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Raffaele Stanzione

March 2, 1937May 16, 2020

Raffaele Stanzione, 83, of Johnston passed away May 16, 2020. He was the beloved husband of his childhood sweetheart, Michelina (Ciccarelli) Stanzione for 62 years.

Born in Qualiano, Italy, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Carolina (Tammaro) Stanzione.

When he was 18 years old, he traveled alone to America determined to succeed. He was the proud owner of Leader Uniform of Providence for over 60 years. He loved to travel to his native country of Italy and kept strong ties to his homeland. Throughout his life he traveled to many countries and loved to meet new people and learn about their cultures and customs.

He was an avid lover of history, music, Italian food, gardening, taking road trips, spending his winters in Florida and most of all spending time with his family.

Raffaele was a devoted husband, father and friend and will be sadly missed by all.

He was the father of Carolina Stanzione of Marblehead, MA, Raffaele Stanzione, Jr. and wife Carolina of Smithfield and Robert Stanzione and wife Pam of Estero, FL and grandfather of Nicholas and Jacob Stanzione of Estero, FL, John David Carollo, Jr. of NY, NY and Isabella Stanzione of Smithfield. He was also the brother of the late Stefano, Carolina and Theresa Stanzione.

His funeral will be held Friday at 9:00 from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Rocco Church, 972 Atwood Avenue, Johnston. Entombment to follow in St. Ann Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7PM. During visitation, social distancing and occupancy restrictions will be observed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Raffaele’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences, www.romanofuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Entombment

    Friday, May 22, 2020

Memories

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PATRICIA LONARDO

May 21, 2020

To the Stanzione family my deepest sympathy. Ralph I am so very sorry for your loss. Your dad was a very special man. I will always remember him he had such a beautiful smile and always pleasant. He loved your daughter Isabella. How is eyes sparkled when he would talk about her. My friend remember the good times always. He was a good man with heart of gold. GOD BLESS him and May He Rest in Peace.

Dawn Corrado Kapanakis

May 20, 2020

Dear Micky,
I am so sorry for your loss. I met you and Raffaele at the Nursing Home. Carol Corrado was my Mom. I fell in love with both you and Raffaele and enjoyed seeing you and him when I would visit Mom. My Mom passed 3 days before Raffaele. I will forever remember listening to Raffaele sing and tell me things in Italian that I did not understand. One Sunday, I was sitting at the same table as he was. There was a Church Bulletin with a story about the Angel Raffaele. I read it to him. He said "yes, I know." Take care of yourself Micky.
Love, Dawn (Carol's Daughter)

Bruce Moreau

May 20, 2020

Condolences to Ralph jr. and family during this difficult time. I came to know Raffaele and his son as a member of the Pawtucket Police Dept for over 30 years. He was always professional and personal and willing to go the extra mile to assist in any way he could. He was the department vendor for uniforms and equipment for many years and I always enjoyed working with him and spending time at the shop. Ralph touched the lives of many men and women in uniform services. I know we all appreciated his kindness. May he R.I.P.

Isabella Stanzione

May 19, 2020

𝖣𝖾𝖺𝗋 π–­π—ˆπ—‡π—‡π–Ί,

𝖳𝗁𝖾𝗋𝖾 𝖺𝗋𝖾 π—Œπ—ˆ 𝗆𝖺𝗇𝗒 π—†π–Ύπ—†π—ˆπ—‹π—‚π–Ύπ—Œ π—ˆπ–Ώ π–­π—ˆπ—‡π—‡π—ˆ 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝖨 𝗐𝗂𝗅𝗅 𝗇𝖾𝗏𝖾𝗋 π–Ώπ—ˆπ—‹π—€π–Ύπ—.

