Our Obituaries

Diane V. Cantone

March 18, 1940 - January 29, 2018

Diane V. (Morrell) Cantone, 77, passed away January 29, 2018. She was the wife of the late Michael A. Cantone. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Louise M. (Marsocci) Morrell. Diane was the loving mother of Michael A. Cantone Jr. and his spouse Vincent Guarna, Lynn M. Cantone Ross, and Donna M. Cantone and her spouse Jennifer Cantone; cherished grandmother of...
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Josephine Carcieri

November 12, 1915 - January 26, 2018

Josephine Carcieri (Spinella), of North Providence, RI, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the age of 102. She was the wife of the late Michael A. Carcieri. Josephine was the daughter of the late Antonio and Fortunata (Genovese) Spinella of Providence, formerly of Oliveri, Sicily. She was the oldest of 10, survived by her youngest sibling Elaine Drapeau of East...
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Margaret M. Santagata

March 1, 1922 - January 24, 2018

Margaret M. (D'Agnenica) Santagata, 95, passed away January 24, 2018. She was the wife of the late Peter Santagata; daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Gabriele) D'Agnenica; mother of Judy Dekonski and her late husband Richard with whom she resided, and John Santagata and his wife Rachel; grandmother of 5; great-grandmother of 8. She was the sister of the late Joseph, Anthony, Robert,...
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Anthony I. Mattera

June 28, 1933 - January 22, 2018

Anthony I. Mattera, 84, passed away January 22, 2018. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Giovanni and Fortuna (Migliaccio) Mattera, and brother of the late Marie Petrucci, Filomena Petrucci, Yolanda Pacitto, Salvatore, John and Gennaro Mattera. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Anthony served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was raised in the Federal Hill...
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Barbara T. Thomas

July 15, 1941 - January 21, 2018


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Sandra L. Ledoux

July 22, 1977 - January 19, 2018

Sandra L. (Ewing-McKenna) Ledoux, 40, passed away unexpectedly January 19, 2018. She was the loving mother of Alexander N. Ledoux, cherished daughter of George D. Samuelian and Jeannine (Ewing) McKenna; sister of John Paul McKenna, half-sister of Dustin Samuelian, step-sister of Shannon L. Payne. Sandi was the niece of Deborah and James Lyons, William Ewing and the late Lori M. Ewing-Slovak;...
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Richard F. Ferranti

June 18, 1940 - January 19, 2018

Richard F. Ferranti, 77, passed away January 19, 2018. He was the husband of the late Dolores (Rainone) Ferranti. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John and Theresa (Suldano) Ferranti. Richard was the brother of Ronald D. Ferranti and the late John Ferranti. He was the loving uncle of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was especially good at spoiling these...
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Marie Merola

May 16, 1929 - January 14, 2018

Marie (Romano) Merola, 88, of Providence, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Philip Hulitar Center after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Frank Merola. She is the loving mother of Leslie Ann Merola and Daryl Marie Merola with whom she resided; cherished grandmother of Stephen William Conti. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Marciano and...
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Anna Maria Persechino

June 7, 1928 - January 7, 2018

Anna Maria (Catenacci) Persechino, 89, passed away January 7, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale Persechino. Born in Casalvieri, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Antonia Catenacci. She was the loving mother of Ernesto A. Persechino and his wife Elvira; devoted grandmother Patrizio Persechino and Antonella Cassisi and her husband Antonio; cherished great...
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Margaret Mary Campbell

June 16, 1924 - January 6, 2018

Margaret M. (Gaudet) Campbell, 93, passed away January 6, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Campbell. Born in Prince Edward Island, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Angeline (Gaudet) Gaudet. Margaret was the devoted mother of Robert, Donald, William, Susan and Michael Campbell and Nancy Gianlorenzo; cherished grandmother of Eugene, Matthew, Scott, Michelle,...
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Linda Jean Diana

September 5, 1950 - January 6, 2018

Linda J. (Ruggiero) Diana, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018. She is survived by her loving husband Michael, who will love her and miss her so much; sister of Robert Ruggiero, Deborah Sorbara and her husband Mike, and their children Sam, David and Monica; sister-in-law of Angela and Bob Bigelli, and their children Bobby and David. She also leaves 5 great-nieces.Linda was a tax specialist for...
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Anna C. Bianchi

September 17, 1927 - January 5, 2018

Anna C. (Santillo) Bianchi, 90, passed away January 5, 2018. She was the wife of the late Navio Bianchi; daughter of the late William and Christina (Ricci) Santillo; mother of William D. Bianchi and his wife Beryl, and Kenneth W. Bianchi and his wife Demetra; grandmother of Christopher, Andrew, Christina and Thea; great-grandmother of Anden, Lana, Mila and Roman. She retired as an...
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Santina Olivo

May 26, 1924 - January 4, 2018

Our beloved Auntie Santina Olivo, born May 26th, 1924, died January 4th, 2018, with her loving family by her side. Her cherished nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, along with her devoted brother-in-law, Bill Robertson, will honor Santina with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ann's Church, 280 Hawkins Street, Providence, RI on January 19th at 11AM. Auntie dedicated and devoted her life to...
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Joseph V. DeGiulio

