Sandy V. Arnone
Sandy Vita Arnone, 98, died peacefully on September 1st at the Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. She was born in Westerly, Rhode Island on April 22, 1915 and was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Theresa (Conte) Vita. She was married to the late Francis E. Arnone and was the mother of the late Francis E. Arnone Jr. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen Toolan and her husband Andrew, her daughter Sandy L. Arnone, her daughter-in-law Ann Leavitt, twelve grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Sandy was predeceased by her four sisters, Bombina Ventry, Rose Trombino, Mary Toscano, Theresa Giorno, and her brother Natale Vita. Mrs. Arnone was the District Director of the Rhode Island Narragansett Council of Camp Fire Girls for twenty years. She later became the Senior Coordinator at the Smith Hill Community Center for nine years. She served as an officer on the Bishop's Lay Committee for twenty years and was one of five women to receive the St. Ann Medal, bestowed by Bishop McVinney for outstanding promotion of the Marian Award for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Girls. Always community minded, Mrs. Arnone served on the Board of Directors of the Friendly Visitors. She was a member of Cranston Senior Services since 1989, where she served on the RSVP Board, the Senior Adult Day Care Board, and was a volunteer for the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) for sixteen years. She belonged to the Book Club and the Garden Club. She also volunteered at the Rhode Island Blood Bank for seventeen years and did volunteer work for St. Matthew Church in Cranston. She had recently received the “State Volunteer of the Year” award. She had a lifelong devotion to her family, her church, and her community, and will be sorely missed. Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 8:45am from the Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Matthew Church (corner of Park and Elmwood Avenues) at 10:00am. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00-7:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to St. Matthew Church 15 Frances Avenue Cranston, RI 02910 or Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island 1085 North Main Street Providence, RI 02904.
Pat Pyne - 09/02/2013
Kathy and Sandy, My condolences to you and your families. Your mom was a very special woman and will be missed by all. My prayers are with you at this time.
Nancy Ryan - 09/03/2013
My loving thoughts are with you. Wishing you peace & comfort through the love & support of others. I am so sorry for your loss.SP
Jean Clemente - 09/03/2013
My condolences to all of Sandy's family.
So sorry for your loss.
RON & JAN GULLUSCIO - 09/03/2013
PLEASE ACCEPT OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO SANDY'S FAMILY. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL WOMAN. WHEN EVER WE WERE IN HER COMPANY, SHE REMINDED ME OF AUNT THERESA, WHO WAS MY FAVORITE AUNT.
RON & JAN GULLUSCIO
Ann and Mike Lapolla - 09/04/2013
We lived next to your parents on Harwood St from 1986-1992. They were both great people. Your mom cared painstakenly for your dad while always finding the time to be a great neighbor. She was a special woman. Glad to have known her even for a short while.
Deb & Archie Jackson - 09/04/2013
Dearest Sandy and family, Sending loving thoughts and our deepest sympathies to all of you.
Christopher Macri- RI Blood Center - 09/05/2013
Our condolences to friends and family of Miss Arnone. Sandy was a great help to us as a volunteer and we appreciated her support during her many years of service.
Elizabeth and John Lavallee - 09/05/2013
Dearest neighbor and family, sending loving thoughts and our deepest sympathies to all of you. Your mom is in our thoughts and prayers.
Heather Dean - 09/05/2013
So sorry for your loss. I worked with your mother at the Cranston Senior Center. She was always pleasant to work with.
Ellen DeLuca - 02/22/2014
I just learned of Sandy's passing.Please accept my sincere sympathy.She was a very special lady.