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Kathy Grundy

Sep 08, 1954 - Nov 27, 2023

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Providence, RI

Kathy A. (Cicilline) Grundy, 69, of Plainfield Street, Providence passed away peacefully at home on November 27, 2023. She was the beloved wife of Arthur Grundy for 49 years.Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Angela (Marro) Cicilline. Kathy was the devoted mother to the late Debra Grundy and the late Arthur Grundy.Her funeral will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 9:00 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christ...Read More

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Margaret M. Murray

Apr 22, 1930 - Feb 01, 2024

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North Providence, RI

Margaret M. Murray, 93, of North Providence, passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, February 1, 2024. She was the wife of the late John H. Murray. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Edward P. and Catherine (Phillips) Morgan. She worked in the Admissions Department at Fatima Hospital, North Providence for many years before retiring. Margaret leaves her daughter, Gail M. Murray, and two brothers, James "Frank" Morgan and Thomas Morgan. She was the sister of the late Edward Morgan. Her funeral and burial will be private.

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Ernest S. Persechino, Sr.

Jul 14, 1946 - Feb 04, 2024

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North Providence, RI

Ernest S. Persechino, Sr., 77, of North Providence, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Eileen (Pesaturo) Persechino for 54 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Carmella (Maratta) Persechino.Ernie was the owner and operator of multiple auto dealerships over the years, most notably - Capital Car Center in Johnston for many years, before retiring. A devout catholic, he promoted the Celebration of Divine Mercy at St. Pius V Church, and the Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul for 19 years. He also served as a Eucharistic Minister at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul and St. Pius V Church. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. Above all he will be remembered for his selflessness, generosity, compassion and pure love for his family and friends. His immense love of family was truly unwavering. He filled so many lives with laughter and his presence brought a smile to all who knew him.In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Ernest S. Persechino, Jr. and his wife Barbara; two grandchildren, Camille and Claudia; a brother, Kenneth Persechino, his wife Julie; and his sister, Lucille Tikoian. He was the father of the late Sherry Persechino.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10 a.m. in St. Pius V Church, Eaton St., Providence. Interment will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visitation is respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Persechino’s memory may be made to: St. Pius Church.

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John Savastano

Jun 18, 1941 - Feb 10, 2024

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North Providence, RI

John Savastano, 82, of North Providence, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 10, 2024, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Katherine (Majhrovicz) Savastano for 52 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Giovanni and Carmella (DelMonico) Savastano.John had many passions, baking and cooking for his family, enjoying the outdoors, and caring for his rescue Greyhounds. John loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. John co-owned and operated Savastano’s Restaurant with his brothers for many years, before retiring. A true patriot, he served in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard. John also earned the distinction of the Colonel’s Orderly Award during his time in the service.In addition to his wife, he is survived by his cherished son, Jason Savastano; his two treasured grandchildren, Justin and Alyssa; and his four siblings, Angela Dambra and her husband Vincent, Salvatore Savastano and his wife Gail, Frank Savastano and his wife Marie and Louis Savastano and his wife Audrey. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, February 20, 2023 at 10 a.m. in Mary, Mother of Mankind Church, 25 4th St., North Providence. Interment with Military Honors will be private; and visitation is respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the RISPCA, 155 Plan Way, Warwick, RI 02886.

