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Joan A. (Masello) Watkinson

May 9, 1934 — May 12, 2024

Cranston

Joan A. (Masello) Watkinson

90, of Cranston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2024.  Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Maria (Rosa) Masello.  Mrs. Watkinson and her late husband were the owners of Industrial Refrigeration Corporation for decades.  Her sharp mind was second only to her quick wit which provided endless laughter to her family that loved her dearly.  

She is survived by her loving children, Gail Grossi and husband William Grossi of Warwick, James Watkinson and wife Catherine Watkinson of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Olivia Byron and husband Derek Byron of Cranston, Joshua Izzi and wife Kimberly Izzi of Cranston, Zachary Izzi and wife Anastasiya Izzi of Sparta, NJ and Amanda Watkinson of Lincoln; seven great-grandchildren, Carter and Tenley Izzi, Madison and Micah Byron, Easton Izzi, Zoe Izzi and Camilla Izzi.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, May 17th at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Cranston.  Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.  Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, P.O. Box 96105, Washington, DC 20090-6105. (https://www.ifcj.org/)

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Past Services

Mass

Friday, May 17, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Immaculate Conception Church (Oaklawn Avenue)

237 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston, RI 02920

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Interment

Friday, May 17, 2024

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