OBITUARY

Richard L. Manocchia

June 17, 1937February 17, 2021

Richard L. Manocchia, 83, of Ponte Vedra, Florida, died peacefully on February 17, 2021. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Lois (Pantalone) Manocchia. He was the father of Susan Sabella (Steven) and Michael Manocchia; Loving grandfather to Sarah Buitrago (Walter), Madeleine and Alison Manocchia and great-grandfather to Charlotte and Luke Buitrago. His brother is Robert Manocchia (Ann Marie). Dick was a graduate of Bryant College with a degree in Accounting. He was also a member of the Rhode Island National Guard.

Born and raised in Providence, the son of the late Richard A. Manocchia and Assunta (Goneconte) Manocchia, he was a longtime resident of Smithfield, Rhode Island. Dick, a certified custom kitchen designer, was the owner of Creative Kitchens, Inc. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf with family and friends, and he was also a loyal New England sports fan.

During his lifetime, Dick showered his generosity and his time on family, friends and even strangers. Those gifts came back to him during his illness through the care and kindness he received from the doctors and nurses in the Covid Unit at Baptist Hospital South in Jacksonville, Florida and at Haven House in Orange Park, Florida. His family will be forever grateful for their care.

A private burial will be followed by a memorial service in June. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Gary Sinise Foundation, Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service.

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Alyce Fanning

February 23, 2021

Lois,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Love,
Auntie Alyce

Ken Ceraldi

February 23, 2021

Bob,

So sorry to hear about Dick. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.

Ken Ceraldi

Bob Brennan

February 23, 2021

I’m speculating that this is the same Richard Manocchia that was a classmate at Fruit Hill School in North Providence 70 years ago. The same Richard Manocchia that grew up off High Service Avenue as I did. The same Richard Manocchia I thought of all these years and thought of as a real nice guy. May he Rest In Peace.

Bob Brennan, St Louis, Missouri

Roger Francoeur

February 23, 2021

Lois and family
Dick was a close and dear friend of mine for some 65 years. I can’t tell you how I was shocked to hear of his death. He was always so conscious of his health and took such great care of himself. He was so proud of his family.
Doris and I send our deepest sympathy to you,Susan and Michael.
Roger and Doris

Carl and Maryann Lisa

February 23, 2021

To Lois and Dick’s family

Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of a fine man and true gentleman. We will always remember our joyful times with Dick and Lois and will pray for you all. God Bless.

Carol Savage

February 23, 2021

Dear Lois,
We were so saddened to read of Dick's passing. Our deepest
condolences to you and your family. May the wonderful memories of him heal your sorrow and bring you peace at this very sad time.
God bless you.
Carol & Al Savage

Anne Maccarone

February 23, 2021

Dear Lois and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Dick. Find comfort
in knowing that he suffers no more.
Dick was a very special guy and I know he will be deeply
missed.
Sincerely,
Anne (Donfrancesco) Maccarone

Al and Elaine Perrotta

February 22, 2021

Dear Lois,
We are saddened to hear the news of Dick's passing. Sincere condolences to you and family.
Al and Elaine Perrotta

Susan Morgan

February 22, 2021

Mr. Manocchia was a beloved father figure to me, always welcoming and happy to see me. I appreciated his good nature and kindness to me always. I so loved spending time with my second family, the Manocchias, on holidays and any other times. My heart is with you during this difficult time and I will miss Mr. Manocchia terribly. He, and the entire family have always been so good to me. Love and condolences to all.

-Sue

Chris Manocchia

February 22, 2021

Our condolences to Aunt Lois, Susan, and Michael. Uncle Dick will be missed!

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Richard L. Manocchia, 83, of Ponte Vedra, Florida, died peacefully on February 17, 2021. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Lois (Pantalone) Manocchia. He was the father of Susan Sabella (Steven) and Michael Manocchia; Loving grandfather to Sarah Buitrago (Walter), Madeleine and Alison Manocchia and great-grandfather to Charlotte and Luke Buitrago. His brother is Robert Manocchia (Ann Marie). Dick was a graduate of Bryant College with a degree in Accounting. He was also a member of the Rhode Island National Guard.

Born and raised in Providence, the son of the late Richard A. Manocchia and Assunta (Goneconte) Manocchia, he was a longtime resident of Smithfield, Rhode Island. Dick, a certified custom kitchen designer, was the owner of Creative Kitchens, Inc. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf with family and friends, and he was also a loyal New England sports fan.

During his lifetime, Dick showered his generosity and his time on family, friends and even strangers. Those gifts came back to him during his illness through the care and kindness he received from the doctors and nurses in the Covid Unit at Baptist Hospital South in Jacksonville, Florida and at Haven House in Orange Park, Florida. His family will be forever grateful for their care.

A private burial will be followed by a memorial service in June. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Gary Sinise Foundation, Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service.