Our Obituaries

Cesar Garcia

December 19, 1948 - January 28, 2018

Cesar Rolando Garcia, age 69, of Progress Avenue, Providence passed away January 28, 2018 in Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence. He was the husband of Amelia (Coronado) Garcia.Born in Guatemala, he was the son of the late Pedro and Audelina Garcia.Cesar work for Calise Bakery for many years prior to retiring.He was the father of Holguer, Julio, Debhora and Claudia; grandfather of 12 and...
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Lucy Almagno

June 23, 1928 - January 20, 2018

Lucy (Vinacco) Almagno, 89, of Pocasset Avenue, Providence passed away January 20, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife for almost 67 years to the late Philip A. "Sharkey" Almagno who passed away January 12, 2018. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Lucrezia (DiMauro) Vinacco.Lucy was devoted in caring for her family. She enjoyed going on...
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Madeline M. Gantz

November 8, 1972 - January 19, 2018

Madeline M. (Merwin) Gantz, 45, of Providence passed away January 19, 2018 in Hopkins Manor. Born in Orange, NJ, she was the daughter of Joseph Merwin and Sandra Feuti.Madeline was the mother of Thomas Ott, Joseph Merwin and Jessica Goyette; sister of Sandra Merwin and companion of Domenic Grundy.Her visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627...
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Peter A. Furia

November 30, 1934 - January 16, 2018

Peter A. Furia, 83, passed away January 16, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Cheryl (Flanagan) Furia. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Pietro and Bianca (Fantozzi) Furia. Peter was the father of Michael F. Furia, Peter A. Furia Jr., and Matthew M. Furia; brother of Connie Iannuccilli, Gwen Ranucci, Roland Furia, John Furia and the late Augusto Furia. Peter was a mail handler...
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Antonio E. Calicchia

June 12, 1931 - January 16, 2018

Antonio E. "Anthony" "Tony C." Calicchia, 86, of Danielson Pike, No. Scituate passed away January 16, 2018 at home. He was the husband of the late Theresa (Benedetti) Calicchia.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Sisto and Maria (Ceci) Calicchia.Anthony became a patrolman with the City of Providence in October, 1954 and soon was promoted to detective where he was a member of the elite...
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Phyllis Aiello

February 10, 1923 - January 13, 2018

Phyllis (Piccoli) Aiello, 94, of Jasper Avenue, Johnston passed away on January 13, 2018 at home. She was the wife of the late Patrick "Patsy" Aiello. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Antonetta (Fera) Piccoli.Phyllis was a wax mold injector for the P. Aiello Casting Company for many years before retiring.She was the beloved mother of Patrick and Terry Aiello...
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Philip A. Almagno

June 21, 1927 - January 12, 2018

Philip A. "Sharkey" Almagno, 90 of Pocasset Avenue. Providence passed away January 12, 2018. {He} was the beloved husband of Lucy (Vinacco) Almagno. A lifelong resident of the Silver Lake section of Providence, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Moscato) Almagno.Phil was the chief of Weights and Measures for the City of Providence from 1982 - 2003 after which he became a private...
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Susann A. Johnson

December 30, 1962 - January 8, 2018

Susann A. Johnson, 55 of Manomet Street, Providence passed away January 8, 2018 at home. Born in Providence she was the daughter of Mafalda (Faiola) Johnson and the late Victor Johnson.Susann was the loving mother of Vanessa, Christina and Stephanie Johnson; cherished grandmother of Delisia Marcelino, Jada Ciaramello, Jamaris Johnson and Bentley Pires and dear sister of Harold, Robert and Joseph...
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Kris R. Ventriglia

November 11, 1957 - January 4, 2018

Kris R. (Barrett) Ventriglia, 60 of Laurel Hill Avenue, Cranston passed away peacefully January 4, 2018 to be with the Lord. She was surrounded by family and loved ones in the comfort of her home. Kris was the wife and soul mate of Amalio (Mario) Ventriglia and they just got the chance to celebrate their 25th anniversary before her passing.Born in Attleboro, MA, she was the daughter of the late...
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Joseph H. Rossi

July 30, 1941 - January 4, 2018

Joseph H. Rossi, 76, of Johnston passed away on January 4, 2018 with his devoted wife Jane by his side.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ida (Franco) Rossi.Joe was the owner of the former Railroad Inn and the Blue Parrot Restaurant in East Greenwich. He was also the owner of the East Greenwich Marina.In addition to being survived by his wife, Jane (Hanna) Rossi, he was...
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Anna Vidiri

April 15, 1959 - January 3, 2018

Anna Vidiri, 58, of Farm Street, Providence, passed away unexpectedly on January 3, 2018. Born in Torino, Italy, she was the daughter of Luiga (Gambaretto) Vidiri and the late Francesco Vidiri.She was the loving mother of Stephanie DeSimone and her husband Brian. She was also the sister of Joseph Vidiri and his wife Leann and Caroline Stanzione and her husband Ralph. She was also the cherished...
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Vincenza Marrocco

