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Francesco J. Conte
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Francesco J. "Frank" Conte, 96, of North Smithfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 26, 2010 at Saint Antoine Residence with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Scungio) Conte.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on February 19, 1914, he was the son of the late Charles and Maria (Greco) Conte.
He was the loving father of Robert C. Conte and his wife, Claire, of South Kingstown, RI, and Carolyn M. Sherman and her husband, David, of Bellingham, MA; his cherished four grandchildren Donna M. Boni and her husband, John, of Bellingham, MA, Dr. Robert A. Conte and his wife, Julie, of South Kingstown, RI, Lori J. Moore and her husband, Charles, of Mendon, MA, Christopher J. Conte and his wife, Christine, of North Port, FL; and eight great-grandchildren. He was the brother of Jack Conte of Woonsocket. Clara Woodman of Deerfield Beach, FL, Theresa Peters of Titusville, FL and the late Angelo, John, Nick, and Charles Conte, Anna Allen and Mary Charron.
A resident of Saint Antoine Residence, North Smithfield, he formerly resided in Woonsocket, Bellingham and Melbourne, FL. Mr. Conte worked at Draper Corporation of Hopedale, MA for 32 years until retiring in 1977. A communicant of the former Assumption Church and he was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Frank loved gardening, and enjoyed bowling, shuffleboard, bocci ball, and playing cards. He also enjoyed watching the Boston sports teams especially his favorite Red Sox. Devoted to his family and friends, he will be greatly missed.
Funeral will be held on Friday, December 3, at 8:30AM from CARTIER'S FUNERAL HOME, 151 So. Main St. (Rte 126), Bellingham, Ma with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM in St. Joseph's Church, Mendon Road, Woonsocket. Interment will follow at St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham. Visiting hours are on Friday Morning from 8:30 to 10:30AM at the funeral home prior to Mass. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Frank Conte may be sent to Saint Antoine Residence, 10 Rhodes Ave., North Smithfield, RI 02896 would be appreciated.
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