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Today's Obituaries

Catherine Daley Bernier

East Providence, RI

BERNIER, CATHERINE DALEY 93, passed peacefully on July 18 surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late Bertrand T. Bernier and sister to 7 late siblings, Ann, John, Fred, Gert, Ray, Priscilla and Norma. Born in Pawtucket, she had made Rumford her home for the past 65...

Elinor T. Burnett

North Kingstown, RI

BURNETT, ELINOR T. age 90 of North Kingstown, RI, passed away on Monday, July 24th. She was the loving wife of the late William G. Burnett to whom she was married for over 64 years. Born in Warwick, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Josephine (Tellier) McCaughey....

Lorraine M. DeCESARIS

East Greenwich, RI

DeCESARIS, LORRAINE M. passed away July 21, 2017. She was the wife of the late Henry DeCesaris and proceeded in death by her son Steven Schmidt. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Richard and Susan Ruggieri, her sister and her husband, Regina and John Blair...

Warren B. "Bruce" Hamilton

Coventry, RI

HAMILTON, WARREN B. "BRUCE" 70, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at his home. He was the husband of Patricia (Jenison) Hamilton. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Warren and Wenonah (Macomber) Hamilton. Bruce was the founder of a manufacturing company in...

Arthur Mann

New York, NY

MANN, ARTHUR Arthur H. Mann, 90, of Frances Court., Coventry, RI passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at home. He was the husband of the late Viola A. (Scalisi) Mann. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 8:00 to 9:30 am in the Gorton-Menard Funeral Home...

Anthony L. Marrocco

Cranston, RI

MARROCCO, ANTHONY L. 57, passed away on Sunday July 16, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 11:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service beginning at 9:00am. To read the complete obituary...

Marjorie F. Littlefield Medeiros (Walcott)

East Providence, RI

LITTLEFIELD MEDEIROS, MARJORIE F. (WALCOTT) 89, of Rumford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Elmhurst Extended Care Facility, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late James F. Littlefield and Celestino C. Medeiros. Born in...

Marcia E. Mustard

Salem, OR

MUSTARD, MARCIA E. passed away on July 19, 2017, a victim of Alzheimer's. She was born in Providence, RI on October 25th, 1938 to William and Elizabeth Simmons Smith. She was married to Archie M Mustard for 57 wonderful years. Marcia was a dedicated nurse for 40 years. She...

Rosalie D. Nocera

Providence, RI

NOCERA, ROSALIE D. After a rich and beautiful life, Rosalie D. Nocera, 90, of Providence, passed away peacefully on July 24 in her home of 62 years with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Amato J. Nocera. Born in Brighton, MA, on July 3rd, 1927, one of five...

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Paul Anatone

Cranston, RI

ANATONE, PAUL 85, of Cranston, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Roger Williams Hospital in Providence after a long battle with leukemia. He was surrounded by his beloved family. Paul was the dear husband of Barbara (DeScenzo) Anatone for 62 years. Born in Providence, he...

Martin E. Donnelly Jr.

Warwick, RI

DONNELLY, JR., MARTIN E. 88, a life-long resident of Apponaug, died peacefully at home on July 23, 2017. Born on Sep 24, 1928 he was the son of the late Martin E. Donnelly, Sr. and Antonia H. (Viens) Donnelly of Apponaug. He is survived by his devoted wife Mary T. (Coughlin)...

Pauline H. Forlingieri (DiBIASIO)

Cranston, RI

FORLINGIERI, PAULINE H. (DiBIASIO) Of Cranston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late John Forlingieri. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Rinaldo and Jenny (Campanella) DiBiasio....

Daniel J. Harrison

Melbourne, FL

HARRISON, DANIEL J. 47, died on July 14th in Melbourne, FL. He was the son of Journala (McOsker) and the late Joseph R. Harrison. He was formerly married to Jill (Schuster) Harrison. Besides his mother, he is survived by his son, Jaden T. Harrison, his siblings, Joseph R....

Marilyn J. Metcalf (Merrill)

Warwick, RI

METCALF, MARILYN J. (MERRILL) age 88, of Whippoorwill Road, Warwick, died on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Riverview Healthcare Community in Coventry. She was the wife of the late Frederick W. Metcalf. Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Russell B. and Gladys H. (Coffey)...

Joan C. Moriarty (Leach)

East Greenwich, RI

MORIARTY, JOAN C. (LEACH) 84, formerly of East Greenwich, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017. She was the wife of the late John F. Moriarty. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lyle and Margaret (Manning) Leach. She leaves a cousin, John Cunningham of...

