Susan A. Montanaro


SUSAN A. (GABEL) MONTANARO 64, of Cranston, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 29, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Joseph A. Montanaro for 41 years; loving mother of Nicole D’Amato, mother-in-law of Matthew J. D’Amato and doting grandmother to Ian and Abigail. From Greenville, RI, Susan was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy (Higgins) Gabel. She was predeceased by her brother Frank Gabel, Jr. Susan was an employee of Travelers Insurance Co. for 13 years, then employed by the State of RI Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit, Dept. of Labor and Training for 25 years. After retirement Susan spent time enjoying her hobbies. Susan was a fantastic baker and phenomenal cook. She particularly enjoyed sharing cuisine ideas with her son in law, while chatting about the latest reality and home design shows with her daughter. Susan’s greatest love was her family. She created a loving home with her best friend and husband Joseph. Susan truly enjoyed creating special Holiday traditions, and family vacations. She cherished time with her grandchildren, cooking, shopping and especially cuddling on the couch watching movies. Susan also adored her French Bulldog Rocco. Your family misses you more than words can express. Funeral from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Saturday at 10:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Mary’s Church, Cranston. VISITING HOURS will be held on Saturday morning from 9:00 – 10:00 am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL), 34 Elbow St., Providence, RI 02903. Visit for online condolences.