Giuseppe Gencarelli, beloved husband of 60 years of Elena Gencarelli, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at the age of 82. Born in Acri, Italy, he was the son of the late Angela Gencarelli.
On April 10, 1968, Giuseppe, his wife Elena, and his two eldest sons immigrated to the United
States with hopes of opportunity, security, and stability. Shortly after arriving in the US,
Giuseppe was employed by Wyman Gordon where he spent over 25 years of service. He also
worked as a landscaper to support his family, taking great pride tending to his own garden as
well as those of his family and friends. He cherished his Italian heritage, and instilled the values
of family and tradition within all of his children. When he wasn’t working to support his family,
Giuseppe enjoyed the company of his friends and family, sharing a glass of homemade wine,
playing a friendly game of bocce, and showcasing his beloved fig trees.
In addition to his beloved wife Elena, he leaves behind their six children, Angelo Gencarelli
(Tracy), Edward Gencarelli (Gwendolyn), Nancy Smithey (Mark), Frank Gencarelli, George
Gencarelli (Carolyn), and Joseph Gencarelli (Melissa); two sisters, Annunziata Crocco, and
Elena Magliari; nine grandchildren, Michael (Katy), Brian (Tessa), Edward Jr., Jacob, Joshua,
Aaron, Alexa, Gabriella, and Mila; and one great granddaughter Quinn. He was predeceased by
his son Attilio Gencarelli.
The family would like to thank the team at Hope Health Hospice for their exceptional care and
support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Health Hospice and Palliative Care
1085 North Main Street, Providence RI or to St Clare Church, 62 Crandall Avenue, Westerly RI.
Visiting hours will be held at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce Street, Westerly on
Monday, February 28 from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Clare
Church, 62 Crandall Avenue, Westerly on Tuesday, March 1 at 10am. There is no procession to
church from the funeral home. Entombment will follow at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly. For
online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com