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Cheryl Malama

Feb 26, 1958 - Feb 27, 2024

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Providence, RI

A beloved mother, sister and friend, Cheryl Malama, 66, of Providence passed away peacefully, at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Providence, on February 27th, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was a cherished daughter of the late, Carl and Madeline (Osowiecki) Malama. She is survived by her three children, Joshua Malama of Providence, Crystal Davignon and her husband Michael of Warwick, and Tiffany Malama also of Providence. She is also survived by her five siblings, two brothers, Robert Savitsky of Coventry, John Savitsky of Johnston, three sisters, Mary Adamo of Warwick, Christine Hodges and her husband Alfred of Coventry and Colleen Hernandez of Providence. She leaves behind her three precious grandchildren and two great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews by whom she will be sorely missed. She will also be missed by her special black feline friend Nugget. A devoted mother and grandmother, Cheryl was hard working, family orientated and cherished her role as a mom. She was outgoing and witty with a great sense of humor and a spunky personality to match. Her smile lit up every room she entered and her exceptionally generous spirit was always obvious to all of us who love her. She worked in the healthcare industry at Elmhurst Long term Care facility for nearly 30 years where she showed boundless compassion and empathy for those for whom she cared for and attended to. In her spare time, when she wasn’t spending time with her children and grandchildren, she spent time with her siblings, she liked to go to Bingo games at the Casino and more recently at the local VFW Post. She was talented and enthusiastic and enjoyed arts and crafts all of which she could be found enjoying her favorite Dunkin Donuts coffee. She also loved camping in her younger days, she enjoyed going to Maine with family and friends where she enjoyed nature and the peace of the outdoors. She had a heart of gold and was well known in her neighborhood for her kindness and giving spirit. She was a treasure, and she will be missed until we meet again, may Cheryl rest in eternal peace. Services for Cheryl, to which family and friends are respectfully invited to attend, will be held in the Berarducci Funeral Home 26 Grove St Providence on Friday March 1st from 3-5 pm burial will be private.

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Anthony Robert Porreca

May 02, 1946 - Feb 17, 2024

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Providence, RI

"Anthony Robert Porreca, born to Anthony and Yolanda in Providence on May 2, 1946, left his worldly life on February 17 while held by his loving family. He leaves behind his cherished wife of 58 years, Francine (Cardin) and joins his precious son Anthony in heaven. Tony was a contented man who valued family, simplicity, and peace. He was most happy quietly sitting with a stogie between his lips, observing his family or nature. He was a cigar aficionado, which led to his life\u0027s most enjoyable work as the proud owner of Sir Winston\u0027s Cigar Lounge in Providence. Tony was a lifetime gardener, an avid follower of college football, and he greatly enjoyed tasting various foods, especially those of his Italian heritage. He was a voracious reader and also enjoyed chess, fishing, sport shooting, and long country drives in his truck. Throughout his life, he was surrounded closely by his various and adoring household pets. Anthony fulfilled his lifelong dream of living in a log mountain cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia with Francine. There, they created Anthony\u0027s Bakery to share the flavors of authentic Italian goods before finally retiring back to R.I. with the rest of his growing family. The later part of Tony\u0027s life was filled with joyful time spent with his children and grandchildren. He was the devoted father to Dawn Porreca Antaya (Raymond) and Stephanie Lisi (Christopher), grandfather to Eric, Kaitlyn (Rami), Jesse, and Justin; great-grandfather to Eleanor and Adrianna; brother to James and Paula. We sadly say farewell to you, Dad, but only for the moment as we patiently wait for the time to fly with you for eternity. Please join us for a celebration of Anthony\u0027s life on Saturday February 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Hope Community Baptist Church at 734 Hope St., in Providence, R.I."

