Joan E. Chianese

Date of Birth:

July 16, 1935

Date of Passing:

January 22, 2024

Chianese, Joan E. (Brandt), 88, of Cedar Avenue, Riverside, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2024, at Miriam Hospital, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis A. Chianese.

Born in Hartford, CT on July 16th, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Alfhild (Ougensen) Brandt. Joan moved to Riverside at the age of 5 years old with her parents. She had remained a resident of Riverside, where her and her loving husband Louis, raised their Children and Grandchildren over the past decades.

Mrs. Chianese was an inspector for the former Trifari Jewelry Manufacturer, Riverside, for 33 years before retiring in 1994.

In her 88 years, not only did Joan enjoy raising and watching her children and grandchildren grow but she also enjoyed spending time with her friends, especially her dear friend Ellie. She found joy in attending the theater watching her niece, Maureen. Spending time with her husband at the casinos, taking cruises around the Caribbean with her family and friends, playing tennis in her younger years and watching Tiger Woods play golf.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Chianese (Joan Bowen) of Warwick and John Chianese of Riverside; a daughter, Linda Chianese of Bristol; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Joanne M. Markarian and sister of the late Herbert Brandt.

Her Funeral Service will be private.

Calling Hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Joan’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. To the family of Joan, we became met at the Tiverton casino, she instantly became a wonderful friend. She is now with our Lord and Savior. There is no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. She is a good friend.

  2. We are deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. 🙏🙏🙏

  3. So sorry to hear this . Joan helped raise all of us She will be missed Sending love

    Jen McCarthy Buckland

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss.Sending love and healing prayers for you all.

  5. Linda I am so sorry to learn that your Mom has fallen asleep in death. May these words from our Heavenly Father bring you comfort. Revelation 21:4 – And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

  6. Linda I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  7. Dear cousins Linda, Bob and John, We’re so very sorry to hear about Auntie Joanie’s passing. She was a wonderful person and we have many many happy memories of her when we were growing up spending time together with her and your beautiful family. I will remember her in my prayers and at mass on the weekend. Love you all.

  8. My condolences to both Linda, John whom I’ve worked with at Trifari and nVent. Our condolences to the rest of the family too. Joan was always positive and fun. One classy lady.

  9. My deepest sympathies to your entire family. Joan was a wonderful person. Your father was one of my best friends and your Mother always made me feel welcome. May she rest in peace.

  10. Linda, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace and with your Dad and your sister❤️

  11. Dear Linda & family,
    I worked with your sweet Mother for many years. She was so nice to everyone.
    I had the pleasure of running into her just before Christmas. I walked her to her car, hugged her & told her that I loved her. I am so happy to have had that moment.
    My deepest sympathy to you all. God bless you in the days ahead.

  12. My most sincere condolences,

  13. So sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Mother. Always remember her smile and grace. May she be happily reunited in the heavens with your Dad.

  14. Dear cousins. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was so special to me. I will miss all the good times and conversations we had going to the casino and her being in the audience to support me when ever I did a play. She will always have a special place in mine and Johns heart. Every summer when the beautiful rose bush she gave me blooms I’ll think of her and her beautiful smile and know she’s there. She will be missed very much. Love to all of you

  15. Dear Linda,
    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mom. Joan was a class act, a pleasure to work with and always keeping us in line back in the day at Trifari. I am so sorry for your Family’s loss…

  16. Bob and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all

  17. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother Linda.

  18. I’m so sorry for your loss. I loved your mom. She was so nice!

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