Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

971 Branch Ave, Providence, RI


CherylAnn Lainhart

April 28, 1960May 20, 2020
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CherylAnn (Thorpe) Lainhart, 60, passed away May 20, 2020.

She was the daughter of the late Donald and Marion (Pickles) Thorpe, wife of Anthony V. F. Giordano, mother of Christopher M. Chaston, Stephanie A. Goncalves and her husband Matthew, grandmother of Aria and Willow Goncalves, and sister of Dennis Thorpe.

CherylAnn had a zest for life. She shared her life with her soulmate Anthony for 30 years. She cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren Aria & Willow, and her friends and family. She brightened up everyone’s day with her vibrant smile and kind words. CherylAnn touched the hearts of all through her many volunteer activities and she always found ways to give to others. She left a legacy of acts of kindness and love. She lived life to the fullest and made every holiday a fun event. CherylAnn found something in everyone and everyone found something special in her. She leaves behind many family and friends who loved her. Her greatest pride and joy was her family, Anthony, Christopher, Stephanie, Aria & Willow.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m. in the Pontarelli-Marino Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. Burial will be private, and a Memorial Service will be announced and held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made in her memory to your favorite charity would be greatly appreciated.

For the Livestream Service on Wednesday at 7 p.m., visit www.facebook.com/Pontarelli-Marino-Funeral-Home-162459317105522/ .


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020


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Janine Giordano

May 31, 2020

CherylAnn was my brothers wife, (soulmate), he called her Angel.
She was a daughter to my parents and a sister to me. CherylAnn was part of the Giordano family for 30 years. Her life was Anthony, Chris, Stephanie, and her grandchildren Aria and Willow.

She was the most selfless person I ever met. She had a heart of gold, Always putting everyone's needs ahead of her own, even during this pandemic. I will miss her contagious, beautiful smile, her laughter, and the many conversations of every topic you could imagine :)

Every holiday was special with CherylAnn, I will miss that. She definetly lived life to the fullest. Everyone loved her, you could not help it. It will take time to heal for this was sudden, but I know she is my brothers Angel and will always be looking after him and her family. Anthony she will be sending you signs of love and support.

Our family will keep your memory alive CherylAnn. Rest in eternal life angel until we meet again in heaven. xo

Lynn Adamczyk

May 30, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Cherylann a couple of times and let me say what a beautiful soul she was. A beautiful down to earth genuinely nice person. I knew this just after a couple of times! There was just something about her. I sat next to her at Cinemaworld she shared her popcorn with me. I could tell just by that what a caring. loving person she was.
I felt like I knew her for years. My heart goes out to Anthony and his family whom I've known since I was a child and also Cheryl Ann's family. My prayers are with you all.

My deepest condolences,
Lynn Adamczyk (Ferrara)

Lucie Lima

May 28, 2020

Dealing with health issues her whole life she never let it slow down. Always ready for any adventure. The first in line to volunteer for whatever needed to be done. Touching everyone's lives that she's ever come across. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

Valerie Perron

May 27, 2020

I didn’t get to know Cheryl well but I know how good she was for my cousin, Anthony. She was always there by his side at family functions and always seemed to have a smile to share. Her beauty and kindness will be missed.
I am so sorry for the family’s loss.

Donna Shurko

May 27, 2020

As years go by day by day
We've traveled along lifes highway
We've been up and, We've been down
Sometimes we just went round & round
There were many times we couldnt have made it through, if not fortunate enough to have a friend or two. But the
One that stands out from all the rest
Is you my Friend Cherly, my very best.
You'll never know how much your friendship has ment. Or how much I treasure the time we've spent. Just want to thank you for giving of yourself.
Your Friendship, is one of my greatest wealths. I love you Cheryl.
Rest in peace my Friend.
Love Donna Shurko

Linda Nilan

May 27, 2020

Cheryl and I go way back. She is a dear friend to me. Cheryl is a very special kind of person who always helps wherever she was needed, even if she didn't feel well. She would always come to parties with toys for the kids as she loved to see them smile and have fun. I will greatly miss her. I wish I could have more time with her. She will be greatly missed.
Sending my heartfelt condolences to her family, Anthony, Christopher, Stephanie, Aria and Willow xo

Tammy Tucker

May 27, 2020

My heart is still in shock for the loss of such a great person. she has touched so many friends and family with a loving and caring way about her. always with a smile and willing to encourage or help anyone if she could. we met through her daughter and my son who both had such beautiful red hair they were in the same class. Cherylann entered them in the St Patty's parade and they were picked. We had many laughs she will always be remembered. taken too soon R.I.P Cherylann Lainheart. I know you will be watching over so many of us .My prayers go out to her family for strength. Love Tammy

Dennis Thorpe

May 27, 2020

Dennis Thorpe

May 27, 2020

Dennis Thorpe

May 27, 2020


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