Yolanda Smalley – Cumberland

Yolanda Smalley – Cumberland

Yolanda (Generali) Smalley, wife and pal of the late William F. Smalley Sr., passed away Feb. 19. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Adolpho and Finizia (Baldini) Generali.

She is survived by much loved stepson, Daniel, and wife, Cynthia Smalley, of Wakefield, R.I.; cherished grandsons Daniel Jr. and wife, Abigail, Matthew and Samantha as well as great-grandsons Tripp and Weston Smalley, all of Wakefield.

She leaves siblings Adolph “Chick,” William “Billy,” and Alexander “Sonny” Generali. She is predeceased by siblings Silvio “Chief,” Peter “The Dude,” Domenic and Mary Generali, Anna Corse and Dora Dennett.

Mrs. Smalley attended Providence High School and was a member of East Greenwich Club. She traveled extensively and loved sailing Narragansett Bay with Bill. She loved literature, poetry, and impressionist art.

Yolanda was a communicant of the St. John Vianney Church and supporter of many charities and humanitarian services, Salvation Army, RISD and the Boston Museum of Art.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the RI Cancer Society, www.fightcancer.org/state/rhode-island .

For the online memorial, visit www.jjduffyfuneralhome.com .