Claire A. (Paolino) Cook


Claire A. (Paolino) Cook, 80, formerly of Warwick, passed away on January 1, 2021 at her home in Johnston following a long illness. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Nicola and Angelina (Contillo) Paolino.

Claire was a 1962 graduate of Rhode Island College, completing her Masters in Education in 1975. She was an English teacher in the Warwick Public School system for 29 of her 30 year career.

She is survived by her loving children, Christopher Cook (Dawn), Cynthia Larochelle and Stephanie Mizukami (Michael). She was the cherished grandmother of David and Stephen Brochu (Cynthia). She was the sister of Jean Iannucci and the late Richard Paolino.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19th, at 3 p.m. in the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston, with visiting hours from 1-3 p.m. Burial will be private. Visit for online condolences.


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