Andrew A. “Andy” Rounds, 70, of Providence

Posted 9/15/20

Andrew A. “Andy” Rounds, age 70, of Providence, R.I. (formerly of Bristol) passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, comforted by his wife. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Meehan Roll, …

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Andrew A. “Andy” Rounds, 70, of Providence

Posted

Andrew A. “Andy” Rounds, age 70, of Providence, R.I. (formerly of Bristol) passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, comforted by his wife. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Meehan Roll, Ed.D. to whom he was happily married for eight years.

Born in Fall River, Mass., Andy was the son of the late Elmer A. and Rhea (Mainville) Rounds. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his stepson, Gregory Meehan Roll; his sister, Helen “Tina” Barboza, Ph.D.; his brother, Kenneth B. Rounds; and ten nieces. He was the brother of the late Rhea Eshelman and Daniel J. Rounds.

A graduate of Bristol High School, Class of 1968, Andy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Rhode Island in 1972. A veteran of the United States Army, he served in Korea during the Vietnam Era.

Andy spent his career working in the food service industry, managing restaurants, including

The Newport Creamery, and owning/running Riccotti’s on Federal Hill in Providence until his retirement.

Characterized as a gentleman by all who knew him, Andy was a good, respectful, and honorable man, placing his devotion to family before all else. He chose to live life simply, never craving materialism but, with his wife by his side, he always felt like a rich man.

A quiet and easy-going soul, Andy was also a keen observer with a piercing intelligence and an indefatigable, dry wit. Andy consistently led his life congruent to his values, promoting essential kindness and leaving his family and friends with sweet and cherished memories of the legacy he left behind.

In his honor, please consider a random act of kindness to someone in need.

Arrangements are private and in the care of the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, Warren. To leave a note of condolence, please visit www.wilbur-romano.com.  Memorial services will be held in the near future.

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