Sharyn (Leoncavallo) Rock

Date of Passing:

September 9, 2022

Sharyn (Leoncavallo) Rock, 72, of Riverside, passed away on Friday September 9, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of James H. Rock.

Born in Providence in 1950, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Frances (Sullivan) Leoncavallo. Sharyn was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Sharyn was a graduate of East Providence High School Class of 1968. She worked as a legal secretary for 45 years.

Besides her husband of thirty six years, she is survived by several nieces and nephews and many close friends and family members. She was the sister of the late Ronald Leoncavallo.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours on Thursday September 15, 2022 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 4-7 p.m.

Her funeral service will be private followed by a private burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Sharyn’s memory to Crossroads Rhode Island, 160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Jim,
    Mark and I are so sorry to hear of Sharyns passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers??
    Mark and Maureen Nolan

  2. Dear Jimmy, I was so sorry to hear about Sharyn’s illness and her passing. She was a very special person. I was fortunate enough to have worked with her for over 10 years at Maggie’s office. She was so dedicated and loyal, and so much fun to work with. She will be sorely missed.

  3. Jimmy so sorry for your loss.

  4. Jim, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sharyn was just a beautiful human being. I’ll always

    remember the days at St. Brendan’s and seeing both of you in the last couple

    years. It was an honor to have known her.

  5. Jimmy, so sorry to to hear about the passing for your wife. You have my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Jimmy, my sincere condolences for your loss.

  7. Jim,

    Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

  8. Jim,

    My condolences You’re in my thoughts.

  9. Jimmy, sorry for your loss. Sharyn will always be remembered as a really sweet person.

  10. We grew up in the same close-knit neighborhood (beginning on Holland Avenue) and I remember Sharyn and her family so well. Sharyn was a kind and loyal friend to all, and I am sorry to learn of her passing. May she rest with angels, and may her husband, family, and friends find comfort in their memories.

  11. Jimmy, sorry for your loss.

  12. Jim, very much sorrow for your loss of Sharyn. we are so glad
    you both got to spend some special time together on your trips after your retirements. all who knew Sharyn knew she was a
    special person. may she rest in peace.

  13. Jimmy my condolences to you on the passing of Sharyn she was a sweet person may she rest in peace

  14. Jimmy, I’m very sorry to hear of Sharyn’s passing. I remember her from Riverside and High School as a real sweet person.

  15. Jimmy;

    Sorry of your wifes passing. Thoughts and prayers.

  16. So sorry for the loss of a beautiful person & dear friend to my Mother “Sharon Leoncarvllo” as my Mom used to call her. Also, my neighbor, “Mrs Rock”, who welcomed me with the most unforgettable message, when I happened to buy the house across the street from her.
    May you still enjoy your walks on beautiful days & rest in heavenly peace.
    Sending love & prayers to Mr Rock & the entire family.

  17. Jimmy,

    So sorry to hear of Sharyn’s passing. Our sincere condolences and love from Sue and Frank

  18. Jimmy. So sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was such a sweet, great person and we are happy to have got to know her and to have been part of your ‘Christmas with the Griffin’s’ family. We will always remember and cherish the Christmas Eve’s we all spent together at Jim and Liz’s. We had so much fun over all those years! Sending caring thoughts and prayers to you and the rest of your family and friends.
    Love Kenny and Lefty.

  19. Sorry for your loss Jim.

  20. Susan and I extend our deepest sympathies to Sharyn’s family. Sharyn was my father’s secretary for many years at his law firm in East Providence. After my dad passed away, Sharyn continued to work for my cousin at her firm in Wakefield. She was a terrific asset to both my dad and my cousin, but an even better person.

    God bless.

  21. Jimmy, so very saddened to hear of Sharyn’s passing. Such a sweet, lovely lady.
    With caring thoughts, Ray and Kathy Wall

  22. So sorry for your loss Jimmy she was such a wonderful person may her memories stay in your heart with her smile ????

  23. Jimmy, So very sorry to hear about Sharyn’s death. One of the sweetest woman I ever met. May she rest in peace. JoAnne Kennedy

  24. Jim,

    May Sharyn’s love for you live on in your memories and in your heart.

  25. Jimmy, I was so sad to hear Sharyn passed. I worked with her many years and she was bright, kind, funny and one of my favorite co-workers! May your many memories keep her forever close!
    Sincerely, Claudia Sousa

  26. JImmy,

    It was a pleasure and honor to serve Sharyn at Eats over the years, she was always so complementary and sweet. Truly an inspiration, a friend and the best human being! Heaven has a new angel.

    Love George and Diane

  27. James,

    I remember growing up with you and going to school with you at St. Brendan’s.
    I am deeply sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. May God bless and keep you
    and your family.

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