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Josephine Piro Raimondo

June 27, 1931 — May 9, 2023

Josephine Piro Raimondo

Josephine Piro Raimondo of Cider Ln., Greenville died peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 with family at her bedside. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Raimondo for 58 years. She was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Peter P. Piro and Emilia (Calise) Piro. She was the exceptional, loving and devoted mother of Dr. Marianne Raimondo, Dr. Thomas Raimondo and US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. She was the proud and loving grandmother of Dr. Theresa Raimondo, Dr. Emilia Raimondo, Gianna Jasinski, Peter Jasinski, Thompson Moffit and Cecilia Moffit. She was the loving mother-in-law to David Jasinski, Dr. Sheila Raimondo and Andrew Moffit, and dear sister of the late John Piro.

Josephine was a graduate of Bryant College and employed as executive secretary in the office of personnel at the US Rubber Company. She was also awarded an Honorary Master's Degree in Human Relations from Bryant College. She was very active as a CCD teacher at Saint Philip Parish. She served as a Cub Scout den mother for many years and later on as a volunteer for Boy Scouts of America with her husband. She volunteered in the Alumni Office at LaSalle Academy. She was a communicant of Saint Philip Parish in Greenville, as well as Saint Mary Star of the Sea in Narragansett for many years and in her later years Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish in Johnston. She took greatest pride however as a devoted daughter caring for her parents in their later years, as a wonderful wife for 58 years, nurturing and supportive mother for 67 years and loving grandmother for the past 32 years.

Josephine said the most important things in life were God and family and this guided every day of her life. She and her husband placed a very strong emphasis on education and even stronger emphasis on family bonds and faith in God. She took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. She remained very close to all of her children and grandchildren and to her daughter and sons-in-law. She more than succeeded to keep God and family at the center of her life.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Robert Bellarmine Church, Johnston on Wednesday, May 24 at 10 a.m.  Burial will private. Visiting hours are Tuesday, May 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory 1278 Park Ave. Cranston RI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Robert Bellarmine Church Food Pantry, 1804 Atwood Ave., Johnston, RI 02919. Visit NardolilloFH.com for online condolences.

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