February 21, 1934 - December 31, 2017

Vincenza (Valente) Marrocco, 83 of Fern Brook Court, Cranston, passed away December 31, 2017. She was the wife of the late Antonio Marrocco. Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Givona (Cenamo) Valente.Vincenza, along with her husband owner and operated the former Cassino Restaurant in Johnston.She was the mother of Mark Marrocco and his wife Lauren and Elvira Scivola...
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Lucille R. Stang

August 30, 1926 - December 29, 2017

Lucille Rita (Desmarais) Stang, at home, surrounded by family, Lucille peacefully returned to God on Friday evening, December 29, 2017. With her loving husband, William A. Stang, Jr., Lucille had three children, Patricia, William (III), and Richard. Lucille also blessed the lives of seven grandsons and one granddaughter (the youngest). A cheery soul, who loved to laugh, always willing to lend...
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Rhonda K. Natzke

March 16, 1950 - December 26, 2017

Rhonda K. Natzke, 67 of Village Drive, Smithfield passed away December 26, 2017 in Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Washington, she was the daughter of the late Helen (LaCourse) Carnevale.Rhonda was a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years. She cared for patients at Morgan Health Center and Cherry Hill Manor as well as for the Bayada Home Health Agency.She was the mother of Earl Barlow and...
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Steven M. Martin

August 27, 1969 - December 25, 2017

Steven M. Martin, 48, of Cranston passed away unexpectedly on December 25, 2017.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Robert and Eleanor (Capirchio) Martin. Steven was a mason for many years.He was the father of Joseph Solmonese of Warwick and brother of Daniel and Robert Martin. A Committal Service will be held on FRIDAY, January 5, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Chapel of St. Ann Cemetery,...
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Fulceda Pedraza

August 20, 1938 - December 25, 2017

Fulceda Pedraza, 79, of Murray Street, Providence passed away December 25, 2017.Funeral services will be Friday, December 29, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 PM in the Romano Funeral Home, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, RI
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Frank L. Marrapese

March 29, 1943 - December 22, 2017

Frank L. Marrapese, Jr., 74, of Cranston passed away December 22, 2017 in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Marie (Martino) Marrapese.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Frank L. and Margaret (DiCristofaro) Marrapese.Frank owned and operated Marrapese Construction and Sealcoating and the Acorn Social Club. Besides his wife, he leaves a sister, Marguerite Duffy, several...
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John A. DePari

April 21, 1951 - December 15, 2017

John A. DePari, 66, of King Street, Johnston, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2017. He was the son of the late John and Beatrice (Rotondo) DePari.He leaves his loving brother and caretaker Richard DePari and his sisters Janice Grande, Jennifer DePari and Pamela Santagata. He also leaves his daughter Jessica DePari and granddaughter Amaya. He was also the father of the late Matthew...
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Raymond T. Magnuski

March 10, 1970 - December 13, 2017

Raymond T. Magnuski, 47, of Deborah Street, Providence passed away December 13, 2017. Born in Providence, he was the son of Beverly (Robitaille) Magnuski and the late John A. Magnuski.Raymond was also the brother of John W. Magnuski, Cindy Beaulieu and Ann Magnuski and uncle of Teeana, Janessa, Joseph, A.J. and Kyle.His funeral with visitation will be held Saturday from 8:30-9:30 AM in the...
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Francisca Ortiz

October 10, 1962 - December 13, 2017

Francisca Ortiz, 55, of Stamford Avenue, Providence passed away December 13, 2017. She was the wife of Rafael Genao. Born in Bonao, Dominican Republic, she was the daughter of Adelaida Reyes and the late Francisco Ortiz.She was the mother of Welbi Genao, Joseph Genao and Analy Genao; grandmother of 2 and sister of Eugenio, Leonardo, Alejandro, Valentin, Erasmo, Maria, Mery, Rosa and Carmen...
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Josephine Vespia

March 19, 1922 - December 12, 2017

Josephine (Razza) Vespia, 95 of Johnston, passed away December 12, 2017. She was the wife of the late John L. Vespia. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Jennie (Zannini) Razza.Josephine was a waitress for Camille's Coffee Shop and then for the Rosario Society.She was the loving mother of Geraldine Cole and her husband Donald, Deborah Vespia and Patricia Vespia and...
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Carmen A. Jackson

December 15, 1940 - December 4, 2017

Carmen A. Jackson, 76, of 100 Randall Street in Providence was a beloved Mother, Sister, and Aunt who peacefully transitioned to eternal life on December 4, 2017 while in the care at Philip Hulitar: Home & Hospice Center. Born in Pensacola, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Nancy (Tate) Johnson.Prior to Carmen's illness, she had worked many years in the Home Health Care industry,...
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Diane L. Saraiva

September 13, 1959 - December 2, 2017

Diane L. (Melfi) Saraiva, 58, of Florida Avenue, Cranston passed away December 2, 2017 in Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lena (White) Melfi.Diane was a customer service representative for Fleet and then Sovereign Bank for 15 years before retiring.She was the mother of Michael, Jackie and John Saraiva; grandmother of Brenna, Michael Jr.,...
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Lucille A. Iannucci

January 20, 1940 - November 24, 2017

Lucille A. (DellaVentura) Iannucci, 77 of Johnston passed away November 24, 2017 in Coventry Rehab Center. She was the wife of the late David Iannucci. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Jennie (Passarelli) DellaVentura.Lucille was a school bus driver for the Johnston School System for many years before retiring.She was the mother of Rhonda Saccoccio, John J....
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William H. Cameron

