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SMITHFIELD - Irene G. (Mello) Coia, 88, a resident of North Bay Manor, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Julio C. Coia and daughter of the late Joseph E. and Agnes (Tavares) Mello.
A kind and gentle woman, Irene found her greatest joy in cooking, dancing and surrounded by her family.
Besides her husband of 69 years, she is survived by a daughter, Gail (Coia) Mignacca; two grandchildren, Kerri Polseno and her husband, Derrick Polseno, Sr, Robert Mignacca, Jr and his wife, Tracey Lee-Mignacca; four great grandchildren; Derrick, Jr and Jarred Polseno, Hayley and Caroline Mignacca; a nephew Deacon C. Patrick Sheehy and his wife Margaret; and her great niece, Megan Sheehy. Irene was the mother of the late, Julio J. Coia and the Aunt of the late Timothy M. Sheehy.
Calling hours Tuesday MORNING, 8 - 9:15 AM in the A. A. MARIANI & SON Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St. Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary's Church, 103 Pine St, Pawtucket. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Mary's Renovation Fund, 103 Pine St, Pawtucket. 02860.