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Phyllis Leslie

Died : Nov 25, 2023

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Cranston, RI

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Dolores Del Rio DeLucia

Nov 14, 1937 - Feb 13, 2024

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Cranston, RI

Dolores Del Rio (DeCristofano) DeLucia, 86, passed away after a long illness on February 13, 2024. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman DeLucia as well as a loving mother and grandmother. Born in Providence, Dolores was the daughter of Mario S. DeCristofano and Mary H. Almeida. Dolores's life was marked by love, devotion, sense of humor, generosity, and courage. Dolores leaves her two daughters, Cheryl DeLucia-McDonald (married to Rodney McDonald) and Denise Mitsuma; her granddaughter, Angela Mitsuma; as well as her sister, Shirley Borges. She was preceded in death by her brothers, John DeCristofano, Mario DeCristofano, and Emanuel DeCristofano, and sister, Antonetta DiSalvia. Together with her husband Norman, Dolores founded DeLucia's Berry Farm in 1976. They grew a variety of berries and made jams and jellies, which they supplied to many restaurants and bakeries throughout the state, such as Al Forno Restaurant, Seven Stars Bakery, and Pastiche Fine Desserts. Over the years, their delicious products and beautiful farm were featured in numerous cookbooks, journals, and publications. In addition to their farm, Dolores worked as a transplanter at Peckham’s Greenhouse, which she enjoyed very much. Dolores' creativity extended beyond the fields, as she found joy in needlework and crafts of all kinds. She was well-known for her fruit and berry pies, which were popular among Little Compton’s summer residents. An animated storyteller, Dolores delighted in sharing humorous anecdotes from her past, captivating listeners with her masterful storytelling. In her leisure time, Dolores enjoyed making puzzles and using her Kindle. In her youth, she loved dancing, and it was at Crescent Park Dance Hall where she met Norman, her true love. She also competed in roller skating dance competitions. Dolores will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Her funeral and visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 20, at 8:30 a.m. from the ‘’WOODLAWN’’ Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Ave. Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. John and Paul Church, Coventry. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are greatly appreciated to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Please share memories and condolences at www.WoodlawnRI.com

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Lang Souphida

Jun 07, 1938 - Feb 13, 2024

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Cranston, RI

Lang Souphida, 85, of Cranston passed away Tuesday February 13, 2024, with his family by his side. Born in Vientiane, Laos, he was the son of the late Xieng and Gnang Souphida. He was the beloved husband of the late Amphone (Pathammavong) Souphida. He immigrated to the US on January 15, 1981. He was very proud of his Laotian roots; he was even the Past President of the Laotian Association of Rhode Island. He attended temple regularly and enjoyed a good communion with the Laotian community. He enjoyed family time and looked forward to visits from his grandchildren. His favorite pass time was fishing and anything outdoors. He is survived by his children Marsha Souphida and her spouse Lamgneun Saengchanthavong, Bangone Litthisack and her spouse Souky Litthisack, Phetsamone Souphida, Thinnakone Souphida and his spouse Sokhary Souphida, and Anousone Souphida and his spouse Lina Sun. He was the grandfather of Sean Litthisack, Sornrham Saengchanthavong, Seth Litthisack, Arouny Souphida, Arianna Souphida, Joranni Souphida, and Alani Lang Souphida. He was the brother of Bounlap Soompholphakdy, and Chanthalop Souphida. His Buddhist Prayer Service will be held on Monday February 19, 2024, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. VISITING HOURS (Wake) will be held on Sunday February 18, 2024, from 4:00 -7:00pm. To to the family, please

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Shirley Grzych

Died : Feb 14, 2024

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Cranston, RI

Shirley Grzych, died Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Cra-Mar Meadows where she and her husband, the late Thomas J. Grzych, Sr., were co-owners since 1978. Shirley would have celebrated her 93rd birthday later this month. Born in Stoughton, MA, Shirley was a daughter of the late George Lacey. She had most recently lived in Cranston and had previously lived in Pascoag. She was the Administrator at CraMar Meadows in Cranston for over 30 years. She enjoyed golf and time at the ocean. She was a member of Glocester Country Club and Alpine Country Club. She is survived by her sons: Thomas J. Grzych of Cranston, Scott J. Grzych and his partner, Jennifer Fairbank of North Kingstown, her two grandchildren: Hailey and Scott Grzych, his wife Stephanie, and their daughter Madelyn. The family would like to acknowledge the compassionate care provided by the Staff at Cra-Mar and Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice. Funeral services were private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Cra-Mar’s Activity fund and Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice at the following link: Cra-Mar’s Activity Fund and Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice Directions to Funeral Home

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Kathleen May Carter Kelleher