December 6, 1925 - January 3, 2018

Joseph V. DeGiulio, Sr., 92, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 3, 2018. He was the son of the late Guiseppe and Maria (Magnatta) DeGiulio; husband of the late Phyllis (Lombardi) DeGiulio; father of Joseph V. DeGiulio Jr., Maryann P. McGillivray, Cynthia Krapf-Whitman and Lisa P. DelVecchio; grandfather of 4; great-grandfather of 2; and brother of John and Gerald...
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Roland Michael DeCesare

September 19, 1951 - January 1, 2018

Roland M. DeCesare, 66, passed away January 1, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Edith (DiBiasio) DeCesare for 43 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John M. and Annette T. (Falvo) DeCesare; brother of Judith Parker and her husband Michael and the late James DeCesare.Roland was a member of Teamsters Local 251 for 30 years and also a member of several other organizations. ...
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Rosemary Romantini

September 10, 1926 - December 31, 2017

Rosemary (Thomason) Romantini, 91, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on December 31, 2017. Rosemary was the wife of the late Biagio "Buzz" Romantini; daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Nicarto) Thomason; sister of the late Joseph, Kenneth and Francis Thomason. She was the mother of Cheryl Tassone (Joseph) and Linda Sperry (Steven); grandmother of Kristen L. Tassone and...
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Richard Joseph Sequino

August 9, 1942 - December 28, 2017

RICHARD J. SEQUINO, 75, passed away December 28, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late Joseph and Edith (Attanasio) Sequino; father of Gina Barboza; grandfather of Sasha and Mariah Worthem; brother of Barbara Biafore and LTC Carole A. Melton, U.S. Army, Ret.; uncle of John J. Biafore, Carolyn E. Turner, Jennifer M. Clements and Robert B. Melton. He also leaves a host of others who...
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John Brian Verduchi

July 31, 1954 - December 28, 2017

John Brian Verduchi, 63, passed away December 28, 2017. He was the son of the late Cal and Rosalina E. (DeMarco) Verduchi; brother of Anthony R. Verduchi and his wife Annette, Cal J. Verduchi and his wife Mary, and Dennis A. Verduchi and his wife Amanda. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday at 12 p.m. in the Pontarelli-Marino Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence...
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Thomas G. DeConcilis

March 3, 1925 - December 28, 2017

Thomas G. DeConcilis Jr., 92, passed away peacefully at home December 28, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends. He was the longtime companion of the late Caroline J. Dickie. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas and Adeline (Albanese) DeConcilis. He was the loving father of Marisa DeConcilis, Catherine DeConcilis, Jennifer Dickie, and the late Diana Martin, cherished...
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John Funaro

April 10, 1937 - December 27, 2017

John Funaro Jr., 80, passed away December 27, 2017. He was the adoring husband of the late Geraldine R. (Barker) Funaro; son of the late John and Giuseppina Funaro; loving father of Christine L. Smaldone and her husband Christopher, and Rita M. Cerroni and her husband Thomas; step-father of Robert M. Yanni and his wife Cristy, and Adam M. Yanni and his wife Lisa; devoted grandfather of Lauren...
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Patricia A. Lyons

August 5, 1941 - December 26, 2017

Patricia A. Lyons, 76, passed away December 26, 2017.She was the daughter of the late Michael and Delia (Carcieri) Pascone; mother of Dina M. Audette (Kevin), Michael Lyons (Karen) and the late John Lyons; mother-in-law of Rita Lyons; grandmother of Nicholas, Trisha, Jacob, David, Domenic, Michael, step-grandmother of Lauren, Jason and Kristen; great-grandmother of Aliana and Kason; sister of the...
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Dante E. Mancini

September 13, 1924 - December 24, 2017

Dante E. "Mills" Mancini, 93, beloved grandfather ("Papa") of Laura and Carla Mancini and their husbands Jake Shuffler and Michael Busby, passed away December 24, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Norma Jean (Blanchard) Mancini and the late Helen (Gatta) Mancini; father of David Mancini and his wife Beth; brother of the late Angelina Landi, Helen Salvati, Frank, William and...
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Richard Ferri

April 11, 1927 - December 16, 2017

Richard Ferri, 90, passed away December 16, 2017. He was the husband of Eva J. (Godin) Ferri and the late Rose (Conca) Ferri; father of Richard Ferri and his wife Diane, and Ronald V. Ferri and his wife Jeannine; stepfather of David Dumond Sr., Gerald Dumond and his wife Ronda; grandfather of Richard, Evan and Brianna Ferri, Joshua, Brian and David Jr. Dumond; great-grandfather of Thomas and Lola...
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Ann Marie Cortellesso

May 24, 1936 - December 15, 2017

Ann Marie Cortellesso, 81, passed away December 15, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Alfredo and Ida (Pontarelli) Rossi; mother of Albert A. Jr. and Jason A. Cortellesso, Nicholas DeMarco, Sharon Altieri and Brenda Zeigler; sister of Judith Rossi and the late Joseph and John Rossi, and Tina DeMarco; grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 7; former wife of the late Albert A. "Chi Chi"...
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Joan Paglia

July 3, 1933 - December 15, 2017

Joan Paglia (Shores), R.N., 84, passed away December 15, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Anthony Paglia and the late Calvin Gordon Sr. M.D.; mother of Calvin Jr., Douglas and Kimberly Gordon. Private funeral services and burial will be held in Swan Point Cemetery, East Providence.
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Dgranohi A. Khachek

January 1, 1931 - December 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Thomas R. Rebello