𝖨 𝗋𝖾𝗆𝖾𝗆𝖻𝖾𝗋 𝗐𝗁𝖾𝗇 π—’π—ˆπ—Ž 𝖺𝗇𝖽 π–­π—ˆπ—‡π—‡π—ˆ π—π—ˆπ—Žπ—…π–½ 𝗆𝖺𝗄𝖾 𝖺 π—Œπ—π—‚π—‡π—€ 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝖺 𝖻𝗅𝖺𝗇𝗄𝖾𝗍 𝗂𝗇 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗅𝗂𝗏𝗂𝗇𝗀 π—‹π—ˆπ—ˆπ—† π–Ώπ—ˆπ—‹ 𝗆𝖾. π–Έπ—ˆπ—Ž π—π—ˆπ—Žπ—…π–½ 𝖾𝖺𝖼𝗁 π—π—ˆπ—…π–½ 𝖺 π—Œπ—‚π–½π–Ύ 𝖺𝗇𝖽 π—Œπ—π—‚π—‡π—€ 𝗆𝖾 π—‚π—‡π—π—ˆ 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝖺𝗂𝗋 𝗐𝗁𝗂𝗅𝖾 π—…π—‚π—Œπ—π–Ύπ—‡π—‚π—‡π—€ π—π—ˆ π—†π—Žπ—Œπ—‚π–Ό π—ˆπ—‡ 𝗍𝗁𝖾 π—ˆπ—…π–½ π—‹π–Ίπ–½π—‚π—ˆ. 𝖳𝗁𝖾 𝗇𝖾𝗑𝗍 𝖽𝖺𝗒 𝗐𝗁𝖾𝗇 𝗐𝖾 π—π—ˆπ—„π–Ύ π—Žπ—‰ 𝖨 π—π—ˆπ—Žπ—…π–½ π–Ίπ—…π—π–Ίπ—’π—Œ π—€π—ˆ π—‚π—‡π—π—ˆ π—’π—ˆπ—Žπ—‹ π—‹π—ˆπ—ˆπ—† 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗐𝖺𝗄𝖾 π–­π—ˆπ—‡π—‡π—ˆ π—Žπ—‰ 𝖻𝗒 𝖻𝖺𝗇𝗀𝗂𝗇𝗀 π—π—π—ˆ 𝖿𝗋𝗒𝗂𝗇𝗀 π—‰π–Ίπ—‡π—Œ π—π—ˆπ—€π–Ύπ—π—π–Ύπ—‹. 𝖨 π–½π—ˆπ—‡β€˜π— 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗇𝗄 𝗁𝖾 𝖾𝗏𝖾𝗋 π–Όπ—ˆπ—†π—‰π—…π–Ίπ—‚π—‡π–Ύπ–½, 𝗁𝖾 π—ƒπ—Žπ—Œπ— π—…π–Ίπ—Žπ—€π—π–Ύπ–½ 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗆𝖺𝖽𝖾 π–Ώπ—Žπ—‡π—‡π—’ π–Ώπ–Ίπ–Όπ–Ύπ—Œ π–Ίπ—Œ 𝗁𝖾 π—€π—ˆπ— π—Žπ—‰ π—ˆπ—Žπ— π—ˆπ–Ώ 𝖻𝖾𝖽.

𝖨 𝗋𝖾𝗆𝖾𝗆𝖻𝖾𝗋 𝗁𝖺𝗏𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖾𝗇𝗍𝗂𝗋𝖾 π–Όπ—ˆπ—‡π–Όπ–Ύπ—‹π—π—Œ 𝗂𝗇 π—’π—ˆπ—Žπ—‹ π–»π–Ίπ—Œπ–Ύπ—†π–Ύπ—‡π— 𝖺𝗇𝖽 π—π—ˆπ— π—’π—ˆπ—Ž π—π—ˆπ—Žπ—…π–½ π–»π—ˆπ—π— π–Ίπ—…π—π–Ίπ—’π—Œ 𝗐𝖺𝗍𝖼𝗁, π—…π—‚π—Œπ—π–Ύπ—‡, π—…π–Ίπ—Žπ—€π— 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖼𝗅𝖺𝗉 π–Ίπ—Œ 𝖨 𝗋𝖺𝗇 𝗂𝗇 π–Όπ—‚π—‹π–Όπ—…π–Ύπ—Œ. 𝖨 𝗉𝗋𝖾𝗍𝖾𝗇𝖽𝖾𝖽 𝖨 𝗄𝗇𝖾𝗐 𝗐𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝖨 π—π–Ίπ—Œ π–½π—ˆπ—‚π—‡π—€, π–»π—Žπ— 𝖨 π—ƒπ—Žπ—Œπ— 𝗅𝗂𝗄𝖾𝖽 𝗍𝗁𝖾 π–Ίπ—π—π–Ύπ—‡π—π—‚π—ˆπ—‡.

