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Obituary for Mary A. Gentile

Mary A. (Cherenzia) Gentile, 93, of Pond St., Westerly, passed away at the Westerly Health Center on May 18, 2021. She was the wife of the late Pasquale “Pat” Gentile.

Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of the late James and Josephine Cherenzia.

Mary worked as a saleswoman and buyer for McCormick’s Department Store for many years and was a devoted communicant of Immaculate Conception Church.

She will be dearly missed by her two children, Vincent A. Gentile and wife Evie of Pawcatuck and Patricia E. Gentile of Westerly; and three half-brothers, Anthony Cherenzia and James Cherenzia, both of Westerly and Joseph Cherenzia of Charlestown; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Anne Vangieri and Rose Magni; and half-sister Nancy Cherenzia.

A visiting hour will be held at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly on Tuesday, May 25 from 8:30am-9:30am, immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly. Burial will take place at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly. For online condolences please visit