Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 401-861-5432 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Tom J. Paquette Jr., FD/RE

Tom J. Paquette Jr., FD/RE

Managing Partner

Tom was raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island and graduated from Cumberland High School in 1997. He later attended the Funeral Institute of the Northeast in Westwood, Massachusetts, where he earned his degree in Mortuary Studies.

In his younger days, Tom enjoyed boxing and was a New England Golden Gloves Champion and a two-time Junior Olympic Champion.

He and his wife Sarah currently reside in Attleboro, Massachusetts with their two children, Camden and Kendal.

Email: tom.paquette@carriageservices.com


Paul T. Roy FD/RE

Paul T. Roy FD/RE

Funeral Director

R.I. License # 1193

Paul was raised in Warwick RI and graduated from Toll Gate High School.  He attended F.I.N.E. Mortuary College in Norwood Massachusetts.  After an almost thirty year career as a Communication Specialist for the City of Warwick Police and Fire Departments, he came to A.A. Mariani Funeral Home in 2013.  He lives in Warwick with his wife Cindy.  They have two grown sons PJ and Michael.

Email: Paul.Roy@carriageservices.com



Tara J. McCarron

Tara J. McCarron

Funeral Director

R.I. License #1220

Tara J. McCarron graduated from Johnston Senior High School in 2009 and F.I.N.E Mortuary College in 2012. She became a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in October 2012. Tara is a member of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association.

Edward C. Oakes

Edward C. Oakes

Executive Assistant

Ed attended North Smithfield High School and the New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science and Embalming. He had been employed by the Romano Funeral Home in Providence's Silver Lake neighborhood for many years before joining the A.A. Mariani & Son Funeral Home family in 2004.

Bob Mello

Bob Mello

Funeral Assistant


Bob was raised in the Marieville section of North Providence, he attended North Providence High and is a Army Veteran of the Korean War. He had a long career at the Almac's Supermarkets in addition, he owned and operated Bob's Deli and Catering in Eagle Park, retiring in 1999. Bob and his wife Dolores reside in the North End of Providence, they have two children and two grandchildren.


Bernard R. Charello

Funeral Assistant

The youngest of eleven children, Bernard R. Charello was born to Louis and Anna Charello. Former Chief Charello was raised in North Providence.

Having attended North Providence schools, Bernard graduated from North Providence High School. The former Chief later graduated from Providence College with an Associates Degree in Fire Science.

Following high school, Bernard entered the National Guard. While in the Air National Guard, he served a one year tour of active duty. After returning from active duty, he served in the 143rd air command group in the RI Air National Guard until 1969.

Following his return, Bernard and Frances Antonuccio were married on June 26, 1965. They have two daughters, Christina McLellan and Sheri Bolster and five grandchildren.

Former Chief Charello's love of firefighting began in 1958 when he joined the Geneva Volunteer Fire Company. He entered the North Providence Permanent Department in November 1971; one of the first firefighters appointed to the department.

During his tenure with the North Providence Fire Department, he has served as Lieutenant and Battalion Chief. As well, he served as the department's training officer and in the fire prevention office.

Since retiring as Chief of the North Providence Fire Department, former Chief Charello has been worked at various funeral homes. In 2012 he joined the staff of A.A. Mariani Funeral Home where he is currently employed.


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