February 24, 1954 - November 22, 2017

William H. Cameron, Jr. 63 of Oaklawn Avenue, Cranston passed away unexpectedly on November 22, 2017.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late William and Barbara (Crisostomi) Cameron.Bill was a truck driver for the City of Providence for over 20 years before retiring.He was the father of Melinda Butler and Melissa Cameron; brother of Linda DeFeo and her companion John Thibault and the late...
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Urbano Prignano

October 20, 1942 - November 22, 2017

Urbano "Barney" Prignano, Jr., Ret Colonel, Providence Police Department, 75 of Fruit Hill Avenue, North Providence passed away November 22, 2017. He was the husband of Sandra (Morgero) Prignano Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Urbano and Edith (Grieco) Prignano, Sr. Barney began his 34-year career at the Providence Police Department in 1967. While starting out in the Patrol...
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Anna M. Catuto

April 6, 1929 - November 21, 2017

Anna M. (Lonardo) Catuto, 88, of Oaklawn Avenue, Cranston passed away on November 21, 2017. She was the wife of the late Anthony Catuto who passed away this March.Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Carmela (Marciano) Lonardo.Anna worked many years for Sardelli Jewelry.She was the mother of Anthony Catuto; grandmother of Anthony Catuto and sister of the late Sam,...
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Diana Procaccini

June 26, 1930 - November 14, 2017

Diana Procaccini, 87, Clarence Street, Providence, passed away November 14, 2017. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Maria (Spremulli) Procaccini.Diana worked for Uncas Manufacturing for 39 years before retiring.She was the adored aunt to several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Michael, Daniel and Louis Procaccini, Antonetta Squatrito, Maria...
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Alma E. Ripa

May 3, 1922 - November 7, 2017

Alma E. (Pannone) Ripa, 95, formerly of Lowell Avenue, Providence passed away peacefully on November 7, 2017 in the St. Elizabeth Home, East Greenwich. She was the wife of the late Eugene T. Ripa, Sr. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Angelina (D'Agnillo) Pannone. She was the loving mother of Eugene T. Ripa, Jr. and his wife Helen, Diane Ripa Smith and her...
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Donna E. Ciccone

May 5, 1951 - November 3, 2017

Donna E. (Guertin) Ciccone, 66 of Cherry Valley Road, Chepachet passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 3, 2017. She was the devoted wife for 44 years to Paul Ciccone. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John and Wanda J. (Salvadore) Guertin. Donna was the true matriarch of the family, from being a fiercely protective and loving mother to a gracious...
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Phyllis Proia

September 24, 1927 - November 2, 2017

Phyllis Proia, 90 formerly of Gladstone Street, Cranston passed away peacefully November 2, 2017 at Cherry Hill Manor. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Assunta (Colafrancesco) ProiaPhyllis was an assistant manager for Snyder Leather for 20 years.She was the sister of the late Guido and Americo Proia, Anna Amitrano and Norma Maddalena and aunt to several nieces and...
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Carmen A. Laguna

July 6, 1936 - November 1, 2017

Carmen A. Laguna of Providence sadly passed away at her home on November 1, 2017 at the age of 81. Born in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Damasa Molina and Cecilio Laguna.Carmen was happily married to the late Placido Sierra for over 50 years. She was the mother of Nelida Sierra, Carmen Nivar, Iris Colon, Enrique Sierra, Carmen Delia Sierra and the late Placido Sierra and...
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Carolina Pace

February 16, 1926 - October 29, 2017

Carolina (Vidiri) Pace, 91 of Union Avenue, Providence passed away October 29, 2017. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Pace. Born in Caserta, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Carolina (Viscardi) Vidiri. She was the mother of Anna Arrigo, Lois Botelho and James, Frank, Joseph and Robert L. Pace; grandmother of 10; great grandmother of 4 and sister of Gennaro Vidiri,...
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Walter O. DiSanto

August 1, 1924 - October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Romano Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Carmela DiCicco

April 7, 1916 - October 22, 2017

Carmela (Zeoli) DiCicco, 101 of Stella Street, Providence passed away October 22, 2017. She was the wife of the late Pasquale DiCicco.Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Michele and Michelina (Quarranta) Zeoli.She was the mother of Anthony DiCicco of Warwick and sister of the late Mary DeCesare, Jennie Colavecchio, Elsie Russo and Joseph Zeoli. She was also the aunt to several...
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Donald T. Folgo

March 10, 1941 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Romano Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Dennis J. Adamo

November 2, 1951 - October 10, 2017

Dennis J. Adamo, 65, of DiPonte Drive, Johnston passed away October 10, 2017. He was the loving husband of the late Raimonda (Cardilli) Adamo. Born in Providence, he was the son of Hilda (Cabral) Adamo and the late Anthony Adamo.Dennis was a master carpenter for many years before retiring.He was the cherished father of Rhonda and Renee Adamo; loving grandfather of 4; brother of Anthony and...
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Vito Catauro