December 7, 1947 - December 13, 2017

Thomas Ronald Rebello, 70, passed away December 13, 2017.He was the son of the late Thomas J. and Jean (Cunningham) Rebello; father of the late Denise Rebello; brother of Joseph, Richard, Gary, James and Donald Rebello, Ann Marie Varatta, and the late Ronald and Carole Rebello.Visitation will be held Thursday 11-12 p.m. followed by a service at 12 p.m. in Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home, 971...
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William Matthew Hatzell

September 14, 1955 - December 10, 2017

William M. Hatzell, 62, passed away December 10, 2017. He was the son of the late Willard L. and Jeanie A. (Matera) Hatzell; husband of Gail Lyman-Hatzell; father of Kirstin A. Hatzell; nephew of Matthew and Palma Matera; cousin of Aurelia Granieri, and Laura and Steven Matera. William had worked as a field service engineer for Emerson Process Management before retiring. 'Hatz' was very grateful...
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Anthony Veigas

May 3, 1932 - December 7, 2017

Anthony Veigas, 85, passed away December 7, 2017. He was the husband of the late Helen R. (Turgeon)Veigas; father of Anthony M. Veigas, Jean M. Gesualdi and husband Joseph, Phyllis A. Iacona and husband John A. Jr.; grandfather of Gianna P. Kandalaft and husband John, and John R. Iacona; great-grandfather of Hannah and Isobel Kandalaft. Anthony had worked as a bricklayer before retiring and was a...
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Maureen T. DeAngelis

August 8, 1934 - December 7, 2017

Maureen T. (Moriarty) DeAngelis, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 7, 2017. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Olga (Bonde) Moriarty; loving wife of the late Frank DeAngelis; mother of Frank "Buddy" DeAngelis and his wife Melissa Trapp, Linda D'Antuono and her husband Domenic; cherished grandmother of Hayley, Seth, Erik and Matthew; sister...
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Mary Fortinellis

December 31, 1922 - December 7, 2017

Mary P. Fortinellis, passed away on December 7, 2017. She was born to Giovanna and Angelo Verardo on December 31, 1922 in Providence where she lived her entire life. Mary was a tour guide for several of her earlier years with Collette Travel and enjoyed the many destinations she visited. For the last 30 years, until her death, Mary was employed by Dr. Donald Fargnoli, whom she deeply admired. ...
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Christine Ann Chabot

June 21, 1967 - December 6, 2017

Christine A. Chabot, 50, passed away December 6, 2017. She was the daughter of Carol M. C. Duclos and the late Joseph S. McKay; wife of James J. Chabot; mother of Nichole M. Cardin; grandmother of Kaelyn and Alina; sister of Joseph P. McKay and sister-in-law of Karen Dagenais. Visitation will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. Burial...
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Vincenza Aurelio

April 10, 1918 - December 2, 2017

Vincenza "Vinnie" (Di Orio Lepore) Aurelio, 99, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Aurelio for over 70 years. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, a daughter of the late Pasco and Antonietta Di Orio, she is survived by her loving son Alphonse J. Lepore and his wife Jean of Barrington, her two devoted grandsons, Glenn M. Lepore of...
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Normand R. Langlais

March 22, 1947 - November 30, 2017

Normand R. Langlais, 70, passed away suddenly November 30, 2017.He was the son of the late Normand and Doris (Marchand) Langlais; father of Kevin T. Langlais (Kerri) and Darcy Hardy (John); grandfather of Charlotte, Finn and Colin; beloved companion of Georgia Bonaminio with whom he resided. Norm proudly served his country as a U.S. Navy Seabee, including a tour in Vietnam. Throughout the years...
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Geraldine M. Boscalia

October 26, 1929 - November 26, 2017

Geraldine M. (Allen) Boscalia, 88, passed away November 26, 2017.She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel Allen; wife of the late Philip A. Boscalia Jr.; mother of Geraldine B. Critz, Anne M. Stevens and her husband Mark; grandmother of Carl P. and Kenneth A. Critz, and Jason M. and Nicholas P. Stevens. She was also the sister of the late Charles Allen.Geraldine had worked as a...
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Vena Y. San Antonio

August 7, 1918 - November 26, 2017

Vena Y. (Ricci) San Antonio, 99, a lifelong resident of North Providence, passed away November 26, 2017. She was the wife of the late Amadeo "Bill" San Antonio. Born in Scituate, RI, she was a daughter of the late Pietro and Philomena (DiStefano) Ricci. She was the beloved mother of Jane Frame and her husband George, Christine Bjork and her husband Steven, and William A. San Antonio; loving...
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Alfred Angelo Lanni

August 8, 1935 - November 21, 2017

Alfred A. "Fred" Lanni, 82, of Providence, passed away on November 21, 2017. Alfred was the beloved husband of Shirley A. (Christopher) Lanni for 60 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John and Josephine (Marone) Lanni. He lived in Providence all his life. He was a member of Teamsters Local 251 and was a truck driver for Tilcon Gammino for 40 years retiring in 1997. He was a...
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Claire M. Lapolla

February 22, 1924 - November 19, 2017

Claire M. (Dejasse) Lapolla, 93, passed away November 19, 2017. She was the wife of the late Saverio "Sam" Lapolla. Born in Theux, Belgium, she was a daughter of the late Fernand and Alice (Heynen) Dejasse. Claire was the loving mother of Alice C. Madden and her husband Kenneth, Daniel S. Lapolla and his wife Mary Ann, Michael J. Lapolla and his wife Ann, and Joyce M. Lapolla Hynes and her...
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Dennis J. Vieira