Stanley A. Mrozewicz

Warwick, RI

MROZEWICZ, STANLEY A. passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at Kent Regency. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Kazimierz and Aniela (Konert) Mrozewicz. He was employed as a laborer by Campanella & Cardi Corporation for 30 years before retiring at age 65. Stanley was a...

Katherine Petrosinelli (Degidio)

North Providence, RI

PETROSINELLI, KATHERINE (DEGIDIO) 104, formerly of Johnston and North Providence, died Friday July 21, 2017 at The Oaks in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Alfred Petrosinelli. Born in Johnston, she was a daughter of the late Domenic and Julia (Marwell)...

Mary V. Ryan (Murphy)

Cranston, RI

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

Janice Sullivan (Schick)

Coventry, RI

SULLIVAN, JANICE (SCHICK) (64) passed away at home in the company of her family after a courageous 9 1/2 year battle with Ovarian cancer. She was the daughter of the late Frederick and Gladys (Jones) Schick of North Kingstown. Janice graduated from Warwick Veterans High School...

ROBERT E. TRAFFORD

Coventry, RI

TRAFFORD, ROBERT E. RET. PPD 78, of Coventry, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Kent Hospital in Warwick. He was the former husband of the late Olga (Moskaluk) Trafford. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Harold and Catherine (McLaughlin) Trafford. Robert...

July 24, 2017 Obituaries

Carolyn L. Briel (Leddy)

North Providence, RI

BRIEL, CAROLYN L. (LEDDY) 75, passed away at home Sunday, July 23, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late George A. Briel. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret (Veasey) Leddy. Mrs. Briel was a crossing guard for...

Emily A. Brown (Burke)

Smithfield, RI

BROWN, EMILY A. (BURKE) 97, of Smithfield, died July 21, 2017. She was the wife of the late Frederick J. Brown. Born in Johnston, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ann (King) Burke. She is survived by her son, Daniel S. Brown and his wife Nancy of Johnston, five...

Anna E. "Twinnie" DeSio

Cranston, RI

DeSIO, ANNA E. "TWINNIE" 89, of Cranston, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Morgan Health Center in Johnston. Anna was the loving wife of the late Thomas DeSio. Born in Cranston, she was a daughter of the late Paolo and Filomena (DiSilvestri) Mandarello. Anna was...

July 23, 2017 Obituaries

Gussie Baxt

Providence, RI

BAXT, GUSSIE died peacefully at the age of 93 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Rose and Samuel Weinberg and was predeceased by her brother, George Weinberg, and sister, Molly Goldsmith Halpern. Gussie was the beloved wife of the late Victor J. Baxt for 45 years....

Vincent A. Cambio Jr.

North Providence, RI

CAMBIO JR., VINCENT A. 86, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Elmhurst Extended Care Facility. He was the husband of the late Mary W. (Higgins) Cambio. Born in North Providence, he was a son of the late Vincent A. and Yolanda M. (Scopelliti) Cambio. Vincent worked in the...

Domenico Centracchio

Warwick, RI

CENTRACCHIO, DOMENICO 83, of Warwick, passed away Thursday evening, July 20, 2017 at Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Filomena (Petrarca) Centracchio. Born in Fornelli, Italy, he was the son of the late Antonio and Angelina (DiMartino) Centracchio. Mr....

William M. Esser Jr.

North Providence, RI

ESSER, WILLIAM M., JR. 82, of Bristol, formerly of North Providence, passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late William and Coral (Tanner) Esser. William was a construction laborer for the H....

Robert A. "Bob" Marcoccio

South Attleboro, MA

MARCOCCIO, ROBERT A. "BOB" age 59, of South Attleboro, MA and formerly of Warwick, RI, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, after an aggressive battle with cancer. He was the husband of Debora (Lambert) Marcoccio. For funeral information and complete obituary, please visit...

Ellen K. McCARTHY

East Providence, RI

McCARTHY, ELLEN K. 66, formerly of Thatcher Street, Rumford, died peacefully on July 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence, a daughter of Ruth E. (Halton) McCarthy of Cohasset, MA and the late Francis X. McCarthy, she grew up in Rumford and lived in...

John Procacini

North Providence, RI

PROCACINI, JOHN 95, of North Providence, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Hopkins Manor, North Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Adeline (Storti) Procacini. Born in Providence he was the son of the late Saverio "Harry" and Josephine (Montecalvo)...

Gisela Waltraud Ryan (Blasberg) M.D.

Barrington, RI

RYAN, GISELA WALTRAUD, (BLASBERG), MD 85, formerly of 31 Broadview Dr, died peacefully on July 11, 2017, at Southgate Assisted Living in Shrewsbury, Mass. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Robert M. Ryan. Born near Cologne, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Max...

