Eugenio Sivo, Jr., of Garden St., Cranston, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, March 16, 2023 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Viola May (Betters) Sivo.
Born Oct. 25, 1934, in Providence, he was a son of the late Eugenio and Assunta (Casale) Sivo.
Dad loved his sports, especially New England sports. He was one the biggest Red Sox and Patriots fans around! One of his favorite pastimes was playing the ole one arm bandit, as well as running a coin against his numerous scratch cards. Dad was also very fond of going to the track and the casino with his wife as frequently as they could, just so they could spend time together. One of dad’s greatest pleasure was also being quite the yard man, as he always enjoyed cutting his grass and caring for his home both inside and out. Most importantly, his greatest joy was his family! He loved his boys and the families that they created. He enjoyed spending time with each and every one of them, and did so whenever he could. Dad made it point not to miss any recitals or baptisms, even those events that required him to travel long distances to places like Georgia to see his grandchildren born and even graduate. To my dad, family meant everything to him, which is why I believe he held on for so long. Even in his final days with us, all he was concerned with was making sure he could say goodbye to everyone!
In addition to his wife of 64 years, he leaves his 5 sons, Eugene (Darlene) Sivo, Robert (Dorothy Pimentel) Sivo, David (Coleen) Sivo, Paul (Jill C. Martin) Sivo and Brian (Jennifer) Sivo; 19 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. He was the brother of John Sivo, Marie Calouri, and of the late Silverio Sivo, Antonio Sivo, and Nina Betts.
His funeral will be Monday, March 20, at 8:45am from the “WOODLAWN” Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Matthews Church, Elmwood Ave., Cranston. Burial will follow at St. Ann Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday afternoon, from 2pm until 5pm in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are greatly appreciated to HopeHealth Hospice Care, 1085 No. Main St., Providence, RI 02904.
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