Vincent C. DiFruscio

Date of Passing:

November 18, 2023

Vincent C. DiFruscio transitioned to his heavenly life on November 18th, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Francine (Cotrone) DiFruscio for 58 years.
He was born in Providence RI on July 18th, 1942, the eldest son of Pasqualina (Minicucci) and Joseph DiFruscio.

He is survived by his son Vincent Christian (Heidi Rae) DiFruscio of Saunderstown and his daughter Jennifer Paschoal of Riverside. He is also survived by his brother Joseph (Sue) DiFruscio of Seekonk. Left to carry his memory are his four granddaughters: Amanda (Logan) Mackenzie, Rebecca (Jaron) Sackenheim, Emily (Zack) Davis and Ashtyn Paschoal (fiancé Brian Renaud).
He will be sorely missed by his four great-grandchildren, Ella and Carter Davis, Kollson Paschoal and Baby Freya Renaud. He was the godfather of John DiFruscio and Lisa Marie Cotrone. He will be greatly missed by all his nieces, nephews, and cousins.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Robert and Elaine DiFruscio and his niece Laura DiFruscio.

In honor of his wishes, there will be a Celebration of Life at a later date at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to express their gratitude to HopeHealth Hospice for the never-ending support and care.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Vincents’ memory to the HopeHealth Hospice, 1085 North Main St., Providence RI, 02904.

Online Condolences


  1. Vinny and family my deepest condolences. I’m praying for your family

  2. Vinnie

    My deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of your father.

  3. Vinny was a big part of what kept our families together. could always count on him to show up at events with his great smile and personality. my father loved he and Robert dearly ! God Bless!!

  4. My deepest sympathy on your loss of Vinny..We loved him very much and will always miss him. I know that Bob would have missed him too.

  5. So sorry Vinny passed. He was a really nice guy.

  6. Vinnie & Heidi,
    Sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely, Mary Ann Mazzone

  7. Dear Fran and Family. Eileen and I were so saddened to hear of the passing of Vinny. We will always remember him on his birthday when we happen to stop bye for his birthday. With his big smile, laughter and his all around good humor. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. LovYas.

  8. Dear Fran. My condolences to you and your family. I met Vinny at the pool in Barrington. He was always such a gentleman. His family always came first with him.

  9. Vinnie, you and your family are in my thoughts!

  10. Dear Fran, I am so sad to hear of Vinny’s passing. I will always remember the good times we all had at the Y luncheons and at the pool. I loved hearing him tell about all the plans for the holidays and about the trips you were going to take!! May his memories help get you through this time. Fran I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. R.I.P. ,Vinny!!

  11. Dear Fran, I’m so very sorry and saddened by the loss of Vinny. I very much enjoyed visiting both of you and in bringing you the Holy Eucharist. I will miss visiting you.
    My condolences to the entire family.
    HopeHealth Volunteer

  12. My sincere sympathy to you Fran and your family. I remember the first time I met Vinny when we all went out to dinner. I thought how great a marriage caring kind. What a wonderful. Man and a great couple. May he Rest In Peace. Sincerely suzanne and Ron Vestri

  13. I was saddened to hear of Vinny’s passing. We graduated Ep High School together. He was always so pleasant and even after graduation, throughout the years we would bump into each other at the markets, etc. Always friendly. RIP, Vinny. So sorry for your loss.

  14. My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father.

  15. My deepest condolences Vin. Thinking of you and wishing you comfort in this difficult time. 

  16. My condolences to you and family. May he rest in peace.

  17. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father Vinnie. Prayers for you and your Family. 🥀

  18. I am very sorry for your loss Vinnie. My condolences to you and family. May he rest in peace.

  19. My deepest sympathy and condolences.

  20. My deepest sympathy, Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these hard times.

  21. Dearest Francine, I was saddened to hear of Vinny’s passing. You guys had a wonderful marriage and were so lucky to have each other. He will be missed by many. 🙏💕

  22. Our heartfelt sympathies to you all 💕

  23. Dear Vincent,

    My deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of your father.

  24. Gregg and I are so sorry for your loss. Vinny was always fun to be around and he raised a wonderful farmily. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Danny and I are so sorry for your loss.

  26. You will be missed Godfather. I have and always will love you to the moon and back. Fly high with the angels.

  27. Prayers for you and your family Jen. Your dad always had a smile and made people laugh that’s how I remember him.🙏🏻

  28. Needless to say, we are sadden to learn of cousin Vinny’s passing. He had such a good heart and always kept things light hearted. He will certainly be missed. Condolences to Francine and all family members.

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