Carol Lee Salvatore (Lussier)

Phoenix, AZ

SALVATORE, CAROL LEE (LUSSIER) passed into eternal rest on April 20, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded in love and support by her husband, children, and grandchildren. A native of Rhode Island, she was the daughter of Albert Lussier and Marjorie (Stone)...

Carol A. White

East Providence, RI

WHITE, CAROL A. 79, retired RN, formerly of Riverside, passed away July 14, 2017, after a sudden decline, with her family by her side. Carol was the daughter of Ralph R. and Alice Thomas of Pawtucket, widow of Arthur Woodcock, and life-long best friend of Donna M. Armour, who...

July 22, 2017 Obituaries

Laura Albert (Campbell)

Exeter, RI

ALBERT, LAURA (CAMPBELL) 94, Matriarch of Albert Farms in Exeter, a fourth generation family owned and operated farming business, died peacefully on Friday, July 14,2017. She was the wife of the late Gerard J. Albert. Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of the late A. Oscar...

Published in The Providence Journal from Jul. 21 to Jul. 22, 2017.

Frank E. Barcellos Sr.

Johnston, RI

BARCELLOS SR., FRANK E. 79, of Johnston, passed away peacefully on Wednesday at the Morgan Health Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Karen (Muzicka) Barcellos. Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Frank and Angeline (Buccini) Barcellos....

Marie A. Piscitelli (DeNICOLA)

Narragansett, RI

PISCITELLI, MARIE A. (DeNICOLA) 82, of Narragansett and Vero Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at home. Marie was the beloved wife of sixty-three years to Joseph G. Piscitelli. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Anthony "Trump" and...

Diana L. Tocco (Scalzi)

Cranston, RI

TOCCO, DIANA L. (SCALZI) 91, of Cranston, and formerly of Centerville, MA. Passed away peacefully July 18, 2017 at Overlook Nursing & Rehab Center, Pascoag, RI. She was the beloved wife of the late JOHN P. TOCCO Sr. Daughter of the late MICHAEL & LOUISA (Pensa) SCALZI. She...

July 21, 2017 Obituaries

Pearl T. Cinq-mars

East Providence, RI

CINQ-MARS, PEARL T. 91, of East Providence, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Eastgate Nursing Home, East Providence. She was the beloved wife of Joseph A. "Archie" Cinq-Mars. Mr. & Mrs. Cinq-Mars had been married for 68 years. Born in North Attleborough, Mass., a daughter of the...

Martha J. Cornell (Schwarz)

Cranston, RI

CORNELL, MARTHA J. (SCHWARZ) 88, of Cranston passed away Tuesday July 18, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late Fred and Florence (Bowden) Schwarz. Martha was the loving wife of the late Everett I. Cornell, Jr. Martha was a graduate...

Edward L. Kollett III

East Providence, RI

KOLLETT III, EDWARD L. 75, of Firglade Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on July 20, 2107 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Carol L. (Martin) Kollett. His funeral will be held on Saturday July 22, 2017 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350...

Barbara Orson

Providence, RI

ORSON, BARBARA 88, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. An accomplished American stage actress, Barbara Orson co-founded the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence. She was born in New York. In 1956, she married Dr. Jay M. Orson and raised three children: twin daughters,...

Ellen May Shoushanian (Glew)

Scituate, RI

SHOUSHANIAN, ELLEN MAY (GLEW) of Scituate, RI passed away peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2017. Born in Providence on October 15, 1946, she was the caring daughter of the late Frederick and Anna (Devine) Glew. Ellen was the beloved wife of Hrant H. Shoushanian with whom she...

July 20, 2017 Obituaries

David B. DiIorio

North Providence, RI

DiIORIO, DAVID B. 62, died July 19, 2017 at the Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center. He was the husband of Judy L. Bazzle-DiIorio. Born in Providence, he was a son of Paula E. (Minard) DiIorio and the late Vincent DiIorio. He also leaves his son Anthony Bazzle and was...

Santa A. Forgue

East Greenwich, RI

FORGUE, SANTA A. 87, passed away July 16, 2017. She was the beloved wife for 56 years of the late Donald L. Forgue. Born in Cranston she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Amelia Castelli. Santa worked as a bookkeeper for the former EA Adams and Art Mold Products before...

Marilyn M. Johns

East Providence, RI

JOHNS, MARILYN M. died July 4, 2017. She was the wife of the late William Johns & mother of the late Michael & Craig Johns. She is survived by her son William Johns, Jr., & her grandchildren, Megan, Amanda, Sara, & Theodore. Arrangements by J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL HOME....

Anthony Marano

Cranston, RI

MARANO, ANTHONY 89, of Cranston, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. He was the beloved husband of the late Gilda (Lancia) Marano. Born in Belmonte Calabro, Italy he was the son of the late John and Teresa (Bruno)...