July 30, 1950 - November 18, 2017

Dennis J. Vieira, 67, passed November 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Darlene E. (O'Brien) Vieira. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Manuel and Nancy (Ferrucci) Vieira. He was the father of Melody Vieira and Melissa Vieira-Botelho; grandfather of Mathieu Florio, Megan Florio, Macayla Botelho and Marco Botelho Jr.; great-grandfather of Ava...
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Roseann L. Denicourt

November 14, 1944 - November 18, 2017

Roseann L. (Aidala) Denicourt, 73, passed away November 18, 2017. She was the beloved wife of George P. Denicourt. Born in Providence, Roseann was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Calabro) Aidala. She was the loving mother of Matthew J. Denicourt. She was also the sister of Vincent Aidala and his wife Arleen. Visitation will be held Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. with her funeral on...
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Marie R. Krapf

June 3, 1933 - November 17, 2017

Marie R. (Matano) Krapf, 84, passed away November 17, 2017. She was the wife of the late Joseph W. Krapf; daughter of the late Giuseppe and Maria C. (Pera) Matano; mother of Joseph T. Krapf and his wife Julie, and Karen Krapf; grandmother of Joseph and Janelle Krapf; great-grandmother of London Marie Borges; and sister of the late Nancy Fionte, Katherine Derouin and Nicholas Ricutti. Marie was...
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Vito N. Migliaccio

July 10, 1927 - November 15, 2017

Vito N. Migliaccio, 90, passed away November 15, 2017 at home. He was the husband of the late Yolanda (Langella) Norato-Migliaccio and the late Eva (Stabile) Migliaccio; son of the late Domenico and Luisa (Roberto) Migliaccio; father of Joseph D. Migliaccio and his wife Gail; step-father of Debra Verducci, Shirley Luca, and Paul Norato; grandfather of 7; great-grandfather of 7; brother of John...
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Angelo S. Costabile

May 19, 1922 - November 14, 2017

Angelo S. Costabile, 95, passed away November 14, 2017 on the 6th anniversary of his beloved wife's passing, Josephine (Bonaminio) Costabile. Born in Providence, Angelo was a life-long resident of the city where he was a communicant of St. Ann Church. Angelo was the son of the late Alessandro and Clementina (Picozzi) Costabile; father of Angelo Costabile and his wife Carol; grandfather of David...
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Barbara J. Lamy

March 19, 1933 - November 13, 2017

Barbara J. Lamy, 84, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2017. She was the devoted wife of the late Alfred A. Lamy for 57 years. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William and Anna M. (Mangiarelli) DeLuca. Barbara graduated from St. Edward's School, Providence and St. Mary Academy, Bay View, at which she was sponsored by St. Edward's Parish. She was an Executive Secretary...
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Lamberto V. Chicarella

July 3, 1957 - November 11, 2017

Lamberto V. Chicarella, 60, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on November 11, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Rita (Longano) Chicarella. Born in Anzio, Rome, Italy, he was a son of the late Cesare and Caterina (Salvatori) Chicarella. He was the loving father of Tina Hayek and her husband Joseph Hayek Jr, and Alessandro Chicarella; cherished grandfather of Joseph "JJ"...
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Joseph J. Santos

December 9, 1984 - November 9, 2017

Joseph J. Santos, 32, of Providence, died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 9th in Providence. Joseph was born to the late Vivian J. Santos and the late Charles C. Bevis. He leaves two children, Joseph Abate-Walsh of North Andover, MA and Julianna Tessier of Florida; three brothers, John Santos of New Hampshire, Lucas Tiberio of Cumberland and Tyler Hayward of Holden, MA; two sisters, Jeniffer...
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Karen Ann Bernardo

August 14, 1961 - November 3, 2017

Karen Ann (Bianco) Bernardo, 56, passed away November 3, 2017.She was the daughter of Frank M. and Mary B. (Coccia) Bianco; wife of Joseph A. Bernardo Sr. and mother of Joseph A. Bernardo Jr. Karen had attended North Providence High School where she excelled in various academic pursuits. She also attended the Community College of Rhode Island where she furthered her education in business...
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Diana M. Nicastro

November 24, 1926 - October 29, 2017

Diana M. (DelPapa) Nicastro, 90, passed away October 29, 2017 at the Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Louis Nicastro Jr. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late William and Victoria (Boggioni) DelPapa. Mrs. Nicastro worked for New England Telephone Company. She was the mother of Louis Nicastro III (Donna D'Amico), Diana M. Litterio and Charlene Nicastro Nesbitt; sister of...
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Richard R. Ruggiero

March 1, 1946 - October 23, 2017

Richard R. Ruggiero, 71, passed away October 23, 2017. He was the husband of the late Janice M. Ruggiero. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Carmine and Celia (Mastantuono) Ruggiero. He was the father of Richard R. Ruggiero and his wife Lisa of Cranston, and Dr. David M. Ruggiero and his wife Lauren of Johnston; grandfather of Ryan R., Daniel J., and Andrew C. Ruggiero; and brother...
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Estelle R. Waddington

March 21, 1914 - October 19, 2017

Estelle R. (Favicchio) Waddington, 103, passed away October 19, 2017. Wife of the late William Waddington; daughter of the late Nicola and Elvira (Zarlenga) Favicchio; mother of George W. Waddington and his wife Carolyn, William K. Waddington and his wife Patricia, and Estelle A. Alvarez; grandmother of 8; great-grandmother of 10; great-great grandmother of 1. She was the sister of the late...
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Mercedes Redondo

