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Romeo DiQuinzio, 79, Former Restaurant Owner

His calling hours are Thursday and his funeral is Friday from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home in Riverside.

Romeo DiQuinzio. Credit: W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home
Romeo DiQuinzio. Credit: W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home
DiQuinzio, Romeo, of Grant Street, Barrington, died peacefully on Jan. 3, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was 79.

He was the beloved husband of Helen (Marabello) DiQuinzio. A lifelong resident of Barrington, he was a son of the late Grazio and Margaret (Cuzzone) DiQuinzio. 

DiQuinzio was the owner and operator of Romeo’s Restaurant for 17 years. He was a former member of the Barrington American Legion Post #8. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and crabbing. 

DiQuinzio was a Marine Corps veteran. 

Besides his wife of 55 years, he is survived by two daughters; Donna L. Smith and her husband Edward of Seekonk, Mass., and Deborah A. DiQuinzio and her husband Wendell Clough of Pawtucket, and three grandchildren: Nicholas, Nathan and Bethany Smith. He was the brother of the late Clementina Paolozzi, Alfred, Domenic, Carmen and Angelo DiQuinzio. 

His funeral service will be held on Friday Jan. 10, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11 am. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Santa Maria del Campo Cemetery, Upland Way, Barrington.

Calling hours are Thursday from 4-7 pm. Contributions in his memory to RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI, 02915 or the Barrington Senior Center, 281 County Road, Barrington, RI, 02806 would be deeply appreciated.

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