83, passed away peacefully at his home in Cranston, RI in the presence of his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Jeanette (Sweet) Ferrucci for 63 years. Robert was born in Providence, RI on November 10, 1938 to Mario and Anna (Colore) Ferrucci. Bob owned the well-known and successful Oaklawn Hardware Store for 28 years, going on to become the Superintendent of Public Buildings for the City of Cranston for 15 years and later serving for the Rhode Island Convention Center. Although Rhode Island was his home, his heart resided in Aruba for nearly 40 years, while also spending time traveling and playing his favorite card games in different countries. He was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Saint Joseph’s Men’s Guild and enjoyed singing in the choir.
He was the brother of the late Mario (Shirley) Ferrucci and Anthony (Mary) Ferrucci and the brother-in-law of Pat (Flora) Izzo. He is survived by his daughters Lori O’Shea (Barry Edelstein), Lynn Pickering (Kenneth) and Lu-Ann Ramsey. He’s also survived by his five grandchildren; Tyler (Beth) O’Shea, Casey O’Shea, Ryan Pickering, Adam Ramsey and Zachary Ramsey with whom he was very close. He proudly mentored them to adulthood and stood at the ready to help them navigate life’s challenges.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10:00 am in Immaculate Conception Church at 237 Garden Hills Drive Cranston, RI 02920. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 22324, New York, NY 10087 or visit their website.
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