Sabato J. "Sonny" Stanzione, 79, Bristol


Mr. Sabato J. "Sonny" Stanzione, age 79, of 219 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital.

He was born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, he was a son of the late Gaetano T. and Mary P. (Pagano) Stanzione.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He was the senior custodian for the Bristol Public Schools for many years retiring in 1997. Mr. Sabato was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Bristol.

He is survived by two children, Gina L. Stanzione of Fall River, Mass. and Stewart A. Stanzione of Bristol; three grandchildren, Stephanie Hudon, Cameron and Cody Stanzione; a great-granddaughter, Lillyanna Brightman; a brother, Bartholomew C. Stanzione, of Barrington; four sisters, Catherine S. Marshall and Bernadette Tavares, both of Bristol, Frances A. Posta, of Barrington, and Stella Mae Sousa of Rumford.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Stephen J. Stanzione.

A Mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at St. Mary's Church in Bristol.

Burial with military honors followed at St. Mary's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, 2nd Floor, Framingnham, MA 01701 or online at

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