Benjamin J. Coccia







March 1, 2013

Benjamin J. Coccia, 85, died Friday March 1, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.  He was the husband of Margaret D. (Giannattasio) Coccia to whom he was married 61 years.  Born in Warren,  he was a son of the late Luigi and Francesca (Varlotta) Coccia.   Mr. Coccia worked for the Town of Barrington before retiring.  He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and  a member of the Barrington American Legion, Post #8. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Gail LaMorge and her husband Kevin of Cranston, one daughter in law,  Julie Coccia of North Providence, four granddaughters,  Bethany Leyshon,  Karyn Denningham, Amanda Turco and Rebecca Coccia and three great grandchildren.  He was the father of the late Robert Coccia and was also pre-deceased by three siblings.His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Brendan’s Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside.  Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Tuesday 5-8. In lieu of flowers contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St. Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.


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