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In Memory of

John F. Castellucci

October 4, 1928 - June 12, 2017

Obituary


John F. "Sonny" Castellucci, 88, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on June 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Dolores "Del" E. (Sprague) Edwards; son of the late John W. and Elizabeth (Bernardo) Castellucci; father to Deborah Duncan, Susan Sacco and David Edwards; grandfather to Tiffany, T.J., Kiele, Nathan, Nicole and Jessica; great-grandfather to Andrew, Andre, Jordan, Corey and Mason, known to all as "Pops"; father of Gregory Castellucci; grandfather of Ian Castellucci. He was the father of the late Sharon Castellucci and brother of the late Norma Winkler. He...

John F. "Sonny" Castellucci, 88, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on June 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Dolores "Del" E. (Sprague) Edwards; son of the late John W. and Elizabeth (Bernardo) Castellucci; father to Deborah Duncan, Susan Sacco and David Edwards; grandfather to Tiffany, T.J., Kiele, Nathan, Nicole and Jessica; great-grandfather to Andrew, Andre, Jordan, Corey and Mason, known to all as "Pops"; father of Gregory Castellucci; grandfather of Ian Castellucci. He was the father of the late Sharon Castellucci and brother of the late Norma Winkler. He also had a special bond with his cousin Bobby.

John was the treasurer and co-owner of Castellucci & Sons Stone. John was an avid gardener and in 1993, he grew the largest pumpkin ever in Rhode Island weighing in at 532.5 lbs. Shortly after, he was instrumental in establishing the RI Pumpkin Growers Association and hosted many weigh offs and festivals at his farm in Smithfield, RI. He believed, "a man's best hours are spent in his garden."

Visitation will be held Friday, 4:30 -7:30 p.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in Emmanuel Baptist Church, 529 Charles Street, Providence. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground, Providence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Memorial Fund.