Wednesday, May 22, 2013
She enjoyed making seasonal and holiday crafts and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Carolyn F. (King) Traghella, 76, passed away Sunday, May 19. She was the beloved wife of Richard Traghella for 55 years. Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Elmer and Margretta (Fox) King, she resided in Pawtucket, Warwick and West Warwick before moving to East Greenwich in 2002. Carolyn was employed in the housekeeping department at Kent Hospital for 25 years until retiring in 2002. She enjoyed making seasonal and holiday crafts and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Chris R. Traghella of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mark W. Traghella of North Kingstown and six grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Milton King. Her funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from William W. …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Dr. Drench was an author and a popular lecturer in physical therapy and behavioral sciences and was known for her sharp wit and humor.
Meredith E. Drench, PhD., PT, 63, of East Greenwich, passed away peacefully on May 17, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. A graduate of Boston and Northeastern Universities she earned her Doctorate at Union Institute and University and was a professor of physical therapy at Northeastern, Dr. Drench was also an author and a popular lecturer in physical therapy and behavioral sciences and was known for her sharp wit and humor. She worked with health care facilities, associations, agencies and universities, including the Veterans' Administration in Boston. She was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. Dr. Drench wrote Red Ribbons Are Not Enough, about health professionals caring for people with AIDS, published …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Ralph will be remembered for his unmatched generosity and kindness to all as well as his unfailing wit.
Ralph E. 'Chink' Marden, 97, of East Greenwich, passed away peacefully from this life on May 16, surrounded by his loving family. Ralph was born on March 27, 1916, in Attleboro, Mass., the son of Ralph and Maude E. (Purdy) Marden. A graduate of East Greenwich Academy, he attained the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII. Ralph married Mary J. Moretti on August 29, 1942, and together they raised six children. An electrician by trade, he retired from Electric Boat and was active in his community, especially Boy Scouts and Little League. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Mary, and his children, Barbara Bluto, Ralph V. Marden, Carol M. Chasse, David M. Marden, Linda J. Cummings (Steven), and Marcia Rogers (William), 19 …
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.
Thursday, May 16
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…
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 …
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 …