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Lydia Young

May 18, 1941 - Nov 28, 2023

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Providence, RI

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Edward Roland Fontaine

Aug 07, 1957 - Feb 27, 2024

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Providence, RI

A beloved spouse Edward Roland Fontaine, 66, of Central Falls, passed away peacefully on February 27th , 2024, at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born August 7th, 1957, he was a cherished son of John and Florence (Roy) Fontaine. He was the devoted spouse of Marjorie Craig and leaves behind seven children and stepchildren. He leaves Edward Fontaine Jr and his wife Becky of Indiana, James Fontaine and his wife Anne of Colorado and Nicholas Fontaine of Providence. He also leaves behind his daughters, Donna Craig of Newton New Jersey, Millisa Bourke and her spouse Peter of Great Meadows New Jersey. He also leaves four sisters Deborah Fontaine of Massachusetts, Diane Wildgoose and her husband Ray of Pawtucket, Kathleen Gould of Cranston and Darlene Otero of Puerto Rico. He is survived by twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Ed was predeceased by his two children, Roy Craig and Jennifer Craig White. Ed was a hardworking family man and gentleman. He was funny, good-hearted, soft-spoken and very protective. When he wasn't working or taking care of his family, he loved to watch the Patriots, he liked slot machines and the Game Show Network. He liked keeping his hands and mind busy. He also enjoyed visiting the beaches in Maine, He was known to be very clean and organized. He’d often like to vacuum and help out in general. He was kind, generous and always willing to help a friend or family member. His sense of humor along with his loving and caring ways will be sorely missed by all of us. Until we meet again, may he rest in eternal peace. Services for Ed have been entrusted to the Berarducci Funeral Home.

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Cyndi Lee (Kaplan) Gussman

Jan 08, 1968 - Feb 08, 2024

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Providence, RI

Cyndi Lee (Kaplan) Gussman, 56 of Attleboro, Massachusetts passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Robert (the late) and Barbara (Shultz) Kaplan.She leaves her husband James Gussman of Attleboro, and her mother, Barbara Kaplan.Arrangements are Entrusted to the ROBBINS Funeral Home and are being held privately.

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Lorraine L'Heureux

Aug 03, 1935 - Feb 12, 2024

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North Providence, RI

Lorraine L'Heureux, known affectionately as Lorey, passed away on February 12, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love and laughter. Lorey was born on August 3, 1935, in Providence, RI. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Souza.A graduate of East Providence High School, Lorey went on to pursue a successful career at Rhode Island College. She dedicated her professional life to running the Office Services Department with admirable dedication and efficiency.While Lorey excelled in her career, she held an incredible zest for life that extended far beyond the office walls. Her radiant personality filled every room she entered, and her infectious sense of humor brought joy to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Lorey's genuine kindness and generosity endeared her to everyone she met.Family and friends held a special place in Lorey's heart, and she made it a priority to always be there for them. Her unwavering support and love were a source of strength to those around her, providing comfort and guidance during both joyous and challenging times.One of Lorey's most cherished traditions was hosting her 4th of July pool parties each year. Lorey is survived by her loving husband Leon L'Heureux Jr., who shared an unwavering bond throughout their many years together. In addition to her beloved husband, Lorey leaves behind two cherished sons: Leon L'Heureux III and Stephen Michael L'Heureux. Lorey is also survived by her twin sister, Louise Smith, who shared an unbreakable bond with her throughout their lives. Furthermore, Lorey leaves behind a niece, Jean Turtle, and a nephew, Kevin Smith. She held a special place in her heart for these family members.Lorraine L'Heureux was a woman of extraordinary warmth, kindness, and resilience. Her unwavering spirit touched the lives of countless individuals who will forever be grateful for having known her. As we mourn the loss of our beloved Lorey, let us also celebrate the beautiful memories she created and the enduring love she shared with us all. Funeral Services and Burial will be private.

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Beverly Theresa Burns

Jan 06, 1948 - Feb 13, 2024

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North Providence, RI

Beverly Theresa Burns, 76, of North Providence passed away peacefully on February 13, 2024. A beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law. She was kind, fair, compassionate, loved by all and touched many lives. Her greatest enjoyments in life included spending time with family and loved ones, playing bingo a few times a week, and eating ice cream and cookies. She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, and watching the New England Patriots surrounded by family. She enjoyed watching game shows, listening to music, singing, laughing along with others, and always added a quick wit to the conversation. She was known for her sweet, caring, and loving self and will be dearly missed by many. Born in Providence, Beverly was the daughter of the late Irene (Gervais) Ferrante and the late Daniel Ferrante along with her siblings, Brenda Hudeck of Michigan, Dennis Ferrante, David Ferrante, and the late Donald Ferrante of North Providence. She was a caring sister-in-law to John Hudeck of Michigan and Annmarie Ferrante of North Providence. She was the adored wife of the late Robert W. Burns. Together, they raised their children Theresa M. Carbone of North Providence, Brian P. Burns of West Warwick, and Kevin M. Burns of Coventry. She was also cared for by her son-in-law Joseph Carbone of North Providence, and daughter-in-law Melissa Burns of Coventry. She was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren - Richard Leandre, Jessica Carbone, Victoria Carbone, Nicholas Carbone, Tyler Lefebvre, Roxanne Burns, Evan Sevigny-Burns, and Sophia Burns. In addition, she was a doting great-grandmother to Ryan Carbone, Jason DiChairo and Alec Lake, along with many beloved nieces and nephews - all who will carry her memory with them. Visitation will be held on Friday February 16th from 4-8 in the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. Funeral will be held on Saturday February 17th at 9 am from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Thomas Church, 65 Fruit Hill Avenue, Providence, RI. Burial to follow at Highland Memorial Park, Johnston RI. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations can be made at Hope Health located at 1085 N Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or at www.hopehealthco.org

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Richard A. Grossi, Jr.

Jun 06, 1967 - Feb 13, 2024

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North Providence, RI

Richard A. Grossi, Jr., 56, of North Providence, died on February 13, 2024 at Roger Williams Medical Center after an 18-month battle with cancer. Richard had worked as a distribution clerk for Roger Williams Medical Center since 2018. He had previously worked in the same capacity for Benny’s Warehouse for 32 years, where he continued his many friendships with his co-workers.Among Richard’s many hobbies, he loved to cook, making homemade bread and antipasto. He also enjoyed his boat, as he was an avid fisherman. Most of all, Richard loved to be with others, socializing and being there with a helping hand to whomever needed it.Richard is survived by his wife, Terriann (Ricci) Grossi, his mother, Cynthia (Iozzi) Aynes and her husband, Herman, his father, Richard A. Grossi, Sr., his brother, Philip Grossi, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Robert Grossi.The family would like to extend their appreciation to the RWMC (Roger Williams Medical Center), especially Jayme, for all of their support.Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2023 from 1-3 pm in the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. Funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

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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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