May 20, 1926 – November 29, 2018
Joseph Giuliano, 92, of Greenville, RI passed away on November 29, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Anna M. (Izzo) Giuliano. Born in Providence, RI in 1926 to Antonio Giuliano and Elizabeth (Cifelli) Giuliano, he lived in RI all his life. Anna passed away in August 1994 from breast cancer. Joseph mourned her death for several years. They had a great marriage and enjoyed life traveling to Florida in the winters and visits to Montreal, Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans and many other destinations. After his marriage to Anna in 1950, he worked in the catering business with his 3 brothers for several years after which he started his own business in insurance, real estate and residential construction which he continued until his retirement in 1992. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 7th infantry Division in the Pacific and the Philippine campaign where he earned the Bronze Star, the Philippine Liberation Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and several others. Prior to the end of WWII his outfit went into battlefield training to prepare for the invasion of Japan which was to take place in November 1945. Upon returning home in 1946, he became a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10011 in North Providence where he became very active for many years serving as its Post Commander in 1982-83 earning all-State Post Commander recognition and serving as Post Quarter Master and other elected positions where he was very dedicated to his duties. Joseph was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing many fine courses throughout the state. He formed the VFW weekly golf league, playing at Triggs Golf Course in Providence serving as its President for several years. He was the father of Dianne Wolstencroft and her husband Richard and Carol Damiano and her husband Steve. He leaves two wonderful and loving grandchildren, Courtney Dewar and her husband Benjamin, and Dante Damiano and was the great-grandfather of Dylan Dewar and the late Lucas Dewar. He was the brother of Anthony Giuliano and the late Vincent and Alfred Giuliano.
Visitation will be held Tuesday 10- 11 a.m. followed by his funeral service at 11 a.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. Entombment will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sepsis Alliance, 1855 First Avenue, Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92101.
1855 First Avenue Suite 102 , San Diego, CA 92101
- Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018
- Entombment Tuesday, December 4, 2018