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|Chris Fascione – REALTOR®, BHHS Commonwealth Real Estate, East Greenwich|
|Christopher N. Fascione, 67, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 5, 2021 after a courageous fight with chronic heart failure. Chris was a successful RI realtor, foodie, talented musician and most especially, a loving family man.
Born on December 15, 1953 in Providence, RI, Chris was the son of the late Crescenzo and Antoinette Fascione. He was a 1972 LaSalle Academy graduate and Track and Field Standout Athlete.
Beloved father to Alicia (Jason) Robinson, whom he raised as a single parent after his first wife, Nancy Rae Lord Fascione preceded him in death in 1994. Most proud of his grandchildren, Landon and Molly, and the many summer adventures that he took them on which he adoringly called “Papa Camp”.
Loving husband to Leigh A. Peltier with whom he traveled the globe skiing, eating delicious meals, attending sporting events, and doing what they loved the most, going to concerts to hear great music.
In addition to his wife and daughter, Chris also leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law Christine and Richard DeAngelis along with his dear niece, nephews and their families.
Chris had a 40 year career in Rhode Island Real Estate and devoted much of his time as a member and chairman of dozens of local, state and national realtor committees. He was often invited to share his leadership skills as a speaker at real estate conferences and functions. In 2017 – 2018, Chris was elected President of the Kent-Washington Association of Realtors and was also named the 2018 Rhode Island Realtor of the Year. In 2019 he was inducted into the National Association of Realtors Omega Tau Rho Fraternity. This medal is awarded to Realtor members showing exemplary dedication and service as a token of highest esteem. Chris was extremely proud of these honors.
Chris was active in several community and civic organizations, but particularly passionate in the fight against breast cancer. For 25 years, he served as a Pacemaker at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, where he raised thousands of dollars in honor and memory of his first wife, Nancy. Chris left a positive impression on all he met, and music was always most important to him.
Chris would want to leave you with words which he often expressed to others that were composed by his favorite songwriter Maurice White… To all: “Keep Your Head to the Sky.” The ability for all to become a homeowner was important to Chris and he was founder and President of the Kent Washington Board of Realtors Charitable Foundation. Donations in his memory to KWAOR Foundation would be appreciated. Also to Rescue Road Trips which is the organization who delivered rescue pup Stella to Christopher and Leigh in December. At this time, all services will be private.
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|Edward Kleczek – Husband of REALTOR®, Alyce Kleczek
|Edward Kleczek, 86, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer; he was surrounded by his wife and children in the comfort of his home. Ed was born in Connecticut on November 5, 1934, with his childhood and early adult years spent in Westfield, Massachusetts. He was proud of his Polish heritage, an avid athlete and sports fan with a particular knack and affinity for basketball and baseball. Ed graduated from St. Mary’s High School and Westfield State University with his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education. Following high school graduation in 1953, he honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict before attending Westfield State. Ed prided himself in being a lifetime educator; he enjoyed mentoring, teaching and coaching others. Ed met his wife Alyce while working abroad in Germany in the American (DODDS) school system. As destiny would have it, Ed and Alyce discovered they had grown up only 20 miles apart from one another in Western, Massachusetts. With a zest for adventure and travel, Ed and Alyce raised their three children, Kathy, Tanya and Brian in Germany until 1982, when they landed in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. After 20 years in Europe and a career in education, he pursued his real estate license and went on to enjoy a second career as a Realtor in Southern Rhode Island.
Ed was loved for his kind, loyal, caring nature, and his everlasting optimistic outlook on life. He was known for his hospitality and for welcoming others to his home to share merriment through food and drink, creating lifelong friends wherever he was around the globe. He believed in giving back to his community through coaching, umpiring and refereeing youth sports, volunteering for the local Matunuck Fire Department and participating with the American Legion Post #34. Ed will be most remembered for the love he had for his family, adventurous spirit, and most certainly his unwavering heart for the Boston Red Sox.
Survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Alyce (Atwood) Kleczek, his much-loved children, Kathy Kleczek, Tanya Kleczek-Fontenot, Brian Kleczek. Grandfather (Jaju) to Lucien and Gabe Fontenot, Austin and Blake Kleczek and many others who proudly call Ed family and a wonderful friend.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 15, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Church-180 Old North Rd., Kingston, RI. For those unable to attend, the Mass will be livestreamed at- http://ctkri.org/
Burial with military honors will be private following the ceremony. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 14, 2021, from 3-6 p.m. at Avery-Storti Funeral Home- 88 Columbia Street, Wakefield, RI.
*Due to Covid-19- no reception will be held at this time. We would love to hear your stories and memories about Ed. If you have a memory or words you would like to share, please write them down on an index card or postcard and bring them with you to the visiting hours.
|Brigadier Dipak Anand (Retired) – Father of REALTOR®, Amit Anand, Broker/Owner of Equinox Properties|
|Dipak Anand, 76, of New Delhi, India passed away peacefully on Friday, August 14, 2020 at the Military Hospital, Delhi Cantt.
Born in Rawalpindi (British India) on September 3, 1943, he was the son of Major (Retired) M.G.L. and Darshan “Ammi” (Suri) Anand. He attended several Jesuit boarding schools and was a graduate of the National Defence Academy, Indian Military Academy and The College of Military Engineering. He was commissioned in the Indian Army in 1964 in The Bombay Sappers-106 Engineer Regiment.
He leaves behind his devoted and loving wife Janak (Malhotra) Anand; sons, Amit (Wife, Marisa- Grandsons Cyrus, Zubin, Julian) of Newport, RI; Sahir (Wife, Namrata – Grandsons Kabir, Zayan) of Natick, MA; sister Rita and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, brother officers and friends.
He had a long and distinguished career in the Indian Army and retired in 2002 as Director, Quality Assurance (Stores). He was an admirer, friend and well wisher of the United States of America and its people and especially of the U.S. Army, having travelled here several times. He also had the distinction of training with U.S. Army in Iowa in the mid 1980’s.
He was an avid Gardner, well known for his Dahlias and enjoyed the company of his friends playing bridge and rummy. He spent his summers travelling to the U.S. to see his children and grandchildren and had a special place in his heart for Rhode Island and Massachusetts. His prayer ceremony was held at home on Aug 17th, 2020 with only immediate family present and shared over zoom with friends and extended family. His ashes were immersed in the Ganges per custom.
|GALVIN, NINA M. (RICCIOTTI) – REALTOR®, Williams & Stuart Real Estate|
|GALVIN, NINA M. (RICCIOTTI) 63, of Johnston, passed away peacefully at home with her husband, Michael on December 30, 2020. She is survived by her beloved husband of 23 years, Michael K. Galvin.
Born in Cerreto Sannita, Italy, Nina was the loving daughter of Angelo and Michelina Ricciotti, and sister of Rina Bonollo and Michael Ricciotti.
In addition, she is also survived by her loving children, Veronica A. Rendina,Esq. and her husband Gianluca; and her son John J. Amaral, Jr. and his wife, Amanda.
Nina was the co-owner of MKG Beauty Academy with her husband. She also worked at Women & Infants Hospital for 40 years touching the lives of so many colleagues and patients that crossed her path both in the main hospital and on the oncology ward. She also worked as an agent on the Williams & Stuart Real Estate team in Cranston. She was fluent in Italian, loved animals, traveling, spending time with her kids and most of all being a Nonni.
Her smile and generous spirit was known both near and far by everyone who had the pleasure to meet her for just a moment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The ALS Association, 1300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209.
|Don Morash – Broker/Owner of Abbott Properties|
|Donald G. Morash, Jr., age 78, of Warwick, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Kent Hospital. He was the husband of the late Maureen Riordon Morash.
Born in Boston, MA, the son of the late Donald G. and Lillian F. (Marten) Morash, he lived in Quincy, MA before moving to Warwick in 1970. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Don was a broker/owner of Abbott Properties Real Estate, LLC. He was a Warwick Rotarian for many years and served as President 2002-2003. Don had been involved in many organizations including the March of Dimes, West Bay Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, Boys & Girls Club, SBA National Advisory Council, Central RI Chamber of Commerce, East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, Kent Washington Board of Realtors, Providence Board of Realtors, Rhode Island Commercial Board of Realtors, as well as the RI Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.
Don was on the Zoning Board of Warwick, serving as its chairman until the time of his death. He was a member of the East Greenwich Yacht Club and a past member of the Potowomut Golf Club.
He leaves a son, Donald G. Morash, III (Emily) of whom he was extremely proud; as well as three grandsons, Kory, Luke and Colin, all of whom he was equally proud. He also leaves a sister, Mary Jane Collins and her husband Jim, of Englewood FL; a niece, Valarie, and nephew, David. He was the companion of Linda Allcock.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, his funeral and burial with military honors will be private. (His funeral mass will be live-streamed on Wednesday, December 9, at 10 a.m. at www.stgregorychurchri.com). A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Rotary Club of Warwick, P.O. Box 6803, Warwick, RI 02887-6803. (Please indicate that your gift is in memory of Donald J. Morash, Jr.) To leave condolence messages, please visit www.barrettandcotter.com
|Linda Boucher – Mother of State-Wide MLS Past President & Broker Duane Boucher of RE/MAX Premier Properties|
|WOONSOCKET – Linda L. Boucher 70, passed away peacefully, at home on November 8, 2020. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Glenia (Waldeck) Hadley. Linda was a registered nurse, she worked for the Visiting Nurse Hospice Program, numerous area nursing homes, and several hospitals in the greater Woonsocket area. Linda enjoyed traveling and loved animals.
She is survived by her children, Duane C. Boucher and his wife Nompelelo of Cumberland and Dorene L. Mineau and her husband Steven of North Smithfield; her former husband John J. Boucher of Manville; a brother Andre Beaudoin of Uxbridge; two sisters Roberta Staples of Douglas and Cheryl Murray of Uxbridge; and four grandchildren, Ashlee and Cassandra Mineau and Christopher and Catherine Boucher. She was predeceased by siblings, Russell Hadley, Irene Doura, and Joyce Newell.
|William “Bill” Prichett – Husband of REALTOR® Ginny Prichett
|William “Bill” C. Prichett, age 71, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Carol and Peter Prichett. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Ginny Prichett, his daughter Maris and her wife Julie and their daughter, Emery, his son, Ian and his wife, Melissa. He is also survived by his two older brothers, Gordon Prichett and his wife, Jill, and Royce Prichett and his wife Michele. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews with whom he cultivated important and close relationships over the years. Bill graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1970. Bill and Ginny moved to Rhode Island in 1972 for Bill to pursue an opportunity teaching science at The Wheeler School, and to pursue what was a lifelong love for sailing and being on the water. Read more…|
|Saralee Weiss – Mother of Aleen Weiss, Spitz-Weiss, REALTORS®
|WEISS, SARALEE, 81, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Weiss; they were happily married for 52 years. Born in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mollie (Alter) Garick.
Mrs. Weiss was a commercial lines insurance supervisor for over 25 years at both Starkwether and Shepley and Ocean Point Insurance Agency.
She was an avid mahjong player and accomplished in the art of needlepoint. She enjoyed musicals and broadway shows. She adored her grandchildren and was devoted to them.
She is survived by her children Aleen Weiss and her husband Jonathan, Barry Weiss and his wife Valerie, and Craig Weiss and his wife Carolyn; and grandchildren Marni, Nina, Andrew, and Justin. She was the sister of the late Arnold Garick.
Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, her funeral services will be private. Arrangements are in the care of Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, Providence, RI. Shiva will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Nurse’s Fund at the Highlands on the East Side, 101 Highland Ave, Providence, RI 02906.
|Salvatore “Sonny” Martone, Father of RIAR Past President Karl Martone, RE/MAX Properties
84, of Greenville, RI passed away at his favorite place, his home, surrounded by his devoted family on Monday, July 6, 2020. Sal was the loving husband of Sally Ann (Holmes).
Sal was self-employed for 62 years as a hairstylist and most recently worked as Field Coordinator at the Martone Group at REMAX. He retired from the RI DMV after 35 years of loyal service. Sal was widely known for his infectious laugh, sense of humor and love for his family.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Anthony and Domenica “Mamie” (Falso) Martone. He was the loving father of Kristin L. Martone-Levine, her husband Bryan, and his grandson Jake; Merrill J. Caramagno, her husband Russell, and his grandchildren, Karleigh and Russell; Karl A. Martone and his family, Jennifer and Dante Fiorio; and niece, Pamela Holmes and husband Craig Morris.
Visiting hours will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 8:30am – 10:30am at the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Pike, (RT 44), Greenville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at St. Philip’s Church 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street APC, Providence, RI 02903, The Marvin Fund at RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915, or Horse Play, 143 Gilbert Stuart Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852.
|Gary Chianese, REALTOR®, World Net Real Estate Group
|Gary V. Chianese, 66, of West Warwick, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 15, 2020. He was the husband of the late Gail (Buttero) Chianese. Born in Woonsocket, he was the beloved son of Arthur and Rose (Bibeault) Chianese of Cumberland. Gary was Real Estate Agent in West Warwick. Besides his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Angela Chianese and Vanessa Chianese. He also leaves three grandchildren, Jace Harrop, Ava Harrop and Kayla Harrop. He was the brother of the late Craig and Jo-Ann Chianese. The funeral and burial were private.|
|Joseph Serpa, Father of REALTOR® David Serpa, 2016 President of the Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS®|
|Joseph Serpa, 79, of Delray Beach, FL and Narragansett, RI passed away on June 25, 2020.
