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Gloria M. (Francazio) Chiaradio

February 25, 1922 ~ September 8, 2017 (age 95)

Gloria M. (Francazio) Chiaradio, 95, of Westerly, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday morning, September 8, 2017 at Apple Rehab/Clipper Home of Westerly. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Joseph A. Chiaradio. She is survived by her daughters, JoAnn Gawley and husband William of Westerly; Marilyn R. Olsson and husband Kenneth of Cos Cob, CT; three granddaughters: Lindsey Shamshoian and husband Aaron, Mary Miller and husband Nicholas, and Julie Olsson; three great-grandsons; and many beloved nieces and nephews. One of nine children, Gloria is also survived by her loving brother, Louis Francazio.

Mrs. Chiaradio was born in Providence on February 25, 1922, the daughter of the late Luigi and Ermelinda Francazio. After moving to Westerly in 1956 she has been very involved in many church and community organizations, including the Daughters of Isabella, the Rosary and Altar Society, the Red Hat Society, the Westerly Garden Club; and as a long-time volunteer for the Westerly Chamber of Commerce. She was a sales associate for many years at Bea Smith’s of Westerly. Gloria was also a proud and faithful fan of the New York Yankees.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm Street, Westerly. There is no procession from the funeral home. Burial will be private. Calling hours will take place on Monday, September 11, from 4:00-7:00 pm at Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory, 64 Friendship Street, Westerly.

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 Service Information

September 11, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rushlow Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory
64 Friendship Street
Westerly, RI 02891

Mass of Christian Burial
September 12, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Pius X
44 Elm Street
Westerly, RI 02891

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