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Jennie I. Radoccia

October 29, 2019


Jennie I. Radoccia (Toselli) 93, formerly of Johnston, passed away peacefully, October 23, 2019 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Radoccia for 58 years. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Richard and Anna (DeLellis) Toselli. Jennie was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  She was wonderfully creative with her hands and graduated from trade school where she made beautiful coats with fur collars and cuffs, gowns with lace and sequins and pleated draperies.  She worked briefly at McKesson and Robbins during WWII, and then for many years at a custom bridal and gown shop in downtown Providence. She also created many coats, gowns and draperies for her family and friends.  After raising her family, she returned to work at Sears/KMart corporation and proudly managed the infants and toddlers department until her retirement. 

Jennie was an excellent cook and wonderful baker. The house was forever filled with the smell of homemade cakes, pies, breads and cookies, and at holidays she made trays of cookies and traditional treats for family and friends. She loved children and often said she would have had a dozen, and lovingly babysat her grandchildren and children of the neighborhood.  Many people benefited from the work of her beautiful hands and her heart felt generosity.  She loved to laugh, she loved cats and dogs and had many pets throughout her lifetime.  She loved to people watch and she loved to travel, often with her daughter.  She loved her family intensely and will be deeply missed by all, as she was the sweet center of our world. She is survived by her beloved children, Linda Radoccia of New Jersey, Richard Radoccia and his wife Nicole of New York, Judy Radoccia of Florida and Robert J. Radoccia and his wife Melisa of Cranston. Loving grandmother of Matthew J. and Alexander Pulichino , Lucas J. and Caleb M. Radoccia. Sister of Dr. Alfred Toselli and the late Tina McNeil.

Her funeral is Saturday at 8:45 a.m. from ‘’WOODLAWN’’ Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Ave. Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rocco’s Church, Johnston. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery. VISITATION FRIDAY 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care R.I. 1085 North Main St. Providence, R.I. 02904 or Lewy Body Dementia Association ( . Please share memories at

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American Legion Service
November 1, 2019

4:00 PM
Woodlawn Funeral Home
600 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02910

American Legion Service
November 2, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Rocco Church
927 Atwood Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919

American Legion Service
November 2, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Ann Cemetery
73 Church Street
Cranston, RI 02920


Hope Hospice and Palliative Care
1085 North Main Street, Providence RI 02904

Lewy Body Dementia Association(

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