DORA M. TROIA
Dora M. Troia
Dora M. (Iannetta) Troia, 86, of Johnston, passed away June 19, 2010 at St. Elizabeth’s Home in East Greenwich. She was the devoted wife of the late Fiore “Frank” Troia. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Sylvia (Centracchio) Iannetta. Mrs. Troia was the co-owner of Hilltop Hinge and Clip Company of Providence for 50 years with her husband before her retirement. She was a communicant of St. Rocco’s Church and was a member of the Legion of Mary, Wanskuck Wonders Club and the Women’s Guild of St. Rocco’s Church. She was the beloved mother of Christopher F. Troia of Johnston, Sylvia C. Anthony of Providence, Linda M. Soave of Cranston and Caludia A. Della Salla of Montery, Calif. and Cranston; loving grandmother of Andrea, Jennifer and Albert Soave, Michael Anthony, Christopher Troia, Briana Troia and Antonio Della Salla; and dear sister of Albert Iannetta, Angelo Iannetta and Vincenza Mignella. Her funeral was held June 25 from Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rocco’s Church, Atwood Ave., Johnston. Burial was in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston. Contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Home, 1 St. Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818.
ANN P. BEAUPRE
Ann P. Beaupre
Ann P. (Curran) Beaupre, 78, of Cheryl Drive, Johnston, died June 24, 2010 at her home. She was the widow of Walter F. Beaupre Sr. Born in Providence, a daughter of John P. and Anita M. (Gaudet) Curran, she had been a resident of Johnston for 10 years and had previously lived in Harmony. Mrs. Beaupre provided daycare in her home to children for many years. She is survived by her children, Walter F. Beaupre Jr. of Dover, Del., Patricia A.. Weidele of Glocester, Sandra J. Matthews of North Providence and Denise L. Joyal of Johnston; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Charles and John Curran. Her funeral was held June 30 from Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 1804 Atwood Ave., Johnston. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. For messages of condolence visit www.andersonwinfield.net.
Richard Coppola, 80, of Johnston, passed away June 27, 2010. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mildred A. (Cornell) Coppola, and his parents, Vincenzo "James" and Amelia (Testa) Coppola. Richard was the former general manager at Jake Kaplan Ltd. He was a racehorse owner and enthusiast and a member of the Elks Club #2359, Smithfield. He is survived by his sons, Glenn, Richard Jr. and Bryan Coppola; a sister, Lucy Ruizzo; three brothers, Edward, James and William Coppola; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial July 1 at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, George Waterman Rd., Johnston. Burial will be private. Calling hours omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations to Memorial and Honors Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN, 38105. Visit www.marianiandson.com.
JOHN E. FAGAN
John E. Fagan
Marine Corps veteran
John E. Fagan, 74, died June 28, 2010. Born in Providence, a son of the late Edward and Isabelle Fagan, he had been a resident of North Providence before moving to Johnston. Mr. Fagan was a disabled Marine Corps Korean War veteran. He was an active volunteer at the V.A. Hospital for many years and was an active member of the Blinded Veterans Association. He is survived by his twin sister, Jane A. DiGiulio and sisters Clare Ferry and Mary Logue. He was the brother of the late Michael T. Fagan. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Martha M. Fontaine, his caretaker. His funeral will be held July 1 at 8:30 a.m. from Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Church, Fruit Hill Ave., Providence. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Thomas Church, 65 Fruit Hill Ave., Providence, RI 02909 would be appreciated. Form information and condolences visit www.tuckerquinnfuneralchapel.com.
MAUREEN A. IRVING
Maureen A. Irving
Maureen A. Irving, 60, died June 25, 2010 in Miriam Hospital, Providence. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Anthony Paolino and Alice Fleming, she had lived in Johnston with her husband of 19 years, Robert E. Irving. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Thomas E. and Anthony L Veader, two brothers, William F. and Robert A. Fleming, a stepson, Robert Irving, all of Johnston, and a stepson, David Irving of Texas; and three grandchildren. His funeral was held June 29 from Stapleton-Barry-Holdredge Funeral Home, 684 Park Ave., Cranston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Grace Church, Johnston.
