John Pellegrino

John E. Pellegrino Jr.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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John E. Pellegrino Jr. of High Street, Westerly passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the age 58.

Born in Westerly he was the son of the late John E. and Sophie Pellegrino Sr.
John had been employed as an accountant with the US Sub Base for many years. He was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan and was also a life member of the Calabrese Society. John had a keen interest in politics. He loved a good debate. His life was difficult, facing many physical challenges, but Johnny always looked at the bright side of life. He loved being with his family and friends, and cared dearly for his nieces and nephews.

He leaves three sisters, Jeanne Tretton of Warwick, RI, and Mary Ann Bousquet (Joe) and Janet Cochran, both of Westerly; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 5-7pm at Gaffney - Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce Street, Westerly. A graveside Funeral Service will take place at 11am on Wednesday at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Cobblestone Lane, Westerly. For online condolences please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 11:00am
  • Interment

    St. Sebastian Cemetery
    WESTERLY, RI 02891


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Kathy and Michael Shalkowski

Posted at 07:21pm
Mary Ann Bousquet and family, so sorry for your loss please accept our condolences.
Love, Kathy and Mike Shalkowski
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Carolyn Longolucco

Posted at 04:16pm
Jeanne, Mary Ann and Janet,
My sincerest condolences on the loss of your brother. He was an inspiration to many, I'm sure. May God grant him the peace he so clearly deserves.

Nick Bottone Jr

Posted at 01:47pm
To a great (neighbor) and (friend) over the many years of our connecting roads in the "old neighborhood". John was truly a terrific and fine gentleman. A bright personality who made us all smile constantly in our many interactions together. He had a unique and sophisticated manner about himself that was always present! Shocked and saddened by his sudden departure. My wife Barbara and I send our sincerest condolences. - With Sincere Sympathy, Nick Jr. & Barbara Bottone

Peter Cillino & Family

Posted at 12:36pm
My sincere condolences to the Pellegrino family. The tragedy that occurred in John's youth could have happened to anyone in our neighborhood. But, the courage and dignity of John and his family was and always will be inspiring. I can recall many days John and his dad walking together. Always positive and friendly. What a great family. I'm saddened by John's passing but will always recall his strength.

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