July 12, 1928 - October 8, 2017

Vito Catauro, 89, of Oaktree Drive, Johnston passed away October 8, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Mary (Parisi) Catauro.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Iginio and Maria "Louise" (Fascia) Catauro.Vito was a superintendent for the Imperial Knife Co. for many years before retiring. He was also an U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member...
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Maria Campopiano

November 9, 1929 - October 7, 2017

Marie "Nonnie" (DiFruscio) Campopiano, 87 of Pocasset Street, Johnston passed away October 7, 2017 at home. She was the wife of the late Alfred Campopiano. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Carmino and Antonetta (Verrilla) DiFruscio.Marie was the mother of Donna Mercurio and Roseann Lawton; grandmother of 6 and great grandmother of 12. She was also the sister of Gustina...
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John R. Benjamin

November 22, 1934 - October 6, 2017

John R. Benjamin, 82 of Rockwood Avenue, Cranston, passed away October 6, 2017. He was the husband of the late Angela (Pazienza) Benjamin. He was the son of the late Alice (Congdon) Fellela and stepson of the late Alfred Fellela. John was an ironworker for Local 37 for many years before retiring.He was the father of John R. Benjamin, Jr., Michael Benjamin, Lisa DeCesare and Michelle...
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Julio A. Pichardo

November 22, 1936 - October 5, 2017

Julio A. Pichardo, 80 of New York Avenue, Providence, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2017. Born in the Dominican Republic, he was the son of the late Alberto Pichardo and Rosa Elvira Garcia.Julio came to the U.S. in 1979 and worked for the Hilton Hotel in New York City for 25 years.He was the husband of Eduvigis Monsanto; father of Julio, Dinapoles and Edward Pichardo, Berenice Taveras,...
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Anthony Martinelli

December 28, 1928 - September 30, 2017

Anthony Martinelli, 88 of Sacco Street, Johnston, passed away September 30, 2017 in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of 63 years to Lily (Zanni) Martinelli.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John and Madeline (DeAngelis) Martinelli.Anthony was the father of Lisa Cardillo and her husband David and the late Claudia DeMauro; grandfather of David, Jr. and Ariana and...
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Felipa Moreno

June 17, 1928 - September 28, 2017

Felipa Moreno, age 89 of Providence passed away September 28, 2017 in Cedar Crest Nursing. She was the wife of the late Perfecto Hernandez. Born in El Salvador, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Juana Moreno.She was the mother of Rosa Lidia Hernandez, Carmen Hernandez, Cristino Dimas Hernandez, Jose David Hernandez and Juan Jose Hernandez and grandmother of 33.Visitation will be held...
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Rita M. MCSWEENEY

April 7, 1923 - September 26, 2017

Rita M. (Faubert) McSweeney passed away peacefully on September 26, 2017 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Francis McSweeney, Jr. Born and raised in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Gladys (Brayman) Faubert.Together, Rita and Gene raised their family in Cranston, Rhode Island before retiring in Sarasota, Florida. She was a longtime employee of...
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Ronald MacGregor

July 3, 1945 - September 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Romano Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Evelyn Danella

January 7, 1912 - September 5, 2017

Evelyn (LaFazzia) Danella, of Providence passed away peacefully on September 5, 2017 in Elmhurst Extended Care at the age of 105. She was the wife of the late Trent Danella.Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Ferdinando and Maria (Marcello) LaFazzia.She is survived by her three sons, Trent R. Danella, Robert S. Danella and Joseph C. Danella, all of Johnston. She was also the...
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Helen Galasso

November 14, 1928 - September 4, 2017

Helen (Turchetta) Galasso, 88 of Phenix Avenue, Cranston passed away September 4, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Cosimo S. Galasso for 70 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Maria (Migarelli) Turchetta. She was the loving mother of Nancy Izzo and her husband Stephen and the late Cosimo S. Galasso, Jr.; adored grandmother of Stephanie and Stacia Izzo...
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Secundino Flores

February 18, 1950 - August 29, 2017

Secundino Flores, Jr. 67, of Providence passed away August 29, 2017 in Elmwood Health Center. Born in El Salvador, he was the son of the late Secundino and Mercedes (Villatoro) Flores.He was the father of Jose and Marisol Flores and grandfather of 8. He was also the brother of David, Romeo, Pablo, Saul, Salomón Pacas, Blanca and Norma.Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5:00 PM...
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Anna E. Caracciolo

July 4, 1936 - August 24, 2017

Anna E. (Folcarelli) Caracciolo, 81 of Johnston passed away August 24, 2017. She was the wife of 42 years to John Caracciolo.Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Tomaso and Francesca (D'Amata) Folcarelli.Anna worked for Sea Board Foundry of Johnston as Office Manager for 50 years until its closing. She was also a well-known Opera singer. Anna performed with stars from the...
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Edmond F. Varan

April 26, 1941 - August 23, 2017

Edmond F. Varan 76, of Providence, passed away peacefully at home on August 23, 2017 with his devoted wife of 34 years by his side. He was the beloved husband of Carol M. Sullivan. Born in East Providence, he was a son of the late Joseph S. Varan and Anna (Tabela) Allen.Ed was of an easy going nature always willing to lend a hand. He loved baseball and the New York Yankees and enjoyed coaching...
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Michael D. Kuras

