Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

971 Branch Ave, Providence, RI


Michael J. St. Hilaire

June 15, 1993September 7, 2019

Michael J. St. Hilaire, 26, passed away unexpectedly on September 7, 2019.

Michael was the beloved son of David J. St. Hilaire and his wife Debra and Leslie (DeCesare) Graham and her husband Bill; loving brother of David St. Hilaire Jr., Mary Ferro and her husband Michael, and Matthew St. Hilaire; cherished uncle of Zoey “Tiny” Ferro and Michael Ferro Jr. He was the maternal grandson of Norma DeCesare and the late Leroy DeCesare; paternal grandson of the late Hector “Chip” and Louise St. Hilaire; nephew of Deborah St. Hilaire and the late Lori and James Gooden; step-brother of Carlene Fontaine and Louis Carlozzi Jr. He also leaves several cousins, extended family members and many friends that he considered to be his family.

Michael lived in Grafton, New Hampshire, a place he had grown to love these past few years, where he enjoyed many farm animals, chickens, dogs and especially his goat, Meatball. He had a huge heart; he was very loving and caring to everyone he met.

Visitation will be held Friday, 4-7 p.m. in the Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1081 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence followed by burial in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the RISPCA, 186 Amaral St, Riverside, RI 02915.




  • Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, September 14, 2019


Michael J. St. Hilaire

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September 16, 2019

I'm really gonna miss you, bud. Ironically enough we could all really use you right now. Big ups to your family for comforting your roommates and eachother in these tough times. Take it ease.

Steve Craik

September 13, 2019

I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to the entire family of Michael during this unfortunate time, I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest peace.

Steve Craik

Iyman and Jennifer Musa

September 11, 2019

David, Debbie, and Family
We are sorry to hear about your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Iyman and Jennifer Musa


September 11, 2019

We are so sorry to here of your sons passing,
our hearts go out to you and your family.

Bob and Gilda

Beverly Jolicoeur

September 11, 2019

Carline.....My deepest sympathy on the passing of your step brother, Michael. May he rest in the peace of our Lord.....26....way to young. May it give you comfort to know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. God Bless

Stan and Carol Severance

September 11, 2019

Dear Dave, Deb and Family,

Stan and I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your Son, Michael Rest In Peace.

May our friendship and prayers ease you through this most difficult time. And know that we are here for you.

With deepest sympathy, Stan and Carol

Tom & Marta ploszaj

September 10, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
We will miss Mike, a friend we made when he came to Grafton. Mike had always welcomed me with what ever he was cooking when I would stop by to visit.
Please accept my condolence for your lost.

Cheryl DiRaimo

September 10, 2019

Michael, I've loved you since you were born. My little Godson , a friend to my boys, a nephew to me and a friend to every animal you ever met. My love for you knows no boundaries. I know you are hanging with Vincent and laughing at us all. Lol. I will happily see you again someday. Rest easy now. 💕

Tony Castaldi

September 10, 2019

Mike was starting his adventures of self sufficiency, living off the land trying to carve his own life. When weather would get harsh he would come stay at my grandmothers house from time to time, during those times he would never use the linen or pillows, I had to force him to eat my food, however he was always the first person to offer whatever he had to whoever he could. He spent his life doing his best to show love and gratitude to his friends and family while trying to make sure no one ever felt his pain or struggles. He was a beautiful soul and I am proud to have had a friend like him in my life. I can't begin to express my condolences because no words can explain the loss, I just wanted to share a story of how Mike never wanted any of us to hurt or feel any burden by him. ❤💙

Robert Graham

September 10, 2019

I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to all of the family of Michael during this sad time. May he rest in peace and may your hearts be filled with love and great memories. God bless Michael