He leaves behind his devoted wife, Maria (Tina) Serpa; sons, David (Wife, Dulce) and Joseph Serpa; granddaughters, Alicia Serpa and Carissa Nye and a sister, Noelia.
Joseph immigrated from the Azores in 1959 and settled in Rhode Island. He loved this country and the opportunities it provided him. He started work in textile mills. As his English improved his hard work and skills elevated him to the position of Supervisor at Handy and Harmon Precious Metals, where he worked for 33 years. Joseph was very active in the Portuguese community and throughout the 1960’s helped sponsor many families come to America. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. Much like George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life”, Joseph Serpa was a man with many friends and family, making him a rich man in this life.
A Funeral will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:30 AM at Lorne & Sons Funeral Home, 745 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483. Entombment will follow at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Click here to donate online.
|Carl Perelman, Father of REALTOR® Richard Perelman, RE/MAX 1st Choice|
|PERELMAN, CARL E. 88, died Tuesday, June 10, 2020 at Tamarisk Assisted Living. Born in Providence, a son of the late Charles and Eva (Kurzman) Perelman, he had lived in Warwick for one year, previously a longtime resident of Cranston. He was a retired truck driver and worked for various companies in Rhode Island. Carl was an avid Boston sports fan, especially for the Red Sox.
Devoted father of Richard Perelman of Cranston and Linda Brennan (Peter) of River Forest, IL. Dear brother of Samuel Perelman (Donna) of Narragansett. Loving grandfather of Laura, George, Martha, Phoebe, Max and Lucy. Longtime friend of Edna Rubin.Funeral services will be private with burial at Lincoln Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Tamarisk Assisted Living, 3 Shalom Drive, Warwick, RI 02886. For online condolences, please visit ShalomMemorialChapel.com.
|Gilbert Roy, Former REALTOR® & Appraiser, Father of REALTOR® Sherri Mercurio, Broker/Owner of The Mercurio Group Real Estate|
|Gilbert F. Roy, Jr., 74, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, June 12, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (Houston) Roy for 52 years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Gilbert F., Sr. and Flora (Daigle) Roy. Predeceased by his sister, Linda Roy.
Gilbert served in the United States Army Reserve and made a career in the Real Estate industry as both a Broker and Appraiser. He devoted his entire life to his loving family, especially his wife who he adored (AKA Flossie). His favorite pastime was to watch Nascar racing, the Bruins and Red Sox in his garage with his buddies. He belonged to many card leagues, had a love for music, especially his guitar, and was always up for a game of cribbage with his daughter’s and grandson. He will be remembered lovingly by all whose lives he has touched over the past 74 years.
Besides his loving wife, he leaves a son, Patrick Roy and his wife, Shirley, of Seekonk; two daughters, Kim Ripley and her husband, Dan, of Pawtucket and Sherri Mercurio and her husband, Ron, of Pawtucket; four grandchildren, Jake Roy and his honorary, Nicole Kenneally, Taylor Roy, Dante Ripley and Nicholas Mercurio; his beloved mother-in-law, Doris Houston of Coventry; siblings-in-law, Dennis, Karen, Elaine, Nancy, Gary and Chuck; his loving neighbors/extended family, the Bejma Family; Paul, Maria, Alexis and Mercedes. Gil also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Services and interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Providence will be private. Visitation and flowers are respectfully omitted. Memorial gifts to the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 3102, Pawtucket, RI 02861 would be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to William W. Tripp Funeral Home, Pawtucket, RI.
|Joyce Phipps, Mother of Past RIAR & NAR President Ron Phipps|
|Joyce M Phipps left her loving earthly family on 9 June 2020, peacefully and without any discomfort to join her heavenly family. She was born in San Francisco, California in 1934 to John J Brophy and Laura O’Farrell Brophy. She was raised in Redwood City, California and graduated with honors from Notre Dame College of Belmont, California. In 1956, she married Richard L. Phipps, (1933-2003) and they had five children: Ron Phipps (wife, Susan Martins-Phipps) of Warwick, RI; Greg Phipps (wife, Ingrid Phipps) of Wickford, RI; Victoria Bird (husband, Robert Bird) of Estero, Florida; A Denise Ellis (husband, Rick) of Franklin, Wisconsin; and Hillary Gibbs (husband Jonathan) of Exeter, RI. She is survived by her brother Jack J Brophy of Pleasanton Ca. She has 18 grandchildren, and 16 + great grandchildren.
Joyce was an adventurer and a pioneer. She lived with her family in San Francisco, Placentia, and Santa Clara, California; Portland, Oregon; Government Camp, Oregon; Vancouver, Washington; Kansas City, Missouri; and arrived in Rhode Island in 1973. Joyce engaged sports her entire life, particularly downhill skiing, swimming, and tennis (killer left-handed doubles player). She became a Realtor and established Phipps Realty on April Fool’s Day, 1976. It was one of the first female broker owned Real Estate firms in the state. Her family’s experience with the relocation process made Phipps Realty a leader in the field. It was her belief that helping people with their move was paramount.” She was a trail blazer for women and was a master at Grit with Grace. It was because of her gender, not in spite of it, that she could do ANYTHING she committed to. Always a leader, Joyce co-founded The East Greenwich/Cowesett New Neighbor’s Club. The company’s motto has remained constant through all of these 44 years: “Let our family take care of yours.” She was a proud Realtor and committed to contributing to the profession working with the Kent County Board of Realtors (past Board President) and the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. Her professionalism, passion, and compassion were acknowledged by her peers with The Rhode Island REALTOR OF THE YEAR Award in 1985. She was awarded the National Association of Realtors Emeritus two years ago.
While Joyce LOVED flowers, particularly Hawaiian flowers, please omit flowers. If you wish to celebrate her life with us, you can join us at a memorial service in the future, or if you are so compelled to contribute in her name to the Rick Phipps Scholarship Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation email@example.com , to Hospice Rhode Island, Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer gloriagemma.org, or ALS Rhode Island. The Funeral service will be private.
|William A. “Bill” Caldarone – Former REALTOR® & Broker/Owner, Jill Caldarone Realty|
|CALDARONE, WILLIAM A. “BILL” 100, of Cranston, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. William, (Bill) was born in Providence. He was one of twelve children of his father Lorenzo and Mary. Bill was the sole survivor of his siblings. He graduated Central High School with honors and shortly after joined the Marine Corp in 1937 and saw active duty in the Pacific during WWII and later in the Korean War.
He retired October 1958 after serving almost 22 years. Shortly after joining the Marines, he married his lifelong partner Gilda Martino in August 1944. Bill was always a Marine at heart and lived a life based on the Motto, Semper Fi. Bill at one point was the oldest Marine in RI. He always remained faithful to the Corp, his County, wife and family.
Bill and Jill had two children Richard, now living in Hawaii with his wife Ruby and their three children, Rachel, Rianna, and Ryker. The youngest son Ronald and his wife Teresa lived next door to Bill and Jill in Cranston for over 35 years. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Christian, his wife Tyna and Danielle and her husband Todd Bryant and four great grandchildren, Oskar, Riley, Ella and Gabriel.
He and his wife Jill opened a real estate agency called, Jill Caldarone Realty, where they worked for over 50 years. Bill was also an Assistant State Director for AARP, where he and Jill formed 5 new chapters.
Bill also performed as a square dance and round caller for a club called The Golden Spurs always his wife’s help. They had written a book in 2015 about their life called, Jill and Bill from Federal Hill.
They were well known for performing school dances and providing socialization for many special needs people in RI.
Bill’s funeral service will be private. Visit NardolilloFH.com for online condolences.
|John William Corbett, REALTOR, Broker Owner of Real Estate 100|
|John William Corbett, 81, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the VA Medical Center, Providence. He was married to the love of his life and soulmate, Kathleen A. (Pacheco) Corbett. They would have been married 51 years this upcoming June 28th.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late John Henry and Lillian (Birtwell) Corbett, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 49 years.
John was a professional realtor since 1972 and was the owner – broker of Real Estate 100, Corbett Realty, Inc., Lincoln. His company was the first in the State of Rhode Island in 1991 to become an Exclusive Buyer Office (EBO) d/b/a The Buyer’s Choice and earned the designation of Certified Exclusive Buyer Agent (CEBA) by the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA). John also earned from the National Association of Realtors: the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), the Accredited Buyer’s Representative Manager (ABRM), and the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designations. John was a member of the Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
His Calling Hours will be held Tuesday 5-7 P.M. at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln with his Masonic Memorial Service beginning at 6:30 P.M. in the Funeral Chapel.
His Committal Services, with military honors, will be held Wednesday, June 10 at 1 P.M. in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Wampanoag Trail, East Providence.
Due to COVID 19, a Memorial Gathering and Celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and to Veterans would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com.
PLEASE NOTE: Per the R.I. Dept. of Health, only fifteen (15) people may be in the funeral home at any time during the visitation.
|Sylvia A. (DiPippo) Vallante – Lila Delman Real Estate|
|82, of North Providence, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, March 2, 2020 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Richard Vallante for 39 years. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Guido and Angelina (Lisa) DiPippo. Mrs. Vallante was a former manager for Verizon for 33 years; she was also a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker for 10 years until retiring. Sylvia loved spending time on Narragansett Beach. She enjoyed being with her family and friends, always putting a smile on everyone’s face.
Besides her husband Richard, Sylvia is survived by her loving son Michael Principe and his wife Melissa of Narragansett and her loving stepdaughter Heather Vallante and her fiancé Rocco Celletti of Warwick. She was the cherished grandmother of Jon Principe and Nick McComas. Sylvia was the sister of the late Joseph DiPippo.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Mar. 7th, at 10:00 in Mary Mother of Mankind Church, North Providence. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hope Health Hospice and Palliative Care RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904, or to the RI SPCA, 186 Amaral St., Riverside, RI 02915.
|Carol O’connor – Lila Delman Real Estate|
|O’CONNOR, CAROL PRATALI 82, wife of the late Robert “Mickey” O’Connor, passed away Jan 25, 2020. Loving mother of Shelley W. O’Connor (Yingmin Shao) and Michael C. O’Connor (Stephanie).
Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Feb 1stat 10 am in St. Bernard Church, Wickford. Burial in Pawtuxet Memorial Park.
|Robert L. “Bob” LEBLANC – Husband of Julie M. Briggs LeBlanc, REALTOR®|
|LEBLANC, ROBERT L. “BOB”, 55, of Herbert St., Warwick, passed away at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, NH, from injuries sustained from a snowmobile accident in Stratford, NH on Saturday, January 18, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Julie M. (Briggs) LeBlanc for 27 years. Born in South Kingstown, he was the son of Aline M. (Fournier) LeBlanc of Warwick, and the late Lester R. LeBlanc, Ph.D.
He was the father of James R. LeBlanc and Jillian R. LeBlanc, both of Warwick. He was the brother of Anne F. Salisbury (Stephen) of West Greenwich and Paula J. Rekos (Russell) of South Kingstown. Robert was the uncle of Bryan, Justin, Elizabeth Salisbury, John, Alexandra, and Catherine Rekos.
His Funeral will be Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:45 am from the Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT, 2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd., (Rte.3) Coventry, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Saint Gregory the Great Church, Warwick. Interment at Saint Francis of Assisi Cemetery in South Kingstown will be private. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 pm at Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a memorial fund at MealTrain in Bob’s name would be appreciated.
|Jeffrey Gibbons – Husband of Michele Cerreta Gibbons, Director of the Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS®|
|Jeffrey J. Gibbons, 67, of North Providence, RI, lost his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and passed away on January 19, 2020. He was the devoted husband of Michele Cerreta Gibbons.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the son of Carmel Sgambato Gibbons and the late Raymond Gibbons. He graduated from Roger Williams University in 1975, earning a degree in Political Science. Jeff was a 4-year member of the varsity hockey program, serving as captain his junior year.
In addition to his wife Michele, Jeff is survived by many nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 on 9 am from the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Blessed Sacrament Church, Academy Ave, Providence. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours Thursday 5-8 pm.
|Wendy Marie Bridget Lord – REALTOR®, Century 21 North East Group
|Wendy Marie Bridget Lord, 56, of Portsmouth, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Boulder, CO, she is the daughter of Elizabeth (Chamberlain) Dinan of Iowa and the late Glen Lord.
Wendy is leaving behind her beloved three children; her son Harry Gould Harvey IV and his wife Brittni Ann Harvey, her daughters Cecelia Lord Harvey, Bethany Harvey, her son in law Justin Camara and her beloved grand-daughter Eliza Jane Harvey Marques. She was previously married for 34 years to their childrens’ father, Harry Gould Harvey III. Wendy has spent the last few years of her life single but finding love! She was dancing and socializing with more people than anyone could imagine. Wendy leaves us today with a couple mantras to live by, Trust God Love People & and you haven’t been brought this far to be dropped.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport.
