side. He was the loving companion and best friend of Joan Coutu. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Vincent and Amelia (Aiello) Massarone. He is survived by his loving sister Lynda Labbadia, nephew Lawrence, niece Lauren Labbadia and great-niece Mia...
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Edward Lyman D'Andrea

June 4, 1930 - October 12, 2016

E. Lyman D'Andrea, Esq., 86, passed away October 12, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Marie D. (Pontarelli) D'Andrea for 57 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Julius and Marie (Linehan) D'Andrea and Rev. Carl and Burnette (Mann) Pearson. Lyman was the brother of Thelma Wunschel and the late Ella Tripodi, Calvin E. Pearson and Earl M. Pearson. He also leaves several...
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Frank Zabatta

November 21, 1921 - October 9, 2016

Frank Zabatta, (Founder of Carla Corporation), passed away peacefully October 9, 2016 at home with his loving family.He was the husband of Wanda (Zamoida) Zabatta; son of the late Antonio and Vittoria (Mattera) Zabatta; father of Antonio J. Zabatta and his wife Xiomara, Carla A. Zabatta and her fiancé Steven; grandfather of Francesco and his fiancée Julie, Natalia and her husband...
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Daniel Anthony Sullivan

December 17, 1942 - October 8, 2016

Daniel A. Sullivan Sr., 73, passed away October 8, 2016.He was the son of the late Daniel and Elsie (Silva) Sullivan; husband of the late Elaine M. (DiFilippo) Sullivan; father of Gale M. Ludovici and her husband Paul, Daniel A. Sullivan Jr. and his wife Lori, Stephanie A. Horton and her husband John, and Sandra A. Carpentieri and her husband Bruno; grandfather of Paul D. Ludovici, Kaela Sullivan...
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Josephine T. Harwood

November 23, 1925 - October 4, 2016

Josephine "Sito" T. (Nehmy) Harwood, 90, passed away peacefully October 4, 2016 surrounded by her children and grandchildren whom she dedicated her life to. Born in Lowell, MA, she was a daughter of the late Elias and Sarah (Barkett) Nehmy. Josephine was the beloved mother of Patricia Viti, Debra-Ann Ferrara and Jayne Capaldi and her husband Frank Jr.; cherished grandmother of Michael Wheeler...
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Michael A. Ciancaglini

September 13, 1930 - October 2, 2016

Michael A. Ciancaglini, 86, entered into eternal life October 2, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Noreen A. (Testa) Ciancaglini. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Igino and Maria (Campellone) Ciancaglini. Michael was the devoted and loving father of Deborah A. Brown, Donna L. DiGregorio and her husband John, and Doreen M. Ciancaglini. He...
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Richard R. Rizzo

July 28, 1939 - September 30, 2016

Richard R. Rizzo, 77, passed away September 30, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Sandra M. (Wisdom) Rizzo for 54 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Virginia (Romano) Rizzo. Richard was the loving father of Kimberley Pastina and her husband David, and Cheryl Rizzo. He was also the brother of Marcia Pandozzi. Richard was a member of the Laborers' Union Local...
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Joseph E. Charpentier

October 19, 1923 - September 27, 2016

Joseph Edward Charpentier, 92, passed away September 27, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor G. (Nicolo) Charpentier for 68 years. He was the son of the late Alfred and Melvina Charpentier; father of Dennis J. Charpentier and his wife Pat, and Debra A. Tripp and her husband Brett; grandfather of Jessica, Lori and Samantha; great-grandfather of Abby, Vanessa, Alex and Adam. Joseph had...
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Vincenza Autieri

July 12, 1925 - September 27, 2016

Vincenza (Baldino) Autieri, 91, passed away September 27, 2016. Wife of the late Pasquale Autieri; daughter of the late Michael and Lucia (Parente) Baldino; mother of Robert P. Autieri and his wife Deborah, and Steven M. Autieri and his wife Donna; grandmother of Robert, Richard, Steven and Daniel; great-grandmother of Hailey and Allison; sister of the late James, Anthony and Albert Baldino, and...
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Olga Maresca

May 14, 1916 - September 22, 2016

Olga (Goods) Maresca, 100, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Summit Commons Health Care Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late Anthony "Tom" Maresca; daughter of the late Nicholas and Tekla (Szewczuk) Goods; mother of Michael Maresca of East Providence and Robert Maresca and his wife Elizabeth of Lincoln; grandmother of Traci Cady, Andrea Maresca-Kohr, Michael Maresca...
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Pauline B. Zambarano

