Mario E. Gentile

March 17, 1928January 8, 2021

Mario E. Gentile, 92, passed away January 8, 2021.

Mario was born and raised in Providence, RI. He resided in Greenville for the past ten years.

A retired Air Force Veteran, Mario owned and operated Gentile Builders for many years until retiring in 1990 at the age of 62. He was an avid cook (famous for his pizza) and he loved to care for everyone and was loved by all.

He was preceded in death by his wife Columbia “Connie” (Iacchei) Gentile and his daughter Kathleen M. Gentile, 11 siblings, and two great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his brother Salvatore Gentile of Cranston, his daughter Gail and her husband Dana Ericksson of Glocester, and his partner Joyce Harnish also of Greenville.

Mario leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Lisa Nadeau-Labbe and her husband Chris of Concord, NH, Sandra, Aaron, and Chandler Ericksson of Glocester and Deanna Ericksson of West Warwick. He was the great-grandfather of Connie, Nicholas, Noah, and Preston.

He also leaves behind many great-nieces and nephews and will be sorely missed by all.

Visitation will be held Friday at 10:30 AM in the Truth Tabernacle, 542 Potters Avenue, Providence, with a Celebration of Life at 11:00 AM. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

Church parking lot is located on Hawthorne Street behind the church.


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Burial with Military Honors

    Friday, January 15, 2021


Mario E. Gentile

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Leslie Graham

January 14, 2021

Uncle Mario was a wonderful man, a gentle soul, and a great carpenter. I treasure many fond memories of time spent with him and I will always hold him in my heart.
Sending love and prayers for Gail, Dana, all of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sandra Ericksson

January 14, 2021

My Deariest Papa (My Super Mario) I am so Thankful that I had you for 92yrs...I am so blessed that you were my papa...I will always remember all you ever did for all of us...Thank you for raising a beautiful kind loving and caring daughter❤she truly is Your daughter Daddys little girl and I will always be your Princess....Thank you for always excepting me as I was and for passing down all of your knowledge...I'm gonna miss you...I'll take care of mommy and Joyce from here....Rest Easy....until I see you again...I love you❤💚❤💚❤💚

Frank & Susan Ribezzo

January 12, 2021

I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to my cousin Gail and family. Uncle Mario was always there when anybody needed him.He had a great sense of humor and a wonderful personality.He was a very hard worker and a very talented builder.He was also a good cook.He loved cooking for everyone.He will be missed by all.Susan and Iwill miss him very much. Sincerely,Frank and Susan Ribezzo

Darlene Costa

January 11, 2021

To Mario’s Family

So sorry for you loss. Mario was an unassuming man who was always willing to help anyone and was never looking for anything in return. I was always amazed at his energy levels. May God grant him the rest that he so deserves. Frank Ribezzo is my married to my cousin ; that is how I met Mario and so glad he has been part of my life
May he rest in peace.

Carmen Bonaminio

January 11, 2021

Carmen and Lois extend their deepest condolences to the family of Mario. He was a wonderful man and helped everyone.