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Mrs. Irene T. (Martelly) Saviano

October 15, 1930 ~ November 16, 2017 (age 87)

The Piano Brothers

Mrs. Irene T. (Martelly) Saviano, age 87 of Constitution Street, Bristol, died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s Manor, Bristol. She was the wife of the late Vincent J. Saviano, Jr., her husband of 51 years who preceded her in death in June of 2002. Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, she was a daughter of the late Henry J. and Helen (Gamelin) Martelly. A graduate of Colt Memorial High School, Class of 1948, after graduating she worked for several years as a switch board operator for the former Smith’s Manufacturing Company, formerly of Bristol, then a homemaker for most of her life. Irene enjoy spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, reading, playing cards and games with family and friends, and traveling. She was an avid bowler and spent many years bowling in leagues with her late husband. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Bristol. She is survived by four children; twins Diane J. Saviano and Donna H. Moorachian (Gerald Benjamin), both of Naples, FL; Vincent J. Saviano, III (Elizabeth) and Judy A. Ciociola (Robert), both of Bristol, six grandchildren; Stephanie Norris, Kimberlee Quinn Julian, Erika L. Saviano, Kristin Quinn, Kelly Volpe and Mathew Ciociola, eight great grandchildren; Amala and Thomas Bender, Quinn and Voloric Julian, Siena Montalvo, Adriana Butt and Frank Butt, Jr and Wyatt Fritz, a brother, Henry Martelly, Jr. of Longs, SC and a sister, Beatrice Fischer of Yakima, WA. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death also by a sister, Jane Ferreira. Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood Street, Bristol, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood Street, Bristol. Burial will be private. Visiting hours Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Manor Patients Activity Fund, 1 Dawn Hill Road, Bristol, RI 02809 or to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI 02914. For online condolences, shared memories, information and direction go to www.sansonefuneralhome.com

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Elizbeth's Manor - Patient Activities Fund
1 Dawn Hill Road, Bristol RI 02809

Beacon Hospice
1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence RI 02914

 Service Information

November 21, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sansone Funeral Home
192 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Funeral services from
November 22, 2017

9:00 AM
Sansone Funeral Home
192 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

with a Mass of Christian Burial
November 22, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
330 Wood St.
Bristol, RI

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