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Romano Funeral Home

627 Union Ave, Providence, RI

OBITUARY

Richard C. Lavigne

April 24, 1934January 12, 2020

Richard C. Lavigne, Sr., 85, of Leslie Street, Cranston passed away January 12, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Ida M. (Pistocco) Lavigne.

Born in Winooski, Vermont he was the son of the late Carl and Irene (Legere) Lavigne.

Richard was an electrician for Electric Boat in Groton for over 30 years. He was also a U.S. Veteran of the Korean War stationed in Germany as a radio operator.

He was the loving father of Gail Lavigne Philips, Richard Lavigne, Jr. and Susan Branca; grandfather of Michael Beaver Jr., Joseph Beaver, Kevin Tierney Jr., Nicole Clifford, Vincent Branca Jr. and Marissa Branca and great grandfather of 5. He was also the brother of Raymond Limoges, Sharlene Blondin, Nancy Meunier and the late Robert Limoges.

His funeral and visitation will be held Thursday at 9:00 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a funeral home service at 10:00 am. Burial with Military Honors to follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the woundedwarriorproject.org.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Home Service Thursday, January 16, 2020

Memories

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Mary Rocha

January 16, 2020

Sonny(pop),I will always remember all the fun & laughter we all had growing up as kids,no matter what you always got us to smile,RIP Sonny,you will never be forgotten

Melissa Lapointe

January 15, 2020

Rip uncle sonny ! I remember many visits with donuts and the dogs as a child with you and aunty ! Rest easy with grampa ! All my love to the family ! Love missy , mike , kolby and haddie !

Lisa Meunier

January 15, 2020

RIP Uncle Sonny

Maryanne Dicicco

January 15, 2020

Uncle Sonny, you be sadly missed, I think about the Sundays when my mom and dad took me over your house when I was little .RIP

Nikki Clifford

January 15, 2020

Papa,
From day one you have always held my hand and been the one to guide me to the correct path. From bringing me to school each day to taking me for drives on the weekends to visit family in ct., situate resevoir(your favorite place for us to go), or just to Johnston Memorial Park. You told me stories of your life and family and always told me “no matter what I’m always here” but you made sure to let me know if my choices weren’t the best. You molded me into who I am and for that I am thankful. My boys have so many memories and together we will always make sure Jaycie knows how great of a man her greatgrandpa is. I have dedicated the last year of my life to helping you and me me and I will continue to do as much for her as I can. I’m angry that you’re gone but relieve that you aren’t hurting anymore. My life will never be the same but I will carry you with me wherever this life takes me. I love you so much and I will always miss you ❤️

Love forever, Nikki

Susan Branca

January 14, 2020

Dad I miss you so much. 3 weeks ago I opened my door for you and mom to live with me. I thought you would be here alot longer than you were. I made sure you were fed, cleaned,gave you meds and watched endless amounts of the game show network with you. I don't regret any of it. I would do it all over again if I could. I love you and think about you everyday. I know you are safe because you left us on your mom's birthday. Memere came down to show you the way. Please tell her ty. I know you are in a better place now but it still hurts me. I love you! till we meet again. Love your baby (Sue) XOXO

Lynn LaPointe

January 14, 2020

RIP uncle sonny Loved our visit of coffee and snacks LOL we loved our sweets and our funny chats we will miss you please give Dad an mom hug.

Marissa Branca

January 14, 2020

I will never forget you papa, you have made my 15 years of life worth living, now that you’re gone I feel lost. I’ve been walking in circles trying to find myself since you’ve departed. Because of you, I will never stop collecting dream catchers, they will always be a resemblance of you.
I never imagined this day would have come, nor did I want it to, but it has. You’re in a better place now, I just wish you were here, sometimes it still feels like your here. I love you and I miss you more than words can explain.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Richard C. Lavigne, Sr., 85, of Leslie Street, Cranston passed away January 12, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Ida M. (Pistocco) Lavigne.

Born in Winooski, Vermont he was the son of the late Carl and Irene (Legere) Lavigne.

Richard was an electrician for Electric Boat in Groton for over 30 years. He was also a U.S. Veteran of the Korean War stationed in Germany as a radio operator.

He was the loving father of Gail Lavigne Philips, Richard Lavigne, Jr. and Susan Branca; grandfather of Michael Beaver Jr., Joseph Beaver, Kevin Tierney Jr., Nicole Clifford, Vincent Branca Jr. and Marissa Branca and great grandfather of 5. He was also the brother of Raymond Limoges, Sharlene Blondin, Nancy Meunier and the late Robert Limoges.

His funeral and visitation will be held Thursday at 9:00 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a funeral home service at 10:00 am. Burial with Military Honors to follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the woundedwarriorproject.org.