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Michael Louis DeSimone

January 3, 1952 — February 16, 2024

Michael Louis DeSimone

72, of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, February 16, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Elaine (Moretti) DeSimone for 41 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Patrick and Mary (DiRienzo) DeSimone.

After Michael graduated from Cranston West in 1969, he enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserve and then began his educational journey at  CCRI, later obtaining a B.S. in Engineering at Roger Williams University. While balancing family life and work, he was most proud to have earned his JD from New England School of Law, kickstarting a career in private practice for over twenty years. Michael’s passion for practicing law went from the courtroom to the classroom and taught Business Law at various institutions including CCRI, Roger Williams University and New England Tech.

In 2016, Michael and his wife Elaine retired to Jupiter, Florida, which they called their home away from home for more than seventeen years. Michael was a man of intellect with a dry sense of humor. He was generous, loyal, and had an enormous heart. He will be remembered for all the love  he shared with his friends and family.

Besides his wife Elaine, he is survived by his loving daughters, Christina Perlov and her husband Pavel of Hopkinton, MA, Claire O’Connor and her husband Matthew of Sudbury, MA; cherished grandchildren, Ava & Camille Perlov, and Jack, Cameron & Drew O’Connor. He was the son in law of Claire Moretti and dear brother of the late Patrick DeSimone.

Visitation will be held in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Monday, February 19, 2024 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Inurnment will take place on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 2:00pm in the Sts. Peter & Paul Mausoleum in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. The funeral procession will form outside the main gates of St. Ann Cemetery at 1:45pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or online at:

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Monday, February 19, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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1278 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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