Alexander Centazzo

  • Died: April 1, 2015
  • Location: Cranston, Rhode Island

Woodlawn Funeral Home

600 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02190
Tel. (401) 421-0289

Tribute & Message From The Family

CENTAZZO, ALEXANDER A., Jr., "Al", 69, passed away April 1, 2015 surrounded by his family. Born in Providence a son of the late Alexander and Theresa (Pescosolido) Centazzo. He was the husband of Lois M. (Savone) Centazzo. Al worked in the jewelry industry all his life for various companies along with his own company which he founded, JOAL Jewelry. He loved football and was an avid horseman. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Alan C. Centazzo and his wife Christine, one daughter, Amy L. Muscarelle and her husband Colby, two grandchildren, Mia and Bremy one brother, Peter Centazzo and three sisters, Linda Connolly, Donna Maratta and Deborah McCoy. He was the son-in-law of the late Luigi and Frances Savone. His calling hours are Saturday morning 9:30-10:30 a.m. at "WOODLAWN" Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston followed by Funeral Liturgy outside of Mass at 11:30 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, North Providence. Entombment will follow in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. Kindly omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Hope Alzheimer's Center 25 Brayton Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920. Please share condolences at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ju, A birth day is such a happy day; we are happy and so very lucky that we had you in our lives; but so very sad - and think of you every day and wish that when we see Lo, we see you..........xoxoxoxoxoxoox Lee

Posted by Lee-Ann Tortolani - Providence, RI   February 05, 2019

Happy birthday Uncle Ju, I hope the Patriots' win was a great present for you. I miss and think about you every day, and hope that you are watching over all of us especially auntie. Please give Rosie and my grandma a big hug for me; I always wish that I could give you one too. Love you always xo

Posted by Elissa Tortolani - RI   February 05, 2019

Hey Ju, well......this was the worse day
of my life 30 years ago....I hope and pray
you are with her and I hope she is herself and in no pain and happy with her brother and, of course, her son, you. Love and thank you....Lee

Posted by A friend   October 19, 2018

Posted by Alan Centazzo - DelRay Beach, FL - son   August 30, 2018

Posted by Alan Centazzo - DelRay Beach, FL - son   August 30, 2018

Hi Dad! Mias first day in second grade. We miss and love you. Always on our minds.

Posted by Alan Centazzo - DelRay Beach, FL - son   August 30, 2018

Hey Ju, thought of you so much yesterday.
The girls and I love and miss you....Lee xo

Posted by A friend   June 18, 2018

Posted by Alan Centazzo - Delray Beach, FL - family   April 22, 2018

Posted by Alan Centazzo - Delray Beach, FL - family   April 20, 2018

Hello Dad! It has been 3 years now and there isn't a day that goes by that your not on any of our minds. You were the BEST Dad and truly, a pure gentleman. Your 3 Grandchildren are so beautiful and I know you are looking over them. Please keep them safe! We love you Dad!

Posted by Alan Centazzo - DelRay Beach, FL   April 03, 2018

Posted by A friend   April 03, 2018

Posted by A friend   April 03, 2018

Posted by Alan Centazzo    April 03, 2018

Posted by Alan Centazzo    April 03, 2018

Ju, thinking of you every day, especially you and miss you, Lee

Posted by Lee-Ann Tortolani - Providence, RI   April 02, 2018

Happy Birthday Uncle Jr. Hope you're having a nice birthday in heaven and are watching over everyone in your family. We all miss you dearly, even the babies, as they mention you sometimes. I wish you could be here to watch them grow up and to be with Auntie and us, but I know you are still here and in our company always. Forever thinking about. praying to, and missing you. Give Rosie hugs for us. Love and miss you xoxo

Posted by Elissa Tortolani    February 05, 2018

Hey Ju, you know you are missed so very much. Elissa and I went to mass with Lo yesterday and we prayed for you and thanked God for having you in our lives. Every day we think of you, but you know that. Your grandchildren are beautiful, so very smart and so very funny. You were the best, love you so.....Lee xoxo

