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Carmine Cece

September 14, 1932 — June 9, 2023

Cranston

Carmine Cece

Carmine Orazio Cece, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully, June 9, 2023, surrounded by his adoring family. Restaurateur for over 50 years; Carmine’s Sub Shop; Contractor of beautiful homes in Western Cranston, R.I., as well as an entrepreneur. Born and raised in Castelnuovo Parano, Pr. Frosinone, Italy on September 14, 1932. Carmine took great pride in feeding the community with his great ethnic foods- most notably his “potato, pepperoni, and egg sub.”

A man that came to this country at the age at 16 after enduring WWII in Italy: committed to making the American Dream his reality, through a strong work ethic. He was one of the original Food Truck Vendors in the State of Rhode Island. Going to Brown University and Providence College, feeding the students after their basketball games. Many times, Providence Journal came calling to do an expose on him, he always respectfully declined. He was an opera enthusiast truly appreciating Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Lucciano Pavarotti, and Andrea Bocelli. Carmine was an aficionado of the accordion, delighting family and friends.

Carmine was predeceased by his parents, Giovanni Antonio Cece and Maria Giuseppa DeSimone, his dear brother Ralph, and cherished sister Rosa Papa and her husband Antonio. Also, his beloved brother, Arthur Cece and his wife Antonia. He was also predeceased by his dear niece and nephew, Mary Jo Vaccari (nee Cece) and Robert Cece, Esq., all from N.J. He also had a loving Macera family in R. I. in laws that loved him. Predeceased by dear sisters-in-law and brother in laws Maria DeBellis and Lucio Debellis; Raffelina Macera and Pasquale Macera; Natalie Crispino and Giovanni Crispino; Elisa Macera and Gennaro Macera; Maria Macera and niece and nephew Anna D’Urso (nee Debellis) and Nicholas DeBellis. He also leaves his loving wife of 65 years Rosa Maddelena (nee Macera) and 3 beloved children: Marie Cece-Michael, Dr. John Cece and Carmine Cece, Jr. He was also the cherished grandfather and adored his grandson: Joseph Carmine Michael. He is survived by his dear sister-in-law Jennie Cece and cherished in-laws; brother-in law; Amato Macera and sister-in-law Amilia and brother-in-law Gerardo LaQuale. Many nieces and nephews in N.J. and R.I. Flowers are kindly omitted. The Family expresses gratitude to Dr. Ralph Santoro of True-care Medical. A special thank you to the Drs., nurses and staff at R.I. Hospital, Roger Williams Hospital, Lady of Fatima, and Morgan Health Center. Funeral arrangements will be respectfully private.

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