Date of Passing:
Colardo, Vincenzo, “Jimmy,” 97, of Barrington, died unexpectedly on November 8, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Ruggiero) Colardo.
The son of the late Giovanni and Antonetta (Cortellessa) Colardo, Jimmy was born in Barrington and was a lifelong resident.
Mr. Colardo worked at Hanson’s Men’s Clothing Store for many years before his retirement.
Jimmy was a communicant and former altar boy at Holy Angels Church. He was a member of the Barrington American Legion Post #8.
Mr. Colardo was a United States Army Veteran serving during WWII.
Jimmy enjoyed reading, loved people, getting out every day and bumping into friends. He always had a smile for everyone, even those he didn’t know. More than anything he cherished his family and spending time with them.
Mr. Colardo was a co- founder of the Barrington Little League. A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed baseball, golfing, bowling and softball. He was a member of the Swansea Country Club Golf League.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jeanette Vermilyea (Willis) of Coxsackie, NY and Angela Hawkins (Edward) of Warren; four grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kate), David (Heidi) Vermilyea, Jamie Hawkins and Christina (Matthew) McCartin and six great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Angelina Ravo, Edward and Guido Colardo.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday November 14, 2017 from the W.RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside, at 9:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angels Church, 341 Maple Avenue Barrington at 11 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Santa Maria del Campo Cemetery Upland Way.
Calling hours are Monday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Jimmy’s memory to Holy Angels Church, 341 Maple Avenue, Barrington RI. 02806 would be deeply appreciated
I knew him as Mr. Colardo, a great neighbor to my grandfather, John Larisa, who lived next door at 6 Whipple Road, and as the father of one of my closest grade school classmates, his daughter Jeanette. I am grateful I got to see him for the last time a few years ago at the Holy Angels Church annual feast in August along with his wife, Nancy. He was a true gentlemen in every sense of the word, and I had no idea that he was one of the co-founders of one of my fondest childhood memories while growing up in Barrington, that being of its Little League. As he is laid to rest this very morning, I will be thinking of him and will add him to my prayers this evening. My condolences go out to the members of his immediate family.
An ever present joy in the lives of all those that had the privilege of knowing him. Riposare in pace.
Sincere sympathy and prayers. Your presence around town and at our church will be missed. So sorry…..
Uncle Jimmy , u will be missed . I had so many memories growing up with aunt Angie, grandma and grandpa and of course your lovely wife aunt Nancy. Sunday dinners and family gatherings I always enjoyed as a kid. Memories I will never forget. Now you , aunt Angie grandpa and grandma can finally catch up. Until next time I love you all very much . Take care and please watch over each other. Xoxo
A good friend indeed. Nobody can fill your seat at Vic’s. RIP.
I will miss seeing you every week in church. you brought a lot of joy to everyone you met. i can picture you now reunited with my Father, your class mate, and enjoying old times together again. I’m so gratefull to have know you.
You are going to be missed.I loved meeting you love Raque,Helena
We will miss you, our friend.
Vic, Dot, Milos, Mary, Christian