Her memorial service will be held Friday, December 20, 2019 at 10 am at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in the St. George’s Chapel, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth.
|Gregory Perez – REALTOR®, HomeSmart Professionals
|On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Gregory Perez, loving son, brother, uncle and friend unexpectedly passed away at the age of 30. Gregory was born on November 7, 1989 to the late Cesar Perez and Teresa Lora Perez.
Gregory received his real estate license in 2015 and worked at HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate.
Gregory had a passion for music and automobiles. He was admired, not only by his friends and family, but also by all who met him. He inspired others to do their best and was known for his personality, infectious smile and humility.
Gregory is survived by his mother Teresa Lora Perez, brother Augustus Perez (Eli), sister Marilenis Perez, nephew Cesar Perez, and many family members and friends.
|Antonetta ‘Peggy’ (Pagliaro) Fascione – Mother of Chris Fascione, KWAOR Past President|
|96, of Andover, MA passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 14 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Antonetta was born in Providence, RI as the oldest child of the late Giovanni and Vincenza Mesolella Pagliaro. Proud mother of Christine DeAngelis and Christopher Fascione.
Peggy was a loving mother and grandmother who dedicated her life to her family. She was known for her exquisite fashion sense and her wonderful cooking. Her favorite things in life were, a strong cup of coffee, a glass of wine and a beautiful meal surrounded by the ones she loved. She enjoyed reading, knitting, shopping and sitting in the sunshine. Her family will miss her long stories and the special way about her that left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will forever remain in their hearts.
Visiting hours in the Nardolillo Funeral Home & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston will be on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be private.
|Frechette, Loriann – Daughter of Broker Nora J. Wuraftic, and Sister of Lucy Reid, United Properties & Realty
|Frechette, Loriann, 56, passed away at home after a long illness on August 1, 2019. She was the daughter of Nora (Simmons) Wuraftic, and is survived by her sister Lucy (Frechette) Reid, 2 nieces, and Mr. Andrew Scanlon (Ret. PPD. Sgt).
Loriann graduated from Rhode Island College with a BS in Psychology, in 1997. Lori was so proud and determined after years of struggling with her mental illness to receive her degree. This was one of her greatest accomplishment.
Loriann had been employed by Electric Boat, until her illness, and retirement.
Lori is now in a better and happier place. Her pain and suffering is now over. We will always love and miss Loriann. We gain peace of mind knowing that your pilgrimage is now complete. You will live in our hearts and minds forever until we meet again.
|Frank Hale – Husband of Carol Hale, Williams & Stuart Real Estate
|Frank S. Hale, age 92, of Middletown, Rhode Island, passed away at his home on Friday, July 12, 2019. Frank was born in Newport, RI on November 26, 1926 to Harold D. Hale and Anne (Hughes) Hale. Growing up in Newport on Thurston Ave, he graduated from De La Salle Academy and enlisted in the US Army at age 17. He was stationed in the Pacific and served as a Battalion Radar Crew Chief. After his honorable discharge as a Sargent, he completed a post graduate year at the Portsmouth Abbey School then continued his studies at Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, and then a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Engineering Management. Later in his career he received an Advanced Engineering Certificate from Harvard/MIT and an MBA from URI.
The majority of Frank’s professional career was with Raytheon, where he served in several roles in the Submarine Signal Division, including a high security role on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as positions in Business Development, Systems Engineer and Program Manager. After his Raytheon years, he founded his own consulting firm, Rhodes Engineering, working with the DOD and Navy. Read more…
|Manuel Rodrigues – Designated Broker of Ocean Side Realty|
|Manuel “Manny” Rodrigues, of Newport, RI, returned to his heavenly home on June 18th, 2019 after a valiant battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family and his unshakeable Catholic faith supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.
Manuel was a deeply loving and endlessly generous man, who will forever be remembered and cherished by his family, for whom he was unerringly devoted to, but also by the many members of his community, whom he joyously served over his lifetime.
Manuel was born in Newport, RI, to the late Vincent and Isabel Rodrigues, on January 29th, 1944. He graduated from Rodgers High School going on to graduate Cum Laude, from Salve Regina University.
He married the love of his life, Colette Rodrigues, in Newport, in 1973.
Manuel started Ocean Side Realty, a real estate brokerage, in 1985, which he continued to operate until the day of his passing. His creative passions also led to him starting up and operating several successful gift shops on Thames St over the years.
Manuel was a devout and active Catholic. He served as President of the Woman to Woman Support Network, a pro-life non-profit, as well as a leading member of the local 3rdOrder of Carmelites organization for many years. He taught CCD and was an altar server at funeral services and morning mass at Jesus Savior Church. In addition, devoted his time and effort to countless other Catholic events and organizations in his community as well.
He is survived by his wife Colette Rodrigues; his sons Charles, Thomas and his wife Meredith, Walter, Brian and his wife Jamie, and Darrell Rodrigues; his grandchildren Brandon DuBois and Grey, Nora Rodrigues and Lacey Zimmerman, Kaylee and Brayden Rodrigues, Juliana McCrystal, Harper, Harley, and Maisie Rodrigues; his brother John Rodrigues and his sister Ida Rudnik; his brother-in-law Erick Senior and his wife Pia Peterson; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded by his father and mother Vincent and Isabel Rodrigues; his brothers Vincent, Joe, and Manuel Rodrigues; his sisters Mary Olson and Mary Rodrigues; and his grandchildren Brogan Rodrigues and Selena Rodrigues.
|Noelle Calone – Affiliated with Pearson Realty Co.
|COLONE, NOELLA M. (FONTAINE) 90, Of Warwick passed away in O’Brien, Fl. on May 1, 2019 while staying with one of her daughters. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Colone and later in life the wife of the late Robert Coppola.
Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Eugenie (Tetreault) Fontaine.
Noella enjoyed life to the fullest and always gave back to her community. Beside her years as a real estate broker Noella loved to sing and dance. When she entered a room you always knew she was present.
She leaves four daughters, Francine McVay and her husband Ernest Howard of Riverside, Denise Teklinsky and her husband Paul of Westerly, Noella Roberts and her husband Phil of O’Brien, Fl., and Marion Page and her husband Kenneth of Warwick, a foster son Anthony Fiorentino and his wife Sue of Bradenton, Fl, a brother Edouard Fontaine of St. Petersburg, Fl and two sisters Jeannette Peterson of Torrance, Ca. and the late Constance Barlow, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
|Thomas Charles Stevens – Father of REALTOR® Rebecca Moniz of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
|Thomas C. “Top Shelf” Stevens, 89, passed on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Born in Del Rio, Texas in 1930, he was the loving son of the belated Warren H. and Hilda E. (Leidholdt) Stevens.
Tom was the last surviving brother of his family, predeceased by Harvey, Fred, and Bobby. He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy Hedman of Hayward, WI and Patricia Balk of Kenosha, WI. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Gibson, and his six children with Mary Ann Baxter Young; Thomas (Elizabeth) of Phoenix, AZ; Michael (Mathilde) of Coventry, RI; Mark (Elizabeth) of Phoenix, AZ; Mary Ann (Steven) Topp of North Kingstown, RI; Rebecca (Anthony) Moniz of North Kingstown, RI; and Bethany (Curtis) Lenderman of Chesapeake, VA plus many nieces, nephews, and cousins. His brood includes grandchildren Thomas C. Stevens III, Elizabeth, Mark, Geyssler, Sean, Richard, Katherine, Alexis, Anthony, Alycia, Samuel, Nathaniel, and Mary Jane; and great-grandchildren Aurora, Madeline, Daphne, Robert, and Christopher.
Tom retired from the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Technician Chief in 1967 at Quonset Point NAS, RI after 20 years of honorable service in naval aviation. He was active in the American Legion Post 12 serving once as the Commander, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Fleet Reserve. He spent 20 years in a second career as a field engineer with Honeywell Corporation before retiring permanently to Vero Beach in 1987. Tom donated his time, talents, and energy to several fraternal organizations, including the Vero Beach Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge 1822, Vero Beach Eagles, American Legion, Italian-American Club, and Vero Beach Veterans Club. He was passionate about service to the nation in the USN and cared deeply about veterans’ issues. He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery at a date TBD.
A memorial will be held at Vero Beach Veterans Club on Friday, June 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ILO flowers, donations to Vero Beach Veterans are appreciated. Please make checks payable to Vero Beach Veterans and send to VBV, 2500 15th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
|Barbara Marsocci – Wife of REALTOR® Emeritus, S. Stephen Marsocci of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
|Barbara J. (Bonneau) Marsocci, 66, of Coventry passed away on May 31, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family, after a long graceful and courageous battle with cancer.
She grew up in Coventry, RI where she attended Coventry High School, and later, the Community College of Rhode Island. Prior to retiring, Barbara was the Accounting Office Manager for over 20 years for University Surgical Associates. She enjoyed spending her time with family and friends, attending zydeco and swing dances, kayaking, hiking, bike riding, travelling, relaxing on the beach, and entertaining guests with her joy of cooking and conversation. Barbara was fun, loving, and witty, giving as good as she got. She will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know her.
Barbara was the daughter of the late Earl T. and M. Beulah (Shevlin) Bonneau. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Bonneau, and sister, Grace Bonneau.
Her memory will be cherished by her husband, S. Stephen Marsocci; two daughters, Amy Hickey and her husband Philip, and Keri Heimerl and her husband Bryan; step son, Stephen Marsocci, step daughter, Vanessa Marsocci; two grandsons, Tyler Hickey and Nathan Hickey, a granddaughter, AliSandra Marsocci; 11 brothers and sisters, Earl Bonneau and his wife Pam, Mary Sunderlin and her husband Keith, Joan Bates and her husband Jerry, Beverly Northup, Paul Bonneau and his wife Ivette, Peter Bonneau, Charley Bonneau, Larry Bonneau, James Bonneau and his wife Donna, Ed Bonneau and his wife Denise, and Allen Bonneau and his wife Blanca; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kent County YMCA. For additional information please go online to https://www.ymcagreaterprovidence.org/give iannottifh.com
|David P. Leys – Father of REALTOR® and Past President of RIAR, Paul Leys|
|David Price “Bud” Leys, 88, of Middletown, RI, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 2, 2019 at Newport Hospital after an extended illness. He is survived by Judy, his wife of 67 years.
“Bud” was born in Newport RI on July 14, 1930, the middle child of William and Aline Leys. He attended Newport Public Schools and spent summers at Hazard’s Beach, graduating from Rogers HS in 1947 where he played on the basketball and tennis teams and was a member of the infamous Hilton Athletic Club. Bud continued his education at Brown University. Upon graduation in 1951, he returned to Newport and began a 50 plus year career as President and owner of Leys Century Store, the family business his father began in 1912, which he ran until his “retirement” in 1999. He spent many of his later years watching his grandchildren in a variety of sports and activities and staying busy by contributing to a wide array of civic and charitable organizations.
Bud and his high school sweetheart, Judy Cowey, were married on June 7, 1952 at St. Mary’s Church in Newport. The family lived on Barbara St. in Newport for many years before moving to Easton’s Point in Middletown in 1968.
David will be remembered for his support and love for downtown Newport and his service to the entire community. He had a long association with BankNewport, serving as President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He was a lifelong parishioner and Trustee for St. Mary’s Church, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees and as interim CEO of The Preservation Society of Newport County. Over the years, he served as President of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, volunteered on the Middletown Beach Commission, ran the Newport Downtown Merchants Decoration Committee and was the longest serving volunteer fireman (callman) on the Newport Fire Department, serving with distinction for over 50 years. He recently helped re-establish the Newport Fireman’s Relief Association. David was often recognized for his service to the community. Most notably he was a recipient of the Newport Daily News Community Service Award as well as receiving the statewide Jefferson Award for volunteer service from WJAR Channel 10 in 2017. He was a longtime member of the Newport Yacht Club, sailing on the “Buwi”, the boat he shared with his brother Moon. He enjoyed many years of tennis with his Friday night tennis group. He was a weather buff and unofficial weather reporter for anyone interested in knowing the forecast, as well as a self appointed food critic of every restaurant or eating venue he solicited.
David’s life is archived in the daily diaries that he kept since he was 10 years old. Most notable are his daily weather recordings which started each day’s entry, often taking precedence over other events like the birth of his children, which might be written about at the end of the day’s events. Bud was an avid conversationalist, taking a sincere interest in just about anybody or anything. He thoroughly enjoyed talking to people from all walks of life, whether it be the CEO of a bank or a gardener at the Preservation Society mansions.
Bud will be missed greatly by so many but remembered dearly by those whose lives he touched over the years, most especially his large family, employees from Leys Century Store, his many friendships he acquired through the years, and just about anybody with whom he came in contact.
