Our Obituaries

Rosemarie Refino

December 5, 1934 - May 26, 2017

Rosemarie (Guglietti) Refino, 82, passed away May 26, 2017. She was the wife of the late Joseph "Pungy" Refino; mother of Paul J. Refino and Elizabeth A. Resendes; grandmother of 4; great-grandmother of 3; sister of Anne Gauthier and the late Loreto "Larry" Guglietti and Vincent Guglietti. Visitation and funeral Tuesday 9-10:30 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence...
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William A. Faccenda

April 6, 1936 - May 22, 2017

William A. Faccenda, 81, passed away May 22, 2017. Beloved husband of Cecilia (Fitzpatrick) Faccenda; father of Joseph A. Faccenda, Bronagh Laliberte (Philip), and Ciara Faccenda; grandfather of Nicholas and Mathias; brother of Nicholas Faccenda, Rose Smith, Elizabeth DelPadre, Esther Callahan and the late Charles and Stephen Faccenda.Visitation will be held Wednesday 4-7 p.m. with his funeral...
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Diane Y. Kerzner

April 5, 1955 - May 19, 2017

Diane Y. (Rodi) Kerzner, 62, passed away May 19, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Steven Kerzner. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Marjorie Berube and the late William and Carol Rodi. Diane was the loving mother of Shayna Kerzner Woodland and Dayne Kerzner; grandmother of Lilyana Woodland and Diana Barone; sister of Lori Pagliarini and Andrea Salvatore. Relatives and friends...
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Domenic T. Pasquarelli

November 21, 1931 - May 17, 2017

Domenic T. Pasquarelli, 85, passed away May 17, 2017.He was the son of the late Leborio and Matilda (Petrecca) Pasquarelli; husband of the late Rose (Caranci) Pasquarelli; father of Janet A. Scungio and husband Ben, Thomas R. Pasquarelli, and Steven C. Pasquarelli and wife Marilyn; grandfather of Benjamin, Matthew, Joseph, Anthony and Vincent; great-grandfather of Sophia Rose; and brother of the...
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Ruth M. Caligiuri

February 7, 1921 - May 11, 2017

Ruth M. (Ireland) Caligiuri, R.N., 96, passed away May 11, 2017.Born in Mattawamkeag, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Amelia (Erickson) Ireland; wife of the late Adolph "Rudy" Caligiuri; mother of Marie Deluca and her husband Richard, and Dennis Caligiuri; grandmother of Richard and his wife Jaclyn, David and his wife Holly; great-grandmother of Gwenyth, Evangeline and Aurelia;...
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Irene Rose Lennon

August 28, 1924 - May 11, 2017

Irene Rose Lennon (Locke), 92, passed away May, 11, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living, Smithfield. She had been the beloved wife of the late James W. Lennon, Sr. for 69 years prior to his passing. Born in Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Minnie (Pace) Locke; step-daughter of the late Edith Locke, beloved mother of James W. Lennon and his wife Sandra; Deborah L. Moura...
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Ciro D. Costabile

January 5, 1935 - May 7, 2017

Ciro D. Costabile, 82, passed away May 7, 2017 in Florida. Husband of Dolores A. (Poncia) Costabile; father of Ciro D. Costabile Jr. (Debra); grandfather of 6 whom he loved dearly; and brother of Richard Costabile, Marie Boscia and the late Anthony, Donald and William Costabile. He was an avid sports fan and had a passion for golf and tennis. Visitation and funeral, Saturday 9-10:30 a.m. in the...
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Carmela Cassisi

November 28, 1915 - May 7, 2017

Carmela (Cannavo) Cassisi, 101, passed away May 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late Antonio Cassisi. Born in Monte Forte San Giorgio, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Nastasi) Cannavo. She was the mother of Maria Mento, Frank Cassisi, Domenico Cassisi and Carmela Cassisi-Vanikiotia; grandmother of Anna, Maria, Maria, Frank, Carmela, Antonio, Anthony, Denise, John,...
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John C. McCarthy

May 10, 1929 - May 5, 2017

John C. McCarthy, 87, passed away May 5, 2017. He was the husband of Connie M. (Testa) McCarthy; father of Debra, John, Connie and Kevin; grandfather of 3; great-grandfather of 4; brother of Mary and the late Edward and May. Funeral services and burial in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery will be private.
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Allen T. Smith

November 11, 1945 - May 4, 2017

Allen T. "Tony" Smith, 71, passed away May 4, 2017. Son of the late Maenell (Smith) Thomas; husband of Rhonda D. (Smith) Smith; father of Allen T. Smith Jr. (Renee), Deonne M. Smith and Toni D. Smith-Rymer; grandfather of 6; great-grandfather of 3; brother of Joycelyn Moore. Allen retired from the General Electric Co. as a machinist for 31 years, he later was an electrical machinist for 10 years...
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Elaine R. Tucciarone