April 15, 1955 - October 16, 2017

Mercedes "Dollys" (Batista) Redondo, 62, passed away October 16, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Pedro E. Redondo. Born in the Dominican Republic, she was a daughter of the late Ramon and Minerva (Tavarez) Batista. Mercedes was the loving mother of Larissa M. Munoz and her husband Odlyn B. Munoz, and Arlene M. Redondo; devoted grandmother of Massiel and Osiris Munoz. She was the sister of...
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Dawn J. D'Amico

December 19, 1936 - October 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Ronald R. Montecalvo

February 20, 1938 - October 10, 2017

Ronald R. Montecalvo, 79, passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2017.He was the son of the late Ralph and Frances (Solitro) Montecalvo; husband of Phyllis A. (Mannarelli) Montecalvo; father of Gian Montecalvo (Robin); and brother of Roberta Turcone (John). Ronald graduated from Providence College in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was the chairman of the North Providence Zoning Board...
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Antonio E. Votta

April 18, 1930 - October 10, 2017

Antonio E. Votta, 87, passed away October 10, 2017. He was the husband of the late Carol (Pennine) Votta. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Guiseppe and Lucy (DiMuccio) Votta. He was the father of Debra J. Kent and Donna M. Croce-Votta; grandfather of 3, great-grandfather of 7; great-great-grandfather of 1. He was also the brother of Reno Votta, Gilda Mozzetta and the late Edmund,...
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Anthony Joseph Soave

December 23, 1932 - October 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Richard Gene Potenza

October 9, 1947 - October 5, 2017

Richard G. Potenza, 69, passed away October 5, 2017. He was the son of the late Domenic and Eleanor (Manfredi) Potenza; husband of Marsha (Cambra) Potenza; father of Joshua Potenza and fiancée Simona Popovici, Jenifer Potenza, Jessica Lemieux and husband Marc; cherished papa of Avery and Jacob; brother of Edward Potenza and wife Dee, twin brother of Robert Potenza and wife Sue. Richard was...
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Joseph Ralph Guglielmo

August 15, 1958 - October 4, 2017

Joseph R. Guglielmo, 59, passed away October 4, 2017 at home. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Joseph and Julia (D'Amelio) Guglielmo; beloved brother of Glenda J. Guglielmo and the late Lorna A. Guglielmo; cherished nephew of Caroline Berarducci. He also leaves several close cousins and many devoted friends. After his graduation from Boston University with a B.S. in Business...
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Catherine J. Sousa

February 19, 1937 - October 1, 2017

Catherine J. "Kitty" (Panzini) Sousa, 80, passed away October 1, 2017 at home. She was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Adelaide (Mollis) Panzini; wife of Richard J. Sousa; mother of Lori Pinheiro (Ozzie), Richard S. Sousa (Cynthia); grandmother of Michael Pinheiro and Alexandria Sousa; sister of Patricia Panzini, Robert Panzini, Judith Turcotte and Janice Ferguson.Catherine retired after...
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Mary T. Bell

April 29, 1920 - September 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Anthony L. Pirolli

March 16, 1949 - September 29, 2017

Anthony L. Pirolli, 68, passed away at home on September 29, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of the late Patricia A. (Guglietti) Pirolli; son of the late Louis Sr. and Adeline (Zuena) Pirolli; father of Christina M. Pirolli; brother of Louis Pirolli Jr. and Patricia A. Deschene. He also leaves his beloved sister-in-law Mary Guglietti, many nieces and nephews and...
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Alice M. McWeeney

March 13, 1926 - September 29, 2017

Alice M. (Conaty) McWeeney, 91, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on September 29, 2017. She was the wife of the late Raymond F. McWeeney; daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Maguire) Conaty; sister of Sarah DiSano with whom she resided and the late Mary D'Aquila and Thomas Conaty. She also leaves several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and...
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Kenneth T. DeMarco

April 20, 1943 - September 29, 2017

Kenneth T. DeMarco, 74, passed away September 29, 2017. Son of the late Carmine and Dasolina "Daisy" (Travisonno) DeMarco; father of Lori A. DeMarco and Kenneth C. DeMarco; brother of Carol R. Cambio, Wayne A., Carmine M., and Robert A. DeMarco; companion of Joanne Giglio; former husband of Angela M. DeMarco. Ken was the owner and operator of Scrambler's Restaurant and also a car dealer most of...
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Frank Robert Campanella

November 23, 1926 - September 29, 2017

Frank R. Campanella, 90, of Clermont, Florida, formerly of North Providence, passed away September 29, 2017.Frank served in the U.S. Army in WWII and the U.S. Navy in the Korean War. He received his bachelor's degree from Providence College and worked for over 35 years at the Providence Gas Co., now known as National Grid. He enjoyed traveling and did so extensively throughout Europe, the...
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Vicente Medina

April 5, 1953 - September 25, 2017

Vicente Medina, 64, passed away September 25, 2017. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he was a loving son of Ramona Pacheco and the late Ercilio Medina. He was the lifelong partner of Alba Martinez; beloved father of Irma Munnett of Florida, Ivelisse Edwards of Providence, Marilyn Medina of Providence and Sandy Cortes of Connecticut; grandfather of Andres, Carlos, Xavier, Xiomara, Jovan, Keanu,...
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Alma Louise Flynn

