Thomas Anthony Cardarelli

December 24, 1919April 8, 2020

Thomas A. Cardarelli, 100, passed away April 8, 2020.

Born in North Providence, he was the son of the late Antonio “Domenico” and Elvira (Marino) Cardarelli. He married the late Anna (Papa) Cardarelli on July 4, 1949 and they were together for 66 years. He was the father of Thomas M. Cardarelli, Carol R. Emery and her husband Leo, grandfather of Sarah Carnevale and her husband Eric, and great-grandfather of Violet Carnevale. He was also the brother of the late Hugo, Mario and Joseph Cardarelli, and Jennie Maciocio.

Thomas enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 19, 1942. With the rank of Private First Class, he was deployed to North Africa, England and France. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland and Ardennes Forest, and in the 2nd wave of the Battle of Normandy. He was wounded on July 22, 1944 in the European Theater and received the Purple Heart. He was finally discharged on July 25, 1945 from the 823 Tank Destroyer Unit.

Thomas had worked at the former Quonset Naval Air Station from 1949-1973 and then worked at the Dr. E.A. Ricci Middle School from 1973 until his retirement in 1983. He remained a lifelong resident of Lymansville, and was fondly referred to as the “Mayor of Lymansville”. His favorite pastime was sitting in the corner seat at Boulders and enjoying a draft beer.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10 AM in Our Lady of Grace Church, 15 George Waterman Road, Johnston.


  • Memorial Mass

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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Tony Carbone

April 16, 2020

Carol, Tommy and Family:
Well another Lymansville original has passed on. I enjoyed my time with Tom at E. A. Ricci, he moved so fast it was tough to keep up with him. I especially would love to share the year that he and I and the K and 1st grade teachers decided that the kids should enjoy planting tomatoes in the enclosed portico of the school prior to the remodeling that took that away. Well the tomatoes were planted by Tom and the kids and he took care of them all that summer, so the kids could enjoy some of the tomatoes when they came back in September. Good memories, great man, may God bless him and your family as you remember all the good times.

Michael Almonte

April 11, 2020

Deepest sympathy michael almonte and family

Lauren Paul

April 11, 2020

I've been remembering the Fourth of July parties, with the uncles coming up with illegal fireworks, setting them off in the back yard and scaring the wits out of me! We had a lot of fun back then. Tom and I will miss him.

Deborah DeLuca-Stravato

April 11, 2020

Tommy and Family,
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tony Phillips

April 11, 2020

Cardarelli Family

My sincere condolences and prayers on the passing of Tom.

Tony Phillips,
Ret. Det. No.Providence PD
Pompano Beach, FL