Mario C. Tosone

Date of Passing:

August 12, 2021

Tosone, Mario C., 90, formerly of Barrington, died peacefully on August 12, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Helene M. (O’Brien) Tosone.

Born in Coppitto, Italy, a son of the late Emilio and Silvia (Lavini) Tosone, he lived in Barrington for 38 years, Riverside for 11 years and wintered in Venice, FL.

Mr. Tosone was Head of the Research and Development for the former Globe Mfg., Fall River, MA from 1972 before retiring in 1995.

Mario was a member of the St. Luke Church Golf League, Kendbrin Swim & Tennis Club and the American Association of Textile, Chemist & Colorist.

A sports enthusiast, he was a devoted Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed playing tennis, swimming, bike riding, walking on the beach and traveling the world with his loving wife Helene.

Mr. Tosone was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Karen M. Kazanjian and her husband Michael of Barrington and Christine A. Damato and her husband Greg of West Hartford, CT; a son, John M. Tosone and his wife Cindy of Charlestown; a brother, Anthony Tosone of Lady Lake, FL and four grandchildren.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday August 17, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angels Church, Maple Avenue, Barrington at 11 a.m. A private burial with Military Honors will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Monday 5-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Mario’s memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. We were saddened to learn of Marty’s passing. We hope you find some solace in remembering the many good times as you celebrate Marty’s life.

  2. Helene, I will always remember Marty shouting at the television during baseball games while we played bridge. He was a great guy!

  3. I am so sorry,Helene that you lost your dear husband. He was such a gentleman and an asset to Stratford Arms.

  4. We extend our deepest sympathy to you Helene and family at this time of Marty’s passing. I had many wonderful conversations with Marty at the pool over the years and always enjoyed our moments of dialogue. He will be sorely missed. We are praying that you and the family will accept God’s peace and comfort at this time of loss. We also pray that the positive memories you have of Marty will sustain you at this time of grief.

  5. I knew Marty as a soft spoken golfing pal. He could play the game. And he was a gentleman always. Especially here at Stratford Arms. May he Rest In Peace.

  6. Marty was a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with him and his family.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you, With deepest sympathy,

    Helen Hubbard

  8. Marty was an excellent tennis player and an even better friend. I am proud to have known him. May he rest in peace.

  9. Marty was a true gentleman and a gentle man, I will miss our talks about politics and the Red Sox, but I am so thankful he is at home in the loving arms of God. Rest In Peace my special friend,


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