Anthony P. Alessandro DDS

Date of Passing:

June 14, 2019

Alessandro, Anthony P., DDS, “Tony,” 76, of Heritage Road, Barrington, died peacefully on June 14, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Judith A. (DeCristofaro) Alessandro.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Philip and Mary (Cottignoli) Alessandro, he lived in Barrington for 43 years.

Dr. Alessandro practiced dentistry in Providence for 40 years before retiring in 2011.

Anthony was a graduate of Classical High School Class of 1960 where he was a four time All-State selection in indoor and outdoor track. He attended the University of Rhode Island Pharmacy program and graduated from the New York University School of Dentistry Class of 1969.

Dr. Alessandro was a former member of the American Dental Association, the Rhode Island Dental Association and Rhode Island Country Club. A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed golfing, kayaking, skiing, racket ball, fishing and traveling.

Anthony was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam era.

Besides his wife of 55 years, he is survived by three sons, Christopher J. Alessandro and his wife Michelle of Carmel, IN, David A. Alessandro M.D. and his wife Sonia of Westford, MA and Todd C. Alessandro and his wife Andrea of Worcester, MA; four grandchildren, Daniel, Stephen, Michael and Juliet Alessandro and a sister, Joni Pratte of Wentzville, MO. He was the brother of the late Albert Alessandro.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday June 18, 2019 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Monday 5-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Dr. Alessandro’s memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Dear Judy. I just heard about Tony passing. I’m so sorry over the years I’ve been living in Florida. I spend some time in Rhode Island down in South County this summer and my auntie and talkin just happened to mention it to me. Always like Tony we had some good times together growing up. Anyway my deepest condolences I can ever be of assistance to you please feel free to contact me at 772-888-5153. Best Regards. Carl Palmisciano

  2. Great guy and a good man just like his Dad. Through all the years at the many extended Alessandro Family get togethers he was always smiling. I will miss you Cousin Tony.

  3. Dear Family,
    When Tony was a freshman at Classical, I was a senior and his track coach.
    He worked so hard and was so good that he beat all the upperclassmen.
    I have had such good memories of him. Tony was wonderful. We’ll all miss him.

  4. Judy, Chris, David and Todd,

    My condolences on your loss. Tony was a neighbor, friend and client for a number of years and a wonderful person. I am sorry to see him pass so young. God bless you all as you suffer this loss.

  5. Dear Judy
    I was saddened to read about Tony’s passing. He was someone I always enjoyed being in his company since high school,college and NYU. What an athlete!! He will be sorely missed. My he Rest In Peace

  6. We met Tony and Judy when we moved to Heritage Road in 1987! They lived diagonally across the street from us! We shared a lot together ,the good times and the sad times! Tony is the one who got us to go on a trip of a lifetime together to Greece!! He was a great friend and was always there when we needed him! We always felt like we were family without the blood running through our veins!! His smile would light up any room and his laugh was contagious! We will miss all our good times we spent together! Tony, you will be forever missed by the Coynes, may your memory be eternal, Rest In Peace my good friend!❤️

  7. We first met Tony when we moved to Heritage Road in 1987, he lived diagonally across the street from us! Tom and I became great friends with the Alessandros and we had so many great times together! We celebrated the good times and the sad times with each other!! We were family without the blood running through our veins!! Tony was the one who got us to go on a trip of a lifetime to Greece! He had a smile that could light up any room! Tony was a warm hearted guy who was there for you at anytime!! Rest In Peace my good friend, may your memory be eternal, we will forever miss you!! ?

  8. I met Tony when I first moved to town forty years ago. He was so welcoming and supportive. It was always an honor and a privilege to work with him, and I know he will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends.

  9. Sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved husband. We send our thoughts & prayers to you & your family.

  10. Dear Judy,
    We all met in the “middle of the battle field” Womach Army Hospital, decades ago, leading to a friendship that brought us many pleasant memories. Tony will continue to be in our memories.
    Sentimenti sinceri e un abbraccio a tutti. Gene and Nancy

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