OBITUARY

Bernard D. DiGiulio

August 8, 1926January 27, 2013
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Bernard D. DiGiulio, “Uncle B” (Ret. Lt. N.P.F.D.), 86, passed away January 27, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Johnston, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Lombardi) DiGiulio. He was the beloved husband of the late A. Maureen (Landry) DiGiulio. He worked for various construction companies throughout his life. He was one of the first 10 members hired as a member of Local 2334, life member of the Centredale Fire Dept, Woonasquatucket Valley Firemen’s League, RI State Fireman’s League, Smithfield Memorial V.F. W. Post 2929, Smithfield Senior Center, A. A. R. P., N.P. Retired Police Officers and Firefighters. Bernard was a WWII Navy Veteran with the Seabees in the South Pacific from 1944-1946. He also was an avid Yankees fan. Bernard was the father of Deborah A. Voller; grandfather of David P, Jr. and Dayna A. Voller; brother of Rita Ruggiano, Anne Hawkins and the late Edward A. DiGiulio.

Visitation will be held Thursday, 4-8 p.m. with a funeral on Friday at 8:15 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Funeral Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, followed by burial with Military Honors in the RI Veteran’s Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. www.pontarellimarinofunerals.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 1, 2013
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Bernard D. DiGiulio

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Laurie Stewart

February 6, 2013

Dear Debbie and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I can truly say that he was one of my most favorite relatives...such a nice, gentle man. We all had a lot of fun times at Kay and Joe's house. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Love, your cousin, Laurie

Barbara Castore

February 3, 2013

Anne,
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear brother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our Love, Frank and Barbara

Tony Phillips

January 31, 2013

DiGiulio Family,

My sincere condolances on the passing of Bernie. I remember Bernie when I was a volunteer Firefighter at Fruit Hill FD and continued our friendship when he was appointed as a full time firefighter and I was appointed to the police dept.

Bernie will be missed by many.
Berinie was always a great person to have a conversation with and never had a bad word to about anyone.

Joseph Piccardi

January 31, 2013

Bernie, what a pleasure to have known you. Always a smile, always a kind word. Served with you at Centredale Fire Co early 70's. Good times. To Rita and Anne you come from good stock, along with my former cheif Eddie. May God Bless all of you and Bernies daughter and grand children, Your Dad/Grand Dad was the best, enjoy his memory. Joe Piccardi

Helen Follett

January 31, 2013

Debbie and Family,
So sorry to hear of "Uncle Bernie's" passing. I'm sure he is leading the conga line in heaven. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Santoro

January 31, 2013

So sorry for your loss Deb, my prayers for you and your family

Pat Zarlenga

January 31, 2013

To the DIGIULIO Family,

Sorry to see the passing of Bernie, one of the first appointments to the NPFD. He was a great individual, friendly to be with, a dedicated firefighter, and we shared some great fire stories together over the years. He will be missed for sure. My prayers to the DIGIULIO family.

John Carnegis

January 31, 2013

DiGiulio Family,

Bernie was simply one of the best officers on the department. It was a pleasure to work with him and for him while with the fire service in North Providence. He will be missed by many

Brittany Hawkins

January 31, 2013

Debbie Dayna David Gram and Auntie Rita I'm sorry for uncle B he was a good great uncle love u all xo

Terry Patriarca

January 30, 2013

R.I.P. Brown. Thanks for great memories.