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Obituary for Maria Gabrielle (Giardino)

Westerly – Maria (Giardino) Gabrielle, 92, of Westerly, RI, peacefully entered into the Lord’s embrace on Monday, November 12, 2018. Born in Acri, Cosenza, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Angelina Giardino and the wife of the late Frederico Gabrielle.

Maria was a devout Catholic who loved taking walks, going to the beach and playing Bingo with her friends at the Pace Adult Center. She was a loving mother who was always on the go, enjoyed visiting friends and was happiest surrounded by her family, sharing homemade Italian food and wine.

She is survived by her sisters, Grazia Ferraro and Elena Gaccione of Pawcatuck, CT and Assunta DeBartolo of Westerly, RI and stepdaughter Sister Mary Angelus of Warwick, RI. She was predeceased by brothers, Salvatore and Carmine Giardino; sisters, Annina Fiori, Rosina Giardino, and Giusapella Ferraro; daughter Joyce Ruggiero; step children Fred Gabrielle, Eleanor Capizzano and Christine Esposito; and granddaughter Ann Marie Mann.

She lives on in her four children: Anna Mann and husband, Joe; Angelina Gingerella and husband, Neil; Rita Pellegrino and husband, Joe; and David Gabrielle and wife, Anne. She leaves behind her beloved ten grandchildren: Alfred, Angela, Kim, Joe, Andrew, Jessica, Jillian, Mark, Michael and Lia and ten great grandchildren: Ryan, Ben, Austin, Dylan, Sienna, Capri, Noah, Natalie, Andrew, and Thomas as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly, RI on Friday, November 16, from 10:00am – 11:30am immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly. Burial will be at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly. For on-line condolences please visit