David C. Ead

May 24, 1941April 19, 2014

David C. Ead, 72, passed away April 19, 2014. He was the husband of Doris A. (Celona) Ead; father of Rhonda M. Fargnoli; grandfather of Elise and Seth Fargnoli; and brother of Farida Ferrario. He owned and operated Doris Vending Co. for the past 50 years.

David and Doris met at Mount Pleasant High School where they were high school sweethearts and would have been married 50 years this November. Prior to starting his business, David was a Providence Police officer and was very proud of his 20 accommodations.

Some of his proudest accomplishments were becoming a Mason and a Shriner. He loved music, playing the drums, and taking his family to the casino for the day. He always enjoyed long, summer days by the ocean at their family summer home.

Visitation and funeral will be held Wednesday 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Ave., Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Edward Church, 997 Branch Ave., Providence. Burial will be private.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, April 23, 2014

David C. Ead

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maria iannotti

May 13, 2014

Doris and Rhonda,
I was so sorry to hear about David. He was always so kind to me. Hasan and Ali also send their sincere sympathy.

Naim Hassan

May 5, 2014

Dear Doris & Family
I just learned of Davids passing, we shared such a wonderful childhood with both our families. He will be missed my thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.
Naim Hassan

Murray Ally

May 2, 2014

I have such wonderful memories of our families and our friendship growing up in Federal Hill. God bless you and your family. Please accept my condolences.

Tony & Karen Marrone

April 28, 2014

Dear Doris, we are so sorry to hear about David's passing. Tony was quite fond of David, and thought he was a character with a great sense of humor. He loved to visit with him during his workday with Coca Cola. Condolences to you and your family.

Susan Sabetti

April 25, 2014

Dear Auntie Doris and Rhonda,
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I always remember Uncle David with a smile on his face. I can still remember him playing the drums at family weddings, visiting Uncle David, Auntie Doris, and Rhonda at the summer house by the water when we were little, and his boisterous presence when he entered a room.
He was loved by many and he will be missed.

Love, Susan (Ead) Sabetti and family

Cheryl & Alan Pasqualetti

April 24, 2014

Dear Doris & Family, Cheryl and I are so sorry to hear about David and please accept our condolence's. He will be in our thought's and prayers. I had a lot of fun when I worked for him at Doris Vending.

m wooden

April 24, 2014

May the God of comfort give comfort and peace to your family in your time of sorrow. Matthew 5:4

Youssef Sayaf

April 23, 2014

Dear Untie Doris and Rhonda,
Words can not express the sadness and sorrow that we feel to the loss of a father, an uncle and a great human being. I will never forget the good memories that we shared as a family. Uncle David, rest in peace and God Bless Your Soul.

April 23, 2014

Dear Doris & Family, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. The loss of a big hearted man,David Ead,is a big loss for all of us. My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Samir Almuhtaseb

Paula Gaines

April 23, 2014

Dear Rhonda, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Love Always, Paula, Zac, and Nick