Frederick A. Siino

December 6, 1924January 13, 2013

FREDERICK A. SIINO, 88, of Bristol passed away January 13, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the retired Associate Director of the Rhode Island Health Department and proudly served in the US Army during World War II. There, as a twenty year old Staff Sargent, he fought bravely for his country in the Battle of the Bulge, where he was honored with the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He also received the Purple Heart for being wounded in action.

He attained a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Connecticut, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts program in Food Technology. During his distinguished career, he was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Harvey W. Wiley Award, for which he was nationally recognized by the Association of Food and Drug Officials. He was an acknowledged expert in his field, serving as a consultant and on many occasions the public voice of the Rhode Island Health Department. He also served on the Board of Directors for both the Association of Food and Drug Officials (National) and the New England Food and Drug Officials Association. His work appeared in many professional publications and journals.

He was the devoted husband of Maureen C. (Egan) Siino. Born in Meriden, CT, he was the son of the late Francesco Siino and Giuseppa (Zanghi) Siino, and the brother of Connie (Siino) Bianconi , Marie (Siino) Cessario, and the late Anna (Siino) Przywara. Besides his wife, he is survived by his six caring children: Katherine M. Siino of Wethersfield, CT, Michael F. Siino and his wife Carole J. (Doyle) Siino of Bristol, Frederick J. Siino of Providence, Gerard A. Siino and his wife Jessica E. Roseman of Dover, MA, Maria T. (Siino) Wadlinger and her husband Joseph J. Wadlinger of Medway, MA, and Anne E. (Siino) Carvalho and her husband Antonio Carvalho of Venice, FL. He is also survived by his seventeen loving grandchildren and one great grand son.

Calling hours Wednesday, January 16, 2013 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home at 615 Main Street in Warren, RI. A Funeral will be held on Thursday January 17, 2013 at 9:00AM from Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State Street in Bristol at 10:00AM. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 550 Wampanoag Trail in East Providence. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bristol Rescue Squad, PO Box 775, Bristol, RI 02809 or Visiting Nurses Services of Newport & Bristol Counties, 1184 E. Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Funeral Thursday, January 17, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 17, 2013

Frederick A. Siino

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January 23, 2013

Maureen and family, Our sincere sympathy in the passing of Fred. He was a wonderful person and it was a privilege to have known him. Our prayers are with you. Barbara and John St. Angelo

Beverly Romano

January 21, 2013

Sincere sympathy to Maureen and the family. My prayers to you.

Jeff Williamson

January 18, 2013

It was a privilege to have met Mr. Siino and his wonderful family. He is a shining example of how one person can have such a positive and profound impact on the world during their life's journey. Our family deeply appreciates his service to our country's freedom, for his friendship, and for his leadership. We send our condolences to the Siino family and celebrate Mr. Siino's life with you. The Williamson Family

Kathy Mello

January 17, 2013

Anne, I am so sorry to hear of your families loss. Your father was a sweet,loving man. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Grace Fuller

January 17, 2013

Dear Kathy and family,
My heart is so heavy with your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

With love. Grace and Chuck

January 17, 2013

So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. What a wonderful and distinguished life he had. Our condolences

Cousin. Patricia Sabatino Krystofolski and Jack

Barbara & Howie Feingold

January 16, 2013

Dear Kathy & family, We were saddened to hear of your dad's passing. He's had a long hard battle, but now he's at peace with the Lord. You all were blessed to have had such a special man in your lives. May your wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time. God bless.

January 16, 2013

Maureen,I am truly sorry at the death of Fred. I am on vacation in the Cayman Islands, Icannot be with you for the funeral, but will say Mass for Fred. Fr. Jim

Francis Tomasiello

January 16, 2013

Sad to hear the news of your lost.
My condolence's to your family.

Francis Tomasiello Meriden Conn.

Karen (Melies) Starks

January 16, 2013

I am so saddened to hear of Mr. Siino's passing. I know he was a sweet, caring man who loved his family dearly. My heart and prayers go out to all.