October 19, 1938 - May 3, 2017

Elaine R. (Bonsignore) Tucciarone, 78, passed away at home May 3, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Leonard A. Tucciarone; mother of Lynnmarie St. Jean (Al), Gene M. Tucciarone (Desiree), Luanne Leiner (Rick), Gina R. Fallon (Craig), and Karen Tucciarone; grandmother of 7; great-grandmother of 5; sister of Annette Bonsignore, twin sister Betty Walach and the late Albert and Raymond Bonsignore. ...
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Camille Ann Rainone

February 9, 1940 - May 3, 2017

Camille A. (Gizzarelli) Rainone, 77, passed away May 3, 2017. She was the wife of the late Frederick Rainone; mother of Valerie A. Costa and Michael F. Rainone; grandmother of 5; great-grandmother of 6; sister of Theresa Rossi and the late Carmino Gizzarelli, Rena Troiano and Bernice Martino.Visitation Friday, 5-7 p.m. with funeral services on Saturday at 8 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home,...
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Deborah A. Saritelli

February 18, 1954 - May 1, 2017

Deborah A. Saritelli, 63, passed away suddenly May 1, 2017.She was the wife of Anthony J. Saritelli; mother of Dane A. and Kyle J. Saritelli; sister of Gloria Bryda, Philip, William and Sarah Cinquegrano and the late Vincent Cinquegrano.Visitation will be held Monday, 4-7 p.m. with her funeral on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A service will...
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Shirley Ann LaBianca

September 27, 1930 - May 1, 2017

Shirley Ann LaBianca, 86, of Garfield Street, North Providence, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2017. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Laura (Luce) Waters and James M. Waters; loving wife of Frank LaBianca for 67 years. She was the mother of Brenda (LaBianca) St. Pierre and her husband Alan and the late Lisa (LaBianca Ciolfi) Russo. Shirley was the grandmother to Thomas J....
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Helen B. Kirejczyk

May 12, 1936 - April 29, 2017

Helen B. (Tsagarakis) Kirejczyk, 80, passed away April 29, 2017. She was the wife of the late William A. Kirejczyk; mother of William M. Kirejczyk and his wife Elizabeth, Kenneth Kirejczyk and the late Linda Williams; grandmother of 9; great-grandmother of 6; sister of the late George Tsagarakis. Visitation and funeral, Saturday 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue...
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Fiorindo Leone

December 19, 1932 - April 27, 2017

Fiorindo "Flory" Leone Jr., 84, passed away April 27, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Delia (Penta) Leone. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Fiorindo Sr. and Maria (Baldassare) Leone. He was the father of Sheryll Pascale (Jack), Michael Leone (Laura), and Ronald Leone (Carol); brother of Richard Leone; grandfather of 4; great-grandfather of 4. Mr. Leone served in the...
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Steve G. Carbone

April 13, 1950 - April 24, 2017

Steve G. Carbone, 67, passed away suddenly at home on April 24, 2017.He was the husband of Barbara A. (Ratteree) Carbone; son of Carmella (DiBlasio) Carbone and the late Anthony Carbone; father of Erika A. Carbone and Steve J. Carbone; grandfather of Zack Julian Carbone; brother of Anthony Carbone, Linda Martino, Debra Prete, Robert Carbone, Joann Corio and the late Susan Medeiros. He also leaves...
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Patricia A. Flanagan

June 27, 1947 - April 24, 2017

Patricia A. (Marenaro), 69, passed away April 24, 2017. She was the wife of James J. Flanagan for 48 years; daughter of the late Raymond and Laura Marenaro; mother of James R. Flanagan and Valerie DeStefano; grandmother of Rebecca and Nicholas DeStefano; sister of Raymond Marenaro and Anna Simonelli. Patricia was an LPN at Golden Crest Nursing Centre for over 30 years. Visitation will be held...
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Sabatino Rocky Corrado

July 10, 1942 - April 23, 2017

SABATINO (SAM) ROCKY CORRADO, 74, of Polk County, FL, originally from Riverside, RI, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his children on April 23, 2017 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Dorothea (Furtado) and Samuel Corrado. He is survived by his beloved wife Carol Corrado and their three children, Sabatino (Sam)...
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Ramona N. Baez

August 31, 1940 - April 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Margaret D. Allegretti

December 14, 1929 - April 19, 2017

Margaret D. (Darmanjian) Allegretti, passed away April 19, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Anthony T. Allegretti, C.P.A. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Carlost and Mary (Tivitian) Darmanjian.Margaret was the loving mother of Steven A. Allegretti, C.P.A. and his wife Cindy, Scott A. Allegretti, D.D.S., Diane Neuman and her husband Kurt; grandmother of Andrew Allegretti, M...
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Rita Iannuccillo

August 27, 1922 - April 16, 2017

Rita (Porreca) Iannuccillo, 94, of Lincoln, formerly of North Providence, passed away Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Iannuccillo.Born in New Brunswick, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Onofrio and Pasqualina (Silvestri) Porreca. Rita lived in Cervinara, Italy from the age of 6 months until the age of 17 when she returned to the United States and...
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Donna H. Curran

