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Official Obituary of

John N. DeNardo

July 30, 1938 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

John DeNardo Obituary

John DeNardo, 85, of Rehoboth Massachusetts and Federal Hill Providence passed away unexpectedly on February 29, 2024.  John is survived by his loving brother Domenic DeNardo and his wife Marilyn and their children, Kenneth DeNardo and his wife Catherine, Stephen DeNardo and his wife Bethany, and Laraine Coffey and her husband Dennis.   He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Concetta DeNardo.

John worked as a teacher in the Providence Public Schools for 30 years and was concurrently employed at the US Postal Service for 35 years, finally retiring in 1998.  John received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Providence College and his Master’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont. At the time of his death he was actively licensed as a social studies teacher for grades 7-12, special education teacher for grades preschool-12, severe intellectual disability teacher, and teacher of physically impaired and multi-disabled with the Rhode Island Department of Education.    

John cherished spending time with his family, especially his daily visits and rich conversations with his beloved brother Domenic.  John treasured spending holidays, birthdays and family celebrations throughout the year with his large extended family surrounded by his many nieces and nephews and delicious food prepared by Marilyn.  

Born and raised on Federal Hill, John maintained a second residence in Federal Hill even after moving to his country home in Rehoboth, Massachusetts in 2001.  John visited Federal Hill every single day, right up until his very last day.  He enjoyed socializing with his wide circle of friends on Federal Hill and visiting his favorite restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops.  John was an avid sports fan.  He enjoyed all sports, but he especially loved baseball and his cherished Red Sox.  John played golf, baseball and softball throughout his life.  John loved to cook and was renowned for his many Calabrian specialties, especially his stuffed artichokes.

His funeral will be Saturday, March 9, at 8:30am from the “WOODLAWN” Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Holy Ghost Church, Atwells Ave., Providence. Burial will follow at St. Ann Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening, from 5pm until 7pm in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are greatly appreciated to the Tomorrow Fund of Hasbro Childrens Hospital.

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March 8, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Woodlawn Funeral Home
600 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02910

Mass of Christian Burial
March 9, 2024

10:00 AM
Holy Ghost Church
472 Atwells Avenue
Providence, RI 02909


St. Ann Cemetery, Rhode Island
73 Church Street
Cranston, RI 02920


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