Army veteran Paul J. Bandieri of Pawtucket dies aged 93


Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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Paul J. Bandieri, 93, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.

Beloved husband of the late Constance “Connie” J. (Purcell) Bandieri. A longtime resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Cesare and Celia (Giambastiani) Bandieri.

Paul was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and pursued a long career as a member of Teamsters Local 251. In his youth, Paul was an avid golfer and a former member of the Cranston Country Club. He was also a devoted New York Yankees fan and a lot will be remembered, especially his quick wit and perfectly timed jokes. Paul will be sadly missed, but he will lovingly remember all those whose lives he touched during the past 93 years.

Paul leaves behind two daughters, Lynn M. Bandieri of Pawtucket, and Gail A. Giffney and her husband, Alan “Giff”, of Perth, Western Australia; two grandchildren, Tom Giffney, and Caitlin Giffney and her fiance, Taylor Walsh, all in Australia; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Walsh; one sister-in-law, Anita Bandieri of East Providence; beloved extended family and “third daughter”, Deborah “Toddi” A. Mello and her husband, Greg Cox of Leavenworth, KS, and several nieces and nephews. A special note of gratitude is extended to Paul’s niece, Carolyn Lawson, RN Paul was the brother of the late Louis C. (Alda) Bandieri, Theresa (Raymond) Cecchini, Gino Bandieri and Anita (Anthony) Oliver.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Christian funeral mass at 11 a.m. at St. Teresa’s Church, 358 Newport Ave., Pawtucket.

Interment with military honors will follow at Mount Saint Mary Cemetery.

Visits will take place on Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.


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