August 5, 1954 – June 16, 2019
Richard D. DeCesare, 64, passed away June 16, 2019.
He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Ondresek) DeCesare; son of the late Edward and Anna Marie (Izzi) DeCesare; father of Jessica A. Perez and Joseph E. DeCesare; grandfather of Miguel Richard Perez; brother of Edward A. DeCesare and JoAnn Donahue and her husband Bruce; uncle of Stephen Izzi who he mentored, Brian Donahue, Heather Palumbo, Bethany Dumas, and Katherine Baptista.
Richard was a floor sander working with his dad in the family-owned Victory Floor Surfacing on Ledge Street in Providence. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed spending time with his loving family.
Visitation Wednesday 5-7 p.m. with his funeral on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Pontarelli-Marino Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Ann Church, 280 Hawkins Street, Providence. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
- Visitation Wednesday, June 19, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, June 20, 2019
- Burial Thursday, June 20, 2019
July 1, 2019
Dear Eddy and Joanne,
Where to begin... please forgive me for just finding his obituary. I am so sad that I have tears running down my face. It was nice to watch the 13+ minute video of him back in the day and today. It was nice to see a picture of my dad with his arm around Richard for which I'm sure was associated to something involving a get together. I will NEVER forget the times we spent together back in the proverbial "good ol' days" when we used to play wiffle ball, ride bikes and do lots of other things. I will start my usual 7 day, 10 prayer decade this Sunday. May my old time friend Ricky rest in peace up in Heaven! Amen!
Ann & Bill Harper
June 19, 2019
Our deepest condolences to Ed and the family.
June 18, 2019
My sister Debbie, Jessica, Joseph, and Miguel Rich was like a brother to me and a father to Steven. I'm going to miss him I love him forever -Karen
June 18, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family so sorry for ur loss richard was a great person he will be deeply missed my prayers are with you all
June 18, 2019
To Debbie, Jo-Ann, Eddie, Jessica and Joseph,
We are so sorry for your loss, we all will cherish the memories we have of Richard, with all the get togethers on Christmas Eve, him always making his Spaghetti-AL-O, Weddings and so on. May God bring you peace and healing as you deal with your loss during this difficult time. God Bless you all.
June 17, 2019
Dear Debbie, Jessica, Joseph and Miguel, Richard was so proud of his family and loved you all so much. He was a great brother and God must have needed him very badly to call him home too soon. Rest in the assurance that he is with his loved ones in heaven and praying for us all who are left behind.
Love, Bruce and JoAnn