90, of Cranston passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Cedar Crest Nursing Centre in Cranston. She was the beloved wife of the late Caesar “Jim” Branca. She was born in Highgate, Vermont a daughter of the late Albert and Leona (Bilodeau) LaRoche. Mrs. Branca worked at Bell Findings for 20 years until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her loving family.
She is survived by her loving children, Janice Grelle and her husband Angelo, Rita Branca, Dennis and Robert Branca all residing in Cranston. She was also the cherished grandmother of Dennis Branca and his wife Rebecca, Elisha Melillo and her husband Walter, great grandmother of Antonio and Vincent Melillo and Isabelle and Carmella Branca, and was the dear sister of Diana Loiselle of Vermont and Doris Paquette of Harrisville, RI. Noela was also the sister of the late Roland D. LaRoche, Dora Belisle and Delia Lapan.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 am from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory 1278 Park Ave., Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Rocco’s Church, Atwood Ave., Johnston. Burial will take place in RI Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. VISITING HOURS: Wednesday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association 1 State Street, Suite 200 Providence, RI, 02908.