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Vincent C. Pizzi

September 28, 1936 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 83)

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NORTH PROVIDENCE- Vincent C. Pizzi, 83, of North Providence, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Sunny View Nursing Home in Warwick. He was the devoted husband for 61 years to the love of his life, Ann Marie (DiBona) Pizzi, of North Providence. 

Born on September 28, 1936 in Providence, he was the loving son of the late Thomas and Filomena (Indeglia) Pizzi. Vincent was raised and came of age in Cranston.

A gregarious and hardworking family man, Vincent provided for his dear family through a variety of occupations from fabricating clarinets to reinforced concrete pipe early in his career. He became a laborer through Laborers Local 271 working for Gilbane, Inc. that included various projects, notably the facilities expansion at URI and buildings within Providence.  Following his time with the Laborers, Vincent transitioned to the Teamsters Union Local 251 as a heavy duty truck operator with Campanella & Cardi Corporation. During his tenure as a truck driver he had a role in the construction of I-295 and many of the highways in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Vincent was also an entrepreneur. He owned and operated Pizzi’s Bakery in Cranston, while maintaining his day job as a truck driver. He moved on from baking and heavy construction to the Providence Housing Authority and then as an armored truck driver before a disability forced his early retirement.

In his spare time, Vincent was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting. He took the time to teach his sons and nephews to hunt safely and to respect nature. Vincent also shot pistol competitively as a member of the Varnum Continentals. His pistol skills were awarded as a sharpshooter and he consistently held the team’s high average.

Above all, Vincent’s true adoration in life was the time spent, and memories made, with his treasured and adored family. In addition to his wife, Vincent is survived by his proud sons and their spouses: Vincent F. Pizzi, and his wife, Karen; and Paul C. Pizzi, and his wife, Lisa. He was the smiling and always doting Papa to: Kaitlin Rengigas and her husband,John; Jeff Pizzi; Nicholas Pizzi; Lauren Pizzi; and Sarah Pizzi. Vincent will be sorely missed by his great-grandchildren: Julian and Stella Rengigas. 

“We would like to extend a special thank you to our mother for the excellent care and love she always gave to our dear father to the very end.”

-  Vincent F. Pizzi and Paul C. Pizzi

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Vincent’s services will take place privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, directly atwww.stjude.org/donate

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