May 13, 1924 - September 24, 2017

Alma L. (Fagan) Flynn, 93, passed away September 24, 2017. Born in Warwick, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Alma (Church) Fagan; wife of the late Vincent Flynn; mother of Maryann Flynn, Cheryl M. Brooks and her husband Paul, and Lois S. Pesatouro and her husband Arthur; grandmother of 3; great-grandmother of 3. Visitation and funeral services will be held Friday, 10-11 a.m. with a...
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John D. Mancone

April 3, 1929 - September 23, 2017

John D. Mancone, 88 of North Providence passed away on September 23, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Marlene (Cimini) Mancone for 65 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Luciano and Albina (Neri) Mancone. He was the devoted father of David L. Mancone of North Providence and John M. Mancone and his wife Diane of North Smithfield. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, John,...
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Leonard B. Maglione

April 26, 1942 - September 22, 2017

Leonard "Lenny" B. Maglione CSM, Ret., 75, died surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 22, 2017. He was born in Providence on April 26, 1942, to Leonardo and Mary (Testa) Maglione. He is survived by his wife Janice M. (Boscia) Maglione; daughters Carolyn Teare, Janine Calise and Lenore Breit; son-in-laws Christian Teare and Robert Calise; grandchildren Robert, Gian, Mason...
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Carmella L. Iadevaia

August 28, 1929 - September 20, 2017

Carmella L. (Franchetti) Iadevaia, 88, passed away Wednesday September 20, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Guido A. Iadevaia, for 67 years, before his death. She was the daughter of the late Santa (Cocozza) and Valerio Franchetti.Born in Providence RI, she was a lifelong resident of Providence and a communicant of St. Ann Church, Providence. She was...
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Carmella A. Vinacco

February 25, 1926 - September 20, 2017

Carmella A. (Grieco) Vinacco, 91, passed away September 20, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Vinacco Jr. for 63 years. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Domenic and Maria (Pontarelli) Grieco. She was the devoted mother of Peter A. Vinacco and his wife Marie, Deborah A. Vinacco, Doris B. Reilly and her husband James, LoriAnn E. Garde and her husband Robert, and...
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Mario A. Petracca

April 25, 1965 - September 18, 2017

Mario A. Petracca III, 52, (Ret. N.P.F.D.), passed away September 18, 2017. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of Mario A. Petracca II and the late Patricia E. (Mathewson) Petracca; loving father of Alicia M. Feather and her husband Keith, and Caitlyn Petracca; grandfather of Faith and Amya; brother of Matthew J. Petracca and his wife Tina; uncle of Michael and Nicholas. Mario was a retired...
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Lisa Ann Rossi

January 5, 1965 - September 17, 2017

Lisa Ann Rossi, 52, passed away September 17, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved daughter of Ann M. (Pannone) Rossi and the late Robert A. Rossi; cherished sister of Sherri A. Rossi and her companion Brian; devoted niece and goddaughter of Joyce Pannone; maternal granddaughter of the late Frank and Stella Pannone and paternal granddaughter of Mario and Thelma Rossi;...
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Scott A. Travis

July 30, 1970 - September 15, 2017

Scott Travis, 47 of Providence, RI and formerly Cumberland, RI, died September 15, 2017 after his second courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Herbert S. Travis, Jr. and Elsie (Forloni) Travis. He leaves a brother, Herbert S. Travis III of West Warwick, two sisters, Melissa D. Travis of Cumberland and Melodie D. (Travis) Kirby of North Attleboro. He also leaves behind his...
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Leatrice Reynolds

July 2, 1930 - September 13, 2017

Leatrice (Coulombe) Reynolds, 87, passed away September 13, 2017. Daughter of the late Peter and Beatrice (Robichaud) Coulombe.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. Graveside burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
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Michael R. Mancuso

December 12, 1946 - September 12, 2017

Michael R. Mancuso, 70, passed away September 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Gloria Ann (Natale) Mancuso; son of the late Ralph and Celia (Calabrese) Mancuso; loving father of Melissa Amadin and her husband Allen; grandfather of Maddox and Amelia; brother of Grace Iacona. Visitation and funeral will be held Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue,...
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Fernando Fajardo

August 17, 1921 - September 11, 2017

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring love. Where there is offense, let me bring pardon. Where there is discord, let me bring union. Where there is error, let me bring truth. Where there is doubt, let me bring faith. Where there is despair, let me bring hope. Where there is darkness, let me bring your light. Where there is sadness, let me bring joy. O...
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Lydia C. Masi

April 30, 1924 - September 8, 2017

Lydia C. Masi, formerly of North Providence, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on September 8, 2017. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Emily (Savastano) Romano.Mrs. Masi graduated from Boston University College of Music and sang with the Boston Choral Art Society. She had previously studied at Carnegie Hall, a member of the Mnemosyne Society of...
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Anne L. Ricamo

August 5, 1938 - September 2, 2017

Anne L. Ricamo, 79, passed away unexpectedly September 2, 2017. She was the beloved companion of Lawrence Fried. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas Ricamo Sr. and Olga (Tedeschi) Ricamo.Anne was the loving cousin of Lisa, Lucy, Anthony and Arlene and several other loving cousins, nieces and nephews; niece of Frank Ricamo, Josephine Artesani and Emma Lautieri; half-sister...
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John Campbell

