Roland Di Christofaro,
79, of Warwick passed away Monday at Sunny View Nursing Home. He was the husband and best friend of Esther (Sebulsky) Di Christofaro and the late Flora (Rivers) Di Christofaro. Born in West Warwick, a son of the late George and Eva (Benjamin) Di Christofaro.
Mr. Di Christofaro was an Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic for Quonset Naval Air Station and previously employed with The State of Rhode Island and overseas in Korea. He served in the 51st Fighter Intercept Wing of The United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 43 in Warwick.
He was the father of Rosemary Smith, Dianne Harnad, Patricia Gallagher, Clarissa O'Brien and Roland Di Christofaro. Step father of Diane Angell and Steven, Charles and Maryann Barber. Brother of Cecile Rogers, Lillian Phillips Hatch, Anthony and Armand Di Christofaro and the late Girard and Ferdinand Di Christofaro. He also leaves four grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
His Funeral Service will be held Friday at 10:00 am in THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95). Burial, with military honors, will follow in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Thursday 4-7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to VNA Hospice of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886 would be appreciated.
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