Joseph Gentile

Joseph R. "Ronnie" Gentile

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
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Joseph “Ronnie” Gentile, beloved husband of Cheryol (Knowles) Gentile, of Jamestown and formerly of Groton, CT, passed away at South County Hospital on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at the age of 85.

Born in Pawcatuck, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen Gentile.

Joseph worked as a baker for Gulino’s Bakery in Pawcatuck for many years. In his younger days he enjoyed boating, camping and skeet shooting however, later in life came to especially enjoy life on the farm and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his four children, Shirley Urban of Guilford, CT, Pat Pacific of Milford, CT, Michael Gentile of Pawcatuck and James Gentile of Ashaway; three step-children, Charlene Ryerson and Cherrilynn Bisbano, both of Warwick and Jessie Dutra of Jamestown; his brother John Gentile of Westerly; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by his sister Dorothy Gentile and two brothers, Charles McGowan and Robert Gentile.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside funeral service at 11am on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at First Hopkinton Cemetery, Chase Hill Road, Ashaway. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 11:00am
  • Interment

    First Hopkinton Cemetery


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Posted at 09:51pm
I always enjoyed his company and the many visits. I miss those good times. He is at peace. My sympathies to Cheri, the Gentile and Dutra Families. Remember the good times and stay close. He is in my prayers.


Posted at 08:02am
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Debra mosena

Posted at 10:13pm
Uncle Ronnie we had many good time through the years. You took us boating through the younger years. You let us stay in your camper at Strawberry park in the summer. We really enjoyed that very much. I loved working with you at Guild Musical with Aunt Dot. It was nice seeing family everyday. I will never forget my giraffe notebook you bought me as a child, because I couldn't say it right. It was nice not that long ago you brought it up. I also loved sleeping over your house with the girls growing up. I was so excited when you two got married. Finally girls in the family. You will be missed and you were definitely loved...

Susan Hart

Posted at 11:48pm
Dear Shirley, Chery and family of Joe Gentile,

I am very sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.

My deepest sympathy to Shirley and Chery and to all of Joe’s family.

May peace be with you and happy memories of Joe surround you.

Susan Hart

Nancy Semco

Posted at 11:12pm
Dear Cheryol and Family,
I am sorry for your loss and pray for God's comfort and peace. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27 Love, Nancy Semco

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