Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

971 Branch Ave, Providence, RI


James A. DiNofa

January 15, 1923September 24, 2019

James A. DiNofa, 96, passed away September 24, 2019.

He was the husband of the late Julia (Perotta) DiNofa; son of the late Antonio and Marie (Nicolina) DiNofa; father of Patricia Gallerane; brother of Americo DiNofa and his wife Gloria. He is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Anthony DiNofa and brother of the late Domenic and Rocco DiNofa.

Jim served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a Rhode Island State Park Police Officer for 30 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Little Rhody Lodge, FOP 15 as well as the Sheriffs Association in Florida.

Visitation and funeral will be held Saturday 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Pontarelli-Marino Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, 645 Hartford Avenue, Providence. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Cross Church, 118 King Philip Street, Providence, RI 02909.


  • Kevin Cormier
  • Guido "Guy" Improta
  • Taylor Cormier
  • Luis Pleau
  • Americo DiNofa
  • Frank Roccio, Sr.

  • Holy Cross Church


  • Visitation Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, September 28, 2019


James A. DiNofa

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Guido Improta

September 26, 2019

Jim was a very special friend to me and my family. I will never forget his kindness and his zest for life. He was a fun loving person to be around and made me laugh. He will be missed greatly!!! We love you Jim!! Love the Improta family!!!

Dina Rocchio

September 26, 2019

I have so many memories of Jim. But one of the memories was going out to lunch at cellos in Cranston. He loved To meet for lunch or breakfast. He loved talking about his life. And being a state trooper he was very proud of.He will be greatly missed. He touched my life.