Derek J. Guliano

Date of Passing:

August 16, 2019

Guliano, Derek J. 40, of Riverside Drive, Riverside died unexpectedly on August 16, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Michelle (Monahan) Guliano.

Born in Providence, a loving son of David A. and Patricia (Paquin) Guliano of Riverside, he was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mr. Guliano worked at the Contract Specialty Inc., Providence.

Derek was a graduate of East Providence High School Class of 1996. He was a member of several baseball and softball leagues.

Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Alicia Guliano of Woonsocket and Dahlia Guliano of Riverside; a sister, Dawn Winter and her husband Bill Kazarian of North Providence,; a brother, David Guliano Jr. and his wife Jill of Missouri; maternal grandparents, Donald and Margaret Paquin of Riverside; two nieces, Shauna Winter and Randi Giles; a nephew, Ashton Winter; several aunts, uncles, cousins and all his friends who loved him dearly. He was the grandson of the late Michael and Mary Guliano.

Derek was looking forward to becoming a first time grandparent for his daughter Alicia.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Sunday August 25, 2019 at Crescent Park Manor, 243 Crescent View Drive, Building D, Riverside from 2-4 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted.

Online Condolences


  1. We will always love Derek, and forever miss him. Love you Babe.

  2. We will always love you and forever miss you.

  3. My sincere condolences to the Guliano family for your loss. I had the pleasure to work with Derek a long time ago at RI Novelty. He was a great guy, and funny, I have some great memories of him. Rest In Peace.

  4. Sincere condolences from his softball friends. He was a good teammate and friend both on and off the field. Always positive and uplifting. We will miss him and wish peace for his family.

  5. Dear Dave, Pat, Dawn & Dave Jr – We are terribly sorry to hear of the passing of your son and brother Derek. No one can prepare you for such a loss. Take comfort in knowing that Derek is now resting in the arms of the Lord. May the memories of Derek help you find peace. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Please remember this little poem:

    I found a penny today, just laying on the ground
    But it’s not just a penny, pennies come from Heaven
    When an Angel misses you , they toss a penny down
    Sometimes just to cheer you up, or make a smile out of your frown
    So don’t pass by that penny, when you’re feeling blue
    It may be a penny from Heaven, that an Angel tossed to you

    Hope to see you sometime in the near future

  6. So sorry yo hear of Derek’s passing. Our condolences go out to you and your family.

  7. Shauna and Family ~ our deepest condolences to you and your family xoxox

  8. Dear Pat, Dave & Family,

    We are very sorry for your loss.

  9. May you rest in peace Derek, you were always a good dude to me in school. May the Lord be with your family and friends during a tragic time

  10. I am truly sorry for your loss. I went to elementary school through high school with Derek. It is sad to hear this about him. My prayers are with you all.

  11. So sorry for your loss he was a awesome guy and was loved very much. Had a lot of fun and memories of him my thoughts and prayers are with the family my deepest Sympathy. God bless you always god just got one beautiful blessing angel.

  12. Michelle,
    Most sincere condolences on your loss. My wife and I were close friends of Mike and Mary Guliano, Derek’s grandparents. Mike and I grew up together on Maple Avenue, Barrington. I also worked with Mary at the First National Store ( now long gone) on Willett Avenue. We moved to Colorado many years ago and continued relationships for many years. Prayers and support coming your way

  13. Michelle,

    My most sincere condolences on your loss. I am a close friend of Derek’s grandparents, Mike and Mary Guliano. Mike and I grew up together in Barrington. I worked with Mary at the First National Store on Willett Avenue ( now gone many years). My wife and I lived in Riverside prior to moving to Colorado. Heartfelt prayers coming your way.

  14. Pat,David and family,I am so sorry for your loss…May God give you strength

  15. I am so sorry for the family and wife and kids .my thoughts and prayers are with you he was a very out going he was sweet and he always mad me laugh love him very much had a alot of fun and old times together really going to miss him ..He will always be in my heart and never forgotten he was one amazing person and god his one beautiful angel see again some day my friend.

  16. Dear Dave,Pat and family
    So very sorry for your loss
    Rick and Phyllis Plouff

  17. To the closest friend I made in RI you where funny loving and a wonderful human being, friend, brother. I’ll miss you very much and remember the great times together you surrounded me with great people people I’ll still keep close because of you I’ll see you in heaven one day

  18. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Derek was a fun loving person and an amazing friend, he always made the best of any situation and made you laugh. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    He will be missed but never forgotten.

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