Jo-Ann (LaPolla) Ragosta

October 11, 1957 ~ September 10, 2020 (age 62)


 62, of West Warwick, passed away September 10, 2020.  Jo-Ann will be remembered by those closest to her as a person who always put her family first.  She was a loving & devoted daughter, sibling, mother & grandmother.  An accomplished violinist, Jo-Ann graduated from URI with a double major in education & music.  Her career included work as a teacher, paralegal & working at LaPolla Motors, her family’s business.  Jo-Ann spent the last two decades working as a dedicated employee of the Narragansett Bay Commission as well as volunteering her time to serve on the board of directors of the Providence Performing Arts Center.

Jo-Ann is survived by her parents, Joseph & Beverly (Ferri) LaPolla of Cranston, her sister Valerie Villucci & her husband Louis of Hope Valley, her son Dominic Ragosta & his wife Stephanie of Cranston, her son Daniel Ragosta & his wife Stephanie or Warwick, and her two granddaughters Olivia & Scarlett.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions , her funeral services, and burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on behalf of Jo-Ann to the American Cancer Society by visiting


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