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Salvatore R. DiChiara

September 26, 1935 ~ November 18, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary

Salvatore R. DiChiara, 86, formerly of North Providence, Rhode Island before his final years in Solivita, Poinciana Florida, passed away on November 18, 2021 at Merrill Gardens Assisted Living in Champions Gate Florida, where he resided this past year after a long illness.

 


Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Aveta) DiChiara, the husband of the late Claire L. (Kelley) DiChiara, and also predeceased by his beautiful grandson Daniel DiChiara, dear sister Jennie Court and brother Vincent DiChiara.  Sal is survived by six children and their families, Diane Dumas and John Neader, David DiChiara and his wife Marisa, Steven DiChiara and his wife Tammy, Linda and her husband Christopher Smith, Richard DiChiara, Michele and her husband Steven Santangini, one brother Victor DiChiara & sister in-law Beverly, ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and their families.

 


An upholsterer and custom furniture maker by trade for many years with State Upholstery & Ro-Art Upholstery & Interiors of Cranston, he concluded his career with the State of Rhode Island as Supervisor for the state's supply and services office until retirement.  He also served part time in the Army National Guard from 1954-1963, a Knight of Columbus in Providence and an Elk Member in his final years in Florida.

 


Sal’s passion for life was exceeded only by his love for his family and friends.  He was full of joy, laughter, and mischief with a true love for opera and music of many genres, especially Pavarotti and Sinatra “My Way”.

 


In addition to his faith, he enjoyed travel, golf, socializing with friends, cooking, entertaining, story telling and reading.  He was always the light of the room and the life of the party,  leaving all who met him with a story of wisdom, a laugh, a song and a smile... everyone was family.  He traveled the world in his retired years with dear friends of Solivita and enjoyed each day to the fullest.  He was loved & dear to so many, especially his entire family who he was most proud of…he will be sadly missed. 

 


We are especially grateful to Merrill Gardens of Champions Gate Staff in Davenport, Florida who he referred to as his “Angels”, Cornerstone Hospice of Kissimmee, FL  all exceeding his care with love in his final days. Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Crematory Kissimmee, FL - a celebration of life will be held at a later date for all friends of Florida.

 


A devoted Catholic, a Mass of Christian Burial with be celebrated 11am on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 239 Regent Avenue, Providence, RI 02908 where his family legacy began and to which relatives and friends are invited, following a burial at St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI. 

 

Visiting hours are respectfully omitted for family only.  In lieu of flowers, donations to The Daniel R. DiChiara Scholarship Fund (in memory of his late grandson Daniel - for Smithfield High School future education) will be greatly appreciated.  Address c/o 93 Bella Vista Circle, Chepachet, RI 02814.  


 

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Services

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
December 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church
179 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
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Burial
Friday
December 3, 2021

12:00 PM
Saint Francis Cemetery
163 Smithfield Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860
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Donations

The Daniel R. DiChiara Scholarship Fund
c/o 93 Bella Vista Circle, Chepachet RI 02814

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