John E. Shibilio
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John E. Shibilio, 70, of Camp Yawgoo Road, Rockville, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at The Westerly Hospital. He was the husband of Joanne (Amato) Maini-Shibilio
Born in Westerly on March 25, 1941, he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Payne) Shibilio.
John worked for the Pfizer Corp. as a chemical tech for many years.
Besides his wife, John is survived by a son, Joseph Maini of Worcester, Mass.; two sisters, Frances Robinson of Beaufort, S.C. and Margaret DiLoretto of Scotland, Conn.; and four grandchildren, Rachelle and Anthony Maini, Monique and Brett Campanale.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Maini.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory Church, Ashaway, R.I. Burial will be private.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the S.R. Avery Funeral Home, Hope Valley, R.I.
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Published in The Westerly Sun on Jun. 12, 2011.
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November 28, 2017
My sincere condolences for your loss. May your memories of John bring you comfort and may you be strengthened by the knowledge that one day sickness and death will no longer exist (Psalm 9:9,10).
July 4, 2011
Joannn and Family, we were so sorry to hear of John's passing
God Bless
Bob and Judy
June 15, 2011
The Shibilio Family,

It was sad to hear of John passing, a man that I have known for our 60 years. John left many fond memories. I recall him being a member of the Westerly Amblance Corp. for years and taken part in the Westerly Parades. I recall John and his dad Doctor Shibilio at the Little League Baseball games back in the 1950's. I also recall giving the Doc a large mouth bass, I had caught and he told me to teach his son to fish. The picture I saw of John holding a very large fish tells me our fishing lessons went well. John knew just about everyone in town years ago and he will be remembered. John possessed a rare talent as he could tell stories and make just about everyone laugh. I am sure he is smiling down on us from above. John sister Peggy recalls my Uncle Tarzan Brown who was a good friend of the Shibilio family working for the family.
In the Indian world when we cross each others path we never forget one another. John and his family lived along Camp Yawgoo Pond, a place that was so dear to them, may these great waters hold you forever.

Chied "Sun Rise" Byron Brown
Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot Indian Tribe
Niantic-Narragansett Tribe
Byron/Pearl Brown
June 14, 2011
Joe and I are so sorry of your loss We so enjoyed his company. We shall miss his conversation, humor and friendship. May God Bless all of you. Love, Peg and Joe Burns
June 13, 2011
Dear Joanne and family,Sorry to hear about John. May your happy memories give you strength to get through this difficult time. Sincere condolences to you,Joanne, and your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Carlene Bowen and Tim Burroughs
June 13, 2011
I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Uncle Boy. I will always have the memories of times we spent at camp every summer. The chilly nights by the bonfire telling stories, the boccee ball, and of course the fishing on whale rock. Uncle Boy will be greatly missed but his memories will live forever.
Sharon Roberts
June 13, 2011
Joanne- I'm so sorry for your loss : ( from Cali- Dani, Jesse & E-V
Dani Trombino
June 13, 2011
Joanne, Joey, Shelly & family,
So sorry to hear of John's passing... you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Frankie, Dina, Greg, Kelly & Kate Spaziano
June 12, 2011
Karen Johnson
June 12, 2011
To Peggy and family: I was sorry to learn of John's passing. May all of your memories of him bring a smile to your face and to your heart. Sincere sympathy. Karen Douglas Johnson
Karen Johnson
June 12, 2011
Joanne, Joey and family,
We were surprised and saddened to hear of John's passing. We have fond memories of our times spent in Rockville, especially those New Year's Eve Pictionary parties. He will be missed by many. Our condolences to all of you.
Doug & Jean Pierce
June 12, 2011
What a shock when i read the paper Sunday evening and saw my friend John's name in it. We worked for many years at Pfizers and also were good friends on the outside. We even roomed together at R.I. hospital a few years ago and every once in a while,when i was around his neck of the woods, I would stop in and see him. Joanne I'm truly sorry for your great loss and pray that the lord will have John play his wonderful music in heaven.
John LaPlante
June 12, 2011
I was very saddened in learning of the passing of my good friend from many years ago. Brought to mind memories of Troop 4 and Camp Yawgoog. My condolences to sisters Frances and Peggy and to family members I never came to know.
John Federico, M.D.
June 12, 2011
This great man will always be know as "Uncle Boy" I was shocked with the news of his passing. Still hard to believe it is true. Joanne, Joe and family, my heart pours to you all. Susan(Robinson)Keefner, Early Branch, SC
Susan Keefner
June 12, 2011
To Joann and Family:
I learned of John's passing today and i immediately thought of alot of good moments we ahd chatting alot over the years and how we enjoyed recalling many good Greater Westerly stories from Boy Scounts to Banking to Investing.
He was a great guy and I am glad we had a nice friendship over the years..
May he rest in peace....
Joe Iacoi and Family
June 12, 2011
JoAnne, Joe & Family,

I heard the news by chance the other day while I was at the station. John was full of life, smiles, wit & dry humor. It's exactly how I remember him by, and his interesting stories. He's patiently waiting for us, doing what he enjoyed most: Fishing.
Edward Struzinski
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