David is predeceased by his son David Jr., and his sister Jean. In addition to his wife, he is survived by their six children and spouses: Ellen Leys and Dave Raboy of Newport, Kevin and Midge Leys of Allenhurst, NJ, Paul Leys and Mardie Corcoran of Newport, Beth Leys of Shenzhen China, Andrew and Susan Leys of Middletown and John Leys of Middletown. He is also survived by his brother Bill Leys of Newport and 15 grandchildren.
|Dr. Martin Becker – Father of REALTOR® Annie Becker
|BECKER, Dr. Martin D. Age 84, passed peacefully Monday, March 25, 2019, after a brief illness. Martin spent his final days in his Westwood, MA home surrounded by loving family and serenaded by the classical music he loved since his childhood. Martin was a well-respected physician, specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery, in a career that spanned 35 years. He was on the staff of both Norwood Hospital and Sturdy Memorial in Attleboro, and ran a successful practice in Norwood. He served as President of the medical staff of Norwood Hospital in 1978, and remained an active participant in staff meetings after his retirement. Martin was an accomplished sailor and spent many days cruising the waters off Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, and Maine on Nose Job III. As a 50-year member of the Great Blue Hill Chapter of the U.S. Power Squadron, Martin was responsible for teaching a sailing course to dozens of students. A student of opera and classical music, Martin found much pleasure listening to live and recorded concerts, and practicing piano. He was a voracious reader of history, and loved sharing what he learned on many subjects. He and his wife Gail traveled internationally in his retirement, and enjoyed many winters in Barbados, and summers on Martha’s Vineyard. Martin was a 1952 graduate of Revere High School, Boston College (1956), and Tufts Medical School (1960). After completing his education, Martin served in the U.S. Air Force as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by Gail, his devoted and loving wife of 58 years, daughter Anne Becker of Newport, RI, daughter Lee Becker Salamone and her husband David of Springfield, VA, son Al Becker and his wife Shannon of Norwood, MA, and daughter Sharon Becker of New York City. He was Grandpa to Lilly and Marty Salamone, and Pop Pop to CeCe and Coley Becker. A Memorial Service for Martin will be held Sunday, March 31, at 11 a.m., at Folsom Funeral Home in WESTWOOD. Visiting Hours will precede the Service, beginning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be sent to the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society at P.O. Box 4189, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, or the American Cancer Society at 1324 Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301. Folsom Funeral Home www.folsomfuneral.com|
|Robert Sparn – REALTOR®, Past President of GPBOR (2007) & Past President of State-Wide MLS (2002)|
|Robert A. Sparn 61 of Scituate passed away on February 20, 2019 at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center in Woonsocket RI after suffering a lengthy battle with early onset Frontotemporal Dementia. Bob worked as a realtor since 1983 with J.W Riker, rising to become broker/manager of their Johnston RI office in 1985. In December 2000 he became an owner/partner in founding the first Keller Williams office in Rhode Island where he acted as Operating Partner for several years. Bob was a member of the Providence Board of Realtors serving as its President in 2007 and on various committees during his lengthy real estate career.
An avid fly fisherman and hunter, he was happiest when he was outdoors.
Bob was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Methyl Sparn (Cooper). He leaves two children, Melissa and Benjamin Sparn as well as a grandson Navin. He is also survived by his Brother Alan Sparn (Judy) of Madison CT and his Sister, Susan Schierwagen (William) of Cherryville PA. He leaves 3 nieces and a nephew.
Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00am on Saturday March 2 with a memorial service to follow at 11:00am at the Anderson Winfield Funeral Home in Greenville, RI.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.
|BERETTA JR., NORMAN “J.R.” – REALTOR®, Beretta Realty and Appraisal Company
|Norman Beretta, 53, of Jamestown and Providence, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, January 2, 2019. He was the beloved son of Norman and Joyce (Santucci) Beretta.
J.R. was a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School. He owned and operated Beretta Realty and Appraisal Company of Lincoln, along with his father.
J.R. was a compassionate, faith-filled person who cherished his family and friends. He will be remembered for his warmth and caring, his quick wit, his infinite curiosity and his commitment to social justice. He was a true Boston sports fan, an avid golfer, and had a deep love of the ocean.
J.R. will be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially his family and close friends who will particularly miss being met by his warm embrace. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Bethany Beretta, and Brenna Jordan and her husband, Jeffrey. He also leaves his nieces, Kaitlin Swinson and her husband, Paul, and Emily Cipriano and her husband, Anthony, his nephews, Joseph and Brendan Jordan, and his grandnephew, Michael Cipriano. He was the brother of the late Roberta Beretta.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 7th at 11AM at Saint Jude’s Church, 301 Front Street, Lincoln. Burial will follow at Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Beretta Family Scholarship Fund, c/o Providence College Advancement Office, 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI, 02908, in memory of J.R., would be appreciated. Arrangements by O’Neill Funeral Home, Cumberland. www.oneillfuneralhomes.com
|Diane Foley – REALTOR®, Real Estate One
|Diane M. Juliani Foley (Toppin), 78, formerly of Warwick died December 22, 2018 at her home in Wellesley after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease and Cancer. She was the beloved wife of Philip M. Juliani.Born in East Providence, she was a daughter of the late James and Marie (Galeone) Toppin. A 1958 graduate of East Providence High School, Mrs. Foley worked at St. Peter School and later pursued a career in real estate. She started at Yorktown Associates and later moved on to Cranston Associates which closed after eight months in the wake of the RI banking crisis leaving Diane without a job. Being the ever diligent, she joined forces with two colleagues to form Real Estate One Ltd. in 1992 as president. Diane was a member of the St. Peter Church Women’s Club for many years and belonged East Greenwich Yacht Club.
Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Timothy Foley and his wife, Jeanne of Clarks Summit, PA; Christopher Foley and his wife, Mai of Delray Beach, Florida and Sean Foley of Warwick; a daughter, Mary Foley of Warwick; her brothers, Maurice Goulding of East Providence, Terrence Goulding of Syracuse, New York and Kevin Goulding of Iowa City, Iowa. She was the grandmother of Sean, Michael, Christopher and Mickelin Foley. She was the step daughter of the late Maurice Goulding, sister of the late James Toppin and mother-in-law of the late Lois (Hawley) Foley.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday January 12th from 1-4 PM in the Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home 982 Warwick Avenue, Warwick.
|Edward J. Marchwicki, Jr. – Husband of REALTOR® & Past RIAR President Brenda L. Marchwicki
|Pawtucket – Edward J. Marchwicki, Jr., 69, passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, December 30, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Brenda L. (Bisson) Marchwicki for 28 years. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Edward J., Sr. and Sophie M. (Cybulski) Marchwicki.Ed graduated from North Smithfield High School in 1968 as a member of the first graduating class at a newly constructed facility. Prior to the completion of North Smithfield’s own high school, Ed attended Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI.
Ed’s athletic ability secured him a position on the school’s varsity baseball team as pitcher and, the school tennis team. In addition, Ed’s leadership ability both on and off the field earned him a position on the school’s Student Council as President.
Because of Ed’s considerable artistic ability, he was asked to work with the Balfour Ring Company, sole supplier of North Smithfield’s class rings, to design the school’s first, class ring. Ed’s design is still used to this day, some 50 years later. He also designed the current North Smithfield Town Seal and Shield.
After graduation from high school, Ed continued his formal education, entering Providence College in the fall of 1968 and graduating with Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration focusing on accounting.
After graduating from Providence College in 1972, Ed began his career with Christianson & Company, an accounting firm in Woonsocket and became the firm’s manager. On April 1, 1982, Ed and his lifelong friend and business partner – Lorraine Slaney, opened Marchwicki Associates, Inc.
Ed was a longtime and active member of many area clubs and associations including, The 100 Club of Rhode Island, where Ed was a lifetime member served as Treasurer for over forty years; The University Club, Providence, The Providence Art Club, The Turk’s Head Club, The TK Club, Boston, The Boston University Club, The Dunes Club, Narragansett and Agawam Hunt, Rumford.
In addition to the many memberships Ed held, he was also an avid tennis player and enjoyed auto racing. Ed raced his own Porsche and served in Paul Newman’s pit crew at Lime Rock Park in the 1970’s. He also raced at many other area racetracks including, Palmer Motor Sports Park, Thompson Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Louden and Watkins Glen International. Edward held a membership in the Porsche Club of America for over forty-five years.
Besides his loving wife, Edward leaves his brother, John Marchwicki and his wife, Kimberly in Boeme, Texas; loving mother-in-law, Doris M. Bisson of Pawtucket and his late father-in-law, Maurice D. Bisson; sisters-in-law, Sheryl Bisson and her husband, Phil Parot, of Jacksonville, Florida, Deborah Bussiere and her husband, James, of Cumberland and Donna Burke and her husband, Robert, of Boxford, Massachusetts; a nephew, William Burke; a niece, Alexandra Burke and his business partner and dear friend, Lorraine C. Slaney.
Relatives and friends are welcome to attend a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church, 755 Central Ave., Pawtucket. Calling Hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Memorial gifts to PawsWatch Cat Rescue, P.O. Box 7005, Warwick, RI 02887 will be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to William W. Tripp Funeral Home, Pawtucket, RI.
|Barry Clark – REALTOR®|
|Born February, 17,1946, he was the husband of Mary (Landers) Clark for 48 years, he was the son of Wilbur and Dorothy Clark. He is survived by daughters, Lisa O’Brien and her husband, Jim of Middletown, Megan Tyson and her husband, Michael, of Charlotte, NC, and son David Clark and wife Kendra of Pine Valley NJ. He is also survived by brothers Craig Clark and his wife Judy of Newport, and William Clark and his wife Kristen, of West Kingston. He has five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Ben, Kennedy, Timmy and Sam, and extended members of the Clark and Landers families.
A 1963 graduate of Middletown High, Barry graduated from NW Missouri State University where he participated on the football and wrestling teams. He received a Master Science Degree from URI. He served proudly in the reserve of the U.S. Marine Corps. Activated in 1991 for Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, he retired in 1995 with the rank of Lt. Col. During a teaching and coaching career that covered 32 years (all in Middletown), he retired as a Director K-12 Health and Physical Education, Middletown Public Schools.
His teams won numerous conference and state titles for Middletown in football, wrestling, track, and golf. He was selected to the RI Wrestling and MHS Athletic Halls of Fame, the RI Wrestling Coach of the Year and Coach of the Year in Commonwealth Coast Conference as golf coach at Salve Regina University.
Since retiring from teaching in 1997, he has been a broker associate for Berkshire Hathaway, formerly Prudential Prime Properties Middletown. He was a member of Wanumetonomy Golf Club and served on several town of Middletown boards. He was past commandant of Newport’s Col. William R. “Rich” Higgins Det. Marine Corps League and was co-founder and Chairman of the Col. Stan Pratt, USMC, Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament for over 20 years. His family will miss his smile, his spirit, and his undeniable strength even when faced with life’s biggest challenges.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Middletown Youth Wrestling, c/o Coach Bill Seiple, 27 White Terr. Middletown, RI 02842.
|Joyce Kinsella – REALTOR®|
|Bristol — Joyce M. (DiMauro) Kinsella, 70, of Bristol, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at home. She was the devoted wife of the late Richard Edward Kinsella.
Joyce was born in Fall River a daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Rose (Ferreira) DiMauro. Larry was the well known owner of Larry’s Sunoco in Warren for many years.
A lifelong Bristol resident, Joyce was a graduate of Rhode Island College with a Master’s Degree in Education. She was a teacher and later Principal with the Bristol School Department, before retiring 20 years ago. Joyce was later a member of the School Committee and finally a Realtor for the last 15 years.
She is survived by her son Richard L. Kinsella of Bristol and her brother Lawrence J. DiMauro, Jr. of Warren.
Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Bristol – Warren Education Foundation, P.O. Box 543, Bristol, RI, 02809.
|Caroline M. Cressman – REALTOR®|
|Caroline M. Cressman, 89, a longtime resident of East Greenwich, passed away November 12, 2018. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Robert C. Cressman, Sr. Born in Harrisburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Stanley W. and Mary (Egry) Matla.
After years of being wonderful homemaker and mother to her children Caroline became a licensed realtor in 1972. She started and owned the highly successful real estate firm Cress & Company in 1978, where she enjoyed helping families find the right home for them. She spent most of her life as a resident of East Greenwich and was always very active in local community and church activities. She was a world traveler and especially enjoyed traveling with her husband, and also frequently took their children and their families on great family excursions.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Robert C. Cressman, Jr. and his wife Angela, Kathleen A. Blier and her husband Gary, Donald E. Cressman and his wife Mary Jane and John B. Cressman and his wife Suzanne; 9 grandchildren, Robert III, Spencer, Connor, Nathaniel, Rebecca, Jacqueline, Alexander, Jessica and Lauren; and great grandson, Kellan. She was the sister of the late Bobby Matla.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 19th at 10:30am Our Lady of Mercy Church, 65 Third St., East Greenwich. Burial will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours: Sunday, November 18th 1-4pm at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich. In lieu of flowers please contribute to your Local food bank for Thanksgiving donations. East Greenwich – St Lukes Episcopal Church or the Ecumenical Food Cupboard (401-884-4116).
|Richard Bernard – REALTOR® EMERITUS & Father of REALTOR® Allison Bernard, Keller Williams Realty, Cranston, RI
|BERNARD, RICHARD A. age 84, of North Kingstown & Plantation, FL passed away Friday October 5th surrounded by family. Richard was the beloved husband of Virginia (Carnevale) Bernard for 61 years. He attended Mount Saint Charles Academy and graduating from Coventry High School as a star football player.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed as an interpreter at Ellis Island. Richard’s lifelong career in real estate started shortly after his return from the service, when he joined the family business, H.J. Bernard Realty of Coventry. As the past president of the Kent County Board of Realtors, he was recognized as Realtor of the Year in 1966 for his outstanding contributions to the realtor profession. In 2007, Richard received the status of Realtor Emeritus for 40 years of dedication to the N.A.R. He was past President of the Rhode Island Golf Association, a member of Quidnessett Country Club, and Lago Mar Country Club of Plantation, FL.