August 3, 1956 - August 31, 2017

John "Jack" Campbell, 61, passed away August 31, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Bicknell) Campbell. Born in Providence, he was the loving son of Margaret (Gaudet) Campbell and the late Eugene Campbell Sr. Jack was the devoted brother of Robert, Donald, William, Susan and Michael Campbell, Nancy Gianlorenzo and the late Eugene Campbell Jr. He was also the cherished uncle of many...
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Hugo A. Medici

October 9, 1929 - August 30, 2017

Hugo "Sonny" Medici, 87, passed away August 30, 2017. Husband of the late Jean C. (Lewers) Medici; son of the late Hugo and Faustina P. (Conca) Medici; father of Edward R. Medici and his wife Kathleen, Michael J. Medici and his wife Shirley, and Susan Medici; grandfather of 6; great-grandfather of 6; brother of the late Dorothy D'Agostino. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of...
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Maureen F. Bergeron

December 9, 1944 - August 26, 2017

Maureen F. (Acquaviva) Bergeron, 72, passed away August 26, 2017.She was the daughter of the late Mauro and Florence (Roberts) Acquaviva; wife of the late Raymond J. Bergeron Sr.; mother of Raymond J. Bergeron Jr. (Jennifer) and Stephen K. Bergeron; grandmother of Kimberly, Kayla, Akacia and Jenna; sister of Patricia Aubin (Paul) and the late Elaine Gallogly. Maureen loved spending time with her...
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Cosimo Scandariato

July 1, 1928 - August 26, 2017

Cosimo Scandariato, 89, passed away August 26, 2017. He was the husband of the late Diana J. (Gendron) Scandariato; father of Kenneth J. Scandariato and wife Carol, and Steven Scandariato; poppa of Justin and Christian Scandariato, and Tessa and Joshua Eichelberger; great-poppa to Aislin and Gianna; brother of the late Phillip, Bart, Josephine and Theresa. Cosimo had served as a corporal in the U...
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Frances B. Piccirilli

April 14, 1922 - August 26, 2017

Frances "Bea" Piccirilli, 95, passed away August 26, 2017. She was the wife of Nazareth "Nat" Piccirilli for 71 years; mother of Robert (Barb), Michael (Julie) and the late Ralph; mother-in-law of Jeanne; grandmother of 6; sister of the late Frank and Wesley.Visitation and funeral services will be held Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence, followed...
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Carlo Cimino

March 25, 1922 - August 24, 2017

Carlo Cimino, 95, passed away on August 24, 2017 at the Hallworth House on Benefit St., Providence. He was the husband of the late Anna (Isabella) Cimino and son of the late Domenico and Rosina (Paola) Cimino. He is survived by his son Gregory and daughter Paula. Also, his grandson Gregory and his wife Catherine, his grandson Eric and his wife Amie, and three great-grandchildren Skylar, Cami...
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Lorraine M. Lemoine

February 5, 1951 - August 23, 2017

Lorraine Lemoine, 66, of RI and Spring Hill, FL, died peacefully surrounded by her family at home from Glioblastoma on August 23, 2017. Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Leopold and Irene Lemoine. Lorraine was survived by life partner Arthur Moniz, from Coventry, RI. She was a loving mother to Jenna Boynes, her husband Randy, and their two-daughters, Kiera and Rian...
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Matilda R. Manocchia

February 9, 1924 - August 21, 2017

Matilda Ruth (Petrecca) Manocchia, 93, passed away August 21, 2017. She was the wife of the late Augustine A. Manocchia Sr. and daughter of the late Rocco and Gertrude (Pasquarelli) Petrecca. Matilda was a self-taught and accomplished pianist and organist. She was an organist at the former St. John Church, Providence for 13 years and a former communicant of St. Augustine and St. Mary Star of...
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Leroy J. Franklin

January 20, 1946 - August 19, 2017

Leroy Jones Franklin, 71, passed away at home August 19, 2017. He was the husband of the late Virginia E. (Iafrate) Franklin. Born in Hillsboro, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Winfred and Lula (Gentry) Franklin. Leroy was the beloved father of Kimberly M. DeCosta, grandfather of Matthew DeCosta, and brother of Ronald and Karen Tellier. He had served in the U.S. Navy during...
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Karen M. Manzo

November 20, 1955 - August 17, 2017

Karen M. (Capaldi) Manzo, 61, passed away August 17, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Roy Manzo for 31 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Isadore Capaldi and the late Doris (Bishop) Capaldi. Karen was the loving mother of Marissa Manzo and sister of Kenneth and Robert Capaldi. She is also survived by her cherished granddog Bella. Visitation will be held Wednesday 4-...
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Elena C. Barone

July 25, 1923 - August 16, 2017

Elena C. (Tramontano) Barone, 94, passed away August 16, 2017. She was the wife of the late Peter Barone; daughter of the late Vincenzo and Madeline (D'Amato) Tramontano; mother of Elaine Papa; grandmother of the late Ronald Papa; sister of Joseph Tramontano, Virginia Pascale, Alfred and Gerald Tramontano and the late Anthony, Vincent and Armando Tramontano, Catherine DiSalvo, Frances Guglietti...
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Fernand D. Girard

January 29, 1925 - August 12, 2017

Fernand D. "Jerry" Girard, 92, passed away August 12, 2017. He was the son of the late Antonio N. and Rosaria A. (Laprade) Girard; husband of the late Nicolina (Palumbo) Girard; father of David N. Girard and his wife Karen, Richard A. Girard and his wife Maureen, and Thomas S. Girard and his wife Nancy; grandfather of 8; great-grandfather of 5; brother of Jacqueline Bourcier and the late Bernard...
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Kevin John LaHue

