Gloria Suriani

Date of Passing:

June 2, 2020

Suriani, Gloria, 96, of Lincoln Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on June 2, 2020 at Silver Creek Manor Nursing Home, Bristol. She was the wife of the late James Suriani.

Born in Billerica, MA, a daughter of the late Michael and Philomena (Cuzzone) Vendituoli, she was a lifelong resident of Barrington.

Mrs. Suriani was a communicant of Holy Angels Church and enjoyed cooking.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Isabelle Carmone, Angelina Squillante, William, Frank, Michael and Thomas Vendituoli.

Her funeral will be held on Monday June 8, 2020 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angels Church, 341 Maple Avenue, Barrington at 10 am. Burial will follow in Santa Maria del Campo Cemetery, Upland Way Barrington.

Calling hours are Monday morning 8-9 a.m. While observing current social distant restrictions only 15 visitors will be allowed in the Funeral Home at a time. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Gloria’s memory to Holy Angels Church, 341 Maple Avenue, Barrington, R.I., 02806 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Aunt Gloria i know your home with our Lord Jesus Christ and all of our other family members who were saved and i can’t help but to remember every summer my Gramma Pinky would send me up to work on the farm with you and Uncle Billy to get everything ready for the fruit stand! You were so so kind and sweet and will always be remembered!!

  2. Aunt Gloria – it’s obvious from all the kind words of everyone on here that you will leave a void here on many people’s hearts. Mine included. As everyone else, I have so many memories of you and Uncle Jimmy. You both held and still hold a very special place for me. I will miss you so much! Although we lived in NY, we made many trips a year to RI. I love all my RI/Mass family, but always deep down I wanted to see you guys 1st (sorry everyone!). So many memories It’s hard to share them. I spent the summer of 1983 with you – learned so much, got my toy racing track from Uncle Jimmy, & got a picture in a Delorean at some family gathering down on the coast. Taught me to sip up the vinegar at the end of my salad because the “vinegar was good for your heart”. Still do it today! LOL. Look at the long life God blessed you with! You were one of the best cooks and 500 Rummy players. I enjoyed going with you to see Uncle Billy at the stand, picking raspberries and hanging out in your patio talking about the “good ole days”. I’m so upset and sad I couldn’t be there to say my final goodbyes due to all this nonsense going on in 2020. While I grieve, I know you are happy to be reunited with Uncle Jimmy, whom you’ve missed so much over almost 30 years. It must have been such a reunion in heaven! Although we mourn, you are peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

    “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13

    See you again, Aunt Gloria! I want some almond candy when I see you!

  3. Peace and sympathy. A wonderful true lady indeed well known by many locals. Gloria’s passing is the end of an era within her family.

  4. I have so many years of wonderful memories with you my dear sweet Godmother and Great Aunt Gloria. Your beautiful smile and kind words for everyone will stay with me always. I didn’t know my father growing up, but you were my one link to my Italian side of the family. From as early as I can remember my mom brought us to visit you and Uncle Jimmy every Christmas and Easter. You were there at my 1st communion, confirmation, graduations, wedding, and numerous other events throughout the years. As I got older I would often visit on my own, stopping in for some tea and your wonderful cookies, looking through your numerous recipes and magazines, walking over to Uncle Billy’s with you and the farm stand where you were dedicated to helping sell his delicious corn and other vegetables. You taught me how to make pizzelles, and shared your homemade pasta and sauce, along with many other recipes. Once I moved to New Hampshire, I would write letters in my cards, and call often to check in and fill you in on the family happenings. My girls loved visiting at Easter and many other times that we were in RI. I loved taking you out to dinner for your birthday, as April 24th always coincided with my school vacation. It was great to bring you to all of the family showers, birthday parties and weddings over the years. You were always so generous with your gifts and loved to share your stories of your childhood and marriage to Uncle Jimmy. You have finally joined him, and all of the other loved ones who have passed on. I hope you are dancing, singing, and cooking up a storm up there in heaven. Because of you I cherish every single day on this Earth. I remember you always called on my birthday, (Christmas Eve same as your mother) and one time I was complaining about being 48. You laughed and said, “Oh to be 48 again, I’m the opposite…84!” We laughed and talked about our blessings, and how God has been good to us despite the adversity we faced over the years. Our weekly conversations on my way to volleyball came to an end when you had to go into the home for your own safety. That was so difficult for me, because even though you told the same stories over and over, I loved hearing them… how your mother died when you were only 3 of cancer of the womb (as you called it) and how wonderful Aunt Concetta was, a dedicated teacher like me, who helped to raise you and your siblings along with your grandmother. How your father played in a 5 piece band and died in a train accident when you were only 7 or so. How he owned a silk store in downtown Providence and another in Billerica where he spent his time during the week, coming home to Barrington on the weekends where you would be so excited to meet him at the train station; How you met Uncle Jimmy at Crescent Park many years ago and how he designed and built your house with his own two hands (putting that railing to the basement up to keep you safe when you had to do laundry down there) and the great memories you had of traveling to Italy and Lake Winnipesaukee with him, and how he agreed to stay in RI when he retired because you didn’t like the thought of moving to hot, humid Florida. Growing up in Barrington, and your memories of walking all the way to Warren (or was it Bristol?) for piano lessons. The many wonderful words you had of Aunt Eleanor who always took you to the hairdresser, shopping, slept over, and took care of everything you needed, along with Aunt Marilyn, Eva, Angelina and Betty. On your 90th birthday I was lucky enough to be able to join you and them for a great celebration on your patio, recalling so many wonderful get-togethers that you had in that room over the years. Oh my, I could write a book.
    Rest in peace Aunt Gloria! I love you with all of my heart…
    Donna (Carmone) Anderson Gilford, N.H.

