Pisani, Nicholas


Nicholas Pisani, 96, of Johnston for 65 years passed away peacefully on February 19, 2023 in the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence after a brief illness.  He was the beloved husband of the late Elvira B. (Gaioni) Pisani for almost 59 years.

Born in Providence, he was the eldest son of the late Filippo A. and Rafaella (DeRosa) Pisani.

Nicholas was a model maker in the Jewelry Industry for many years, working for such places as Coro Manufacturing, Dante Shields, Vargas Ring and W.T. Wilson before retiring in 1988.  He was also a WW II Army Veteran serving in the 96th Infantry and was in active combat in Okinawa in which he spoke about at least three brushes with death.

He was a communicant of Holy Cross Church.

He was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed vegetable gardening, swimming at the beach and walking in the park.  He often relaxed with a pen and pad in his hands creating sketches of jewelry ideas, caricatures and landscapes.  Nick loved to talk with the many people he met, especially at the beach.

He was the father of Nicholas A. Pisani and Carol A. Pisani, both of Johnston; brother of Ralph D. Pisani and his wife Judith Bell and brother in law of Mario Assante.  He was also predeceased by his brothers John A. Pisani, Phillip A. Pisani, Jr. and his sister Rose Assante

His funeral will be held Friday at 9:00 AM from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Holy Cross Church, 645 Hartford Avenue, Providence.  Burial with Military Honors to follow in St. Ann Cemetery.  VISITATION THURSDAY 4-7 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Nick’s memory to the Holy Cross Memorial Fund or any Veteran affiliated charity of your choice.  For online tributes and condolences, visit www.romanofuneralhome.com