Francesca Coats Bianco

Date of Passing:

June 5, 2013

Bianco, Francesca, Coats, 67, formerly of Bowden Avenue, died peacefully on Wednesday June 5, 2013. She was the former wife of the late Nicholas L. Bianco.

Born in Long Island, NY, a daughter of the late Roger Coats and Alvina Davis, she lived in Barrington for 26 years.

Francesca was an interior designer and the owner and operator of Interiors by Francesca and also the owner and operator of L’Oasis restaurant, Providence. She was a lifelong artist.

She is survived by a son; Angelo J. Bianco and his wife Mari M. Bianco of Delray Beach, FL, two daughters; Nicola B. Mesiti and her husband Anthony J. Mesiti of Cranston and Alexandra B. Griffin and her husband Ransom Griffin IV of Barrington and seven beloved grandchildren; Nicholas, Angelo and Brooklyn Bianco, Giana and Max Mesiti and Abigail and Ava Griffin.

A Spiritual Celebration will be held on Saturday June 8, 2013 in the Providence Friends Meeting House, 99 Morris Avenue, Providence at 11 am. Calling hours are Friday June 7, 2013 from 4-8 pm in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Francesca’s memory to St. Mary’s Home for Children, 420 Fruit Hill Avenue, North Providence, RI, 02911 would be deeply appreciated.

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