83, of Cranston, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late John L. Croce. Born in Providence, Ermelinda was a daughter of the late Angelo and Luisa (Finocchio) Russillo.
She is survived by her loving children, John L. Croce, Linda T. McCumiskey and her husband John, Gina Monteiro and her husband Joseph, and Lisa M. Benton and her husband James, all of Cranston. Ermelinda was the cherished grandmother of Jessica Waterman, John McCumiskey, James Benton Jr, Sarina Lake, Joseph Monteiro and Tara Monteiro. She was the great-grandmother of Lily and Alex, and dear sister of the late Antonio Russillo, Vincenzo Russillo, and Evelyn Russillo.
Her funeral will be held from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Wednesday, December 4th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church, Cranston at 10:00 a.m. VISITING HOURS will be on Tuesday, December 3rd, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Inurnment will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
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