Garganese, June E. (Ryan)


June E. (Ryan) Garganese, 87, formerly of Beaver Avenue, Warwick, and a resident at Avalon Nursing Home, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2023.  She was the beloved wife of the late Bruno J. Garganese, to whom she was married for 64 years.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Ernest J. Ryan, Sr. and the late Della Mae (Zepp).  She lived in Warwick all her life, her earliest childhood memories being of all the time she spent at Rocky Point Park with her grandfather who made the salt water taffy.  She graduated from Gorton High School in 1953, and worked for Manufacturers Mutual Fire Insurance in the Turks Head Building.  After her children were grown, she returned to work at Ann & Hope for 20 years.

She leaves behind her three loving daughters, Cheryl Crone (and her partner Joe Mailloux) of Warwick, Lisa Pak (and her husband Al) of California, and Pamela Stahowiak of Warwick.  She leaves her beloved grandchildren, Lindsay Snodgrass (and husband Casey), Amanda Crone (and partner Brian Higginbotham), Lauren Stahowiak, Megan Alvares (and husband Austin), and Olivia Stahowiak; and beloved great-grandchildren, Madison Adams, and Camden and Avery Alvares.  She also leaves her best friend forever, Lorraine Peters (and her husband Tony).  She was the sister of the late Ernest Ryan, Jr. and John Ryan.

Her funeral service and visiting hours were held on Wednesday, March 22, in the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick.   Burial was in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or Meals on Wheels would be greatly appreciated.