Son of the late Henry and Marie (Beauchemin) Bernard, survived by his sister Penny Bernard Weber, and his five children: Susanne and the late Tom Suprock, Trisha and Donald Metcalf, Karen Bernard, Jody and Richard Bernard Jr., and Allison Bernard. Pepé to 11 grandchildren: John IV, Brandon, Ingrid, Jeremy, Nicole, Lauren, Amanda, Timothy, Isabella, Richard III, and Julia. Richard will be remembered as a loving husband, father, Pepé, colleague and friend.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the John P. Burke Memorial Caddy Scholarship Fund, 1 Buttonhole Dr., Providence, RI 02909.
|Maria Eduarda DaCosta – Mother of Suzanne Silva, CEO of GPBOR, NRIBOR & RICABOR
|A wake will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Perry-McStay funeral home on Monday 10/1 (2555 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence) Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday 10/2 (81 North Carpenter Ave., East Providence).|
|Melanie Delman – President of Lila Delman Real Estate, Newport, RI|
|Melanie Delman, President of Lila Delman Real Estate and life-long Rhode Island resident passed away peacefully on Saturday evening after complications from breast cancer. In her final days, she was surrounded by her loving sister, Pamela Delman-Hodnett, devoted companion, and close family. During her decade long battle with breast cancer, Melanie continued to sell some of the state’s most iconic coastal properties. A woman with unprecedented strength and courage, Melanie never let her illness interfere with her client’s best interest.
As a second generation real estate executive, Melanie began her illustrious career under the guidance of her mother, Lila Delman, helping with all aspects of the business. In time, Melanie took over the helm as President of Lila Delman Real Estate, with the assistance of her sister and co-owner, Pamela Delman-Hodnett, and brother in-law and co-owner John Hodnett. With their leadership and tenacity, the company grew dramatically, expanding to six office locations across the state, perhaps the most impressive of which being Newport.
Melanie’s passion for property and alluring personality quickly captivated the greater Newport community. Her persistence, poise and fervency established Melanie’s roots across Aquidneck Island. In time, Melanie’s name became synonymous with luxury real estate and community involvement.
|Louise Leonetti – REALTOR®, Leonetti Real Estate|
|Louise Leonetti of Lincoln passed away on June 12, 2018. She was the wife of the late Alberto Leonetti. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Florence (Negris) Vessella. Louise had a very active life, kind and welcoming to all and possessed a unique optimism that there was always a way to accomplish your dreams. She cherished time with her family, enjoyed traveling with her children, siblings, and her many friends. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.
Louise was a property manager in R.I. for many years until her retirement. She is survived by her children Lisa Ragosta (Ernest) of Lincoln, Marc Leonetti (Denise) of Lincoln, Sisters Barbara Scherer (Jurgen) of Pennsylvania, Joyce McAtee (William) of Cumberland, and brother Richard Vessella (Lynda) of Lincoln. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren Max, Alex, Sarah, Marco, Ryan, and her many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Louise Leonetti to: Adult Brain Tumor Research Patrick Wen MD @ Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115.
|Jean Duke – Mother of Linda Arcouette, CEO of the Kent Washington Association of REALTORS®, East Greenwich RI|
|Jean M. Duke, 84, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2018 at her home in Stuart, FL. Jean, daughter of Eugene and Frances O’Leary was born and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts where she met and married her husband, Robert J. Duke. As a naval officer’s wife, Jean lived in many states, from coast to coast, but resided for many years in Newport, RI until they moved and settled in Stuart FL. Over the years, Jean worked in various positions in the defense and hospitality industries. She was a Eucharistic Minister and truly devoted to the Catholic Church. Jean had a gifted green thumb and passionately followed the Boston Red Sox, but for the most part Jean was a wonderful homemaker and loving mother, grandmother and loyal friend. She will be truly missed by all.
Jean is survived by her son, Robert J. Duke, Jr. (Marsha) of Stuart, FL; daughter, Linda J. Arcouette (Robert) of Newport, RI; son, Thomas E. Duke (Mikki) of Jacksonville, FL; son, John W. Duke of Stuart, FL; daughter, Lisa A. Duke of Jensen Beach, FL; grandchildren, Roger Brown, Robin Blancarte, Bowen Duke, Jordan Duke, Brett Arcouette, Devin Duke, Matthew Duke, Benjamin Duke Camp; John (Jack) Duke; great grandson Zander Blancarte; sister in law, Anna O’Leary of East Weymouth; sister in law, Barbara O’Leary of East Weymouth; brother in law, Ronald Duke of Hanover, MA; and sister in law, Dorothy Andrews of Weymouth, MA. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Robert J. Duke.
A memorial funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Catholic Faith Community in Middletown, RI. Burial will immediately follow at Newport Memorial Park, Middletown, RI. Online condolences may be made to Jean’s family at www.aycockfuneralhome.net All arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home in Stuart, FL.
|Grace Janicki Waz (Judge) – Former REALTOR®, Grace Agency, Cranston|
|Grace Waz, 94, died peacefully in Providence on January 10, 2018. She had been living at Elmhurst Extended Care for the past 3 years where she was a much loved and well cared for resident.
Born Grace Judge in Cranston on August 10, 1923, she was the daughter of Albert and Madeleine (Noque) Judge, all long time Cranston residents. She was the wife of the late William Waz and of the late Theodore Place Janicki. She was the beloved mother of Grayce (Janicki) Moorehead of Riverview, Warwick and Theodore Place Janicki Jr. (aka Terry Judge.) of Bristol.
Grace was a well-known prominent businesswoman in Cranston for more than 50 years. As one of the first women Realtors in Rhode Island she was the owner of Grace Agency, the Park Avenue Cranston business she started at 35 years old in 1959. In her own words: “I had the following goals— college for my children; a lovely home of my own; a new car; one piece of investment property and retirement from the business in the still early years of my life.” During her Grace Agency years (which lasted through her 8th decade!), she served on the Board of Directors of the Cranston Chamber of Commerce, was President of the Women’s Council of Realtors of the National Association of Realtors, Governor of the Rhode Island Chapter Women’s Council of Realtors, Regional Vice President of the Association of Realtors and was proud to have been a twenty-five year member of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
Grace will be remembered for her quick smile, dancing eyes, and enthusiastic grasp of the best of life’s treasures, her humor, her singing, her generosity and sense of style as well as for her leadership, commitment and contributions to her much loved children and community.
Grace’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the many friends, caregivers, hospitals and others over the past few years who have graciously helped in so many ways. Burial was private at Pawtuxet Memorial Park, Warwick.
A celebration of Grace Waz’s life is being planned for the Spring, at a time to be announced. While Grace had a strong in-born love of flowers, friends and family wishing to make donations in memory of Grace can be made to a “full of grace fund” for activities on the Second Floor of Elmhurst Extended Care, and can be sent to G. Moorehead, PO Box 9534, Warwick, RI 02889 – tag “grace fund- Elmhurst.”
|Linda Campopiano Wrathall – REALTOR®, Century 21 Realty Associates, Cranston|
|Linda Campopiano Wrathall, died Friday, February 16, 2018 at Kent Hospital – surrounded by her adoring family – after a valiant battle with cancer. She was 54.
The beloved wife of Donald Wrathall and mother to Ryan she spent the last few decades of her life as a Coventry resident.
A hard worker from her teen years, Linda began her employment history as an administrative assistant & accounts manager for various companies in the Pawtucket area. From the mid-nineties and up until her illness, she was an invaluable bartender and staff member on so many levels at Sylvio’s Restaurant, Johnston.
More recently she found her calling and true passion as a real estate agent for Century 21. In 2014 she achieved the distinct title of “Rookie of the Year” with Century 21 after attaining the sales required to earn such a coveted title. She continued to enjoy being a Century 21 agent until her illness forced her to leave the field merely months ago.
Aside from her husband and son, she leaves behind to deeply mourn her loss three brothers: Henry (Donna), Dale (Esther) & Eddie (Bill) and three sisters: June, Carol (Paul) & Dawn (Steve). She also leaves loving and devoted in-laws, nieces and nephews – many who were present when she passed from this life into the arms of Our Lord.
Linda also leaves behind her best friend for over 25 years, Christine Landry; her “parents” & second family, Ann-Marie & Sylvio Patriarca and their son (and her brother) Sylvio as well as her partner at Century 21, Lisa Jester.
Her life will be celebrated at calling hours on Wednesday, February 21 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick. A memorial service honoring Linda will immediately follow beginning at 6 PM.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests memorial donations be made to: Providence Animal Rescue League, 34 Elbow Street, Providence, RI 02903-4686 (www.parl.org).
|Salvatore J. Rosa – Father of REALTOR® Sally Hersey, Williams & Stuart Real Estate, Cranston|
|Salvatore J. Rosa, 84, of Cranston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, December 22, 2017, at Cedar Crest Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Cranston. He was the beloved husband of sixty years to Dorothy (Turchetta) Rosa. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Angelo and Josephine (Comella) Rosa. Salvatore was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War era. He was a production facilities manager for the former Uncas Manufacturing Company forty-eight years before his retirement. Salvatore was an avid softball player and Yankee fan. He was an exceptional husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Besides his wife he is survived by his loving children, Michael J. Rosa and his wife Maria of Cranston, and Sally Ann Hersey and her husband Todd of North Smithfield. Salvatore was the cherished grandfather of Michael Rosa, Eric Rosa, and Dane Hersey. He was the brother of Virginia Moreau of Warwick, Teresa DiCicco of Cranston, and was predeceased by fourteen other siblings.
|David Godden – REALTOR Randall Realtors, Westerly|
|David G. Godden, 70, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Born in South Kingstown, he was the son of the late Glenn and Mildred (Link) Godden.
David was a real estate broker for 40 plus years. Throughout his career he received recognition for his dedication to his work: RIAR State Realtor of the Year 1998, president of Statewide MLS 2001, past president of RIAR 2004, recipient of the NAR Omega Tau Rho Award 2004, and chair of the NAR Professional Standards Forum 2007.
Aside from his work David had a passion for sailing. When not on the water or spending time with his family, he spent his time involved in local community as a past member of the Weekapaug Foundation, a past member of the board of Trustees of the Westerly Center for the Arts and the past president of the Charlestown Historical Society.
He is survived by his son Jens-Bjorn C. Godden and his wife Janel of Richmond; two grandchildren, Trent and Trinity; a brother, Mark Godden of Scottsdale, AZ and many close extended family members.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017, from 4-7pm in Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia Street, Wakefield. Burial will be private.
|Elizabeth Chace – REALTOR Residential Properties, Providence|
|CHACE, ELIZABETH “LILLY” KEIKO born March 21st, 1989, a lifelong resident of Providence, R.I. died Thursday, October 12th, 2017. She was 28 years old.
A fearless traveller, Lilly trekked across the glaciers of Patagonia, rode camels through the Moroccan deserts and ventured deep in the Alaskan wilderness, always returning inspired and plotting her next adventure. A devout Patriots and Red Sox fan, she lit up any room she entered, her smile large, her laugh distinctive and contagious. She made friends with ease. She was fiercely loyal and great in a crisis.
Beautiful and quick witted, she could recite entire (bad) movies at the drop of the hat. She always had your back. She loved her family, her friends and her dogs. And they loved her. She leaves behind a heartbroken community. Living on in her honor: her parents Arnold B. and Johnnie C. Chace of Providence, a sister Sarah Chace Cotter her husband Robert and their three children of Rowayton, CT, a brother Ben Chace and his wife Charline of Nashville, TN, and a brother Nathaniel Chace and partner Audrey Rudolf of Providence. She is also survived by her beloved puppy Mona.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lilly’s name to Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education – RISE, 1155 Westminster Street, Suite 106, Providence, RI 02909 www.riseonline.org
|Frank Campanella – Father of REALTOR Claudia Campanella, Cathedral Properties, North Providence|
|CAMPANELLA, Frank R., 90, of Clermont, Florida, formerly of North Providence, passed away September 29, 2017.