ANNE MARIE VOTTA
Anne Marie Votta
Anne Marie (Scungio) Votta, 71, of Johnston, passed away June 27, 2010 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Ralph A. Votta. They were married for 50 years. Born in Johnston, she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Rose (Falco) Scungio. Anne was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed family, cooking, baking and the simple treasures and traditions of life. To all who loved her, the greatest gift she gave was endless support, kindness and patience. Besides her husband she is survived by her loving children, Joanne Pannone and her husband, Edward, and Carol M. Civetti and her husband, Robert, all of Johnston. Anne was the cherished grandmother of Edward R. III and Anthony J. Pannone, Lauren R., Bobby W. and Christopher R. Civetti. She was the sister of the late Thomas, Joseph and Raymond Scungio. Her funeral will be held July 1 at 9 a.m. from Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Brigid's Church, Plainfield St., Johnston. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Brigid's Church, 1231 Plainfield St., Johnston, RI 02919. Visit www.nardolillo.com for information and online condolences.
BERNICE CLAIRE DICK
Bernice Claire Dick
Bernice Claire (Lariviere) Dick, 69, of Atwood Ave., Johnston, went to her eternal reward June 21, 2010 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. She was the loving wife for 50 years of John E. Dick. Bernice was born and raised on Smith Hill in Providence and was the devoted daughter of the late Oswald A. Lariviere and Ellen E. (Ferguson) Lariviere-Jencks. She was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School in Providence and was a bookkeeper. She worked at St. Thomas Church prior to working at St. Mary’s Home for Children and, subsequently, semi-retired, she devoted her time and skills to the family business, Atwood Florist. She was the beloved mother of Robin L. Schenck and John David Dick; devoted grandmother of Jeffrey P. Schenck and his wife, Lisa; and adoring great-grandmother of her two cherished angels, Grace and Abigail Schenck. In addition, she is survived by her siblings, Paul D. Lariviere, Patricia E. D’Ambrosio and Norma A. Codori and her husband, Donald. She also leaves loving nieces and a nephew, namely Mary (D’Ambrosio) DiSano, Diane (Codori) Guilbault, Courtney Codori and Damon M. D’Ambrosio, Esq. Calling hours were respectfully omitted; however, Bernice’s family wishes to thank Dr Frank Fraoli for his extraordinary compassion and caring for her at home over the years and to Dr. Beliveau and his excellent nursing staff in the Critical Care Unit and the emergency room staff at Fatima Hospital. The family also wishes to express their appreciation to all family and friends for all the support and prayers extended.
worked for Davol. Inc.
Carmine Zeppetelle, 93, of Hollis Avenue, Warwick, passed away June 29, 2010 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Marie (D’Andrea) Zeppetelle for 68 years. Born in Johnston, he was a son of the late Rocco and Jenny (Parillo) Zeppetelle. Mr. Zeppetelle was a tester for Davol, Inc. until his retirement and served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a communicant of St. Rita Church. He was a member of the Warwick Senior Citizens and enjoyed playing cards. He was the loving father of Carmine Zeppetelle Jr. of Warwick, Robert M. Zeppetelle of West Greenwich and Elaine M. Noren of Warwick; caring brother of Ernest Zeppetelle of Cranston, Dora Caprio of Providence and Lena DiPippo of Johnston; cherished grandfather of six, great-grandfather of seven and great-great-grandfather of one. His funeral will be held July 3 at 7:45 a.m. from Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Rita Church, 722 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Relatives and friends are invited and may call July 2 from 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903 would be appreciated. For information and guest book visit www.murphyfuneralhomes.org.
