Gail M. Pitocco

Date of Passing:

July 5, 2023

Pitocco, Gail M. (Bjurman) 81, of Raymond Street, East Providence, died peacefully on July 5, 2023. She was the beloved wife of the late John Pitocco Jr.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Norman and Hazel (Rhodes) Bjurman, she lived in East Providence for many years.

Mrs. Pitocco worked as a cashier at the former Ann & Hope, Seekonk, MA where she enjoyed working with the senior customers whom all loved her.

Gail enjoyed gardening and painting.

She is survived by her children, Gayle D. Vandenhurk and her husband Alexander of Pawtucket; 2 grandsons, Joshua G. and Dylan J. Harris; two great-grandchildren, Kianna Kristine and Dylan Alexander Harris; a step-son, Steven Pitocco; a sister, Paula Cabral; a brother, David Bjurman; several nieces and nephews and her 2 best friends, Barbara Materese and Barbara Ianacelli. She was the mother of the late Kristine Bizier and sister of the late Marilyn Zabbo.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Monday July 10, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling Hours are Sunday 3-6 p.m.

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  1. Gayle, Kianna & family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of Great Gram. We have wonderful memories of her at our house. Great Gram was a very loveable, sweet lady. May she rest in peace. 🙏🙏

  2. Great gram you will be missed I should have visited more often. You were the best great gram with Kianna. We miss playing scrabble with you Kianna and I are going to keep that tradition going in honor of the sweetest women I knew. So sorry for your loss

  3. Our condolences for your loss. We hope your strength and love comes through at this most difficult time.

    With sincerity and compassion, the Tekniplex Ashland Team.

  4. My dearest sister-in-law, Gail,
    My words can’t express my sense of loss; so fast and unexpected!
    I’ll always remember, the closeness we shared for years; the fun, the laughter, and shared moments of happiness and even loss with moments of comfort in bereavement.
    You ,John, Marilyn, and I, will enjoy each others company for eternity some day soon, along with all the rest of our dear family members.
    Rest assured, in the comfort of the Lord, that as the remaining eldest member of our family, that I shall do all that I’m able, to tend to the needs of all the family members, and never let them forget you,and all the fond memories we shared.
    May the all knowing and loving God, grant you everlasting Peace, in the light of his Grace, and all forgiving being, until we are united again in everlasting life. Amen

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