Apr 29, 1940 - Feb 14, 2024

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Cranston, RI

Kathleen “Kathie” May Carter Kelleher was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She passed away peacefully on February 14, 2024, having lived a full life at the age of 83. She was born to Kathleen and Elwood Carter on April 29, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island. After graduating from Warwick Veterans Memorial High School and Bryant College, she married her high school sweetheart, George “Dick” Kelleher, who survives. They were married for 64 years. Kathie and Dick lived in France, England, and in Connecticut until retirement, when they moved back to their home state of Rhode Island. Together they had, and are survived by two daughters, Karen Kelleher and Trish Kelleher(Tim Parke), and two granddaughters, Sydney Parke and Tess Parke. Kathie cherished her daughters and granddaughters and had great pride in their achievements. She played an important role in raising Sydney and Tess, babysitting each of them two days a week until they started kindergarten. She taught them to be curious and to find joy in the small things. Her family was her greatest joy. Kathie is survived by her brother Woody Carter, and was predeceased by her parents, and her sister Lee Carter Bozeman. Kathie was smart and curious. After her children started elementary school, Kathie went back to college to study archeology. She stayed engaged with studying the past long after she graduated. Kathie volunteered with the Connecticut State Archeologist, researched and documented her family’s history, and was President of the Narragansett historical society. Kathie and Dick enjoyed many vacations with close friends, with Kathie planning experiences that ranged from touring National Parks in the western U.S. to visiting the 55 foot tall Jolly Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Kathie loved nature and dedicated herself to preserving it. She started with a passion for birdwatching - listening to countless hours of bird calls to hone her ear and traveling around the northeast on birding tours. Kathie was a founding member and President of the Friends of Canonchet farms, a nature and ecological organization that works to protect the environment in a section of Narragansett, RI. She spent many joyful hours strategizing with other members to preserve a local wetland and forest, planning hikes, giving nature talks on walks, ripping out invasive plants, and helping others value nature's beauty and worth. Kathie was smart and curious, joyful and funny, and a strong, resilient, and feisty woman. Her spirit is alive and well in her daughters and granddaughters. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date. Kathie requested no flowers, but welcomed memorial gifts in her name sent to the Friends of Canonchet Farm . To to the family, please

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Therese R. Eldredge

Apr 18, 1936 - Feb 14, 2024

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Cranston, RI

Therese R. (Decelles) Eldredge, 87, of Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, died Feb. 14, 2024, with her husband at her side. Born in Central Falls, RI, Therese was the daughter of the late Ubald and Estelle (Labeige) Decelles. Therese was the wife of Lewis C. Eldredge Jr., for 53 beautiful years. She was a Sister of the Holy Union of the Sacred Heart for twelve years and graduated from Catholic Teachers College. She received her Master’s Degree in education from RI College. Therese was an elementary school teacher for twelve years in private schools in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and 28 years in public education at Garden City School in Cranston, RI. Therese was a parishioner of St. Ann Church in Cranston for 33 years. She directed the church choir, was coordinator of the Renew Program in the 1980’s and a participant in various music ministries. Upon retirement, Therese did volunteer work with the Catholic Chaplaincy Office of Pastoral Ministry at Eleanor Slater Hospital and Zambarano Hospital in Pascoag, RI. In 2005, Therese, a vocalist and guitarist, and her husband were the musical duo “The Young at Heart” who performed throughout the state of RI for twelve years. Therese in later years formed the Shawl Ministry Group in her parish “The Immaculate Conception” and enjoyed crocheting baptismal blankets for families in preparation for the christening ceremony. She was an avid music lover, dedicated Red Sox fan, and golfer. She and her dear husband enjoyed extensive traveling and vacationing each summer in New Hampshire. Therese was the sister of the late Eveline M. Decelles and Michael R. Decelles (USN). Besides her husband she leaves her stepchildren, Lewis C. (Nancy) Eldredge III, Michael B. (Sara) Eldredge (USA, ret.), Susan K. (Kenneth) LaRose and David B. (Jackie) Eldredge. She was the step grandmother of 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She was the loving Godmother of Doreen M. Deignan. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 2pm until 4pm in the “WOODLAWN” Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. Her funeral will begin at 8:45am Monday, Feb. 19, from the “WOODLAWN” Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Immaculate Conception Church, Cranston. Burial will follow at St. Ann Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are greatly appreciated to the Immaculate Conception School, 235 Garden Hills Dr., Cranston, RI 02920.

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Anselmo Alba

Apr 15, 1955 - Feb 10, 2024

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Cranston, RI

Me gustaria que mi memoria fuera una de las mas felices. Me gustaria dejar una sonrisa radiante cuando el dia haya terminado. Me gustaria dejar un eco que vaya rondando suavemente por los caminos, de tiempo alegre y brillantes. Me gustaria que las lagrimas de aquellos que sufren, sequen ante el sol. De memorias felices que dejo detras cuando el dia haya terminado.

