Angelo V. Quaranto


Angelo V. Quaranto
World War II Navy veteran
Angelo V. Quaranto, 94, of Warwick, passed away on October 4, 2011. He was the husband of the late Vincenza (Rizzo) Quaranto. Born in Providence, a son of the late Leonardo and Lucia (DiGiulio) Quaranto, he lived in Warwick for most of his life. As a youth, Angelo was a star wrestler for the Federal Hill House team, and went to the National Amateur Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre as a gunner aboard the USS Canberra, which was seriously damaged by kamikazes and a torpedo bomber in the Aerial Battle of Taiwan-Okinawa on October 13, 1944. After the war, he returned to Rhode Island and married Vincenza Rizzo, and worked with his brother Joseph, as co-proprietor of Morris Live Poultry Co. He was also a state employee at Rhode Island College for over 20 years.
He is survived by five sons, Leonard Quaranto and his wife Nancy of London, England, Gerald Quaranto and his wife Barbara, Kenneth Quaranto and Barbara Carroll-Quaranto, and Ronald Quaranto and his wife Lynn, all of Warwick, and Mark Quaranto and his wife Barbara of Margate, Fla.; three sisters, Catherine Curreri of Cumberland, Nilda Martucci of Smithfield, and Theresa Capuano of Cranston and West Palm Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Albert and Joseph Quaranto, and Mary Masciarelli.
His funeral will be held on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. from the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict Church, 135 Beach Avenue, Warwick. Burial with military honors will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.