Frank served in the U.S. Army in WWII and the U.S. Navy in the Korean War. He received his bachelor’s degree from Providence College and worked for over 35 years at the Providence Gas Co., now known as National Grid. He enjoyed traveling and did so extensively throughout Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East. He was a private person, an avid reader and collected many books as well as art. He also enjoyed classical music and opera, although his pride and joy was his family.He leaves his wife, Claudette (Dufresne) Campanella; his sons, Christopher D. Campanella of Midlothian, VA, Robert D. and Bethany L. Campanella of Chepatchet, RI, and David A. Campanella of Johnston, RI; his daughter Claudia E. Campanella and her fiance Frank A. Ribezzo Jr. of North Smithfield, RI; his 7 grandchildren, Benjamin and Andrew Campanella of Johnston, RI, Sadie, Olivia and Amelia Campanella of Chepatchet, RI, Sebastian and Christian Campanella of Chepatchet, RI. He also leaves many nieces and nephews, some of which fondly referred to him as Uncle F.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.pontarellimarinofunerals.com.
|RABBI MARC S. JAGOLINZER – Husband of REALTOR Barbara Jagolinzer of Williams and Stuart Real Estate in Middletown|
|JAGOLINZER, RABBI MARC S. a native Rhode Islander, died peacefully in his home on October 22, 2017, in Portsmouth at the age of 68. Rabbi Jagolinzer is survived by his mother, Hinda Jagolinzer of Middletown, RI; his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Barbara Jagolinzer; his three children, their son, Charles Jagolinzer of San Diego, CA, and his wife, Rachelle, and their two sons, Max and Sam; their daughter, Sarah Kabat of Potomac, MD, and her husband, Andrew, and their two daughters, Julia and Jamie; and their son, Jonathan Jagolinzer of Vienna, VA, and his wife, Jennifer; and his younger brother, Robert Jagolinzer of New York, NY. He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Jagolinzer of Middletown, RI.
A funeral is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on October 26, 2017 at Temple Shalom located at 223 Valley Road, Middletown, RI with a burial to follow at Beth Olam Cemetery located at 181 Wyatt Road, Middletown, RI.
|Ruth Mae Lajoie – Mother to REALTOR Kathleen Vaillancourt of William Raveis Chapman Enstone in Providence.|
|Ruth Mae (Roden) Lajoie, age 90, of Swansea, died Sunday Sept 10 in Tiverton. Born in Fall River to the late James Edward Roden and Ellen (Mercer) Roden, she was the widow of Roger G. Lajoie, mother of Richard Lajoie, DDS and his wife Daphne of Greensboro Bend, VT, Kathleen Vaillancourt of Tiverton, Diane Henrique and her husband Thomas of Arendtsville PA, and the late Peter G Lajoie, sister of the late James Roden, Ellen Garant, and John Roden. sister-in-law of Shirley Roden of MD, grandmother of 8, great-grandmother of 5 and aunt of many. At her request, funeral arrangements are private.|
|David P. Leys – brother to Broker Paul Leys, Past RIAR President, of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Real Estate in Newport.|
|MIDDLETOWN – David P. Leys, Jr., 59, a life-long resident of Middletown, RI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 2, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family, after living courageously for five years as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, gradually destroyed his body but not his spirit.
He was an exceptional and devoted father to three children, Bowen, Ryan, and Annie.
A 1977 graduate of Middletown HS, he continued his education earning a Bachelor of Arts from New England College in Henniker, NH, in 1981. Before, during, and after he earned his degree, he worked with his father in the family business, Leys Century Store, the longest continuously family-run department store in the country. David had the honor of being a fourth-generation employee and he was a regular fixture all over the store, especially in the men’s department where he loved greeting customers, both long-standing regulars and tourists, to sell them anything from socks to bow ties to full dress suits.
After the family store closed, he had a variety of careers as co-owner of Aquidneck Island Sporting Goods, schoolteacher, and tennis coach before becoming a realtor. He worked first with Nunes Realty and later at Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty. David also enjoyed a secondary job ‘behind the desk’ at Newport Athletic Club for many years.
David was an active member of many local organizations. Most notable and close to his heart were the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County where he served on the Board of Directors and as President, and the Norman Bird Sanctuary where he also was a board member. He was instrumental in organizing the Bird Sanctuary’s annual 5k run, which for the last few years has been held in honor of David and to raise awareness about ALS.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS), P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574, Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, and Norman Bird Sanctuary.
Visiting hours will be held at O’Neill-Hayes Funeral home on 465 Spring Street on Friday, August 4, from 4p.m.-7p.m. and a funeral mass at St Mary Church, Spring Street Saturday, August 5, at 10:00am.
|Roland J. Coutu – brother of Broker Carl Coutu of Keller Williams Central RI|
|Roland J. Coutu, 58, of Warwick passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, July 29, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Patricia E. (Gentile) Coutu to whom he had been married for 26 years.
He was born on October 4, 1958 in Warwick, a son of Gertrude M. (Shields) Coutu and the late Clarence J. Coutu. Roland was a member of the West Warwick Police Department for over 23 years, most recently a Major as well as SWAT Team Commander. He served as the Lead investigator for the West Warwick Police Department in the 2003 Station Nightclub Fire that claimed over 100 lives and was assigned to the R.I. Attorney General’s Office as a Special Investigator. He considered himself very fortunate to have pursued his passion for law enforcement and prided himself as a mentor, providing guidance to other officers and to those seeking employment. He joined the police department at a later age than most, following earlier careers in the financial industry and with the Coutu Lumber Company in West Warwick, a former R.I. family business. He held roles in many professional services organizations throughout his career.He gained undergraduate degrees from Boston University in Business Management and Roger Williams University in Administration of Justice. He attained a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University. He also obtained a number of professional certifications during his lengthy service.Roland lived a wonderful, albeit short life and was most happy when hosting family and friends at his home. He was an avid New England Patriots fan, was technologically savy and enjoyed trouble-shooting computer problems. Other passions included grilling, making sauce and meatballs with his daughter, keeping up on the latest car and truck features with his son, and strolling the shoreline at Narragansett with his wife.
Besides his wife and mother, he leaves his two adored children, Katherine and Nicholas, whom he considered his greatest gifts on earth. His three sisters, Diane and Deborah Coutu of Natick, MA, and Denise Wells and husband, Lloyd of Rochester, MN; three brothers, Michael Coutu and wife, Joanne of Rye Beach, NH, Paul Coutu and wife, Cheryl of Seekonk, MA, and Carl Coutu and wife, Mary of West Warwick. He also leaves behind many loved nieces and nephews, friends and professional associates.His funeral will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 9:30 am from the Potvin-Quinn Funeral Home, 45 Curson Street, West Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesett Road, Warwick. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-990Sign Guest Book
|Meredyth Church – REALTOR® affiliated with Residential Properties, Ltd. in Providence|
|CHURCH, MEREDYTH CLARK
70, of Providence passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the matriarch of her family and the light of their eyes. Her infinite love and wisdom will guide her loved ones through and she will be deeply and forever missed.
Born in Providence and raised in Lincoln, she was a daughter of the late Nelson R. and Marion L. (Worthington) Church and had lived in Providence for the past 31 years.Meredyth received her Bachelor’s degree from Bryant University. She was a real estate professional most of her life and in the late 1960’s started with a land development company in Florida and the Bahamas as Assistant to the President of Land Sales. She returned to Rhode Island in the late 1970’s as the Director of Sales for several developments with a focus on Providence, the East Side, Barrington, Bristol, Warren and Portsmouth in high end luxury condominium and home sales. She was an active Broker Associate with Residential Properties, Ltd. on the East Side of Providence and held sales licenses in Massachusetts and Florida.She was currently a City of Providence Planning Commissioner and had served on the boards of Big Sisters of RI and The All Children’s Theater. Professionally, she served on the boards of the RI Association of Realtors and the Greater Board of Providence Realtors. Her personal interests included hiking along the Nob in Falmouth, Cape Cod with her best friend of 60 years, Priscilla Erickson, her beloved dogs, horseback riding, sailing and being anywhere near the ocean.She is survived by her five sisters, Cynthia Famiglietti of Barrington, Louisa Randall Church of East Greenwich, Martha Church Lapierre of Fort Myers, FL, Susan W. Capuano of Fort Myers, FL and Middletown, and Elizabeth Taft O’Donnell of Bridgton, ME; her brother, Nelson Randall Church, Jr. of Center Conway, NH; several nieces and nephews; a great niece and great nephews and many loving cousins.
At Meredyth’s request, her services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to VCA POVAR Animal Hospital, 15 First Street, East Providence, RI 02914 would be appreciated for those less fortunate animals. For Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
|Albert Finger – REALTOR® formerly affiliated with Prudential Gammons East Bay, Bristol
|FINGER, ALBERT, 94, died May 14, 2017. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Moverman) Finger. Born in Haverhill, MA, a son of the late Morris and Tillie (Tykocki) Finger, he had been a resident of Bristol since 1937. He attended Brown University before taking over responsibility and becoming the owner of the former Morris Finger & Sons Furniture Store in Bristol. Mr. Finger was a member of Temple Beth El. He is survived by his daughter Lori Bastien (Lisa) of Bristol and was the brother of the late Charles Finger. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at 9:30 AM in Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. Shiva will be private.|
|Richard Foreman – REALTOR®, Offshore Property Limited, Block Island|
|Richard (“Rick”) L. Foreman passed away on Friday, May 5, while tending to his gardens as he so loved to do. He was a vibrant and handsome 65 years old.
Rick was born in Libertyville, Illinois on Feb. 27, 1952. He earned his BA degree from the University of Missouri. After a varied career that included real estate and global marketing that took him around the world — to the World Cup and the Olympics — Rick moved to Block Island fulltime in 2001. Together with his partner of 43 years, and spouse, Jack Lefcourt, they restored their iconic Block Island home, Little Beaver, and created extraordinary gardens on their Beacon Hill property. Rick was the proprietor of Eylandt Antiques, which he opened in 2004, and was a sales associate at Offshore Properties. He also volunteered as a fundraiser for Block Island Health Services, assisted on special projects at the Historical Society, and prepared meals for the Lunch Bunch.
Rick was a lover of things old and new — renovator of old structures, dabbler in antiques, and collector of Block Island memorabilia, while also a creator and discoverer of new projects and interests. Rick had a sardonic wit and a ready, wry smile to match. He was loved by many and he treasured his wide-ranging menagerie of friends. Rick was an avid gardener, an accomplished chef, and a devoted father to his beloved dogs. He spread joy with his laughter and with gorgeous homegrown bouquets of flowers that he delighted in bestowing on his friends.
Rick is survived by his husband, Jack; stepchildren Nancy and Andrew; three grandchildren Lily, Nina, and Abby; two sisters, three nieces and one nephew. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Mary D. Fund. Services will be announced at a future time.
|Russell Johnson – husband of REALTOR® Marianne Johnson of Keller Williams Realty in Newport|
|PORTSMOUTH – Russell A. Johnson, 73, of Portsmouth, RI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Marianne DelNero Johnson who he married on June 7, 1974. Born in Providence on October 7, 1943, Russell was the son of the late Eric and Tyra (Nelson) Johnson. He was a graduate of The University of Rhode Island and worked at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center for 43 years as an electrical engineer.
He loved working in his garden and spending time with his grandchildren whom they called “BT.” He also enjoyed traveling with his wife to Maine and New Hampshire. One of his biggest passions was his love for animals. He leaves behind his best pal Teddy.
Besides his wife he leaves his children Stacey Downing and her husband Steve of Middletown, and John Johnson and his wife Maria of Portsmouth. He is also survived by his brother: Raymond Johnson and his wife Linda of Alton Bay, NH and his mother-in-law Anna DelNero of Middletown.
He was the grandfather of five grandchildren, Emma Downing and her fiancé Brian Palakiko, Eliza Anthony and her husband William Anthony Jr., Christos Johnson, Melina Johnson, Maria Johnson and one great-granddaughter Allison Mae Anthony who was the light of his life. He also leaves behind a niece and a nephew.
Calling hours will be held, Sunday June 11, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, Newport. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Potter League for Animals.
|Andrew W. Hill, Jr. – REALTOR®, Phillips Post Road Realty|
|Andrew W. Hill, Jr., 70, of North Kingstown, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of Patricia A. (Robinson) Hill. Born in Detroit, MI, he was a son of the late Andrew W. Hill, Sr. and Jean (Saville) Hill.
Andy was a Real Estate Agent with Phillips Post Road Realty of North Kingstown for many years.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his loving sons: Christopher S. Hill of North Kingstown and Brian A. Hill & his wife Amy of Attleboro. Cherished grandfather of Evan Hill, Savannah Hill, Aarushi Hill, Aakash Hill, & Landon Hill. He was the brother of Douglas Hill & David Hill of Texas.
In Accordance with Andy’s wishes, his funeral and burial will be private. Calling Hours are respectfully omitted.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Go Fund Me Page Link Below.
|Mary (Empie) Davis – REALTOR®, Coastal Properties|
|Mary Paul(Empie) Davis, of Saunderstown, RI, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2017. She leaves her husband of 55 years, Daniel A. Davis of Saunderstown. Daughter of the former Vice Admiral James H. and Florence Foskett of Wickford; and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kent Kane of Philadelphia.
She leaves three children, Jamie and his wife Katherine Davis of Saunderstown; Christopher and his wife Pamela Davis of South Berwick, ME, Ashley (Davis) and her husband Cameron O’Connor of Saunderstown; and six grandchildren, Sophia Davis, Amanda Davis, Christopher Davis, Jr., Tucker Davis, Mackenzie Davis and Emma O’Connor.
