Giemma Bauerle

Giemma M. Bauerle (Felicetti)

Sunday, January 31st, 2021
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Giemma M. (Felicetti) Bauerle, 104, of Westerly, passed away peacefully at home on January 31, 2021. She was the beloved wife for 57 years of the late George J. Bauerle, Jr.

Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of Francesco and Filomena (Rizzo) Felicetti.

Giemma was a lifelong resident of Westerly, a faithful communicant of St. Pius X Catholic Church and a member of the Calabrese Women’s Auxiliary.
She is survived by her sons George J. Bauerle, III and wife Michelle, David F. Bauerle and wife Jayne, son-in-law John Hamelin, 5 grandchildren Laurie (Tate) Pacecca and husband Robert, Chad Bauerle, Sarah (Bauerle) DosSantos and husband Daniel, Caitlyn (Bauerle) Bosworth and husband Brian, and Brenton Bauerle, 4 great-grandchildren, Adam G. Pacecca, Violet DosSantos and Caroline and Emma Bosworth, sister-in-law Julia Felicetti and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her daughter Anne M. (Bauerle) Hamelin, granddaughter Karen M. Tate, as well as three brothers and two sisters.

Giemma was devoted to her faith and her family and a wonderful cook and homemaker. As her husband always said she was “the best little wife in the world”.

Visiting hours are omitted. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, February 4, at 12 noon at St. Pius X Church, 45 Elm Street, Westerly. The Mass will also be live streamed for those who cannot attend at Burial will be private. Gaffney- Dolan Funeral Home, Westerly is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit

Heartfelt thanks to Westerly Hospital (Drs. Wilson, Main & McCormick as well as their nursing team), Westerly Ambulance Corp, Westerly PD, Karen Amaral of Tri-County CAA, Paula Dunn and Hector Munoz of Care Breaks/Diocese of Providence, Nursing Placement, Hope Hospice, Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, Margaret Ravenelle, Sheila Kuzmic, Father Ray, Father Michael and most especially the women who brought such beautiful loving care, kindness & joy into Giemma’s life - Luanne Radicioni, Toni Scott & Maria Allen.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice. In honor, memory and celebration of Giemma’s life pray the rosary & be kind to someone every day.
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    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 12:00pm
    St. Pius X Church
    45 Elm Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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karen st. peter

Posted at 01:46pm
I have such great memories of going to Grandpa’s on Christmas Eve and visiting Aunt Giemma and everyone! Much love to all of you and God bless

Sue Bookataub

Posted at 07:11pm
George and sorry for your loss

Nick Bottone Jr.

Posted at 03:59pm
Dear Dave, George, and Family
Sincere condolences and prayers for your Mom. 104 yrs. "young"! Truly Remarkable! And obviously, a truly remarkable Lady for so many years and, surely, so many wonderful memories for You all. She is now resting in God's eternal peace.
Sincerely, Nick Jr. & Barbara Bottone

Gerri (Moniz) Stiles

Posted at 05:24pm
Giemma was good friends with my mom, Mary Moniz. On my regular visits down to see my mom (I live in Maine), I would often pick her up and we'd all go shopping or take a ride to Watch Hill and go out for lunch and ice cream. Those girls loved to shop! One of their favorite places to go was Mystic Village. We had many good times there before I headed back to Maine. In fact, Ann Marie bought my mom's car (the white Buick) when mom could no longer drive.
I'm sorry that I did not know about Ann Marie's passing. We were such good friends all through school and she was a big help in caring for my mom before I brought her to Maine to live with me. She died at age 90 in 2007. I still miss her.
I remember meeting Adam; Ann Marie was so proud of him and liked to show him off like all good grandma's do! My condolences to your entire family.

Mary Knapp

Posted at 11:43am
I have so many happy memories of my husband's aunt Giemma. Every time we were able to visit Westerly, we made it a point to stop by and see her. She had a terrific sense of humor and her laugh was memorable. She told so many interesting stories about the family and growing up and living in Westerly. When you stopped by, she always had something to eat that she offered to share. My husband and I are going to miss her. It won't be the same when we visit Westerly without seeing her, God bless her surviving sons, George and David, spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the rest of the family. Cherish the memories you have of Giemma. Mary Knapp, Ridgeview, WV

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