Rocco Pompei, 90, Riverside

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Rocco Pompei, 90, of Read Street, Riverside, died peacefully on February 22, 2014.  He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Bruseny) Pompei. Born in Barrington, a son of the late Rocco R. and Theresa (Ferri) Pompei, he lived in Riverside for 65 years.

Mr. Pompei was a United States Army Veteran serving during World War II.

Besides his wife of 65 years, he is survived by two sons; Richard F. Pompei and his wife Christine of Riverside and Stephen R. Pompei and his partner Christopher Utter of Providence, four grandchildren; Richard F. Pompei Jr., Amy E. Desorcy, Jason Fournier and Benjamin Fournier and six great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Mary Vallenti, Helen Arico, Angelina Sousa, Albert, Philip and Guerino Pompei.

His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., Riverside, at 10 a.m.. Calling hours and flowers were respectfully omitted. Contributions in Rocco’s memory to the RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, R.I., 02915, would be deeply appreciated.

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