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Pompei, Rocco, 90, of Read Street, Riverside, died peacefully on February 22, 2014 at Orchard View Manor. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Bruseny) Pompei.
Born in Barrington, a son of the late Rocco R. and Theresa (Ferri) Pompei, he lived in Riverside for 65 years.
Mr. Pompei worked the former Kaiser Aluminum Co. before retiring in 1984.
Rocco was a member of the Barrington American Legion Post #8 and the Riverside American Legion Post #10.
Mr. Pompei was a United States Army Veteran serving during World War II.
Besides his wife of 65 years, he is survived by two sons; Richard F. Pompei and his wife Christine of Riverside and Stephen R. Pompei and his partner Christopher Utter of Providence, four grandchildren; Richard F. Pompei Jr., Amy E. Desorcy, Jason Fournier and Benjamin Fournier and six great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Mary Vallenti, Helen Arico, Angelina Sousa, Albert, Philip and Guerino Pompei.
His funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 25, 2014 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10 am. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Rocco’s memory to the RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI, 02915 would be deeply appreciated.