Deborah Ann Cipriano


Deborah Ann (Smith) Cipriano, age 61, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.  She was the wife of the late Barry Cipriano.  Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Veronica (Estrella) Smith and the late LeRoy C. Smith, Sr. 
Deb earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Salve Regina University where she graduated with Honors.  She was employed by Foxwoods Casino where she worked for 25 years.  Deb loved the beach and enjoyed playing Roulette.  She had a kind heart and gave a great deal to charities; some called her the “friend of the friendless.” Deb cherished spending time with family and friends. 
She was the loving mother of Barry Cipriano, Jr.; caring sister of LeRoy C. Smith, Jr. (Mary Jane Miguel), and Michael W. Smith (wife, Kelley); aunt of Brianna, Karissa, Kyle, Michael, and Kaitlyn; and great-aunt of Jade. Deb also leaves behind Cordell Cudworth, III and Adam Cudworth whom she helped raise.
Her funeral will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave, Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane, Warwick.  Her burial will follow in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.  Visiting hours will be held from 5-8pm on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Tomorrow Fund, RI Hospital Campus, POB Suite 422, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903.
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