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Carmela (Palumbo) Salo

September 10, 2021


Salo, Carmela (Palumbo), 104, formerly of Johnston, RI passed away on September 10, 2021, peacefully, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Alexander (Sharky) Salo. She leaves behind her devoted daughter Paula Mainelli and husband Robert, son Wayne Salo and his wife Louise, of Cranston. She was the adoring grandmother of six grandchildren, Jennifer, Tara, Jason, Scott, Jadra, Eric, eight great-grandchildren Taryn, Karisa, Cross, Fallon, Alexia, Alix, Nico, and Nya and one great-great granddaughter Briana. She was the survivor of eight brothers and five sisters. Carmela was a big Red Sox and Tom Brady fan, an avid viewer of “Days of Our Lives”, a great cook and baker, and she devoted her life to her family.

Her funeral and visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9-10:15 a.m. at ‘’WOODLAWN’’ Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Ave. Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Rocco Church. Burial will be St. Ann Cemetery.  Please share memories at

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September 15, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Woodlawn Funeral Home
600 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02910

Mass of Christian Burial
September 15, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Rocco Church
927 Atwood Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919


St. Ann Cemetery Chapel
73 Church Street
Cranston, RI 02920

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