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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 North Attleboro, Massachusetts with their two children, Camden and Kendal.


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 joined the A.A. Mariani & Son Funeral Home family in 2004.

Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan

Funeral Director/Registered Embalmer

Mike was raised in Barrington, RI and graduated from Barrington High School in 1983.  He then went on to earn his BA in Sociology from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, ME in 1987.   After graduating, he decided to pursue a career in the funeral industry and graduated from the New Institute of Arts and Sciences in Boston in 1989 with an AD in Mortuary Science.

Beginning his career in Portland, Maine, he returned to Rhode Island in 1998 to assist families in his home state, and to be closer to family.  He and his wife Jane reside in South Kingstown, and their son Sean is an undergraduate student at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.  When he is not working he enjoys going to the beach, golfing, and spending quality time with family and friends.  


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A.A. Mariani and Son Funeral Home
200 Hawkins Street
| Providence, RI 02904
Tel: 401-861-5432
| Fax: 401-421-4090


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