A celebration of her life will be held May 12, 2017 at 1pm in The Chapel of St. John the Divine in Saunderstown, RI. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the charity of your choice.
|Edward Silberman, father to Realtor Jim Silberman of RE/MAX Professionals in East Greenwich|
|SILBERMAN, EDWARD 90, of Warwick, died on February 15, 2017. Left to mourn his passing are his beloved wife of over 68 years, Marion B. (MacLean) Silberman and his children: Judith S. Earle, John E. Silberman (wife Deborah), and James A. Silberman, all of Warwick. He also leaves behind his cherished grandchildren: Elizabeth S. Phillips (husband Scott), Susan B. Earle, John E. Silberman, Jr., Breana G. Silberman and Alanna S. Botts (husband Jonathan). He leaves a sister, Shirley Caywood of Niantic, CT and many dear siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Harry and Ethel M. (Ford) Silberman and was also predeceased by his son-in-law John G. Earle.
The funeral service for Ed will be held on Tuesday, February 21, at Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. The family will receive visitors between 9 and 11 am. A brief service will follow. For complete obituary, please visit www.barrettandcotter.com
|Timothy J. Harrington III, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gammons Realty|
|Timothy J. Harrington III, 83, died peacefully on February 12th, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Lois (Lindemann). They were married for 60 years.
Born in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Timothy and Helen (McElroy) Harrington II.
Timothy was a graduate of Saint Raphael Academy and Providence College. He served our country proudly as a member of the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain.
He was the founder of Birchwood Builders Inc. and built hundreds of new homes on Aquidneck Island. Later, he branched out into commercial construction and restoration. Upon retirement he worked as a realtor broker associate. He was a past president of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick (Prov.), past president of RIBA, past president of NEBA, vice president of NAHB, member of the RI Construction Coalition.
Tim was a long time member and past president of the Warwick Country Club, for over 50 years, and was a four time club champion, past president of the RIGA, member and team captain of the RIGA tri-state team, member of the founding committee for the Buttonhole golf facility, member of the Kent Washington board of Realtors, and Life Elk of the tri-state lodge. He was a past member of the Kent County Hospital board of directors.
Besides his wife he is survived by his siblings, his six children and thirteen grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Brother of Margaret Cassels, Dr. Paul Harrington, and Peter Harrington. Son Timothy and wife Emily (Laura, Lindsay), daughter Patricia and husband Mark Williams (Tyler), daughter Laure and husband Robert Flynn (Meredith, Robert), daughter Lisa and husband Greg Roberts (Danielle, Ryan, Timothy) , son Michael and wife Lisa (Elizabeth, Stephany), son Terence and wife Beverly(Terence, Beau, Lexi). He was the brother of the late Helen Harrington.
|Clarence Alanson Vars, Jr., father of Elizabeth Vars, Doorley Real Estate|
|Every so often a child is born with great charm, a love of people of all ages and a wicked sense of humor. Such a person was Clarence Alanson Vars, Jr. who died Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Born July 1, 1933, “Lance” as he was known by most, was born to Clarence A. Vars and Ruby Aitken Vars at the Westerly Hospital. From the very beginning of his life, he had a way with people and truly enjoyed engaging with anyone he happened upon. People loved him and he loved them back.
For Lance, life was something to be enjoyed and not taken seriously. He attended school in Westerly through the 9th grade before enrolling at Moses Brown School in Providence. While there he excelled in swimming and was the captain of his team before graduating in 1951.
At Trinity College from 1951 until 1955, Alanson reveled in wine, women and song! He thrived at Trinity, becoming Student Senate President, a Judicial Board Member, captain of his swim team, a brother at Theta Xi Fraternity and acknowledged in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. Academics were not the focal point of his college career but he managed to graduate with a BA, having majored in History – because that was the area in which he had the most credits.
Vars Brothers, the family’s drug store in the heart of Westerly, was his base of operations for the next 15 years until its closing in 1974. Many young ladies would sip drinks at the fountain to catch a glimpse or engage in small talk with the owner’s son. And it was here that he met his future wife Beverly E. Gifford, although she was not initially as enchanted as so many others.
Upon the closing of Vars Brothers, Lance went on to open his own pharmacy in Hope Valley and later transitioned this location to a liquor store called The Village Place. Known for its great selection of wine, Lance could always be found behind the register or talking with patrons.
Lance was a lifelong member and past President of the Chariho Rotary Club, a group he cherished and championed. He sat on the Board of Old Stone, People’s and Fleet Banks, and was a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, the Shriners and the Elks.
Lance leaves his wife of 50 years, Beverly Vars; his daughters Elizabeth and Hillary and his son-in-law Dan Whelan; two grandsons Finn and Noah; and his sister Lois Vars Mason.
|William Harvey, father of William Harvey II, Harvey Carr & Hadfield|
|William R. Harvey, 70, of Middletown, died Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. His family was at his bedside when he passed.
He was the husband of Betty Lou Oakley Harvey.
Born on January 28, 1946 in Newport, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late William Ward and Lynette (Beattie) Harvey.
In addition to his beloved wife of forty-seven years, William is survived by his children – William W. Harvey II and his wife, Karen Harvey, of Portsmouth; Bethany H. Stewart of Saunderstown; and Ryan D. Harvey and his wife, Alexis Harvey, of Boston, Massachusetts. Bill had eight grandchildren – William, Shane, Maxwell, Brianna, Stephan and David Harvey, and Beau and Ruby Stewart. He is also survived by his sisters, Lynn H. Summers and her husband, Daniel Summers, of Iowa City, Iowa, and Anne H. Lawton and her husband, Edward Lawton, of Holliston, Massachusetts. He also leaves behind his Oakley brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, cousins, and his Aunt, Joan (Beattie) Klaserner.
|Estelle Swain – Coldwell Banker, Cumberland|
|Estelle Swain of Coldwell Banker in Cumberland passed away due to an accident on December 31, 2016.
The family has requested donations, in lieu of flowers to:
If members would like to send condolences to her family, you may do so as follows:
The Family of Estelle Swain
|Orian Archambault – Brother of Marc Archambault, Broker, Randall Realtors Real Living, Wakefield|
|ARCHAMBAULT, ORIAN A. – 76, of Narragansett passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at home. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Field) Archambault for 52 years. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Orian and Marguerite (DesLauriers) Archambault.
Orian was a Certified Public Accountant running his own accounting practice for almost 30 years, with a specialty in assisting the commercial fisherman in Galilee. Previously he was employed by the accounting firm of Blackman and Blackman. Before returning to Rhode Island he was employed by NASA, the IRS, the United States General Accounting Office. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and The University of Rhode Island.
Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by his loving children, Renee Reilly of Barrington and David Archambault and his fiancee Tricia Pimental of Narragansett. He was the brother of Marc Archambault of South Kingston and Peter Archambault of Providence. He was the brother of the late Robert Archambault. Orian was the grandfather of Connor Reilly, Cameron Reilly, Jake Archambault, Nick Archambault, Sidney Pimental and Gabriella Pimental.
Orian and his wife Sandra had a home in Naples, Florida for 18 years where they spent many enjoyable winters with their Florida friends.
Orian had a strong bond with the ocean. He loved sharing his passion for boating, clamming and crabbing with his family and friends. He and his wife enjoyed cruising on their trawler “Macbeth” along the East Coast, Intercoastal Waterway, in the Florida Keys and Canadian Seaways for 17 years.
Family and friends will celebrate Orian’s remarkable life at a tribute to him on Saturday, December 10th at 12:00 p.m. at the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia Street, Wakefield. The family will welcome guests for visitation prior to the service from 10 a.m. to Noon. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Point Judith Fisherman’s Scholarship Fund, PO Box 386, Narragansett, RI 02882.
Published in The Providence Journal on Dec. 6, 2016
|Mary Ann Young – Mother of REALTOR® Becky Moniz, Weichert Realtors – Cress & Co.|
|YOUNG, MARY ANN (BAXTER) 81, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at home. She was the wife of the late William T. Young, and daughter of the late George and Mary Ann (Quinn) Baxter. Mary Ann was Broker and Owner of Young Realty for over 35 years, and a member of the National Association of Realtors reaching Emeritus status in 2014. She was the first woman chair of the RI Real Estate Commission and was instrumental in writing the education and testing requirements for Realtors. A communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church, she was active in many parish activities and functions. She was an avid golfer and member of the Quonset Ladies Twilight League where she formed lifetime friendships. A consummate volunteer, she worked tirelessly to improve the community in which she lived. She is survived by six children, Thomas C., Michael W. and Mark A. Stevens, Mary Ann E. Topp, Rebecca M. Moniz and Bethany I. Lenderman; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John, George and Joseph Baxter.
Her funeral will be held Wednesday, November 23 at 8:45 AM, from The FAGAN-QUINN Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Rd, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis de Sales Church, School St. at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Mary Academy BayView, 3070 Pawtucket Ave, Riverside, RI 02852, will be appreciated.
|Philip Hill – Father of REALTOR® Ann Galvin, Homestead Properties
|HILL, PHILIP J. 91, died peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Providence, he was the son of Davis and Alberta (Lassey) Hill. He was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. Phil was a U.S. Army veteran having served his country during World War II. Phil was president of Ahern Corporation and was the founder and president of Able Bituminous Contractors, Inc. He was a member of the RI Truck Owners Assoc. as well as the Seekonk Lions Club. He was formerly from Seekonk, where he served on the Planning Board. He was a man of wisdom, strength, dignity and generosity who deeply touched many lives. He is survived by his two daughters; Ann Galvin of Cranston and Susan Kane (Vincent Michael) of Seekonk, and four grandchildren; Kathryn and Michael Galvin and Ryan (Meghan) and Evan (Amanda) Kane and one great grandson, Mason Kane. He was the former husband of the late Jean Hill, mother of his children. He was the brother of Betty McGinnis of TN and the late Mary Sheldon, David Hill, Ruth Felice, and Malcolm Hill. He is also survived by many adoring nieces and nephews. His funeral will be begin on Thursday, at 9:30 am, followed by a funeral service at 10:30 am, in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road, Warwick. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial with military honors will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours, Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 in his memory, would be appreciated.|
|Elaine A DeCesare – Mother of REALTOR® Brenda Fernandes, Exit Realty Firm|
|Elaine A. DeCesare (Daglieri), 81, a retired reconciler for the banking industry, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Kent Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Carmine DeCesare for 59 years and a daughter of the late James and Anna McCormick. Elaine was the loving mother of Lynn A. Leahey and her husband, Kenneth, Jr.; David S. DeCesare and his wife, Athena; Brenda A. Fernandes and her husband, Raymond, and Craig A. DeCesare; loving grandmother of Bryan, Nicole, Brendan, Tara and Emma; loving great grandmother of Emily.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148, will be appreciated.
|Daryl Canada – REALTOR® CENTURY 21 Stachurski Agency
|Daryl Sumner Canada, age 58, of McAloon St., Pawtucket, passed peacefully Thursday afternoon, August 4, 2016 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband and the best friend of Angel (Arnett) Canada.
Born March 28, 1958, in Boston, MA, he was a son of the late Charles S. Canada and the late Marjorie (Parks) Canada.
In addition to his wife of 18 years, he leaves his daughter, Olivia Canada; his step-son, Victor Richardson Jr.; his brother, Charles Parks; and his sisters, Torri Canada and Patricia Smith. He also is survived by his loving nieces and nephews.
A celebration of the life of Daryl Sumner Canada will begin Monday, August 8, at 10am in The King’s Cathedral, 1860 Westminster St., Providence. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
|Richard Kaplan – Uncle of REALTOR® Mindy Lane, Keller Williams Realty|
|KAPLAN, RICHARD A. 74, retired Managing partner of Yarlas, Kaplan, Santilli and Moran in Providence died peacefully on July 16th. He was the beloved husband of Susan Kearney Kaplan. Richard was the former husband of Nancy Kaplan and is survived by their children, Donna Figueroa and her husband Hector and Lori Selsberg and her husband David, his grandchildren Gianni, Allie and Maddy, his step-daughter Alisha Kearney and his devoted feline friend Max. He was the brother of the late Gerald Kaplan and his wife Sheila and the cherished uncle to Mindy Lane and her husband Bruce, Ronald Kaplan and his wife Kim, Gary Perler and his wife Lauren and Amy Strom and her husband Anders and loved by so many more. Richard proudly assumed the role for his brother as surrogate grandfather to Justin & Shari Castelli, Brandon & Devin Lane and Jerald Kaplan. Born in Providence, son of the late Melba and James Kaplan, he was a graduate of Cranston High School, the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and Suffolk University Law School. Richard enjoyed being active and was especially passionate about sailing, traveling, snacking, taking family photos, working and serving his community and the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Richard was a devoted Certified Public Accounting, befriending longtime clients for many years. Throughout his long career, Richard not only loved working, but he devoted a great deal of his time to his business and the Jewish community. During his lifetime he held many roles and served as CPA representative for the RI Bar Association, President of the CCRI Foundation and Jewish Family Service, Treasurer and Board Member of Providence Rotary Club and recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Trustee of Rotary Charities Foundation, Treasurer for the RI Alumni Club of University of Pennsylvania, and RI Chairman of Israel Bond Campaign, where he was honored to receive the Jerusalem 3000 Medal. He also was the recipient of the Mission Award from the RI Society of CPA’s, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Estate Planning Council of RI, Certificate of Appreciation from the RI Bar Association & Foundation and the Advocate Award from the Small Business Administration Accounting. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday July 20th at 1:00 PM at Temple Beth El, 70 Orchard Ave, Providence followed by inurnment at Swan Point Cemetery. Shiva will be observed on Wednesday and Thursday at the Garden Reception Room at Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd, Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Kristen Allen at YKSM CPAs, 27 Dryden Lane, Providence, RI 02904 or http://pmc.org/SK0207. For information and condolences please go to www.SugarmanSinai.com.
