Giuseppa DeBartolo

Giuseppa DeBartolo (Groccia)

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Giuseppa “Josephine” (Groccia) DeBartolo, beloved wife of Vincenzo E. DeBartolo for nearly 68 years, of Westerly, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the age of 85.

Born in Acri, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Marianna Groccia. She was predeceased by her brother Luigi of Acri, and her sister Giulia Gaccione of Westerly. She is survived by her sister Maria “Nancy” Tenuta of Westerly.

Josephine retired from Yardney Electric (Pawcatuck, CT) in 2001 following many years of employment. She was a communicant of St. Pius X Church and her parish community was very dear to her. She always enjoyed volunteering for fried dough fundraisers. Josephine loved to cook for her family, which included several special events. Weekly Sunday dinners and holiday celebrations were a must and they were delicious! She often prepared plates of food and gathered garden goodies to share with family and friends. She kept a beautiful home and it was always a place of gathering.

In addition to her husband Vincenzo, she will be deeply missed by her daughter Margaret Ravenelle; her grandchildren, Vanessa (Michael) Harwood, Brian (Meghan) Ravenelle, Brandon (Amy) Raiche , and twins Lucas and Lindsay Raiche; and her 5 cherished great-grandchildren, Jacob, Samson, Norah, Madelyn and Charlotte, all of Westerly. Josephine will also be missed by a large extended family including several nieces and nephews. She was sadly predeceased by her beloved daughter Ann Marie and son-in-law Gary Raiche.

Visiting hours are omitted. Burial is respectfully private. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Tuesday, September 29th at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St., Westerly. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit
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  • Service

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Pius X Church
    45 Elm Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Interment

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Salvatore Perrone

Posted at 02:22pm
Condoglianze dal nipote Salvatore Perrone e famiglia , figlio di Angelina DeBartolo (Acri, Italy)
Purtroppo ci siamo visti poche volte , ma ho molti ricordi di ciò che mi ha raccontato mia madre.
Mando un forte abbraccio ai suoi cari!

Cindy Turner

Posted at 11:29pm
My dear friends Margaret, Vanessa and Brian, Kerry and I send our love, hugs and prayers to you during this difficult time. One of our fond memories we have about Your mom and nonny is a time Margaret took us to her mom’s house. When we sat down at the table to visit, the table was completely cleared. Nonny asked us if we wanted anything to eat and you know it doesn’t do any good to say no thank you to food in an Italian woman’s home. I’m not sure how many times she went to the refrigerator but Before we knew it, the table was completely covered with all kinds of food, deserts and the soupy. Such a banquet and wonderful feelings of breaking bread together. Imagine the banquet table she now sits at and who she is breaking bread with now! May the devine mercy of Jesus wash over you to heal you and bring you His love and peace. Cindy and Kerry

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