Posted by Lee-Ann Tortolani - Providence, RI   February 05, 2018

Posted by Alan Centazzo    June 19, 2017

Happy Fathers Day Dad! Your beautiful granddaughter just had her graduation. I wish you were here to see these kids grow up. We miss you MORE then any words can describe. Love, Alan

Posted by Alan Centazzo - Del Ray Beach, FL   June 19, 2017

Hey Ju, missing you so much. You were a fabulous dad to your two beautiful kids, and they know it. Happy Father's Day! Love forever and ever, Lee xxxxxoooooo

Posted by A friend   June 18, 2017

Hey Ju, been putting this off since the weekend of the know you are always on our minds. Words cannot express how much we miss you. Things are just not the same;just like when mommy passed away. I am thankful for many, many things, especially for you always being there for us. Love forever and ever....Lee xo

Posted by A friend   April 14, 2017

Ju......the girls and I think and talk about you all the time.....we miss you so very much. Everyone grieves differently. I remember this time in 2015 you ate almost the whole bag of mini Snickers we brought to you!!! What a sweet tooth!!! Such a sad day but we have wonderful memories of you, my true friend and brother. We love you, always and always, Lee xoxoxoxo

Posted by A friend   February 05, 2017

Happy birthday uncle jr. Missing you every day and not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I hope you're always with us, especially auntie, and especially on days like these where we miss you extra. I hope the patriots win today as a birthday gift for you and Allan. My family and I love you so much

Posted by Elissa Tortolani - Narragansett, RI   February 05, 2017

Ju, this Thanksgiving I gave thanks for having you in our lives for so many years.
Love always and forever, Lee, Erica and Elissa xo

Posted by Lee-Ann Tortolani - Providence, RI   November 29, 2016

It's been a very hard year without you uncle. I miss you so so much. There's not a day that goes by where I don't think about you. I hope you continue to be everyone's guardian angel. Love always xoxo

Posted by Elissa Tortolani - Providence, RI   April 01, 2016

Ju, what a sad day this is. We miss you so very much. Still very hard for us all. Love forever and ever....Lee,Erica and Elissa xoxoxoxox

Posted by A friend   April 01, 2016

Happy birthday Uncle Ju. There's never a day that goes by without having you on my mind. I wish you were here to spend your birthday with us. Everyone misses you so much. I hope you're looking down on us, especially on auntie, and taking care of and guiding her from where you are. Give Rosie a big, big hug for me. I love and miss you xo

Posted by Elissa Tortolani - Providence, RI   February 05, 2016

Hello Daddy! The Holidays are finally over . Without you the days were like any other. I have been visiting Zeke every week and we share memories! Nothing is the same without you. I took a Florida job opportunity that I couldn't resist. I know your proud. I miss and love you so much Daddy! Alan.

Posted by Alan Centazzo - Smithfield, RI   January 05, 2016

Ju, you were missed so much this holiday season. Always thinking of you. We love you. Always, Lee-Ann, Erica and Elissa. xoxoxoxoxoxo

Posted by A friend   December 30, 2015

Hello Daddy! Words can't describe how much I miss you. My life has changed forever without having you to turn to during times of despair. Football season is upon us and I often am tempted to pick up the phone to discuss our passion for the sport. I love you so much and miss you more and more everyday. I love you Daddy! Until we meet again! Your heartbroken son, Alan

Posted by Alan Centazzo - Smithfield, RI   September 06, 2015

Well Ju, I did it!!! I am sure you know about the new car and I know you are must be saying "finally", "no more oil stains in my driveway"....We miss you so much, the girls mention you every day. You were the best. Always, L-A

Posted by A friend   August 19, 2015

Happy Father's Day uncle jr. Not a day goes by where you aren't on my mind and I miss you terribly along with everyone in our family. You were a great dad to Amy and Alan and a great papa to Mia and Bremy. I even considered you as another dad because of how generous and loving you were. I miss and love you, give Rosie and grandma a big hug for me.