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James J. Sepe

Apr 27, 1933 - Feb 13, 2024

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Cranston, RI

90 of Cranston, passed away Tuesday February 13, 2024 at Hope Health Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan M. (Lisi) Sepe. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Pasquale “Paul” and Pauline (Archambault) Sepe. James was a Bottler for Narragansett Brewery for many years before retiring; and was a US Army Korean War veteran. James was a plumber for over 45 years and was the owner & operator of Sepe Plumbing and Heating Company and later worked at the University of Rhode Island. He was the devoted father of Karen E. Casey of Cranston, James J. Sepe, Jr. of Glendale, CA, Kim A. Sepe and Kerry A. Bozek both of Cumberland; loving grandfather of Ryan Casey and Erika Bozek; loving great-grandfather of Gigi and Mila Casey. He was the loving brother of William A. Sepe of Rockport, ME and the late John P. Sepe. Visiting hours are Tuesday morning February 20, 2024 from 9 am -11 am followed by a Funeral Service at 11 am in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory 1278 Park Ave. Cranston. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island 1085 North Main Street Providence, RI 92004 To to the family, please

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Melissa (LeComte) Loiselle

Apr 03, 1976 - Feb 11, 2024

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Cranston, RI

Melissa (LeComte) Loiselle, 47, of Cranston, passed away Sunday February 11, 2024, with her family by her side. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Geralyn (David) Levesque and Richard LeComte and his wife Susan. Melissa was a graduate of Cranston High School West and then went onto attend Roger Williams University, her passion for reading and writing led her to explore a career in journalism. However, her caring nature, warm disposition and love of young children gave way to her true calling of early childhood education, and a career in childcare. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and upon befriending her, you had a lifelong friend. Besides children, she had a soft spot for all animals, especially dogs. Melissa loved spending time at the beach reading. Melissa especially enjoyed watching Hallmark Christmas movies, no matter the time of year. Melissa leaves her two cherished daughters Hannah Loiselle, and Ashley Loiselle. She was the devoted sister of Richard LeComte, Jr., Jeffrey McDonald, and Sarah Plouffe and her husband Michael. Melissa also leaves behind many adored nieces and nephews. Family and Friends are invited to the visitation which will be held Sunday, February 18, 2024, from 1-4pm with a memorial service to follow at 4 pm at the Nardolillo Funeral Home & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to RISPCA, 155 Plan Way, Warwick, RI 02886. In honoring Melissa’s memory, please consider being an organ donor. To to the family, please

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William Thomas Pizzi

Feb 03, 1957 - Feb 13, 2024

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Cranston, RI

William Thomas Pizzi, 67, of Scituate Avenue, Cranston passed away February 13, 2024. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas, Jr. and Teresa Marie (DiOrio) Pizzi. Bill was very family orientated and loved family gatherings and going on family vacations. He was the loving brother of Thomas Pizzi, III and his wife Barbara and the late Phyllis Pizzi; uncle of Christina Pizzi-McMahon and her husband Jason McMahon, Amanda Pizzi, Jason Pizzi and his wife Crystal, Thomas Pizzi, IV and his wife Danielle Cazzaro-Pizzi and Donald Pizzi and great uncle of Jalynn Pizzi, Angelina Pizzi, Alexia Lombardi, Enzo Pizzi and Vincenzo Pizzi. His funeral and burial will be private. For online condolences and tributes, www.romanofuneralhome.com.

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Maddalena G. Apicerno

Sep 20, 1926 - Feb 11, 2024

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Cranston, RI

Maddalena G. “Madeline” ( Lepre) Apicerno 97, of Cranston passed away on February 11, 2024 at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor Apicerno. She was born in Providence, a daughter of the late Natale and Teresa ( Guida) Lepre. Madeline worked for the State of Rhode Island for over 20 years; after her retirement she volunteered at Roger Williams Medical Center. Madeline was extremely independent, driving until the age of 96 and enjoying the freedom that her car brought her. She had a lifelong love of the beach and spent years visiting the Narragansett beaches. She enjoyed spending time with her family and derived much pleasure dotting over all the beloved family dogs. She is survived by her loving children: David V. Apicerno of Burrillville and Linda Amore and her husband Alfonse of Scituate. She was also the cherished grandmother of: Kristen , Lauren, Christopher and Nicholas and great grandmother of 4. Madeline was the sister of the late: Joseph , Rudolph “Rudy”, Orlando “Skippy” and Michael Lepre and Mary Castigliego. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Friday morning from 9-10am in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in St Mark’s Church , 9 Garden Court, Cranston. Burial will take place in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Rhode Island SPCA , 155 Plan Way Warwick, RI 02886. To to the family, please

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