July 24, 1969 - August 21, 2017

Michael D. Kuras, 48 of Mary Street, Pawtucket passed away August 21, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Mia (Ranallo) Kuras and devoted son of the late Thomas and Patricia A. (Wall) Kuras.Michael was a security guard for 25 years. His greatest passion was spending time with his son, Jacob as they shared a love for baseball and football. He was the cherished father of Jacob Michael Kuras;...
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Lucille G. Lombardo

August 4, 1943 - August 17, 2017

Lucille G. (Lanzi) Lombardo, 74 of Green Valley Drive, Johnston, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2017. She was the beloved wife for 56 years to Henry Lombardo and daughter of the late Arthur and Viola (Ricci) Lanzi.Lucille was the activities director at Morgan Health Center for 20 years. She was also a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church and was instrumental in starting the Prayer...
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Mark A. Blanchette

March 25, 1961 - August 15, 2017

Mark A. Blanchette, 56, of Lafayette Street, Johnston passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2017 at home. He was husband of 25 years to Michele (Guertin) Blanchette.Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Claire (Delisle) Blanchette and the late Robert Blanchette.Mark was employed by Sysco, Inc. for 15 years before retiring.He was the brother of Michael, Kevin and Keith Blanchette and Denise...
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Jeanne E. Gresens

May 15, 1921 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Romano Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Michael A. Rocchio

February 23, 1987 - August 9, 2017

Michael A. Rocchio, 30, of Old Farm Road, East Greenwich passed away on August 9, 2017. Born in Providence he was the beloved son of John A. Rocchio, Jr. and Diane (Lombardo) Rocchio.Michael was a purchasing agent for the family owned business, John Rocchio Corporation of Smithfield, RI. He was the beloved brother of John A. Rocchio, III and his wife Florencia and Nicholas Rocchio; uncle of...
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Lorraine M. McMahon

April 8, 1929 - August 6, 2017

Lorraine M. (Daglieri) McMahon, 88 of Massasoit Avenue, East Providence passed away August 6, 2017. She was the wife of the late Owen McMahon. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Pasco and Mary (Cordeau) Daglieri. Lorraine was a teacher's aide for the Providence School Department for many years before retiring. She also was well known for her witty sense of humor and contagious...
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Rocco J. Piccirilli

October 24, 1947 - August 5, 2017

Rocco John Piccirilli, age 69, of Chepachet, RI, died on August 5, 2017 in Providence, RI. Rocco was born and raised in Providence and is preceded in death by his parents John and Pauline (Laurenzo) Piccirilli. He is survived by his sister, Maria E. Piccirilli, of Bristol, RI. He graduated high school from LaSalle Academy, and earned a BS in Science from the College of Santa Fe, where he was a...
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Rosalie E. Tartaglia

May 9, 1939 - August 4, 2017

Rosalie E. (Geremia) Tartaglia, 78 of Greenville Avenue, Johnston passed away August 4, 2017. She was the loving wife of the late Ronald Tartaglia.Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Ludovico and Angela (Manera) Geremia.Rosalie was the Activities Director for Bay Towers and later Morgan Health Center for 17 years before retiring.She was the mother of Ronald Tartaglia, Jr. and...
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Fortuna Falvo

August 12, 1938 - July 31, 2017

Fortuna "Dodie" (Migliaccio) Falvo, 78, passed away July 31, 2017. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Domenic and Louisa (Roberto) Migliaccio; loving mother of Lynn Falvo and Richard Falvo and his wife Kim Bennett; sister of John and Nick Migliaccio, Clara Capraro and the late Jerry Migliaccio. Visitation will be held Saturday, 9-11 a.m. in the Romano Funeral Home, 627 Union...
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Catherine Lisi

September 26, 1926 - July 23, 2017

Catherine "Katy" (Bonafiglia) Lisi, 90, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2017 in Morgan Health Center, Johnston. She was the wife of the late Frank Lisi and daughter of the late Giuseppe and Elvira (DiOrio) Bonafiglia.Catherine worked at the Crown Pearl Co. and Arden Jewelry Co. until her retirement. She loved spending her time with her children, grandsons and family.Katy was the mother of...
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Joseph Angelo Menna

July 1, 1928 - July 18, 2017

Joseph A. Menna, 89, of Cranston, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2017 at Cedar Crest Nursing Centre, Cranston. He was the husband of Lottie M. (Lettieri) Menna for 63 years. Born in the Silver Lake section of Providence, he was the son of the late Stefano and Ida (Pazienza) Menna.Joe loved sports, and especially playing baseball. He was a coach for many years for Silver Lake Little League...
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June Perrino

October 7, 1955 - July 17, 2017

June Perrino, 61 of Vine Street, Johnston passed away July 17, 2017 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the domestic partner of Lori Adamo.Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Angelina (Mascio) Perrino.June loved to fish and watch dolphins. She also enjoyed swimming and tanning.She was the step mother of Cristian Adamo and Michelle June Perrino; sister of Gail...
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Raymond O. Dumas

