Online Obituary

3/12/1932 - 2/18/2013


 80, of Cranston passed away Monday February 18, 2013 at Cherry Hill Manor, Johnston surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of 54 years to Dario Celani.

Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late Fortunato and Maria (Merola) Aucone.

Besides her husband she was the loving mother of David Celani of Cranston, Lawrence (Erma) Celani of North Kingstown, Paul (Gina) Celani of Cranston, Darin (Michele) Celani of Burrillville and the late Frank Celani; proud grandmother of Lawrence, Andrew, Sophia and Antonio Celani; dearest sister of Marie D’Antuono, Dolores Paesano and Anthony Aucone all of Cranston and the late Emelia Ryan, Augustine and John Aucone.

Anna was a member of the Cranston Democratic Women’s Caucus, a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and an active volunteer for it’s school, and a lifelong member of La Madonna Della Valle Society.

She will be missed for her love and devotion to her family.  She made all who entered her home feel welcome with her hospitality and great home cooking.

Her funeral will be held on Friday at 10am from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory 1278 Park Ave. Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church, Cranston at 11am.  Entombment will be in Our Risen Christ Garden Mausoleum at St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. CALLING HOURS Thursday 4-8pm.  Memorial contributions may be made to Stand UP (for Cancer) 1801 West Olympic Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91199-1224. 

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From: jean m. cornell   cranston
Relationship:  friend

so sorry for your great loss god bless jean
Sent:  2/20/2013

From: Lawrence M Celani   Cranston
Relationship:  Nephew

My dear auntie: Even uring your most difficult momens, you never lost that beautiful sense of humor nd your maile. We had some great times carrying on with those insane conversations. I will alays remember that goldfishone of your boys on and how much care you gave that little fish. It told a story about a beautiful woman with a big heart. I will miss you auntie but will never forget the love you brought into this family. You know auntie, do ou remembr the day the newly elected pope died. I remember sitting in your kitcen listening to those bells toll at St Anns and St Mary;s churches. Now thetoll for you. I take comfpr in knowing my dad, my mom and Aunt Mary, Uncle Rocco aunt Jay and uncle Andrew are together to welcome you home. Love youe nephew Larry
Sent:  2/21/2013

From: Jim & Gerry   Warwick RI
Relationship:  Aunt & Uncle

Dario, Paul and Gina and all the Celani family members Jim and I want to express our sincere and heartfelt sympathies to you on the passing of Anna. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Anna will be remembered in our prayers and our hearts at Sunday mass and also in our daily prayers. Anna was a lovely person and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.
Sent:  2/21/2013

From: Susan Mischler   Narragansett
Relationship:  Family

To the Celani family I am so sorry for your loss ,you're in our hearts and prayers .
Sent:  2/21/2013

From: Marie E.(Coppa) DeLibero   Cranston
Relationship:  Friend

Dear Larry and family, I do hope you can find peace in knowing that people care and pray for you and your family. I am sure your mother will be truly missed. Take care and God bless. Love, Marie
Sent:  2/21/2013

From: Lou "Paz" Pazienza   Cranston
Relationship:  Friend

I wish that I had visited at Cherry Hill Manor soon after I had called. Lou
Sent:  2/26/2013