December 24, 1957 - April 13, 2017

Donna H. Curran, 59, passed away April 13, 2017. Daughter of the late Robert F. and Joan A. (Silva) Curran; sister of Deborah A. Dunham; aunt of Matthew R. Dunham. Donna also leaves several aunts, uncles, cousins and many wonderful friends. Visitation will be held Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. with her funeral on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass...
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William E. Pace

April 14, 1928 - April 11, 2017

William E. "Billy" Pace, 88, of North Providence, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born on April 14, 1928 in Providence, he was the son of the late Antonio and Maria (Taccone) Pace. He was the beloved husband of Rita (Pate) Pace. Besides his wife, he is survived by his loving daughter Denise Sergiacomi and her husband Paul, his loving...
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Arthur Ricci

April 17, 1931 - April 11, 2017

Arthur Ricci Jr., 85, passed away April 11, 2017. He was the husband of the late Florence A. (Manzo) Ricci; son of the late Arthur Sr. and Esther (Cataldi) Ricci; father of Rev. David L. Ricci and his wife Carol, Arthur Ricci III, Esq. and his wife Nancy, and Glenn P. Ricci and his wife Kathleen; grandfather of Marissa, Andrew, Nicholas, Rachel, Michelle and Rebekah; brother of Dennis Ricci and...
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Teresa Napolitano

May 24, 1927 - April 10, 2017

Teresa (Ricci) Napolitano, 89, passed away April 10, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Tomasso and Mariatonia (Petrocelli) Ricci. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Napolitano. They were married for 55 years.She was the mother of Michael T. Napolitano, former Mayor and municipal court judge of Cranston and his wife Anne, Paul S. Napolitano and his wife Elizabeth; grandmother of...
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Richard L. Iavarone

July 27, 1936 - April 10, 2017

Richard L. Iavarone, 80, passed away April 10, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Catherine (Smith) Iavarone for 43 years; son of the late Louis and Eleanor (Tartaglia) Iavarone; father of Donna Manto and her husband Jason, Robert Iavarone, Nancy Robayo and her husband Luis, Kimberly Rao and her husband Salvatore, and Joseph Iavarone; grandfather of Leila, Paul, Daniel, Adrian, Gabriela and...
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Edward S. Kopoian

December 25, 1929 - April 9, 2017

Edward S. Kopoian, 87, of North Providence passed away April 9, 2017. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Demoorjian) Kopoian.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Sarkis and Annig (Khsdoian) Kopoian.Edward was an installer for Verizon and formerly NYNEX before retiring. He was also a member of the Overseas Masonic Lodge #40.He was the father of Karen Conca and her husband Thomas and...
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Anna F. Mollicone

January 5, 1933 - April 8, 2017

Anna Francesca (Persechino) Mollicone, 84, passed away April 8, 2017. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Francesco and Giovannina (Della Grotta) Persechino; wife of the late Joseph M. Mollicone; mother of Debra Simone and her husband Eugene, and Karen Yannella and her husband Vincent; grandmother of Francesca A. and E. Justin Simone; and sister of the late Marie Rianna. ...
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Mercedes Mendez

September 9, 1941 - April 7, 2017

Mercedes Mendez (Rodriguez), 75, passed away April 7, 2017. Born in Cuba, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Sanchez) Rodriguez; wife of the late Gregorio Mendez; mother of Greg Mendez and Vivian Durand; grandmother of Gregory Mendez, Thomas Durand and Christopher Durand. Mercedes adored her family, loved music and dancing and was an avid gardener. Visitation will be held Thursday,...
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Helen M. Emma

January 7, 1925 - April 3, 2017

Helen M. (Pasch) Emma, 92, passed away April 3, 2017.Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Margaret (Newhouse) Pasch; wife of the late Louis A. Emma Jr.; mother of Lois P. Emma, Steven L. Emma and his wife Martha Dempster, Faye L. Knochenmus and her husband Walter Jr.; grandmother of 7; great-grandmother of 7 and great-great-grandmother of 2.Mrs. Emma had worked as an office...
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Shirley A. Faella

September 17, 1935 - April 2, 2017

Shirley A. (Harrod) Faella, 81, passed away April 2, 2017.She was the daughter of the late George and Elvina (McCoombs) Harrod; wife of the late Anthony Faella Sr.; mother of Cheryl Degnan, Shirley Ann Hall and her husband Michael, Brenda Hogan, Sharon Tetreault, Bernadette Rose, Anthony Faella Jr. and the late Kevin Faella; sister of William Harrod, Margaret Mason and the late Arline Flanigan;...
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Armando E. Albanese

September 26, 1921 - April 1, 2017

Armando E. Albanese, 95, passed away April 1, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Antonetta (DeAngelis) Albanese; son of the late Sabatino and Isabella (Mastrati) Albanese; father of Annette Cinquegrana and her husband Alfred, and Edward Albanese and his wife Linda; grandfather of 5; great-grandfather of 3; brother of the late Anthony Albanese and Angela Nardone. Visitation and funeral, Tuesday...
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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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