𝖨 𝗋𝖾𝗆𝖾𝗆𝖻𝖾𝗋 𝗐𝗁𝖾𝗇 𝖨 π—π–Ίπ—Œ 𝗅𝗂𝗍𝗍𝗅𝖾 𝖺𝗇𝖽 π—Œπ—π—‚π—…π—… 𝗅𝗂𝗏𝖾𝖽 𝖺𝗍 𝗍𝗁𝖾 π—ˆπ—…π–½ π—π—ˆπ—Žπ—Œπ–Ύ π–­π—ˆπ—‡π—‡π—ˆ π—π–Ίπ—Žπ—€π—π— 𝗆𝖾 π—π—ˆπ— π—π—ˆ π—‰π—Žπ—…π—… π—π–Ύπ–Ύπ–½π—Œ π—ˆπ—Žπ— π—ˆπ–Ώ 𝗍𝗁𝖾 π—€π—‹π—ˆπ—Žπ—‡π–½ 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 π—‰π—…π–Ίπ—Œπ—π—‚π–Ό π—„π—‡π—‚π—π–Ύπ—Œ. 𝖧𝖾 π—Œπ—π—ˆπ—π–Ύπ–½ 𝗆𝖾 π—π—ˆπ— π—π—ˆ π–Όπ—Žπ— π–Ίπ—‹π—ˆπ—Žπ—‡π–½ 𝗍𝗁𝖾 π—‹π—ˆπ—ˆπ—π—Œ π—Œπ—ˆ 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝗍𝗁𝖾𝗒 π—π—ˆπ—Žπ—…π–½π—‡β€˜π— π—€π—‹π—ˆπ— 𝖻𝖺𝖼𝗄 π–Ίπ—Œ π–Ώπ–Ίπ—Œπ—. 𝖢𝖾 π–»π—ˆπ—π— 𝗄𝖾𝗉𝗍 𝖻𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗄𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗒 π—„π—‡π—‚π—π–Ύπ—Œ.

π–«π–Ίπ—Œπ—π—…π—’, 𝗆𝗒 π–Ώπ–Ίπ—π—ˆπ—‹π—‚π—π–Ύ π—†π–Ύπ—†π—ˆπ—‹π—’ π—‚π—Œ π–Ίπ—…π—†π—ˆπ—Œπ— 𝗅𝗂𝗄𝖾 𝖺 𝖽𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗆 π—‡π—ˆπ—. 𝖨 π—π–Ίπ—Œ 𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒 𝗅𝗂𝗍𝗍𝗅𝖾. 𝖢𝖾 𝗐𝖾𝗋𝖾 𝖺𝗍 𝗍𝗁𝖾 π—ˆπ—…π–½ π—π—ˆπ—Žπ—Œπ–Ύ 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖨 𝗁𝖺𝖽 π—π—π—‚π—Œ π–½π—Žπ–Όπ—„ 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 π—Œπ—π—Žπ—‡π—€ π—‚π—π—Œ π—π—‚π—‰π—Œ π–Ίπ—‹π—ˆπ—Žπ—‡π–½ 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖻𝖺𝗅𝖺𝗇𝖼𝖾𝖽 𝖺 𝗅𝗂𝗍𝗍𝗅𝖾 π—π—ˆπ—ˆπ—…π–Ί π—π—ˆπ—ˆπ—‰. 𝖢𝗁𝖾𝗇 𝗂𝗍 π—π–Ίπ—Œ 𝗍𝗂𝗆𝖾 π–Ώπ—ˆπ—‹ π—’π—ˆπ—Ž π–»π—ˆπ—π— π—π—ˆ π—€π—ˆ π—π—ˆπ—†π–Ύ 𝗁𝖾 𝖼𝖺𝗆𝖾 π—‚π—‡π—π—ˆ 𝗆𝗒 π—‹π—ˆπ—ˆπ—† 𝖺𝗇𝖽 π—‰π—‹π–Ύπ—Œπ—Œπ–Ύπ–½ 𝗉𝗅𝖺𝗒 π—Œπ—ˆ 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝗍𝗁𝖾 π–½π—Žπ–Όπ—„ π—π—ˆπ—Žπ—…π–½ π—†π—ˆπ—π–Ύ, 𝗍𝗁𝖾𝗇 𝗁𝖾 π—Œπ—π–Ίπ—‹π—π–Ύπ–½ 𝗍𝗂𝖼𝗄𝗅𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗆𝖾. 𝖠𝗇𝖽 𝖨 𝗋𝖾𝗆𝖾𝗆𝖻𝖾𝗋 π—…π–Ίπ—Žπ—€π—π—‚π—‡π—€ 𝖺𝗇𝖽 π—…π–Ίπ—Žπ—€π—π—‚π—‡π—€ π—Žπ—‡π—π—‚π—… 𝗐𝖾 π–Όπ—ˆπ—Žπ—…π–½π—‡β€˜π— 𝖻𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗁𝖾.

