Galianna Pina

Date of Passing:

July 16, 2015

Galianna (Marcellino) PIna, 90, of Taunton Plaza, East Providence passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at home. She was the wife of the late Caesar Pina, Jr.

Born in Onset, Massachusetts on February 4, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Gomes) Marcellino.

She was the former President of the Rhode Island International Cape Verdean Senior Citizens Commission. She was a member of the Rhode Island Cape Verdean Association.

‘Gilly’ known by all, was a very creative woman. She loved ceramics, sewing, knitting and painting.

Her best gift to all was her ability to cook and bake. Everyone in the family could not wait for Christmas to receive a tray of her home-baked cookies.

She was a loyal friend, outspoken, supportive, but most of all a GREAT mother.

Prior to her illness, she would sit in her recliner and have a sharp word for anyone who came to visit. Her favorite saying was ‘Go Home’.

She leaves four daughters, Donna Correia, with whom she lived, Sheila Brown of North Providence, Cynthia Campbell and her husband, Mario, of East Providence, Nancy Rodgers of San Jose, CA and a son, Michael Pina and his wife, Angela, of Goldsboro, NC. She leaves a sister, Mary Ramos of Lakeville, MA, and a brother, Elden Marcellino of Warwick. She leaves seven grandchildren, Derrick Campbell, Jaraul Correia, Thomas Ramos, Jr., Andrea Rodgers, Juanita, Myles and Jevante Pina, eight great grandchildren, Nelson LaSalle, Jr., Chris and Cade Campbell, Tyler, Gianna and Andrew Ramos, Kayleigh and Arianna Correia and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Madeline Gonsalves and grandmother of the late Toni-Marie Ramos.

Mom, now you have gone home to rest. Knowing you, you are directing traffic in Heaven and Dad is saying . . .


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