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Arthur L. RavenelleMarch 16, 1924 ~ December 16, 2017 (age 93)
Arthur L. Ravenelle, 93, of State Street, Westerly, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday morning, December 16, 2017 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Minnie H. (Liguori) Ravenelle of Westerly, his daughter, Michelle D. Jacobson – wife of William of Westerly, his daughter, Joy M. Fidrych – wife of Mark of Westerly, his grandchildren, Cory Jacobson – husband of Justine, Ryan Jacobson, Renee Fidrych and Mark Fidrych, his great-grandchildren, Andrew Jacobson and Liam Jacobson, his brothers, Albert Ravenelle and Kenneth Ravenelle, his sisters, Rhea Lenihan and Rita Adriano and many nieces and nephews. Arthur was pre-deceased by his brothers, Edmond and Eugene and his sisters, Irene Neugent and Lillian Ravenelle.
Mr. Ravenelle was born in Westerly on March 16, 1924, the son of the late Ubald and Rose (Cardinal) Ravenelle. Arthur was a very proud United States Army Veteran of World War II. He served in the 111th Chemical Warfare Company and fought in the battles of Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland. He earned the European-African-Middle East Theatre Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Campaign Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He became a machinist for many years at Maxson’s Automatic of Westerly, retiring in 1989. Arthur was a member of the Amancio-Falcone-Gaccione Post #8955 Veterans of Foreign Wars of Westerly and a communicant at St. Pius X Church. Arthur loved nothing more than being with his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm Street, Westerly. There will be no procession from the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will take place at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly. Calling hours will take place on Wednesday from 4-6 pm at Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory, 64 Friendship Street, Westerly.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm Street, Westerly, RI 02891.
For online condolences, please go to www.rushlowiacoifuneralhome.com