Jennie Marie Proto

July 24, 1924January 31, 2013

PROTO, Jennie M. (Raniere) 88 passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 20013 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Samuel Proto and the daughter of the late Francesco and Theresa (Pannone) Ranieri.

Jennie is survived by her daughter Jean Baxter and her husband James, a step-grandson, Joseph Baxter and his wife Tiffany and their two young sons Bryce and Brent who brought love and joy to her life. Jennie also leaves two sisters, Dorothy Bruneau of Warren, Carol Paradiso and her husband Francis of Warren, her sister-in-law Loretta Ranieri of Barrington as well as many loving nieces, nephews and great nephews. She was also the sister of the late Rose Donato, Viola Petit, Rita Gaudreau and her only brother Andrew Ranieri. Jennie worked at the S.E. Rains Company in Warren for 52 years prior to her retirement. Jennie was the matriarch of her family opening her home and heart to family and friends for all holiday celebrations. She especially loved cooking the traditional foods along with the family favorites. She was a member of St. Alexander Parish where she was the President of the Women’s Apostolic. She enjoyed being involved in church functions from running the card party and Christmas bazaar to working at the summer festival serving up pasta and meatballs. Jennie had endless energy and love when it came to her family and friends. She will long be remembered for her eggplant sandwiches, Italian cookies, but most importantly for her love of family, friends and life itself. A funeral will be held on Monday at 9:00 AM from the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Main Street, Warren with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Alexander Church, 221 Main Street, Warren. Burial will be in St. Alexander Cemetery, Warren. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Sunday from 3-6 PM. Contributions in Jennie’s memory can be made to St. Alexander Church.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 4, 2013

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Marc & Lisa Proto

March 3, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Raymond Romano

February 4, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

JoAnn Collins

February 4, 2013

Aunt Jennie, you were a great person. We did not see other for awhile, But I will see that smile always..

Walt Pannone

February 4, 2013

Jeannie. We are so sorry to hear of cousin Jennie's passing. I will always remember what a loving and caring person she was. May God Rest Her Soul. Love Wallie and Pat.

Nancy Carignan

February 3, 2013

Jennie was a dear, dear lady, friend and generosity personified. She will be a great loss to St. Alexander Parish.

David Donato

February 3, 2013

My dear beloved aunty Jen, You will remain in my heart forever. You were such a special person in my life always. Thank you so much for loving me as I loved you!

mark falugo

February 3, 2013

Now who is going to make the lasagna?
Love, love, love you! Bye auntie.

Karen Paradiso

February 3, 2013

I Love you Auntie Jen I already miss you.
Be nice to Uncle Sam!

Denise (Pezzullo) Lima

February 2, 2013


I was so saddened to hear of Auntie Jennie's passing. What a wonderful mother, sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend she was.

A gentle woman who was so kind, full of life and had so much love for all.

Although I didn't get to see much of auntie, I have held all the wonderful memories made through the years close to my heart. She was a blessing to our family.

Now she's reunited with her love, uncle Sam.

May you rest in peace beautiful one!

February 2, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. Jennie was the sweetest lady. We had alot of laughs when I would see her down in Florida, and she loved to laugh. She was a sparkling gem. RIP Jennie.
Love You
Lynne Galuppo