Dante Avanzo Jr. 67 of East Providence passed away July 16, 2015. Born in Providence he was the son of the late Dante and Josephine (Brum) Avanzo. Dante was one of the first attendees of Meeting Street School and was a 1966 graduate of East Providence High School. He is survived by one brother Donald Avanzo and his wife Linda of Warwick, one sister Joanne Bagley and her husband David of Warwick, two nephews David and Douglas Avanzo and one great nephew Jackson. Calling hours for Dante will be held on Saturday from 9:30 – 11 AM with a funeral service at 11 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Meeting Street School 1000 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02905.