October 25, 1971 - August 8, 2017

Kevin John LaHue, 45, of North Providence, passed away suddenly on August 8, 2017. Born in Providence, he was the beloved son of William F. LaHue of East Greenwich and the late Marsha (Sonner) LaHue. He was the cherished husband of Mary (Pichette) LaHue. Kevin also leaves behind a son Alex Cote of West Greenwich and brothers Jeffrey of North Providence and Kenneth (and partner James Blaisdell)...
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Yvette L. Mineau

April 28, 1923 - August 5, 2017

Yvette L. (Roy) Mineau, 94, passed away at her daughter's home surrounded by her loving family on August 5, 2017. She was the wife of the late Clair Mineau. Born in Canada, she was a daughter of the late Amédée and Emma (Dion) Roy. She was the loving mother of Daniel Mineau of Canada, Réal Mineau of Woonsocket, Raymond Mineau of Florida, Diane Bootland of New Hampshire and...
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William J. Leonardo

November 15, 1931 - August 5, 2017

William J. Leonardo, 85, passed away August 5, 2017. He was the husband of the late Leonor (Arana) Leonardo. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John and Rose (Dupre) Leonardo. He was the beloved father of Richard A. Leonardo, Vivian Marks and Robert W. Leonardo; grandfather of Nicholas Leonardo, Aaron Marks and Bianca Leonardo; brother of Pasco Leonardo, Rita Souza, Jeannie Espinosa...
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Edith Chille

November 11, 1924 - August 5, 2017

Edith (Pitisci) Chille, 92, of Providence, formerly of North Providence, passed away August 5, 2017. She was the wife of the late Joseph Chille; daughter of the late Peter and Rosa (Tartaglia) Pitisci; loving mother of Alan J. Chille; sister of the late Catherine Ricci and Anthony and Ann Pitisci. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Edith was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and baking....
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John Bruno Galli

June 9, 1949 - July 30, 2017

John B. Galli, 68, passed away July 30, 2017. Born in Providence, he was the only child of the late Bruno and Louise (Acciaioli) Galli. He was the cousin of Andrew Acciaioli, his wife Kathy, and their children, Kristen Ernst, godchild Matthew, Michael and Mark Acciaioli. He was also the cousin of Janice Acciaioli Lombardi and godfather of Sara Almy. He also leaves several other cousins and many...
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Ann Foulke

November 9, 1927 - July 25, 2017

Ann Foulke (Carcieri), 89, passed away July 25, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.She was the daughter of the late Domenic and Susie (Tombello) Carcieri; mother of Anthony D. Foulke and the late F. Edward Foulke (Katherine); grandmother of Anthony D. Jr. and Brian M. Foulke; sister of Carmine Carcieri (Barbara), Eileen S. Buontempo (Ralph), and Linda A. Romano (Sal).Ann had worked as an office...
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Angelina Victoria Angelone

November 6, 2002 - July 12, 2017

Angelina Victoria Angelone, 14, passed away July 12, 2017. She was the beloved daughter of John P. and Michelle (Salum) Angelone; cherished sister of Abigail R. Angelone and the late Alyson Angelone; niece of AnaMaria Salum, Michael Salum and Paula Angelone; granddaughter of the late Michael and Victoria (Shabo) Salum and Jerry and Nellie (Warzecha) Angelone. Angelina had attended Meeting...
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William J. Musone

June 2, 1961 - July 11, 2017

William Joseph Musone, 56, passed away Monday July 11, 2017 at Roger Williams Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Helen M. Musone, brother of Sandra A. Brault and the late Joseph Musone, Jr. He was beloved by his five nieces and nephews Kevin Brault, Christopher Musone, Jason Musone, Stacy Musone, Kristen Brault, and his great nephews Jason...
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Virginia A. Ricapito

August 10, 1937 - July 10, 2017

Virginia A. Ricapito (Quintal), 79, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on July 10, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael P. Ricapito; mother of Deborah Pascale and her husband Peter, Anthony Ricapito and his companion Susan, and Cheryl Roberti; grandmother of Heather, Peter, Jared, Arianna and Yvonne; great-grandmother of 7; and sister of Theresa Schommer...
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Thomas D. Bossone

November 30, 1929 - July 8, 2017

Thomas D. Bossone, 87, passed away July 8, 2017. He was the husband of the late Dorothy E. (Valley) Bossone; son of the late Donato and Irene (DiBiasio) Bossone; father of Arlene Parente and her husband Rocco, Don Bossone and his wife Susan, Karen St. Lawrence, Dorothy Sanderson and her husband Peter, and Thomas D. Bossone and his wife Lorie; grandfather of 9; great-grandfather of 7; brother of...
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Yolanda C. Pisaturo

March 20, 1926 - July 8, 2017

Yolanda C. Pisaturo (Gabriele), 91, passed away July 8, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Frank Pisaturo; daughter of the late Charles and Emma (Quaglieri) Gabriele; mother of Frank R. Pisaturo, Camille C. Portella and her husband Albino Portella Jr., and Christine K. Taraksian and her husband Hagop "Jake" Taraksian; grandmother of Frank R. Pisaturo III. She was the sister of the late Clara...
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