February 26, 1931 - July 5, 2017

Raymond O. Dumas, 86 of Woonsocket and formerly of Florida passed away on July 5, 2017. He was the husband of the late Germaine (Marchand) DumasBorn in West Warren, MA, he was the son of the late Leo and Jeanette (Trudeau) Dumas.Raymond, along with his wife Germaine owned and operated Neighborhood Convalescent Home on Daggett Avenue in Pawtucket for many years before retiring in 1989 and moving...
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Amato Corsetti

June 4, 1922 - June 27, 2017

Amato "Mutt" Corsetti, 95 of Ashby Street, Johnston passed away June 27, 2017. He was the husband of the late Florence (Lombardo) Corsetti. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Josephine (Caputo) Corsetti.Amato was a letter carrier of the U.S. Postal Service for many years before retiring. He was also a WW II Navy Veteran.He was the father of James and Raymond...
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Francisco Bautista

August 22, 1923 - June 26, 2017

Francisco Bautista, 93, of Elmwood Avenue, Providence passed away June 26, 2017 in Elmwood Health Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Maria (Santiago) Bautista.Born in the Dominican Republic, he was the son of the late Emilio and Elvira (Jimenez) Bautista.He was the father of Miguel, Leocio, Francisco, Manuel and Olmedo Bautista and Anna Felix; grandfather of 17 and great...
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Charles B. Yattaw

August 13, 1948 - June 24, 2017

Charles B. Yattaw, 68 of Presidential Place, Cranston passed away at home on June 24, 2017.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Costa) Yattaw.Charles worked for International Supply of Cranston. He was the father of Andrea Pentabona; grandfather of Francesca and brother of Michael and Hubert Yattaw, Carol Paolissi and the late Nancy Yattaw.His funeral services...
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Eugene N. Sanzi

January 19, 1923 - June 21, 2017

Eugene N. Sanzi, Jr., 94 of Randall Street, Johnston and formerly of Providence passed away on June 21, 2017. He was the husband of the late Rose (Caramante) Sanzi.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Eugene and Helen (Conlon) Sanzi.Eugene was employed at the Davisville Seabee Warehouse for many years before retiring. He was also a WW II Navy Veteran.He was the father of William J....
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Robert A. Ronzio, Sr.

January 23, 1931 - June 19, 2017

Robert A. Ronzio, Sr., 86, formerly of North Palm Beach, Florida and Warwick passed away peacefully on June 19, 2017. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Anthony and Helen (Campopiano) Ronzio; husband of Lillian (Macari) Ronzio; father of Robert A. Ronzio, Jr., Roberta Ronzio Morrissey and Ronald M. Ronzio; grandfather of Anthony and Samantha Ronzio and great grandfather of Elena...
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Evelyn C. Moan

February 2, 1926 - June 16, 2017

Evelyn C. (Costanzo) Moan, 91, of Elwyn Street Cranston passed away June 16, 2017. She was the wife of the late Frederick Moan.Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Lucia (DiMaio) Costanzo.Evelyn was the mother of April Phillips, Rolinda LeBlanc and the late Francis Warren; mother in law of Marianne Warren; grandmother of 8; great grandmother of 14 and great great...
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Anna Cipriano

April 22, 1922 - June 9, 2017

Anna (Palmisano) Cipriano, 95, the "Queen of Morgan Health Center", passed away peacefully on June 9, 2017. She was the wife of the late Luigi Cipriano, Jr.Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Sam and Carrie (Palumbo) Palmisano.Anna was the mother of Kenneth Giansanti and Susan Calise and her husband Robert, Sr.; grandmother of Michele, Raena and Robert, Jr. and sister of Carol...
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Benedetto A. Volpe

March 19, 1924 - June 2, 2017

Benedetto "Benny" A. Volpe, 93 of Linwood Drive, Johnston passed away June 2, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Ricci) Volpe.Born in Cranston, he was the son of the late Benedetto and Lucrezia (Suale) Volpe. Benny was a carpenter for many years before retiring. He was also a WW II Army Veteran, a member of both the Local 94and the Kelley-Gazerro VFW Post and a communicant...
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David Frank Johnson

February 24, 1969 - May 22, 2017

David F. Johnson, age 48, of Branch Avenue, Providence and formerly of Willimantic, CT passed away May 22, 2017. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Betty Ann (Myers) Whitehead. David was the father of Sierra Kelley and her husband Zachary Washburn of Suffield, CT; grandfather of Maxwell Washburn; brother of George Johnson, Jr., Alan Johnson and Brian Johnson and nephew of Patricia...
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Betty M. Dennis

October 3, 1927 - May 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Romano Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Brian Henderson

October 24, 1957 - May 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Romano Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Candace L. Douglas

December 12, 1957 - May 11, 2017

Candace L. (Davis) Douglas, 59 of West Street, Providence passed away May 11, 2017. She was the wife of Paul A. Douglas Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Marion (Cady) Davis and the late Joseph Davis.Candace was the mother of Carmino and Joseph Rosati; grandmother of Joseph, Jr. and sister of Joseph, Jr., Dennis and Phillip Davis, Sharon Saran, Lorraine Parrillo, Joyce Majors, Carol...
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Jamey John Scheer

