86, of Warwick, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Lucille (Forti) Patriarca. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Bernardo and Genouffa (Bocchino) Patriarca. Anthony was a professional photographer and also worked at Rhode Island College for 26years until his retirement at age 79; he was also a Korean War Air Force veteran.
Besides his wife he is survived by his loving children Cynthia Patriarca of Foxboro, MA, Michael Patriarca and his wife Diane of Dedham, MA, and Jean DeFusco and her husband Anthony of Cranston. He was also the dear brother of Rose Bartolomeo and her husband Joseph of Cranston and cherished grandfather of Jacob Patriarca and his wife Lizah, Samantha Patriarca, Kayla and Benjamin DeFusco.
Anthony was an avid gardener and talented artist/woodworker. He enjoyed giving away many fresh vegetables to family and neighbors. Anthony also created Intarsia art (ancient inlay wood art); his most popular piece being The Last Supper. He donated many pieces to St. Kevin’s church and other organizations.
His funeral will be held on Monday at 9 am from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory 1278 Park Ave., Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Kevin’s Church, Warwick. Burial with military honors will take place in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston. VISITING HOURS: Sunday 4- 8 pm.