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Tassoni, John J. 85, of Smithfield passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, April 8, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Rondeau) Tassoni. They were happily married for 63 years.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John and Amalia (Amato) Tassoni. Mr. Tassoni was a self-employed carpenter for many years before his retirement and was an avid golfer and New York Yankees fan. He also served in the US Air Force.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his loving children, Senator John J. Tassoni Jr, and his wife Councilwoman S. Jean Cerroni, Michael Tassoni and his wife Paula, David Tassoni and his wife Brenda and Judi-Ann Slader and her husband Michael. He is also survived by a sister, Ann Reo-Mello and 9 cherished grandchildren and 4 dear great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Robert and Joseph Tassoni.
His funeral was held Wednesday, April 12th at 9:45am from the A.A. MARIANI & SON Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St., Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in St. Michael Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Jude Children`s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, would be appreciated.