Joseph Brantolino, 85 of Oakland Avenue Cranston died Sunday April 29th unexpectedly at home. Born in Providence, Joseph leaves his wife of over 55 years, Frances (Voccio) Brantolino. He also leaves his son Joseph and his wife Celeste of Lenoir, NC and his son Dino of Cranston as well as five grandchildren; Ryan, Jake, Jack, Sam and Nicole. He was the son of the late Guissepe and Rose (Chiancetti) Brantolino and was predeceased by brothers Larry Brantolino and Santo Brantolino as well as sisters Mary Howarth, Alice Murgo, Julia Sinapi, Rena Abruzzese, Anne Delsignore and Fay Mansolino. He was a proud Marine Corps Veteran and a retired Carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local # 94. He enjoyed sports, as an avid bowler as well as both slow and fast pitch softball player. Later on, Joseph enjoyed cheering for his beloved Washington Redskins and the New York Yankees. Always loving to spend time with his large family whether to help out on a construction project, to view a dance recital, a hockey game or just to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and an ice cream sundae. Joseph was loved and respected by all that knew him. He will be greatly missed by his family, nieces, nephews and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00am in Saint Matthew Church 15 Frances Avenue Cranston followed by burial with Military Honors in the Saint Ann Cemetery Cranston. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joseph’s memory to the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund at www.mcsf.org or (703) 549-0060.
Dawn Corrado - 05/01/2018
So sorry for your loss. On behalf of my Mom Carol, we send our condolences and our prayers.
Dick and Donna DeOrsey - 05/02/2018
Aunt Fran, Joe and Dino, We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Joe will be greatly missed. He was certainly one of the good guys. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Leslie Conley - 05/02/2018
Fran...My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...So sorry for your loss.
Ann Licciardi - 05/03/2018
Dino & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Love & prayers to you & your family.
Valerie & Chuck Hannigan - 05/04/2018
Joe and Celeste,
We have been out of contact for so long, this comes as such a shock to us. Please accept our condolences for the loss of your Dad and remember he is in Gods hands. God saw you getting tired, He did what he thought best;
He put His arms around you, and said, "Come and rest."
He opened up His golden gates, on that heartbreaking day;
And with His arms around you, you gently slipped away.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone;
A part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
Our love and sympathy, Chuck and Valerie Hannigan
John and Jan LaForest-Roys - 05/04/2018
Joe, Celeste and Family
Our thoughts are prayers are with you at this time. Keep memories close by continuing to tell and share in the stories of your Dad, Father-in-Law and Grandfather - Remember the funnest ones make you smile and cry.