Manuel B. Thetonia Jr., passed away on Friday September 2, 2016. He was the husband of Marilyn Russell Thetonia. Mr. Thetonia was a Fraud Investigator for the State of Rhode Island before he retired. He was also a professional musician and a volunteer at the Providence Federation of Musicians. He was an Army Veteran of the Rhode Island National Guard and also a Band Master- Commander of the 88th Army Band. He was a past Grand Knight of the East Providence Council, # 1528 Knights of Columbus and a member of Saint Pius X Assembly, 4th Degree. Mr. Thetonia was a member of Royal Wood Golf and Country Club in Naples, Florida and a former member of Hillside Country Club and Silver Spring Golf Course and a member of the South Seekonk Rod and Gun Club. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Tammy Neter of West Yarmouth, MA, two sons, Brian M. Thetonia of Barrington and J. Russell Thetonia of Cumberland, four granddaughters, two step granddaughters, and one great granddaughter. His funeral will be held on Tuesday 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. Margaret’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford. Burial with Military honors will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Monday 4-7. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Brandon Michael Austin Memorial Foundation, 26 Dinonsie Way, Wakefield, RI 02879 would be appreciated.