Joseph W. Gaulin Sr.

Joseph W. Gaulin, Sr., 64 of Cranston, Rhode Island, a retired correctional officer of 35 years for the State of Rhode Island, died peacefully on Saturday December 8th, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was the beloved husband of Colleen M. (Mancuso) Gaulin for 36 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of Barbara (McManus) Gaulin and the late Irving Gaulin of Cranston, and the proud son-in-law to Elaine and Kenneth Mancuso, Sr. of Cranston. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his children, Sarah Gaulin and her partner Roma Nhem of Warwick, Joseph Gaulin Jr. and his wife Sabrina of Coventry and Ryan Gaulin and his partner Michelle Link of Cranston. He also leaves six grandchildren, Talan, Gabriella, Joseph III, Domenico, Tyler, Mikayla and the dog he adored and loved Bentley. He was the brother of Lynn Dinucci, Thomas and George Gaulin, Dorothy Battcock, and Susan Proffit. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was an avid golfer, Red Sox and Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan. His biggest joy was to be with his family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Joe’s name may be made to the Lifespan Cancer Institute 593 Eddy Street Providence, RI 02903 or to the Cranston Animal Shelter 920 Phenix Avenue Cranston, RI 02921.

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Philip Blanchette - 12/09/2018

RIP Joseph, condolences to your family. Gone way to young

Lisa Santagata-O'Neill - 12/09/2018

Sorry for your loss. Joe was a sincere man.

Renee Parrella - 12/09/2018

Colleen and family my heart breaks for you all and i pray that the memories and love will guide you through this time of sorrow. All my love

Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Volpicelli, Jr. - 12/09/2018

We cannot believe our eyes. Our prayers and love are with you and your family, Colleen. Words cannot express our deepest, heartfelt sympathy. Sending Prayers and love to the entire family.

Sally McAuley - 12/09/2018

You were my 4th bother and I will miss your smile and the twinkle in your eye! Godspeed!

stephen magliocco - 12/09/2018

mike and i send our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and your wonderful family.

Kevin and Maryann Donnelly - 12/09/2018

Very sorry for Your loss colleen and family thoughts and prayers joe will be missed by all.

Glen Cunningham & Debbie Davis - 12/09/2018

We are so sorry for your loss, Joe was an amazing man and friend he will be missed greatly. Joe my friend until Valhalla

Mary Ellen Rodgers - 12/09/2018

Colleen- I’m so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you and your family

Janice Emma - 12/10/2018

Dear Colleen, My heart and prayers are with you and your family , also my most sincere sympathy during this differcult time. I pray your wonderful memories comfort you and your family!

Ann Amato - 12/10/2018

My prayers are with you all.Heaven has gained another angel! He was a grestman! RIP Joe..

Paul sivo - 12/10/2018

Joe was and will always be great guy. He will be sadly missed. Rest In Peace Brother 😪

Barbara & Tom Harper - 12/10/2018

Colleen, Tom and I wish to express our sympathy to you and your family. Joe was a sweet man with the biggest smile which we will all miss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Barbara Jenison - 12/10/2018

Dear Colleen. Gary and I send all our love and sympathy

Gina Cokely - 12/10/2018

Dear Colleen, Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May all your memories bring you comfort. Love, Gina, Krystal, David, and Ally Cokely

Donnie Riel - 12/10/2018

So sorry Colleen and your children. Joe was a great friend . I'll miss him.

Sue and Ed Sovis - 12/10/2018

Colleen and Tommy, no one is ever really ready for losing a loved one and we're thinking of you and your families with sympathy and wish you all peace and comfort with happy memories of Joe. I know you are in good hands with your family and friends around you during this difficult time.

Rick Anderson - 12/10/2018

To all of Joe's family sorry to read of his passing. RIP Joe

Joseph Jankowski - 12/10/2018

Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. RIP Joe

The Lanciauxs - 12/10/2018

Thinking of you and your family, wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Joe. He will be greatly missed.

Sheila Burdett - 12/10/2018

Colleen, so sorry to read about your husband's passing....He'll be in my prayers..

John and Bambi McQuaid - 12/10/2018

We are so sorry for your loss.

James Norberg - 12/10/2018

So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing, my condolences to the Gaulin Family.

Mike Bastien - 12/10/2018

So Sorry to hear of Joes Passing I have many good memories, my condolences to your family

Deborah Jones - 12/10/2018

As a high school classmate of Joe's I am very sorry to hear of his passing. RIP Joe
Deborah (Masse) Jones.

Karen and Glenn - 12/10/2018

We will miss Joe very much , and hugs to the families.

Roger Boccanfuso - 12/10/2018

My prayers go out to the Gaulin family joe will be missed but not forgotten Rip my brother

Perry & Mona Caruso - 12/10/2018

We are so sorry for your loss Colleen our prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Joe was a great man you were blessed to have him xo

John and Judy Caldamone - 12/10/2018

So very sorry Joe, to hear of your Dads passing.. sending our sincere condolences to you, your Mom and your family..

Pamela Masucci - 12/10/2018

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences Colleen to you and your beautiful family. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. 🙏🏻 Connie, Lou, Pamela and family.

Cheryl Maggiacomo - 12/10/2018

Colleen, I am so very sorry for you and your family. Joe is at peace now. No more pain and suffering. He has his angel wings now. Cherish the memories you both shared as,a couple and a family. Know that he has eternal life and you will both meet again. My prayers deepest sympathies to the Gaulin-Mancuso Family.

Cj pepin - 12/10/2018

Joe you will be greatly missed. I’ll never forget all you have taught me. One one the greatest people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Rest easy brother

Jean Manocchia - 12/11/2018

Dear Colleen, Kenny,Elaine & family,
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Joe's passing. My deepest sympathy and affection goes out to you at this very difficult time. I know you have a great support system to lean on and in time thoughts and memories of Joe will comfort you and bring a smile to your face.
With deep affection

Gary Clark - 12/11/2018

So saddened to hear of Joe's passing. I will cherish the memories of him. May he rest in peace.

Barbara and Bruce Picard - 12/12/2018

Colleen we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time.

Charlene Reilly Paskoski - 12/12/2018

Dear Colleen and family,
You were all so loving and supportive to Joe during his hard fought battle with Cancer. Your loving bond was palpable. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.



Joe gaulin - 12/12/2018

There are no words so so sad so young l will always remember joe for his contagious laugh and smile and that sexy clift chin ! God Bless all of you. Keep his memories close to your heart! Lov, Deb Chick

Nathan Kirk - 12/13/2018

Brawlin Joe Gaulin you will be missed by many, certainly me. Block island vacations won’t be the same without you. My condolences to Colleen and family.

Luanne Bretanha Weintraub - 12/14/2018

I’m so sorry to hear of your lose Coleen and family. We all grew up together and Joe was always bigger than life even back then. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers are with you all.

Louis Marchetti - 12/16/2018

My condolences to Joe’s family he was a good person with a great sense of humor. Rest In Peace my friend...

Kilah Walters Clinton - 03/18/2019

My condolences to Joe's Family. Joe always made me laugh, kept all under his care safe while at work and was a trusted friend. Rest in Peace my friend, you were an asset to the community.

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