Albert P. Vanasse

April 22, 1930March 26, 2014

Albert P. Vanasse, 83 of West Warwick, passed away March 26, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Elaine (Curria) Vanasse.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Pierre and Anna (Cote) Vanasse.

Albert was owner of Al’s Diner in Olneyville and he was also a cook at the Olneyville New York System. He was also a Marine Corp Veteran.

He was the father of Albert P. Vanasse, Jr. and Debra Aciz; grandfather of Diana Anctel and Vanessa Ledford and brother of Charles Vanasse and the late Raymond, Wilfred and Frank Vanasse, Doris Fabiano and Clara Meadows.

His funeral will be held Saturday at 8:45 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Our Lady of Grace Church, 15 George Waterman Road, Johnston. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Ann Cemetery. VISITATION FRIDAY 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Albert’s memory the American Heart Association, 1 State Street, Suite 200, Providence, RI, 02908.


  • Visitation Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 29, 2014

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April 5, 2014

ON behalf of my family thanks to all of you who posted a comment and who attended the wake or funeral. MY father loved you all and so do I. Aljr

Robin Penn

March 30, 2014

Uncle Albert was one the most influential people in my life. Growing up as a child he taught me how to multiply and succeed in math. I miss all those pasta dinners he and Aunty Elaine used to have on Hedley Ave. He had the kindest heart. Debby and Albert are just like their parents. God Bless them both. I love you and will always keep your dads memory in my heart.

Love, cousin Robin

Robin and David Penn

March 29, 2014

Uncle Albert was an awesome guy. He would call our house once a month and always had an upbeat voice, and would ask how everyone was doing. We just spoke to him a few weeks ago and can still hear his voice asking and saying to us "How's Robin? Hi, David! Hi Cheryl! How's the kids?"

He had a great personality, a good sense of humor, lots of love for Deb and Al, and loved his driving trips to Florida.

Aunt Elaine is happy to have her soulmate with her again. He will be missed and we know Doris is happy to have her brother cracking jokes with her once again too, and probably asking him to make her a N.Y. System Wiener too.

Rest in peace, Uncle Albert. We miss you and all of our Rhode Island relatives.

Love, your niece Robin, David, Audrey Ruth, Arthur James, and Jack Vito Penn, and niece Cheryl Laurent

Nina Stevens

March 28, 2014

I have such great memories of the Sundays at the house,I loved those days and uncle Alberts you always

Robin, Charlie, Renee, Joe

March 28, 2014

Deb- all of us wish you and your family our deepest sympathy. May your fond memories comfort you now and always.

March 28, 2014

Deb, Al and family, your dad was the best guy. He and your mom were so good to my parents, and they so enjoyed their Sunday "rides." Please accept our deepest sympathy and always keep your wonderful memories dear to your hearts.

Annette Bicho and John DeLucia, children of Angie and John.

March 27, 2014

Diana and Family,
So sorry about Poppy. I always enjoyed his zest for life!!
Aunt Norma

Denise Anctil

March 27, 2014

Deb, Al, Diana & Vanessa
We hope that your memories of Poppy help you through this difficult time. He brightened the lives of everyone that knew him, with his kindness and that wonderful smile. You are in our thoughts.
Love Richard & Denise

Nicole & Chris Woodcock

March 27, 2014

Deb, Diana and Vanessa,

We love you and are thinking of you all. Poppy will be greatly missed.

Love Always,

Celeste Ledford

March 27, 2014

Deb, Diana & Vanessa,
Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I hope you can find peace in the wonderful life he as lived and shared with each of you. He will live in your hearts forever.
Celeste & John