Published in The Providence Journal from July 17 to July 18, 2016
|Stephen Gachowski – REALTOR® affiliated with Next Home Real Estate in Cranston.|
|Stephen Gachowski age 50 of Broad Street in Cranston died unexpectedly on June 20, 2016. Stephen was a realtor with Next Home Real Estate in Cranston. Stephen was born on September 12, 1965 in Buffalo, New York to Nancy (Dennis) Gachowski of Warwick and the late Gerald Gachowski. He is survived by sisters Beth and Kate and his brother Daniel. He is also survived by his nephew Elias and his nieces Isabel, Mae, Sarah and Lauren. Stephen spent all of his life in either Cranston or Warwick. He graduated from Bishop Hendricken High in 1983. He graduated from The former Bryant College in 1987 with a degree in accounting. He worked for several years at Balfour followed by employment at Federal Product. Stephen then worked for several years at Refi doing mortgages before joining Next Home Real Estate. He received the Bronze Circle of Sales Excellence Award for 2015. Stephen was a lifelong sports fan. He was an enthusiastic follower of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots and Providence College Basketball. For many years Stephen played basketball himself and had many life-long friends who he had met on the courts in Cranston, Warwick and Providence. Stephen also spent time coaching youth basketball. Stephen was an animal lover who liked to buy his loved ones dogs as gifts. A Memorial Service to honor Stephen will be held on Wednesday June 29th at 6:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue in Cranston. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Cranston YMCA 1225 Park Avenue Cranston, Rhode Island 02910.|
|Helen F. Quinn – REALTOR® affiliated with Lila Delman Real Estate in Newport|
|Helen “Bunnie” F. Quinn, 71, of Newport, RI, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the home of her daughter following a hard fought five month battle with brain cancer. She was the devoted mother of Tara Quinn Reilly and grandmother of Andrew Reilly (10) and Fiona Reilly (8) of Middletown, RI.
Born on January 2, 1945 in Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Helen V. Flynn. Bunnie attended Sacred Heart School in Pawtucket, RI and the University of Rhode Island. She had a 40-year career in real estate sales, most recently with the Newport office of Lila Delman. She also worked part time at Bellevue Capital for the past twenty years.
She loved gardening, knitting and was an avid reader. She would very often host her grandchildren for sleepovers, which included baking or gardening projects or watching Patriots football games with her grandson. She was a member of the Newport Garden Club, the Clambake Club and Spouting Rock Beach Association. She was immensely thankful and felt fortunate to have her dear friends and family’s support during the past five months.
In addition to her daughter Tara, her son-in-law Andrew K. Reilly and her two grandchildren Andrew and Fiona, she is survived by her brothers Neil Flynn and Dennis Flynn and her sister Marybeth Kelleher as well as several nieces and nephews and was the sister of the late Peter Flynn and Paula Gaudreau.
Bunnie’s funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street, Newport. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lucy’s Hearth, 913 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842 (www.lucyshearth.org), St. Mary’s Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 547, Newport, RI or to the St. Joseph’s Church Food Pantry, 5 Mann Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.
|Maureen Morash – Wife of REALTOR® Don Marash|
|RIORDAN-MORASH, MAUREEN L. (McCAUGHEY), R.N. of Warwick, died on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones. She was the wife of Donald G. Morash, Jr. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late John B. and Margaret E. (McAuley) McCaughey, she lived in Warwick since 1989. She was a summer resident of Roy Carpenter’s Beach, Matunuck, and a winter resident of Hillsboro Beach, Florida. Maureen was employed as a registered nurse at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence for 20 years, retiring 16 years ago. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of the East Greenwich Yacht Club. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Timothy J. Riordan of Providence, and Terrence J. Riordan and his wife Wendy of Lincoln; two daughters, Erin M. Riordan and Kara R. Riordan, both of Providence; a step-son, Donald G. Morash, III and his wife Emily of Warwick; two sisters, Gail A. Johnson-Sweeney and her husband Bill Sweeney of Bristol, and Joan B. Petit of Warwick; a sister-in-law, Kathleen McCaughey of Lincoln; and eight grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John B. McCaughey, Jr. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 10, at 8:45 a.m. from the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesett Road, Warwick. Visiting hours will be on Monday from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Contributions made in her memory to theAmerican Lung Association would be appreciated.|
|Bernadette Caprio – Mother of REALTOR® Anthony Caprio, Center Place Realty & Investment in Cranston|
|CAPRIO, BERNADETTE (STEFFEL) 78, of Cranston, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016 surrounded by her children. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Kivior) Steffel. Bernadette was employed by the former Allendale Mutual Insurance Company for many years, and later for Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc. before her retirement. Her greatest joy was caring for and nurturing her four grandchildren. She is survived by her loving children, Catherine Caprio Albanese and her husband William of Warwick, Anthony M. Caprio and his wife Michele of Scituate, and Elaine A. Caprio of Lynnfield, MA; dear siblings, Michael Steffel and Dorothy Steffel, both of Lincoln; cherished grandchildren, Michael A. Caprio, Mark W. Caprio, Andrew C. Brady and Ashton T. Brady. Funeral from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston on Thursday at 10 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, Cranston. Burial will be held in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. VISITING HOURS will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Bernadette became passionate about furthering Alzheimer’s research after witnessing a dear friend struggle with this disease. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St. Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906.|
|Kermit D. Adams – Principal Broker for Adams & Adams Real Estate in Westerly|
|Kermit D. Adams, Sr., 80, of Woodbury died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 after a hard fought battle with leukemia.
Born on May 7, 1935 in Waterbury he was the son of William Kermit Adams and Ruth Fiero Adams. He attended Woodbury schools and graduated from Cheshire Academy where he played basketball, baseball, and sang in his high school chorus. He performed in the Southbury Playhouse Summer Theater. Kermit played minor league baseball and tried out for the Brooklyn Dodgers before he eventually went on to serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was very proud of his military service and recounted numerous stories over the years. From there, Kermit attended Bentley College and ultimately earned a degree in Accounting from Post College in Waterbury.He had an entrepreneurial spirit. In 1962, Kermit co-founded and built the Tapawingo Ski Area in Woodbury. Kermit was the General Manager of Sega Sand and Gravel for 11 years, and he was a partner in Kest Equipment Corporation. He also built Paradise Sand and Gravel which later became a fish farm. Kermit went on to form Kersan Realty and Development which built custom homes and strip centers. In 1978, he built the Painted Pony Restaurant in Bethlehem with Sandra Adams which he owned and operated for 20 years. He established Adams and Adams Real Estate in 1967 which he operated in Conn. and R.I. until his passing with his loving wife, Terrylee Adams.Kermit was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time at his beach condo in Watch Hill, R.I. where he was a member of the Watch Hill Yacht Club. He enjoyed fishing the waters off Watch Hill and Fischer’s Island. He served on the Board of Directors for Larkin Square for many years before becoming their Project Manager. He was a 32 degree Mason and member of the Scottish Rite. Kermit was a past member of Euclid Masonic Temple and the Sphinx Temple of Newington. Kermit also had a true conservative streak and enjoyed a good debate over the politics of the day.
Besides his wife and partner of 32 years, he leaves six children: Marcy Russell and her husband, Tom of Bethlehem; Betsy Costanzo and her husband, Phil of Wrentham, Mass.; Lee Adams and his wife, Heidi of Brentwood, Tenn.; Kermit Adams, Jr. and his wife, Jenafur of Chicago, Ill.; Jaime Makuc and her husband, Paul of Litchfield; and Jerrod Kirchberger and his wife, Ali of Woodbury; seven grandchildren: Tommy Russell, Jr. and his fiancée. Amy, Spencer Russell and his wife. Kelly, Timothy Costanzo, Liz Costanzo, Norah Adams, Mason Adams, and Michaela Lee Makuc and one great-grandson, Sarj Russell. He is also survived by his sister, Susan Eisenhauer of Fla. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Meyerhans.View/Sign Guestbook
|Allen Gammons, Sr. – Father to REALTOR® Allen Gammons, Jr of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gammons Realty|
|GAMMONS, ALLEN BRITTAIN, SR. 77, passed away peacefully on January 13th, 2016. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 54+ years, Ruth (Blanchard) Gammons. Born in Providence he was the son of the late Peter Talbot Gammons and Helen (Pelley) Gammons. Mr. Gammons was an Amica retiree and member of the United Methodist Church of East Greenwich and the Quonset Davisville Naval Yacht Club. He spent his retired years golfing, enjoying his boat and fishing with family and friends. He was the adoring father to Susan Gammons Lamendola and husband Christopher, Allen B. Gammons, Jr. and wife Ann, Roberta Gammons Dowding and husband Alan. Doting grandfather to Christopher, Kathryn and Jonathan Lamendola, Connor, Tyler, Rachel and Caraline Gammons, and Elizabeth, Emily and Ethan Dowding. Predeceased by Joshua and Nicholas Lamendola. He was the brother to Peter Gammons (Linda), Sally Wheeler (Donald), Robert Gammons (Meredith), and Nancy Hadfield (Robert) and brother in law to Leslie Longley and the late Paul Longley. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and a bevy of cousins. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 18th at 10:30AM at the East Greenwich United Methodist Church, 1558 South County Trail, East Greenwich. Donations in his memory may be made to the East Greenwich United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association or the United Leukodystrophy Foundation. www.hillfuneralhome.comView/Sign Guestbook|
|Nicholas Brendan O’Reilly – Father to REALTOR® Joan Dion of Reliable Realty Group in Cumberland.
|NANNICELLI, Althea M. (O’Neill) Of Medfield, December 15, 2015, age 94. Beloved wife of the late John J. Nannicelli. Loving mother of John J. “Jay” Nannicelli, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Hollis, NH, Paul X. Nannicelli and his wife Louise of Walpole, and Althea M. Rothmeyer and her husband Jay of Narragansett, RI. Cherished grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 11. Devoted sister of the late Rita Reid, Robert O’Neill, Eugene O’Neill, and Paul O’Neill. Loving sister in law of Doris O’Neill of Arlington and Marie Keezer of East Walpole. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Althea’s Life Celebration on Sunday from 2-4 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, WALPOLE, and on Monday from 9-9:45 in the Holy Family Chapel of Saint Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Holy Family Chapel on Monday at 10AM. Interment will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Saint Patrick’s Manor, c/o the Carmelite Sisters, 863 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701. WWII US Navy Veteran.|
|Althea Naniccelli – Mother to REALTOR® and KWAOR Director Althea Rothmeyer of Residential Properties LTD in Narragansett|
|NANNICELLI, Althea M. (O’Neill) Of Medfield, December 15, 2015, age 94. Beloved wife of the late John J. Nannicelli. Loving mother of John J. “Jay” Nannicelli, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Hollis, NH, Paul X. Nannicelli and his wife Louise of Walpole, and Althea M. Rothmeyer and her husband Jay of Narragansett, RI. Cherished grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 11. Devoted sister of the late Rita Reid, Robert O’Neill, Eugene O’Neill, and Paul O’Neill. Loving sister in law of Doris O’Neill of Arlington and Marie Keezer of East Walpole. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Althea’s Life Celebration on Sunday from 2-4 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, WALPOLE, and on Monday from 9-9:45 in the Holy Family Chapel of Saint Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Holy Family Chapel on Monday at 10AM. Interment will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Saint Patrick’s Manor, c/o the Carmelite Sisters, 863 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701. WWII US Navy Veteran.|
|James Garlick – Brother of REALTOR Gayle Moon of Real Estate Masters|
|GARLICK, JAMES R. 64, passed away peacefully Friday, December 4, 2015 at Home & Hospice Care of RI. He was the beloved husband of Antonia M. (DelBonis) Garlick for 42 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late James F. and Miriam “Mim” (Curran) Garlick. James worked as a manager for Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and Water Park for 10 years and was currently the office manager for Matrix Sales & Marketing. He was an avid golfer at the North Kingstown Golf Club. James was a true sportsman and past RI State Archery Champion. As a young man he was an Eagle Scout. He is also survived by his sister, Gayle Moone and her husband Rick, his mother-in-law, Marie DelBonis, aunt, Carmel Vitullo, uncle, John D. Garlick and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held Wednesday, December 9, at 10 am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Clement Church, Long Street. Burial in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4-7 pm. Contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904, or the American Diabetes Association , 10 Speen Street, #2, Framingham, MA 01701, will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit TheQuinnFuneralHome.com.|