November 3, 1971 - May 10, 2017

Jamey J. Scheer, 45 of Whittlesey Road, Johnston passed away May 10, 2017. He was the loving husband of Shawn (Narcovich) Scheer.Born in Providence, he was the son of Harvey Scheer and the late Vivian (DiSano) Brazil and her husband John.Jamey was the father of Jamey J. Scheer Jr., Lindsay Scheer and Justin Scheer; grandfather of October-Lee, Steven, Jr., Annabelle and Gabriella; brother of...
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Daniel L. Gargano

June 9, 1932 - April 25, 2017

Daniel L. Gargano, 84 of Priscilla Avenue, Providence passed away April 25, 2017. He was the husband of Barbara (McCoy) Gargano.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John and Josephine (Marandola) Gargano. Dan worked for the City of Providence for 20 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War after serving for 3years and of the National Guard after 37 years.He also loved to...
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Rafael D. Fernandez

August 1, 1941 - April 23, 2017

Rafael David Fernandez, a 75-year-old resident of Providence, Rhode Island, passed away on April 23rd, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. David was born August 1,1941 in Laguna De Moca, Dominican Republic. He was a retired businessman and was extremely involved in the St. Michael's church community. David is survived by his wife Tomasina Fernandez; his three sons David, Luis, and Arnaldo; his...
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Theresa Ann Sutcliffe

May 24, 1937 - April 22, 2017

Theresa A. (Castrechini) Sutcliffe, 79 of Simmonsville Avenue, Johnston passed away April 22, 2017. She was the wife of the late Gino D'Ambra and the late Ernest Sutfcliffe.Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Assunta (Geremia) Castrechini . Theresa was the mother of Gene D'Ambra; sister of Joseph Castrechini and Sylvia Cifelli and her husband Joseph and aunt of...
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Michael Paul Bennett

June 7, 1979 - April 20, 2017

Michael P. Bennett, age 37, of Cranston Street, Cranston passed away April 20, 2017 in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Irma (Bermudez) Bennett.Born in Providence, Michael was the son of Robert Bennett and the late Nancy A. (Boler) Bennett.Michael was a warehouse manager for Displays2go in Fall River for 17 years.He was the father of Felicite Taylor, Isabella Michelle Bennett...
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Louis J. Regine

June 25, 1922 - April 18, 2017

Louis Joseph Regine, Jr., "Lou" of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, formerly of Middletown and North Providence, Rhode Island died peacefully at Rhode Island Hospital on April 18, 2017. He was 94 years old. He is survived by his devoted wife of seventy years, Elaine Frances Laudati, their six children and their spouses, Susan and Warren DeSaulnier of Chelmsford, MA and Palm Beach Gardens,...
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James Joseph Tasca Gellerman

July 10, 1961 - April 9, 2017

James Tasca Gellerman, also called Slugger, passed away at age 55 on April 9, 2017. James leaves behind his wife Kim Tasca of Johnston and two sons Daniel Santilli of Arkansas and Richard Santilli of Johnston. He also leaves behind his mother Jean Gellerman of Johnston, three sisters, Debra Holmander, Karen Gellerman and Tammy Lambrese. He was also the son of the late Richard Gomes and brother...
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Maria Ann Sabetta

June 27, 1963 - April 2, 2017

Maria A. Sabetta, 53 formerly of Silver Lake Avenue, Providence passed away April 2, 2017. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Anna (Cannata) Sabetta.Maria earned a BA in mathematics from Rhode Island College and went on to teach for the Foster Glocester Regional School System before retiring due to illness. Maria displayed tremendous courage and a strong will to...
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Pasquale Carmine Marinaro

July 16, 1930 - April 2, 2017

Pasquale C. Marinaro, 86, of Furlong Street, Cranston passed away April 2, 2017. He was the husband of the Claire L. (Masello) Marinaro. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Antoinette Marinaro.Pat was a supervisor for Star Market for over 45 years. He was also a sharp shooter in U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a hard worker who enjoyed boating, gardening,...
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Pasco Meo

August 9, 1948 - March 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Romano Funeral Home, Providence, RI.
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Anthony G. Catuto

October 6, 1924 - March 23, 2017

Anthony G. Catuto, 92 of Oaklawn Avenue, Cranston passed away on March 23, 2017. He was the husband of Anna (Lonardo) Catuto. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Antonio and Angelina Catuto.Mr. Catuto work at Quonsett Point as an airplane mechanic for many years before retiring. He was also a WW II Navy Veteran and a member of the VFW Post #14 in Cumberland, RI.He was the father of...
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Elena Pitocchi

November 1, 1929 - March 22, 2017

Elena Pitocchi, 87, formerly of Prudence Avenue, Providence, passed away March 22, 2017. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Angelina (Vestano) Pitocchi and sister of the late Michele, Antonio and Frank Pitocchi. Elena worked for the Providence School Department for 38 years. She loved to travel, play cards, attend theater and films and gamble. She is the aunt of...
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Thomas D. TUCCI

March 18, 1931 - March 18, 2017

Thomas D. Tucci, 86, of Cowesett Road, Warwick passed away March 18, 2017. He was the husband of the late Alma (Otis) Tucci.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Bruno and Rose (Mazza) Tucci.Tom was auctioneer for the U.S. Government for 28 years before retiring. He was also a U. S. Marine Veteran of the Korean War. He was the father of Thomas D. Tucci and his wife Mary Pat, John...
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Edward William Stravato

