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Obituary for Joseph R. "Ronnie" Gentile

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