Joseph F. Gagliardi, 86, of Warwick, passed away on January 5, 2013 at the Greenwich Bay Retirement Living Facility, in East Greenwich. He was the husband of Freda A. (Newman) Gagliardi. They were married for 25 years.
Born in Cranston, he was the son of the late Vito and Filomena (DePalma) Gagliardi. Prior to retirement, Joe worked for Sunbeam Appliances as a repairman. He also served his country proudly in the United States Army, and was a volunteer fireman with the East Greenwich Fire Department. He was an avid gardener. Joe loved being outside and had a great love for animals.
Besides his wife; he leaves four children, John J. Gagliardi, James Gagliardi, Tina Erwin, and Debbie Keough, five step-children, Debbie Lee, Donna Saika Messineo, Doreen Stiedele, John Messineo, and Steven Messineo; five loving grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Vickie Gagliardi.
Joseph’s funeral with visitation will begin on Friday, January 11, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road (Rt. 117) Warwick, with a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery, East Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908. For directions and online condolences, please visit: www.boyleandsonfuneralhome.com