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Donald P. Beausoleil

Died : Jan 24, 2024

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Providence, RI

"Donald P. Beausoleil, 80, passed away peacefully at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 with his daughter Nicole by his side. Donald was born in Woonsocket where he lived most of his life. He was the son of Charles Beausoleil and Lucienne (Ouellet) Beausoleil and devoted father of Nicole, John Paul and Charles Beausoleil. He was predeceased by all of his siblings: Julie Priestly, Sue Morin, Yvette Racine, Marcel, Andre, Sylvio and Roland Beausoleil. As a boy, Donald lived with his sister Sue and brother-in-law Rene Morin, and her children Rene Jr., Paulette, Paul, and Ron and Jackie. He was loved like a brother by all of them. He also has many nieces and nephews who cherished their Uncle Donald. He was previously married to Nancy Beausoleil, who remained a good friend. Donald began his career as a phlebotomist and lab technician and eventually became a blood bank supervisor. His places of employment included GlaxoSmithKlein, Pawtucket Memorial Hospital, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, Landmark Hospital and Miriam Hospital. Donald enjoyed traveling, camping and visiting family around the country. He also loved spending time exploring his French-Canadian roots in Canada. He traced his family genealogy back to Simon Sylvestre, a French soldier who arrived in Canada in the 1700s, and Donald delighted in sharing geneological history with his family. He loved to spend time at the American-French Geneological Society in Woonsocket and also enjoyed French Canadian music and culture. He had several dogs over the years whom he loved dearly. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, January 31st, at 11:00 a.m. in the Winfield \u0026amp; Sons Funeral Home, 571 West Greenville Road, Scituate. Visitation will be held one hour prior starting at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Alzheimer’s Association, HopeHealth Hospice and Palliative Care, or the RISPCA."

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Doreen M. Schwartz

Died : Feb 24, 2018

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Providence, RI

Doreen M. Schwartz, 65, of Broad Street, Woonsocket, passed away on Saturday February 24th at the HopeHealth Hospice Center, Providence. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph and Estelle F. (Nolin) Del Donno. She spent her childhood and formative years in Pawtucket, while her adult life was split between time in Providence & Woonsocket. She was an Administrative Assistant for Patrick Conley, Esquire before retiring. She had also been a Manager for Gregg’s Restaurant in Providence for 27 years. She loved all forms of classic cinema. In her youth she honed her skills as a pianist under the tutelage of her mother Estelle. She appreciated a wide range of music from R&B to Rock & Roll. From the time she was a child, she was a devoted fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics. Doreen had many lifelong friends, and everyone who truly knew her loved her. An ideal day for her would be down at the beach, by the ocean, with good food, family, and friends. She leaves her children, Ariana L. Schwartz and her husband Scott of North Smithfield and Alexander James “AJ” Schwartz and his wife Jenny of Woonsocket. She was the grandmother of Owen, Reese, Vivian and Llewyn. She also leaves her siblings, Dennis J. Del Donno and his wife Sue of Attleboro, Ma and Anna Maria Loiselle and her partner Jack Fitzgerald of Chepachet. Her visitation will be held Monday March 4th from 4pm to 7pm in the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. Her burial will be private. There will be a celebration of life event in her honor at a later date in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary where her beloved cat Frankie will soon be up for adoption: 266 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895 Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary Directions to Funeral Home

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Maureen F. (Foley) Cox

Died : Dec 24, 2023

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Providence, RI

Maureen F. (Foley) Cox, 82, of Ashaway, passed away at Wingate Assisted Living in Providence on December 24, 2023. Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of the late Ruth and Joseph W. Foley, Sr. Maureen was a graduate of Westerly High, Class of ’59. She worked as an administrative aide for the State of Connecticut for a number of years. She was an accomplished bowler in her younger years and was known as a very talented crafter. She leaves behind three children, Lexie Christian of Mansfield, MA, and Delsie Longolucco and Wayne Cox, both of Ashaway; a sister Martha, and two brothers, Joseph and James; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Maureen was predeceased by her brother John. A Funeral Service will be held at 1pm on Friday, December 29th at Christ Episcopal Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly. Burial will follow at River Bend Cemetery, Westerly. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com