June 21, 1931 - September 20, 2016

Pauline B. (Bouchard) Zambarano, 85, passed away September 20, 2016. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Zambarano Sr.; daughter of the late Omer and Marjorie (Hogan) Bouchard; mother of Richard J. Zambarano Jr. and his wife Debra, and Mark R. Zambarano and his wife Kristen; grandmother of Richard III, Nicole, Nicholas, Alexia and Matthew; great-grandmother of Ella and Mila; twin sister of...
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Louis J. Arena

December 13, 1923 - September 18, 2016

Louis J. Arena, 92, passed away September 18, 2016. Husband of the late Gabriella (Amerio) Arena; son of the late Nicholas and Maria (Tangaro) Arena; father of Dennis J. Arena and his wife Kathie; grandfather of Jennifer Renigaldo and Jason Arena; brother of the late Anthony, Bruno and Nicholas Arena, Mary Volucci, Concetta Raccio, Giovanna Marabian, Marie Desrosiers and Katherine Travis. He...
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Lawrence M. Cinquegrana

March 6, 1965 - September 18, 2016

Lawrence "Larry" M. Cinquegrana, 51, passed away September 18, 2016. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Lorenzo and Annina G. (Falco) Cinquegrana; brother of Paul J. Cinquegrana and the late Gina M. Cinquegrana; uncle of Kristina Petrilli and her husband Daniel, Jessica Algarin and her husband Andrew, and Anthony Cinquegrana; great-uncle of Nina, Christopher and Amelia. He also leaves...
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Marie Anna Exilas

January 16, 1939 - September 15, 2016

In Memory of Marie "Anna" Manoune-ExilasDecember 16, 1939 - September 15, 2016Marie "Anna" Manoune - Exilas, 76, was hit by a car and passed away September 15, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Jean Louis Exilas; she was a cherished mother to 2 daughters, 2 sons and a stepdaughter; Loving grandmother to 9 grandchildren and a great-grandson.Marie was an active member of the Centre Evangelique of...
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Carolyn Giordano

October 27, 1936 - September 13, 2016

Carolyn (Mendence) Giordano, 79, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on September 13, 2016. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Susie (Cinelli) Mendence; wife of Anthony Giordano; loving mother of Janine and Lisa Giordano, Marisa Schasel and husband Paul, and Anthony Giordano and his companion Cherylann; loving and devoted grandmother of Nicole and Ashley, and...
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James E. Egan

May 8, 1924 - September 12, 2016

James E. Egan, 92, passed away September 12, 2016. He was the husband of the late Marguerite (Bowe) Egan; son of the late William and Irene Egan; father of James B. Egan and Jeffrey M. Egan and his wife Melanie; grandfather of Matthew Egan; brother of Thomas Egan, Irene Marsden and the late William Egan. Mr. Egan was a self-employed glazing contractor and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. ...
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Connie R. Calfa

September 25, 1926 - September 8, 2016

Connie R. (Amato) Calfa, 89, passed away September 8, 2016. She was the wife of the late Philip A. Calfa; daughter of the late Salvatore and Teresa (Esposito) Amato; mother of Gale A. Stone-Cestrone and her husband John, and Rodney Stone; grandmother of Michael Philip Stone and his wife Renée; sister of Carol Prisco, Mary Amato and the late Joseph and Carmine Amato. Visitation and funeral...
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Helen Nastari

May 9, 1931 - September 7, 2016

Helen (Cherello) Nastari, 85, passed away September 7, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Armond Nastari; daughter of the late Santo and Mary Cherello; mother of Debra A. Nastari and her companion Douglas Frederickson, and Ronald A. Nastari and his wife Regina; and sister of Michelina Catallozzi, Florence Siravo and Santo Cherello. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Visitation and...
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Anita M. Murphy

July 5, 1928 - September 7, 2016

Anita M. (Ross) Murphy, 88, passed away September 7, 2016. She was the wife of the late Gerald D. Murphy. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late Donais "David" Ross and Lydia (Bacon) Clark. Anita was the loving mother of Michael Murphy and his wife Dawn, Dennis Murphy and his wife Cynthia, Theresa Murphy, Patricia Sylvia and her husband Allen, Kathie Pollastro and...
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