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Joseph P. Terranova

March 12, 1939 ~ June 23, 2017 (age 78)

Joseph P. Terranova, 78, of Clark Street, Westerly, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday morning, June 23, 2017 at the Westerly Hospital. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Nancy L. (Azzinaro) Terranova in 2014. Joseph is survived by his daughter, Mary-Jo Terranova, wife of Matthew Heroux, of Watertown, CT, his daughter, Anne-Marie (Terranova) Bailey of Westerly, six grandchildren, Andrew, Michael, Benjamin, Brandon, Kasey-Jo and Kelly-Anne Bailey, three great-grandchildren, Landon, Christian and Alaina Bailey, his brother, John “Shorty” Terranova of Westerly, his sisters, Florence Capizzano of Westerly and Virginia Craig of Stonington, his brother-in-law, Armondo “Chuck” Azzinaro of Westerly and many nieces and nephews. He was also pre-deceased by his grandson, Christopher Michael Bailey and his brothers and sisters, Frank, Roland, Rita and Bomina.

Mr. Terranova was born in Westerly on March 12, 1939, the son of the late Frank and Immaculata (Ritacco) Terranova. Joseph was a 1957 graduate of Westerly High School before proudly serving our country in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Italy. He was a Welding Inspector for many years at Electric Boat of Groton before retiring in 1994. Mr. Terranova was a lifelong devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Church and one of the first church members responsible for the Adoration Chapel at Immaculate where he prayed almost daily. He died on the Holy Day of our Feast of the Sacred Heart, to which he was also devoted. He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren and daughters who loved him dearly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High 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 Sunday from 4-7 pm at Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory, 64 Friendship Street, Westerly.

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 Service Information

June 25, 2017

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

Mass of Christian Burial
June 26, 2017

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
111 High Street
Westerly, RI 02891

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