Thursday, May 16, 2013
He was a true gentleman with impeccable manners, and a remarkably patient, even-tempered, gentle man with great integrity, who always did the right thing.
Robert King Dee, 86, of East Greenwich, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 14. He was the beloved husband of Madelyn (Rocchio) Dee, and the cherished father of Richard Dee and his wife Bonnie of East Greenwich; Nancy Dee and her husband Tom Zorabedian of Wakefield; David Dee and his wife Olivia DeFrancesco of Exeter; late Robert King Dee, Jr.; and his "fourth son," Fred Joyal of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and he was the proud grandfather of Luca Dee. He was born in Springfield, Mass., to the late Richard Dee and Helen (King) Dee. He was the brother of Mary Murphy of Northborough, Mass.; John Dee of Petaluma, Calif.; James Dee of Enfield, Conn., and Carole Childers of Aurora, Colo., and the late Richard Dee, Jr., and Alan…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Born in County Cork, Ireland, he was devoted to his family and was an avid Red Sox fan.
Edward J. Corbett, 101, passed away May 11. He was the husband of the late Eleanor J. (O'Donnell) Corbett. Born in County Cork, Ireland he was a son of the late Randalls and Kate (Flanagan) Corbett. Mr. Corbett was a retired police officer for the City of Boston and a WWII Coast Guard veteran. He is survived by four children, Edward J. Corbett and his wife Priscilla; Randall J. Corbett and his wife Jeanne; David M. Corbett and his wife Ellen; and Charlotte L. Thompson and her husband Jack; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was devoted to his family and was an avid Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed singing in the choir and in other musical groups over the years. Ed's beloved wife Eleanor passed away 10 years ago on the same date. …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Etta was always an active and fun-loving person.
Tuesday, May 7
Antonia "Etta" (Caranci) Iannuccilli, 89 of East Greenwich, passed away on Saturday, May 4, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alexander "Sonny" Iannuccilli. Etta worked for 23 years for Mine Safety Appliances Company in North Providence. She was always an active and fun-loving person. Born in North Providence, she was the eldest daughter of the late Paul and Filomena Caranci. She is survived by her two sons, David and Leonard Iannuccilli of East Greenwich and her loving sister, Patricia Kaloustian of North Providence; her daughter-in-laws Sharyn and Claudia Iannuccilli; six grandchildren: Jennifer, Jason, Alexandra and Ian Iannuccilli, Jill Ferri, and Ashley Cullion; and three great grandchildren. A Mass of …
Rick loved landscaping, classic movies, and most of all spending time with his family and friends.
Tuesday, May 7
Richard E. Walsh, 34, of East Greenwich, passed away on Monday, May 6, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Providence, he was the son of Darlene A. (Wickham) Walsh and Richard D. Walsh of East Greenwich. A graduate of Toll Gate High School in Warwick, class of 1996, he attended Northeastern University and Rhode Island College. He worked at Raymour and Flanagan Furniture, and most recently at Bob's Discount Furniture Store as a senior salesman. Rick loved landscaping, classic movies, and most of all spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his beloved sister Alison A. Walsh of Cranston; his grandfather Raymond L…
Monday, May 6, 2013
She worked with her father, sisters, and cousins at Vincent’s Specialty Store on Atwells Avenue in Providence before opening her own store, Norma & Sons, on Federal Hill.
Norma C. (Pantalone) Walsh, of Warwick, passed away on May 5. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Vincent and Antonnetta Pantalone (Caione). Norma graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1950 and received a degree in fashion merchandising from Johnson & Wales University. She worked with her father, sisters, and cousins at Vincent’s Specialty Store on Atwells Avenue in Providence before opening her own store, Norma & Sons, on Federal Hill. Norma was secretary of the Federal Hill Businessmen’s Association in the 1970s and was proud of her contributions to the Hill’s renaissance during that time, which included the St. Joseph’s Day parade. She later returned to her father’s baby clothes store as owner. In recent years, Norma had…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
He was the owner/operator of Graphic Images of East Greenwich.
Vincent Viola, 69, passed away May 3 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Providence, a son of the late Albert and Michelina (DeGregorio) Viola. Mr. Viola was the owner/operator of Graphic Images, Inc., in East Greenwich. He was a graduate of Cornell University. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Exeter Country Club. He was the father of David Viola and Michael Viola. Brother of David Viola, Mary Viola and the late Albert Viola. His funeral is Tuesday, May 7, at 9 a.m. from Woodlawn Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, followed by Committal Prayers at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's Cemetery Chapel. Visitation is Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
She was known for her homemade Boston baked beans and her pie making. She was a friend to all and never met a stranger. She will be dearly missed.
Barbara S. (Spencer) Nicholson, 88, passed away May 1. She was the wife of the late Charles R. Nicholson. Born in East Greenwich, she was the daughter of the late James B. and Helen L. (Stoddard) Spencer. At the time of her death, Mrs. Nicholson was the longest standing member of the First Baptist Church of East Greenwich, a member of its choir and had served on many of its boards. She was also a member of the D.A.R., Nathaniel Greene Pettaquamscutt Chapter. She was known for her homemade Boston baked beans and her pie making. She was a friend to all and never met a stranger. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her children: Maryann Coulter, Deborah G. Blinkhorn, Jeffrey R. Nicholson, Susan W. McCarthy, David Scott Nicholson …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Born in Warwick, she lived most of her life in East Greenwich.
Doris G. Lawrence, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 29. She was the wife of the late Joseph Lawrence. Born in Warwick she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Albertine (Langlois) Couchon. She is survived by three children, Joseph S. Lawrence, Jane M. Corrigan, and Doris L. Higgins; a sister, Jeannette O'Leary, and twelve grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Rita Greene, Yvette Huling and Norman Couchon. Funeral Friday at 9 a.m. from the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Church, 65 Third St., East Greenwich. Burial will be in the R.I. Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours: Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A Korean War Army veteran, he grew up in East Greenwich and lived here for most of his life.
Matthew R. Franzone, 84, of Cowesett Avenue, passed away Friday, April 19. He leaves his wife, Marie C. (Mello) Franzone; two daughters, Diane M. Tellier and Mary M. Owens and two grandchildren, Allyson and Matthew Owens. He was the brother of the late Frank and Anthony Franzone. Born in East Greenwich, Matthew was the son of the late Bernardino and Giovannina Franzone. He living in EG for many years before moving to West Warwick in 1989. He was a chef at the Post Road Inn before retiring in 1990. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church and a Korean War Army Veteran. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 8:45 am from the Henault-Gallogly Funeral Home, 5 Eddy Street, West Warwick. A Mass of Christian Burial will …
Monday, April 15, 2013
A graduate of Toll Gate High School, John loved sports, boating, fishing, and vintage Mustang cars.
Monday, April 15
John R. Barbour III, 30, died Thursday, April 11. A lifelong resident of Warwick, he was the beloved son of John R. Barbour II and Becky A. (Keller) Rinaldo; stepson of Philip J. Rinaldo and grandson of Elizabeth A. Barbour. John worked with the Rhode Island National Guard in the maintenance department. He also worked for Bird’s Eye View Helicopters in Newport and Christmas season at UPS. He was a graduate of Tollgate High School, Class of 2001, and had a love for sports, boating, fishing and vintage Mustang cars. He also leaves his loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. His funeral will be held Wednesday, April 17, at 8:30 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Requiem Eucharist at 10 a…