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Glenn W. Hedman

Died : Dec 17, 2023

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Providence, RI

Glenn W. Hedman, beloved husband of Linda (Friar) Hedman, of Shady Harbor, passed away at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at the age of 68. Born in Ridgewood, NJ, he was the son of the late Wallace and Mary Hedman. Glenn was a graduate of Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, NJ and Rutgers University where he earned his B.S. Degree in Environmental Science. Glenn had been a summer resident of Charlestown and joyfully moved there permanently when he was 28. He was employed as the Assistant Town Engineer for the Town of Westerly for 29 years, having stewarded the growth of the Town’s sewer system and treatment plant. Glenn was an accomplished musician and songwriter, spending many an afternoon “making music” with his beloved son, Kris. He could be found many a day on his beloved Quonnie Pond in his boat with his wife, his stepson Aaron, and his grandson Greg, along with numerous family and friends enjoying swimming, cruising and clamming. Most of all Glenn was a gentle giant with a huge heart and a love for life, family and friends. In addition to his wife Linda, he leaves behind his son Kristopher Hedman and wife Kelly of Attleboro, MA; a stepson Aaron Wujcik and wife Christine of Wareham, MA; and his grandson Gregory Wujcik also of Wareham, MA. He also leaves his sister Loren Hedman of Wakefield; his brother Craig Hedman and his wife Nancy of Tallahassee, FL; two nephews, Derek Hedman (Chelsea) and Dr. Alex Buell (Anna); and four nieces, Hannah Buell, Maggie Buell, Kelsey Young (Danny) and Melissa Trocchio (Wesley). Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Glenn’s memory. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com

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Mae Anna (Magan) Mills

May 28, 1936 - Feb 26, 2024

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Providence, RI

Mae Anna (Magan) Mills, known affectionately to all as Mae, passed away peacefully at Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, on Monday February 26, 2024, at the age of 87. Born on May 28, 1936, in Somerset, Massachusetts, Mae was the cherished daughter of the late Jesse and Mabel (Veader) Magan. She was the devoted wife of the late Frank Mills, Sr., and in her later years found companionship and joy with her longtime companion, Frank Silva. Mae's life was one marked by unwavering love and dedication to her family. She was a loving mother to her children: Frank Mills Jr. and his wife Margaret of Enfield, CT; Kenneth Mills of Pawtucket; David Mills and his wife Elia of Clarksville, VA; Diane Raposa of Riverside; and Carol Giacobbi and her husband Philip of North Providence, RI. Mae's legacy continues through her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who will forever treasure the memories and the love she bestowed upon them. Her family extended beyond her immediate relatives, as she was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who held her dear. Mae was predeceased by her siblings: Jesse Jr., Henry, George, Manuel, Raymond, Robert, Eleanor, and Geraldine. Professionally, Mae was a dedicated stock clerk, having worked for the former Building 19 stores for over 12 years. Her work ethic and friendly demeanor made her a beloved figure among her colleagues and customers alike. Mae's spirit of service and community was evident in her involvement and the joy she brought to the Rumford Towers bingo games, where she was not just a participant but a pillar of the community. Mae's interests and hobbies painted a picture of a woman who found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She was incredibly creative, often found immersed in arts and crafts, and loved to challenge her mind with word search books. An ardent fan of television game shows, Mae could often be found cheering on contestants from the comfort of her living room. Her passion for the Boston Red Sox was unmatched, and she rarely missed a chance to watch her beloved team play. Those who knew Mae would describe her as a loving, friendly, and creative soul. Her warm smile and engaging personality made her a friend to many. Mae's kindness extended beyond her family and friends as she touched the lives of everyone she met with her generosity and compassionate spirit. Mae's life was a testament to the power of love and the importance of family. She nurtured a home filled with laughter, creativity, and support, and she instilled in her children and grandchildren the values of kindness, resilience, and joy. Her unwavering presence will be profoundly missed, but her spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of those she loved. As we bid farewell to Mae, we celebrate a life well-lived, full of cherished moments, enduring love, and countless memories that will be held close by all who were fortunate enough to know her. Mae's journey on earth may have come to a close, but her legacy of love and warmth will continue to shine brightly like a guiding star for generations to come. Mae's family will receive relatives and friends for a time of visitation, on Monday March 4,2024 from 10:00am – 11:30am in the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME, 901 Broadway, East Providence, and a celebration of her life will be held at 11:30am Monday in the funeral home, to honor the remarkable woman she was. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, 359 Daggett Avenue, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Evergreen Nursing home, Activities department, 1 Evergreen Drive, East Providence, RI 02914. www.rebellofuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Mae Anna (Magan) Mills, please

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