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Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home

615 Main Street, Warren, RI

OBITUARY

Andrew Allen Rounds

December 5, 1949August 28, 2020

Andrew A. “Andy” Rounds, age 70, of Providence, RI (formerly of Bristol) passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 comforted by his wife. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Meehan Roll, Ed.D. to whom he was happily married for 8 years.

Born in Fall River, MA, Andy was the son of the late Elmer A. and Rhea (Mainville) Rounds. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his stepson, Gregory Meehan Roll; his sister, Helen “Tina” Barboza, Ph.D.; his brother, Kenneth B. Rounds; and ten nieces. He was the brother of the late Rhea Eshelman and Daniel J. Rounds. A graduate of Bristol High School, Class of 1968, Andy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Rhode Island in 1972. A veteran of the United States Army, he served in Korea during the Vietnam Era.

Andy spent his career working in the food service industry, managing restaurants, including The Newport Creamery, and owning/running Riccotti’s on Federal Hill in Providence until his retirement.

Characterized as a gentleman by all who knew him, Andy was a good, respectful, and honorable man, placing his devotion to family before all else. He chose to live life simply, never craving materialism but, with his wife by his side, he always felt like a rich man. A quiet and easy-going soul, Andy was also a keen observer with a piercing intelligence and an indefatigable, dry wit. Andy consistently led his life congruent to his values, promoting essential kindness and leaving his family and friends with sweet and cherished memories of the legacy he left behind.

In his honor, please consider a random act of kindness to someone in need.

Arrangements are private and in the care of the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, Warren. To leave a note of condolence, please visit www.wilbur-romano.com. Memorial services will be held in the near future.

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George Kenna

September 25, 2020

Great memories as a bunch of runts growing up in the Beach Rd-Cliff Dr area in the 60’s, Andy and his wonderful late brother Danny were great neighbors and friends and we always thought of them as possessing extraordinary class and dignity. My most heartfelt condolences to the Rounds family and particularly to my classmate Patricia. May your memories and love of Andy live on in your hearts and give you peace and solace at this time of loss.

Ray Seyez

September 24, 2020

Andy, rest in peace my friend, from one of the old Beach Rd. Boys, Ray Seyez

Peter Paull

September 19, 2020

Peter Paull

September 17, 2020

I want express how sorry I am for your loss. Andy and I went to Fort Dix basic training together.we had some tough days and some good days together. you and all his family are in my prayers.
Andy rest well my brother in arms
Peter

Antoinette Lautieri

September 17, 2020

Dear Pat,
There are really no words that can convey the sadness Tullio and I felt when we learned that Andy had passed. We remember when you and Andy married and how happy we were, knowing you had found such a wonderful life partner. And, of course, he was pretty lucky, too! He was so funny and charming and we liked him immediately. In fact, you were both lucky to have found each other and to have enjoyed eight happy years together. We just wish it had been much, much longer.
Our thoughts are with you and Gregory during this difficult time. Much love to both of you.
Toni & Tullio

Mickey Securo

September 17, 2020

Pat,
My sincere condolences on Andy's passing. He was such a wonderful person and I have memories going back many years. May God be with you at this time.

Terri Ferreira

September 17, 2020

Dear Pat....you brought Andy much love and happiness during the eight years of your marriage. Yes, will always remember Andy as a kind person...filled with humility. Our deepest sympathy to you, and Andy’s family. He is now at peace.
Terri and Augie Ferreira

Molly Maginnis

September 17, 2020

I remember coming to your wedding with my husband, Ron Tippe. We had to bring our 2 pugs who managed to join your reception! Andy was the loveliest man . He was so kind to me when Ron died. Always interested in what I was doing, how my kids were handling it. I grieve with you - and send you much love,
Molly

Tracy Boucher

September 16, 2020

My dear Uncle Andy was such a constant in my childhood visits to Rhode Island. We were lucky to have his kind presence in our lives. One of my earliest memories: When I was very young, he brought my sister and me gifts from Korea: mine was a silk robe and Kelly's was pair of silk pajamas. We always felt special having something so exotic! We both have them to this day.

We also were so happy to be able to attend his wedding to his wonderful wife, Pat, who brought him such happiness.

I've attached a photo of the Rounds children, clockwise from top left: my mother Rhea, Tina, Danny, Kenny and Andy, looking so sweet in his button-down shirt.

Rest in peace, Uncle Andy. You were loved.

Lynne (Darling) Morgan

September 16, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Andy's passing. He, Danny and I were neighborhood buddies and I graduated with Andy. He has always drifted into my thoughts and when I drive down Beach Road to see my old neighborhood, I always check out the flag and the house and wave a hello to all. Prayers to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY

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