OBITUARY

Frank C. Piccirilli Jr.

October 4, 1929August 29, 2018

Frank C. Piccirilli Jr., 88, passed away August 29, 2018.

He was the beloved husband of Louise A. (DeCorpe) Piccirilli. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Frank C. Sr. and Beatrice (Barletta) Piccirilli. He was the father of Frank C. Piccirilli, III and Lynn Solitro and her husband Michael; papa of David, Curtis, Sabra, Donato and Francesca; great-papa of Santino; brother of Rose Simeone and the late William Piccirilli.

Our dad was a happily married man for 64 years to Louise his loving wife. He graduated from LaSalle Academy and Providence College. Both schools would leave a long lasting impression on his character and religious beliefs. He was employed by the Providence School Department and worked as a Reading, Language Arts and ESL/Bilingual Administrator. He initiated the first English as a Second Language/ Bi-Lingual Program in the City of Providence in 1970. Dad possessed the “Gift of Gab” at a time when anything could be accomplished on “The Phone”. He retired in 1990 after serving the Providence Schools for 36 years.

Additionally, he was a loyal member of the Mount Pleasant Lions Clubs, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and a long standing member of the Italo-American Club. He was a Korean War Veteran and would proudly wear his war cap during his last few months of life. Friends and family was dad's primary focus throughout his life. During his family years, he would involve himself with little league, sports, Boy Scouts, music, dance and school. In later years, his focus revolved around his grandchildren. Watching them play sports, perform gymnastics or open a Christmas gift would light up his life. He also loved cooking Italian food. During holidays his kitchen table would be abundantly full of Italian delicacies.

The words family, friends, gentle and soft spoken would best describe him. Dad was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Visitation and funeral will be held Tuesday, 9-10:30 a.m. in the Pontarelli-Marino Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Ann Church, 280 Hawkins Street, Providence. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, September 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

Frank C. Piccirilli Jr.

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Jessica Hughes

September 5, 2018

So so sorry to hear about Pitch. He will be truly missed. God Bless. Robert and Jessica Hughes

Carmine Vallese

September 5, 2018

Hi Lou,
So sorry to hear about your loss. We just found out about it. Our prayers are with you and
your family. I have many memories of Pitch over the years. We will keep him in our prayers.
Love you guys.
Carmine & Barbara Vallese

Larry Roberti

September 4, 2018

Picc was a great guy who I loved to see. He always brought a smile to my face. My condolences to a wonderful family

Love
Larry Roberti

Maria DaGraca

September 3, 2018

I was privileged to have Mr.Piccirelli as my boss during summer school sessions at Fox Point Elementary School. He was a pleasure to work for and know and I wish his family God’s comfort and May he Rest In Peace 🙏🌺

Linda and Paul Jones

September 3, 2018

Frank and Family,
Frank was an inspiration to all who worked with him and for him. He will be remembered as one of the most respected school admisnitrators of our time. Our thoughts and prayers wil remain with you.

Patricia Roberge Mcwilliams

September 2, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Frank when my husband Vincent was Chairman of the School Board. Many great times were shared by these two great men. !
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at this time and may the warm hearted memories you have , of your outstanding long time together, bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Peace•••Patricia Roberge -Mcwilliams

Susan Midgley Johnson

September 2, 2018

Fond memories of Mr. Pitch (Piccirilli) from Oliver H. Perry Jr. High Class of 67. What a great English foundation we all gained for entry into High School through his hard work and dedication. Thinking of you all during this most difficult time....

Deborah King

September 2, 2018

Dear Louise, Rose and Family. Andrew and I are sad to hear of Frank’s passing. He has been reunited with his family which I am sure is comforting. I am so sorry I will not be able to come to the calling for Frank. I do know my sister Anne and Chris are flying in on Tuesday. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Always know Frank is here in spirit and you will definitely know when he is around. Especially if he liked to talk. When the trigger goes off say a prayer for him. God Bless. Love a Debbie and Andy. 🙏🏻😘

FROM THE FAMILY