  5. To Betty Vendituoli and all of Gloria’s family, I am very sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Gloria, and we were very good friends. She was my school mate at Leander R. Peck High School in Barrington.

  6. Rest in peace Gloria. I remember you as always so kind and so friendy. My sincere condolences to the family of Gloria.

  7. Gloria
    I’m deeply saddened because I didnt get to see you in the past 5 years. But you know, I have all the memories from when mom and dad use to come visit you and Godfather Jimmy when we were little. From the red PJs to the gold bracelet to the Christmas Ornament you gave me. I will always have the memories of all the Sundays that we went to Weight Watcher and How we went to Friendly’s after.
    I remember walking from my house in Attleboro to your house in Barrington because I was trying to come and see you.
    I’ll remember my Confirmation when you and Jimmy came and you sat right behind me. After you let me wear your fur scarf.

    REST IN PEACE AUNTIE GLORIA and tell everybody I love them.

  8. Rest In Peace ain’t Gloria. I’ll always remember your kindness and ease.

  9. We will always love you and miss you aunt gloria. Please watch over us all.
    Love always, Kendall, Ryan & RJ.

  10. May you rest in eternal peace Aunt Gloria! You are with Uncle Jimmy, Grandpa and all the Vendituoli’s. Thank you for always being so kind and loving. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world!

  11. Aunt Gloria so sorry to hear you have left us. Whenever I went back to Rhode Island you always sent me home to Florida with the most delicious roasted peppers.
    Thank you and rest in peace.

  12. Aunt Gloria, I remember all the holidays you and Uncle Jimmy spent with my family on Anoka Avenue and all the good times.
    You were the last of a generation. Peace for you now.

  13. Aunt Gloria you loved us all and you will be missed by all.

  14. I miss you, Aunt Gloria! What memories with you I have, from when I was very young. I remember playing cards with you, it was always 500 rummy, badminton games in the field, you loved that and so did I, cooking, baking, going through recipes a lot, picking raspberries, trips to NY, Washington, DC, piano recitals, family parties, gardening with you, going for ice cream, and so much more! I am so happy you are at peace now, and are in heaven with your beloved Jimmy and all those you love who have passed before you. Enjoy heaven, Aunt Gloria, and see you there someday!

  15. Aunt Gloria, from the time I was a young child, I have so many wonderful memories. Our weekend trips to Galilee or our trips to New York or New Hampshire. You’re amazing cooking, making chicken cutlet sandwiches for my school lunch or raspberry scones on Sundays. The love and patience you always showed Nicholas and Mia. All the holidays you spent with my family always bringing something yummy for dessert. You’re with Uncle Jimmy now. We love you and will miss you.

  16. Rest in peace on Gloria you will be deeply missed by everyone especially your great-niece.

  17. Rest in peace Aunt Gloria.

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