OBITUARY

Crescenzo A. Pompeii

January 9, 1939May 4, 2019

Crescenzo A. “Chris” Pompeii, 80, formerly of Cranston passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 4, 2019. He was the devoted and caregiving husband of Fannie (Cassiano) Pompeii.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Louis and Etta (Ruggieri) Pompeii. In his youth he resided in Barrington and is a 1956 graduate of Barrington High School.

Chris owned and operated the Bristol Motor Lodge for over 20 years. Early on in his career, he worked for Greater Providence Trust and before retiring he owned and operated ROC-LAN Jewelry Manufacturing Co.

Chris was an avid golfer and was Past President of the Valley Country Club in West Warwick. He had the most memorable times with his Valley Country Club buddies, better known as, “The Crazy 8’s.”

He loved watching all kind of sports, including the Red Sox and the Patriots. Chris also enjoyed traveling and being around his 2 cats, Kiki and Tiger. He was a U.S. Veteran of the Coast Guard.

He was the father of Louis Pompeii, Debbie Baldassarre and her husband John, and Linda Harnois. He was also considered the father of close family friend, Valerie Myrick and was the loving grandfather of Alexandria Pettinato, Gabrielle Paola and her husband Michael, Frankie Pettinato and Brooklynn Pompeii.

His funeral and visitation will be held Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:30 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Rocco Church, 927 Atwood Ave., Johnston. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Donations may be made in Chris’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906. www.romanofuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Mimi Romano

May 9, 2019

Cres was a warm welcoming man. I remember when he first bought the Bristol Motor Inn and had his son's christening party there. My condolences to the family.

Derek Pettinato

May 8, 2019

Deepest Sympathies to the Pompeii Family during this tremendous loss. Although this is a difficult time for your family this is also a time to reminisce and reflect on the memories we shared with Chris. May the angels in heaven rejoice and enjoy Chris as much as we did here on earth.
With Love,
Derek Pettinato

RICHARD & Ronnie EGGERS

May 7, 2019

To the family of Crescenzo A. Pompeii,

We extend our deepest sympathy. I am related to Debbie through her marriage to my cousin, John.

Debbie, you did everything you could -you cared, your relentless patience and love, in these times of ongoing difficult decisions regarding your parents' illnesses. We hold you in very high respect for being a daughter whose devotion was exhibited through deeds and constant attention to their changing needs, and your Dad's comfort in his final hours. You are to be commended.

I hope you know you are being thought of with loving concern.

Ronnie & Dick Eggers

Sally Ruggieri

May 7, 2019

To my Pompeii friends, Debbie, Linda, Louie and your families: My deepest condolences. May many cherished memories help sustainin you during this difficult time.

Frank Pettinato

May 6, 2019

My sincerest condolences, please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers through this tremendous loss.
Love,
Frank Pettinato Sr & Family

Gregory Pettinato

May 6, 2019

Forever loved and missed, Chris impacted my life in ways many couldn’t imagine. My life has changed for the best ever since you took the time to guide me in the right direction. Although your presence has changed the lives of many I am especially grateful for to you and your family. Love always Greg Pettinato Sr. and family.

Raffaella Masetti

May 6, 2019

Ciao zio!!!
I will ever remember you as a strongwilling man who was very kind to me and to my family .
When i met you in Italy I was too young, but then, together with my mom ,we decided to come and visit you , Fanny and all our American family!!! What a nice meeting we had!
My last memory of you is dated just few days ago when I came to visit you at the nursing home !!
I gave you your favourite shake And I said I love you!
You replied " I love you too" !
Then you were smiling under your "hard" face cause I was letting Fannie dancing a waltzer!!!
You looked at her always with such love!! I know it was too much for you, watching her in this condition!
I will miss you , as well as our laughs , our sporadic visit to the casino (lol) and our conversation in Italian!!!

Have a nice rest in heaven and protect us from there !
Ti voglio bene zio !!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Crescenzo A. “Chris” Pompeii, 80, formerly of Cranston passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 4, 2019. He was the devoted and caregiving husband of Fannie (Cassiano) Pompeii.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Louis and Etta (Ruggieri) Pompeii. In his youth he resided in Barrington and is a 1956 graduate of Barrington High School.

Chris owned and operated the Bristol Motor Lodge for over 20 years. Early on in his career, he worked for Greater Providence Trust and before retiring he owned and operated ROC-LAN Jewelry Manufacturing Co.

Chris was an avid golfer and was Past President of the Valley Country Club in West Warwick. He had the most memorable times with his Valley Country Club buddies, better known as, “The Crazy 8’s.”

He loved watching all kind of sports, including the Red Sox and the Patriots. Chris also enjoyed traveling and being around his 2 cats, Kiki and Tiger. He was a U.S. Veteran of the Coast Guard.

He was the father of Louis Pompeii, Debbie Baldassarre and her husband John, and Linda Harnois. He was also considered the father of close family friend, Valerie Myrick and was the loving grandfather of Alexandria Pettinato, Gabrielle Paola and her husband Michael, Frankie Pettinato and Brooklynn Pompeii.

His funeral and visitation will be held Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:30 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Rocco Church, 927 Atwood Ave., Johnston. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Donations may be made in Chris’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906. www.romanofuneralhome.com.