Phillip M. Mesolella – Cranston

Phillip M. Mesolella – Cranston

Phillip M. Mesolella, 73, of Curry Road, Cranston, passed away Tuesday evening, March 3, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at Fatima Hospital, North Providence.

He was the beloved husband of Joyce S. (Robideau) Mesolella, they had been married for 48 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Agostino and Evelyn R. (Romano) Mesolella. He was a resident of Cranston for 48 years and previously lived in North Providence.

Mr. Mesolella was a tool and die maker at Tercat Tool & Die Company in Providence for over 40 years before retiring in 2016. He was a Vietnam War Army Veteran serving as a crew chief and door gunner on a C-47 Chinook Helicopter flying numerous combat missions. He received two Air Metals and a Meritorious Service Metal. He was an avid model train collector.

Besides his wife he leaves two brothers, Gerald A. Mesolella and his wife Joan of East Bridgewater, Mass., and Agostino “Gus” Mesolella and his wife, Maureen, of Warwick, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 9:00-10:30 a.m., in the Prata-Gallogly Funeral Home, 78 Providence St., West Warwick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 237 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston. Interment with military honors in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

In lieu of flowers contributions to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of RI, One Capitol Hill, Level G, Providence, RI 02908, in his memory would be appreciated.

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