Claire J. Cotoia


Claire J. Cotoia, 88, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2023. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Cotoia. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Josephine (Basso) Fratus. She was the beloved mother of Cynthia M. Peloso and her husband Thomas Hogan, Thomas J. Cotoia and his wife LaNelle Cotoia, and the late William G. Cotoia. She was the loving grandmother of Stephen Peloso, Kimberly Harvey, Christopher Correia and Eric Correia; and the loving great-grandmother of Anthony, Brianna, Christopher, Sara, John, and Morgan. She also leaves her brother George Fratus and the late Kenneth Fratus, and sister-in-law the late Mary Fratus.

Claire was devoted to her husband and family and her greatest enjoyment was spending time with them.   She also loved spending time by the ocean.

A visitation will be held on Monday, January 30, from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. in St. Gregory the Great Church, Cowesett Road, Warwick, RI. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to VNA of Care New England Hospice in 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI.

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