Anna J. (Aquino) Minicucci, 80, passed away June 28, 2010. She was the beloved wife of David S. Minicucci. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Grace (Ferraiuolo) Aquino. Mrs. Minucucci was a bookkeeper and freelance writer. She graduated from St. Xavier Academy, Broad Street, Providence, in 1948 and was a faithful member of the St. Xavier Alumnae Association for many years. She attended the Boston Conservatory of the Arts for two years. She was president of the PTA Council of Rhode Island and was an advocate of the Public's Right to Know. Her articles in the Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald, Providence Journal, the Italian Echo and Outdoor Life were examples of that. Her writing career began in 1965, with the main focus on political interviews, theater, movie and art reviews and general features, all freelance. Her outdoor writing began with a weekly column and cartoons in 1980. She became interested in fly fishing and sporting clays and excelled in both. She even attained the State Record for Hickery Shad. Some of her awards consisted of New England Outdoor Writers, the Outdoorsman of the Year, R.I. Federated Sportsmen's Club Inc.'s Sportsperson of the Year, March of Dimes Certificate of Appreciation and R.I. Hunting Association's Sportswriter of the Year Award. Besides her husband she is survived by five sons, Michael Stanley of Cranston, Robert Stanley of Johnston, Scott Stanley of Portland, Maine, Christopher Stanley of Burbank, Calif. and Kirk Stanley of North Providence; and four stepdaughters, Jane Gaudiana, Kathryn Stanford and Lora Minicucci, all of Johnston, and Lisa Zino of East Providence. She was the grandmother of Robin, Michele, Jason, Nicole and Cole, great-grandmother of Jacob, Giorgianna and Anthony, sister of Anthony S. Aquino of Cincinnati, Ohio, Thomas Aquino of Providence, Mary Dacey of Coventry and the late Annette Andreoli. Her funeral will be held July 2 at 8:45 a.m. from Woodlawn Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church, Providence. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery. Calling hours are July 1 from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to National Federation of the Blind, 33 Circuit Dr., East Providence, RI 02915 or WWII Memorial, 408 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903.
CATHERINE C. CIMINO
Catherine C. Cimino
worked at Bostitch
Catherine C. (Marandola) Cimino, 83, of Cranston, passed away June 24, 2010 at West View Health Care Center, West Warwick, after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Frank W. Cimino. Born in Johnston, she was a daughter of the late Domenico and Catarina (D'Acchioli) Marandola. She was employed at Bostitch in East Greenwich for 28 years before retiring in 1992. Catherine leaves her beloved twin sister, Anna Jacavone and her husband, John, of Providence. Anna, John and Catherine's cherished niece Dorothy DiLullo cared for her during her illness. She also leaves her sisters, Annie DiRaimo of Johnston, and Filomena Iannelli and Lena DelGiudice of Cranston; her brothers, Vincent Marandola and wife, Grace, of West Hartford, Conn., and George Marandola and wife, Margaret, of North Scituate. She was the sister of the late Marie DiRaimo, Joseph, Thomas and Pasco Marandola. Catherine was the aunt of many nieces and nephews. Her funeral was held June 28 from Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rocco's Church, Atwood Ave., Johnston. Burial was in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rocco's Church, 927 Atwood Ave., Johnston, RI 02919. Visit www.nardolillo.com for information and online condolences.
worked at Vaughn Lumber
Domenico Pompei, 91, of Cranston, passed away June 27, 2010 at Kent Hospital, Warwick. He was the husband of the late Concetta (Forte) Pompei. Born in Pico, Italy, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Maria (Caparelli) Pompei. Mr. Pompei worked at Vaughn Lumber for 30 years before retiring in 1984. He was the beloved father of Joseph Pompei, Rocco Pompei and Antonio Pompei, all of Johnston; loving grandfather of five; loving great-grandfather of 10; and brother of the late Filomena Carnevale. His funeral will be held July 1 at 9 a.m. from Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 1492 Cranston St., Cranston, at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in Our Risen Christ Garden Mausoleum, St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visit www.nardolillo.com for information and online condolences.
MICHAEL P. SQIZZERO
Michael P. Sqizzero
Michael P. Squizzero, 83, of Cranston, passed away June 25, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Joanna (Giglietti) Squizzero. They were married for 59 years. Michael was born in Cranston, a son of the late Antonio and Frances (Squizzero) Squizzero. Mr. Squizzero worked as a master plumber for the family business, A. Squizzero and Sons, with his father, brothers and son until his retirement. He was a former 4th degree member of the Cranston Council Knights of Columbus and an avid golfer. Michael was also a World War II Navy Seabee veteran serving in Okinawa. Besides his wife he is survived by his loving children, Joan Pelino, Michael Squizzero and David Squizzero, all of Cranston, and Steven Squizzero of North Scituate. He was the cherished grandfather of six, great-grandfather of six and was the brother of Anthony Squizzero of Johnston, Robert, William and Richard Squizzero, Doris Pallotta, Corrine Ruscito, Dolores Grande, all of Cranston. Michael was also the loving father of the late Baby David Squizzero and brother of the late Alba Caporicci. His funeral was held June 29 from Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Cranston St., Cranston. Burial with military honors took place in St. Ann's Cemetery, Cranston. Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Service of Greater RI, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 515 Lincoln, RI 02865.
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