Anthony Destefanis Jr.

November 20, 1933April 30, 2021

Anthony DeStefanis, Jr., 87, passed away at home on April 30, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Angela (Tranghese) DeStefanis for 65 years.

Born and raised in the North End section of Providence, he was the son of the late Antonio and Mary DeStefanis. He was the devoted father of Sue Baron and her husband Cliff of Smithfield and Anthony R. DeStefanis of Columbus, Ohio. Cherished Papa of Amanda and Bryan Baron, brother of Ronda Faella of Cranston and the late Camille Tella, Marietta Verrengia, Ilda Pensalfini, Tina Ciano and Augustino, Robert and Raymond DeStefanis.

In his spare time, Anthony loved to play golf with his brothers and friends, and he kept a garden for many years. His family enjoyed the fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and other vegetables that he grew. Anthony was also an avid Red Sox fan and he followed his team on television in his later years. He also looked forward to going out to breakfast and he loved going out to dinner with his daughter and her family and with his son Anthony when he came to visit.

He was a bricklayer for 22 years and he worked for the State of Rhode Island Department of Labor as the administrator of the state employees’ workers compensation division for 16 years. He lived in North Providence for 41 years before moving to Smithfield to be closer to his daughter and her family and lived there for 10 years.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 8:30 -9:30 a.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO HOME, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:45 a.m. in the Church of the Presentation of the BVM, 1081 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anthony's memory may be made the the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.



  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, May 6, 2021


  • Burial


Anthony Destefanis Jr.

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The Esposito Family

May 3, 2021

Sue and family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you during this difficult time.