𝖨 π—„π—‡π—ˆπ— 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 π—‚π—π—Œ 𝗁𝖺𝗋𝖽 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝗐𝖾 𝖺𝗅𝗅 π—…π—ˆπ—π–Ύπ–½ 𝗁𝗂𝗆, π—†π—ˆπ—Œπ— π—ˆπ–Ώ 𝖺𝗅𝗅 π—’π—ˆπ—Ž π–­π—ˆπ—‡π—‡π–Ί. π–‘π—Žπ— π—„π—‡π—ˆπ— 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 π—π–Ύβ€˜π—Œ 𝗁𝖺𝗉𝗉𝗒 π—‡π—ˆπ—. 𝖠𝗇𝖽 π–¦π—ˆπ–½ 𝗀𝖺𝗏𝖾 𝗁𝗂𝗆 𝖺𝗅𝗅 π—ˆπ–Ώ π—π—‚π—Œ π—†π–Ύπ—†π—ˆπ—‹π—‚π–Ύπ—Œ 𝖻𝖺𝖼𝗄. π–²π—ˆ π—π–Ύβ€˜π—Œ π—…π—ˆπ—ˆπ—„π—‚π—‡π—€ π–½π—ˆπ—π—‡ π—ˆπ—‡ π—Žπ—Œ 𝖺𝗅𝗅 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗋𝖾𝗆𝖾𝗆𝖻𝖾𝗋𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖾𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒 π—π—ˆπ—‹π–½ 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖾𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒 π—…π–Ίπ—Žπ—€π—.

π–«π—ˆπ—π–Ύ, π–¨π—Œπ–Ίπ–»π–Ύπ—…π—…π–Ί

Steven McDonnell

May 19, 2020

Dear, Micky, Caroline, Ralph, Bobby and Families,
I was so saddened to hear about the passing of my friend Ralph. Where do I begin. I have such wonderful memories living next door to a great family. I learned so much about taking care of my lawn from Ralph. During the summer I would walk outside and notice Ralph on his knees pulling dandelions. His hard work always showed. He had the BEST yard in our neighborhood. He would tell me what to do to help me with my parents lawn. To this day I still take pride in my yard. I know how much my parents loved both Ralph and Micky. We shared many laughs together. I remember Ralph as a very hard worker and being the very best in what he did. He was a great father. I loved when Ralph and Micky would invite me in for espresso or sitting in the garage and talking for hours. No one knows how difficult it is to go on when you lose such an important person in your life. Unfortunately , I do. I hope all your memories help you during this difficult time. I also want Micky to know what a very SPECIAL mom she is. She was the perfect spouse always making sure dinner was ready for her family and she kept her house spotless!! They don’t make moms and dads like that anymore. Ralph definitely knows how many days and nights and hours Micky would visit him while he was in the nursing home. I work with someone whose parents are in the same facility and he told me he would see Micky sitting with Ralph every time he visited his parents.
May you all find comfort in the power of prayer!
With deepest sympathy,
Steve McDonnell and Family

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FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Raffaele Stanzione, 83, of Johnston passed away May 16, 2020. He was the beloved husband of his childhood sweetheart, Michelina (Ciccarelli) Stanzione for 62 years.

Born in Qualiano, Italy, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Carolina (Tammaro) Stanzione.

When he was 18 years old, he traveled alone to America determined to succeed. He was the proud owner of Leader Uniform of Providence for over 60 years. He loved to travel to his native country of Italy and kept strong ties to his homeland. Throughout his life he traveled to many countries and loved to meet new people and learn about their cultures and customs.

He was an avid lover of history, music, Italian food, gardening, taking road trips, spending his winters in Florida and most of all spending time with his family.

Raffaele was a devoted husband, father and friend and will be sadly missed by all.

He was the father of Carolina Stanzione of Marblehead, MA, Raffaele Stanzione, Jr. and wife Carolina of Smithfield and Robert Stanzione and wife Pam of Estero, FL and grandfather of Nicholas and Jacob Stanzione of Estero, FL, John David Carollo, Jr. of NY, NY and Isabella Stanzione of Smithfield. He was also the brother of the late Stefano, Carolina and Theresa Stanzione.

His funeral will be held Friday at 9:00 from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Rocco Church, 972 Atwood Avenue, Johnston. Entombment to follow in St. Ann Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7PM. During visitation, social distancing and occupancy restrictions will be observed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Raffaele’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences, www.romanofuneralhome.com.

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