March 1, 1944 - March 17, 2017

Edward "Eddy" W. Stravato, 73 of Johnston passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 17, 2017 in the VA Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of 34 years to Carol Ann (Caprio) Stravato.Born in the Silver Lake section of Providence, he was the son of the late Louis and Rose (D'Agnillo) Stravato.Eddy graduated Johnson & Wales and became an engineering tech for the State of R...
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Michael Giacheri

September 11, 1922 - March 17, 2017

Michael "Mike' Giacheri, 94 of Vincent Drive, Johnston passed away March 17, 2017. He was the husband of the late Edith (Razza) Giacheri.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Acqualino and Ida (Angeli) Giaccheri.Mike was a shop steward for the Narragansett Brewery for many years before retiring. He was also a WW II Army Veteran and a founding father/member of the VFW Nelson-Mack...
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Richard Q. Scuncio

November 19, 1950 - March 12, 2017

Richard Q. Scuncio, 66 of Forand Circle, Johnston passed away March 12, 2017. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Costantino and Euple (Narcisi) Scuncio. Richard worked for Jake Kaplan's.He was the brother of Anthony and Joseph Scuncio, Evelyn Rozzero and Carol Benedetti and uncle to several nieces and nephews.His funeral with visitation will be held Monday at 9:00 am from the ROMANO...
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John P. Duffy

July 17, 1941 - March 7, 2017

John P. Duffy, 75, of Woonasquatucket Avenue, Providence, passed away March 7, 2017. He was the husband of Marguerite (Marrapese) Duffy.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mildred (Parkhurst) Duffy. John was a flooring installer for Fain's Fine Carpeting and Paul's Floor Covering for many years before retiring. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran.He was the father of John P....
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Edward V. Cogean

August 24, 1930 - February 23, 2017

Edward V. Cogean, 86 of Simmonsville Avenue, Johnston, passed away February 23, 2017. He was the loving husband to the late Concetta "Connie" (Russo) Cogean. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late William and Lillian (Smith) Cogean.He was the father of Edward V. Cogean, Jr. and the late Rosemarie Cotugno; father in law of Sharlene Cogean; grandfather of Tasha Torres and her husband Luis...
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Hilda Montesino

April 11, 1938 - February 17, 2017

Hilda Montesino has been a resident of Providence, RI over twenty years. After many years battling with congestive heart failure, Hilda passed away peacefully in Hope Hospice & Palliative Care. Hilda was born in Puerto Rico. She grew up living in Comerío. She went to school until the 10th grade. She then moved to New York City in 1956 with her husband.She was one of three children and...
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Myra Fishman

September 6, 1942 - February 13, 2017

FISHMAN, MYRA, 74, of Providence R.I. died on February 13, 2017. Myra was the childhood sweetheart and wife to Richard Fishman. They met at 16 and were married for the past 54 years. Born in Brookline MA, Myra is the daughter of the late Joseph and Charlotte Margolin. Myra was an artist early in her life and turned to real estate where she worked for many years for Residential Properties. Myra...
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Matteo A. Guerra

May 28, 1935 - February 13, 2017

Matteo A. Guerra, 81, of Sophia Street, Providence passed away February 13, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Hilda (Squillace) Guerra.Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Matteo and Santa (Capizano) Guerra.Matteo worked in the jewelry industry as a plater for many. He was also an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed playing softball. He loved his family, dancing and having coffee with his...
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John B. Montella

May 19, 1930 - February 8, 2017

John B. Montella, 86 of Jennifer Drive, Johnston passed away February 8, 2017. He was the loving husband of the late Mary D. (Marsella) Montella for 60 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Ralph and Natalina (Iacovone) Montella. John was employed by Almac's Supermarkets as a produce manager for over 30 years. He was also an accomplished musician, playing the saxophone, flute...
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Rose A. Guarino

May 21, 1920 - January 27, 2017

Rose A. Guarino, 96, of Providence, passed away January 27, 2017. She was the wife of the late Angelo M. Guarino.Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Maria (D'Arezzo) Formicola. Rose was an inspector for North Safety Products for 43 years before retiring.She was the mother of Geraldine A. Guarino and Ronald A. Guarino and his wife Patricia; grandmother of Ronald E....
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Claudina DeFeo

July 7, 1935 - January 24, 2017

Claudina (DeIorio) DeFeo, 81 of Moorefield Street, Providence passed away January 24, 2017 in Hopkin's Manor. She was the wife of the late Domenico DeFeo.Born in Campagnola (Marzano Appio) Provincia di Caserta, Italy she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Assunta (Zompa) DeIorio.Claudina worked for Colonial Knife of Providence for many years. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening and...
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Alfred William DeVincenzo

April 5, 1917 - January 23, 2017

Alfred W. DeVincenzo, 99, formerly of Cranston, passed away January 23, 2017 at the New England Homes for the Deaf in Danvers, Massachusetts surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Anna Beatrice (Bonislawski) DeVincenzo. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Antonio and Amelia (DeRita) DeVincenzo, and brother of the late Leonora Jean Macaro. Alfred graduated from the R...
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