Angelina G. Avarista

November 7, 1922July 18, 2014

Angelina "Angie" G. (Simonelli) Avarista, 91 of Johnston, passed away July 18, 2014. She was the wife of the late Joseph Avarista.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Raffaele and Maria (Agresti) Simonelli.

Angelina was a sales clerk for Filenes for 18 years before retiring. She was also a communicant of St. Rocco Church.

She was the mother of Joseph A. Avarista and his wife Dr. Barbara Roberts, Kenneth J. Avarista and Paula J. Avarista; grandmother of Kenneth J. Avarista Jr. and his wife Marjorie and sister of Anthony Simonelli, Hilda Chiaverini, Anna Verino and the late Alfredo Simonelli and Vincenza DePastina.

Her funeral with visitation will be held Tuesday at 8:00 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Rocco Church, 927 Atwood Ave., Johnston. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 22, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Angelina G. Avarista

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August 18, 2014

Dear Paula. I am sorry, I never saw the obituary until today. Please know that I will always carry many fond memories of your mother, as I do of you, from my childhood. She was a lovely woman. You are in my thoughts.
Fondly, Patricia (Annicelli) Tirocchi

August 8, 2014

I never loved anyone more rest in peace love your brother anthony

anthony (tony/mary) avarista

July 28, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Anthony Calabro

July 24, 2014

Dear Anthony;
I'm very sorry for your the loss of your sister. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy are extended to you at this difficult time. May she be at eternal rest in Gods Kingdom. God bless You and your Family.

Anthony & Karen Calabro

July 24, 2014

Our Dearest Hilda, Anthony, and Family. We extend to you our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your sister Angelina. May she find peace and eternal rest in the kingdom of God.

Karen Sammartino

July 21, 2014

Paula sorry for your loss. I am so glad I got to see your mom at the mall not to long ago. May she rest in peace.

Karen, Nick sammartino

Bill McQuade

July 21, 2014

So sorry to hear about your Mom. I know how close you were to her and how much you loved her. We'll keep you and your family in our prayers.

Paula Giocastro

July 21, 2014

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My deepest sympathies.

Anne & Ed Gallucci

July 21, 2014

Joe our thoughts and prayers are with you...sorry for your loss.
Anne & Ed

Paul & Sherry Puhacz

July 21, 2014

Kenny & Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.