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John A. Chianese

March 15, 1932June 4, 2020

John A. Chianese, age 88, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Elmhurst Extended Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center due to COVID related illness. He was the husband of the late Anita (Cipolla) Chianese to whom he was married for 40 years.

Born in Barrington a son of the late John and Victoria (Carnevale) Chianese, he was a resident of Providence for the past 63 years.

A graduate of Barrington High School, Class of 1950 he worked in food service for First National Stores and more recently at Butler Hospital in dietary services. He was a communicant of The Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Providence.

He is survived by one daughter, Cheryl L. Chianese of North Providence; one son, David J. Chianese of Providence, with whom he lived; one brother, Joseph Chianese and his wife Anna of Barrington and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Frank Chianese, Angelo Chianese, Anthony Chianese and Anna Salvo.

Services will be private for the family. Contributions in his honor may be made to Rhode Island SPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915.


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Renee Melaragno

June 9, 2020

To David and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. David, even though having never met your dad, I feel like I knew him well from all of our conversations over the years. Please know you are all in my prayers.
Renee Melaragno and family

Marie Mazzarella

June 9, 2020

Dear Cheryl, Dick and I send you and your family our deepest condolences in the loss of your father!!!! Dick has wonderful memories of working with him many years ago!!!!! May he Rest In Peace!!!!! And Peace to You too during the days and weeks ahead!!!! Love and Prayers, Dick and Marie Mazzarella

Marie Mazzarella

June 9, 2020

Dear Cheryl, Dick and I were very sorry to see that your father passed away and send you and your family our deepest condolences!!!! Dick had so many wonderful memories of working with your father many years ago!!!!! May he now Rest In Peace!!!! And Peace To You too!!!! We have thought about you so many times and send you Love and Prayers, Dick and Marie Mazzarella

Donna Perry

June 8, 2020

One of the sweetest people I ever worked with. Always had the biggest smile. Seeing him at work was often the highlight of my day.

Bill Doughty

June 8, 2020

To David and the entire Chianese family, our most sincere condolences for your loss.
- Bill, Erin, and Liam Doughty

Diane Fargnoli

June 7, 2020

David and Cheryl,
My Dad (Tony) and I would like to extend to you our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. Your Dad worked with me at my Dad’s market (Bus Stop Market).
May you find comfort knowing he is in eternal peace.
Tony Fargnoli and daughter Diane

Patricia Iadevaia

June 7, 2020

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you.
Pat ❤

Karen Tellier

June 7, 2020

Cheryl and David,
So sincerely sorry to hear this news. Dad and I had a wonderful work relationship in the Dietary Dept. I loved his humor, his convictions and his very Italian personality. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers my friend John. Sincerely, Karen T and husband Ronald

Sal and Irene Salvo

June 7, 2020

Sal and I have many wonderful memories over the years of your mom and dad. So sorry for your and David’s loss. 🙏🙏🙏 May he Rest In Peace.

Jean Avarista

June 7, 2020

Cheryl and David I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart breaks for both of you. If you guys need anything let me know. Rest In Peace John