Romano Funeral Home

627 Union Ave, Providence, RI


Margaret Goneconte

July 11, 1920June 16, 2020

Margaret “Maggie” (DeFusco) Goneconte passed away peacefully on June 16, 2020 in Cherry Hill Manor. She was the wife of the late Peter Goneconte to whom she was married for over 60 years.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Louise (Martinelli) DeFusco, she would have celebrated her 100th birthday on July 11th.

Maggie worked for various markets as a cashier even during her retirement years, and at 88, she became a teacher’s aid at the Laurel Hill Avenue School. She loved singing and especially square dancing and bowled her entire life.

She was a lifelong member of the Young Pannese Social Club, Women’s Auxiliary and a communicant of St. Rocco Church. Maggie also enjoyed the friends and entertainment that Cherry Hill offered. She enjoyed her family and enjoyed making her famous wine biscuits.

She was the mother of Peter A. Goneconte and his wife Janis and the late Carmine J. Goneconte; mother in law of Cheryl Goneconte; grandmother of Peter, Kristen, Carmine and Jessica and great grandmother of Alexa, Gianna, Michael and Lorenzo. She was also the sister of Louise Bianco, Helen Olivo, Josephine Campagnone, Barbara Maguire and the late Edward and Anthony DeFusco, Frances Bergandino, Tessi Petronio, Sue Lanzi, Connie Fazio and Anna Bianco and sister in law of Adeline DeFusco.

The family would also like to thank the staff on 4th floor at Cherry Hill for their kindness and compassion while Maggie was there. A special kudo to Lynn Iacobucci for her compassion and love for Maggie, making sure her nails were always done, her hair was always curled and that she was always ready to sing her favorite tunes.

Her funeral will be held Friday at 8:30 AM from Romano Funeral Home, 627 Union Avenue, Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at St. Rocco Church, 927 Atwood Avenue, Johnston. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 5-7 PM. During visitation and funeral, social distancing and occupancy restrictions will be observed. For online condolences, www.romanofuneralhome.com.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, June 19, 2020


Margaret Goneconte

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Lois Dellagrotta

June 20, 2020

Janis , Peter and family. I am so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My deepest sympathy!
Lois Dellagrotta

Eunice and John Malkasian

June 19, 2020

To the Goneconte family, John and I send our sincerest condolences to you all . Always a gracious and kind lady, loved her family and friends. A smile that could light up a room!!

Kathy Mariano Fleenor

June 18, 2020

Dear Peter, Janis, Cheryl, Peter, Kristen, Carmine, Jessica, Alexa, Gianna, Michael, Lorenzo and family,

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Grandma Maggie was an amazing woman. We have many fond memories of Grandma. We shared many holidays and milestone celebrations in all of our lives with Grandma and Papa Pete. We enjoyed many summer barbecues at Fisherman's Memorial. There were vacations to Atlantic City and our road trip to the Oregon Coast and Grandma's first Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Pat remembers their trip to Paris with grandma and Jessica after her tournament in Ireland. Grandma loved to go!

We loved her and will miss her.
Rest in Peace with Pete and Carmine.
Pat, Warren, Kathy xoox

Richard Campagnone Sr

June 18, 2020

To Peter and all the Goneconte family: I'm so sorry to have read about the passing of your mother. Please except my condolences and prayers. Richard Campagnone Sr-- Daytona Beach, Florida

Tom Sepe

June 17, 2020

Peter, Janis, Cheryl and Family:

Deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of a lovely stately lady......many warm memories of her and your wonderful family....May she Rest In Peace!

Tom Sepe Maria and family

Linda and Vincent Castaldi

June 17, 2020

Peter and Janis,

Please accept our sincere sympathies on the passing of your Mom. We know how much you loved her and remember meeting her at the Panesse Club one Mother's Day. We hope the happy memories you have will help you through this difficult time. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Linda and Vinnie

Bobby Kells

June 17, 2020

Peter and Family

Sorry to read Today that your mother has passed best wishes to you and your family during this difficult time. Bobby Kells

Edward McElroy

June 17, 2020

Peter and family so sorry for your lose. Many great memories from our time on Lowell Avenue. Margaret was a terrific person and a great 'landlord'. Our best to you and all.
Edwina and Ed McElroy

Bianca Burgess

June 16, 2020

Auntie Maggie
You will me missed by everyone...
You were always kind and loving !
Rest In Peace
Say Hi to everyone for me up in heaven!

John Pietrunti

June 16, 2020

I remember always being welcomed to her home any time of day. Carmine and I
would climb the cherry tree in the back yard and feast until we couldn’t eat any more. When our hair was out of control we would go down to get our hair cut by Peter hoping to get a piece or pieces of her fabulous tomato pie.
There was always good cheer and a lot of laughs to be had. Thanks for the memories.