Leroy P. DeCesare

DeCesare, Leroy P. age 87, of Cranston died on Monday after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Norma (Iacchei) DeCesare. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Vincent and Viola (Capobianco) DeCesare. He was adored by his daughters Leslie Graham and the late Lori Ann Gooden and his son in laws William Graham and the late James Gooden. He was deeply loved by his six grandchildren Jessica and Lauren Iacobucci, David, Mary, Michael, and Matthew St. Hilaire, and his great granddaughter Zoey Ferro. A graduate of LaSalle Academy, he also attended Bryant College. Very devoted to his country, Leroy served in three branches of the military, including the Navy during WWII. He played in band in both the Army and the Marines; he had a passion for music and played several instruments. With a love for the ocean, he was past District Commander of the US Power Squadron. He was also a member of the East Greenwich Yacht Club for 37 years, where he spent many hours enjoying time on his boat. He was also a member of the East Greenwich Fireman’s Association and the Teamsters Local 251. A communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Cranston, Leroy assisted the priest at funeral masses and was past president of the St. Joseph Men’s Guild. Funeral services will be held on Friday September 5th at 8:45 am from The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in the Immaculate Conception Church 237 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery Cranston. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice 2374 Post Road Suite 206 Warwick, RI 02886.

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Phil Viveiros - 09/02/2014

Norma, I'm so sorry and sad to hear of Leroy's passing. I will always cherish the close friendship we had with the Power Squadron and the Yacht Club. God Bless.

Dr. and Mrs. Elie Cohen - 09/03/2014

We were saddened to learn of dear Leroy's passing. He leaves us with good memories.Your grief is shared by all.
Deepest heartfelt sympathy and love,
Marcia and Elie

Steve and Doris Arthur - 09/04/2014

Norma , We were remembering a conversation when we first met Leroy and yourself. We were having coffee in the old Boat house in Apponaug. Leroy said ," Norma and I are a team." These words impressed us at the time and the way we saw Leroy over the last 25 years showed he meant those words. You are in our prayers.

Mr. & Mrs. Previte - 09/04/2014

Sorry for your loss! We will always Rember you. RIP Anthony and Gerry Previte.

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