Posted by Elissa Tortolani - Providence, RI   June 21, 2015

What a great dad, not to mention husband, brother, uncle, and especially brother-in-law. I tell everyone you were the brother I never had. We were all so very lucky for having you in our lives. We pray for you
every day. We miss you so much. Love forever, Lee-Ann, Erica and Elissa oxoxoxox

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2015

Junior, It has been over one month and we miss you so much. The girls and I especially miss "Sunday dinners". The three of us pray for you every day.

Posted by A friend   May 05, 2015

It is with sincere sympathy that we wish you God's blessings on the loss of your family member Alex. We are in Florida and could not make the service, but our prayers are with you.

Posted by Skip & Sandy Centazzo - Warwick, RI   April 12, 2015

We will miss you Uncle Alex. You were such a great guy and always good to us.

Posted by Roger Iannetta Jr. - South Kingstown, RI   April 07, 2015

So sorry to hear of the passing of one of my teenage friends. I have many fond memories of all of us playing the pin ball machine at Andy's spa on Charles street. It was our favorite hang out. Jr' was the best player. also remember his 64 or 65 Mustang. He was very proud of that car. My sympathies to all the Centazzo family.Bil " Gunner " Gonnelli

Posted by Bill Gonnell    April 07, 2015

I love you Daddy! Thank You for a lifetime of love and memories. You were the greatest Dad anyone can ask for and I will miss you so much. God Bless my wonderful Dad!

Posted by Alan Centazzo - Smithfield, RI   April 05, 2015

To my cousins Peter,Donna,Linda,Debby

To my cousins Peter,Linda,Donna,Debby All my love and condolences Junior was a great guy may he rest in peace Cousin David,Claire Centazzo

peace David & Claire Centazzo

Posted by A friend   April 04, 2015

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Ellen Lee - Waterford, CT   April 04, 2015

To Al's family, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. May he rest in peace.

Posted by William Healy - Chepachet, RI   April 04, 2015

We are so sad to hear of the loss of Alans father. While we did not know Al, personally, we do know his son and Christine and can only imagine what a wonderful father he had. We have heard many great stories of his life. Warm thoughts for relief of your sadness as a family. Deirdre and Michael Lemoine

Posted by Deirdre Driscoll Lemoine    April 04, 2015

My thoughts and prayers go out to Al's family during this very sad time. He was a wonderful,kind and thoughtful person who loved his family dearly. Many warm memories of him come to mind.

Posted by Judy Presnol    April 04, 2015

So sorry to hear. Our deepest condolences to his family. He was a wonderful friend.

Posted by Marilyn & Howard Lovett    April 04, 2015

To the family of Jr. I grew up with Jr. and Peter in the Mt Pleasant area and unfortunately lost track after high school. I am proud to have been his friend with Jr. during our fun adventous and formative years. My sincerest and deepest condolences. Rest in peace my friend.
Crescenzo " Christy " Conca

Posted by A friend   April 03, 2015

I'll miss you very much, uncle. You were, and always will be, a great person, and you will be forever in our hearts.

Posted by Erica tortolani - providence, RI   April 03, 2015

Sorry to hear of Al\'s passing. I owned L.M.Hovey next door to Klizner Ind.Al always had a ready smile and friendly way about him. My condolences to his family. Dave Hovey

Posted by Dave Hovey    April 03, 2015

I'll miss you uncle, you were always great to my mom, sister, and I; thank you. You were a wonderful and loved husband and father, and you never ceased to amuse them. As auntie said, you're in heaven walking Rosie now. I love and miss you.

Posted by Elissa Tortolani - Providence, RI   April 03, 2015

To Al's family ....So sorry for your loss. I sometimes think of all the great times we had playing softball for Klitzner Industries . Al was a great guy !!! Rest in peace ..

Posted by Rick Recupero - Bristol, RI   April 03, 2015

To my cousins Peter, Linda, Donna and Debby. All of my love and condolences. Junior is now back with Mom and Dad. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Steve and Kathy Centazzo - Venice, FL   April 03, 2015

So long fellow horseplayer, always enjoyed talking horses with you...a great guy and a gentleman.. RIP and may God Bless you!!!

Posted by Lou - No Prov   April 03, 2015

So long fellow horseplayer, I was a kid when I started to go to track with my father 30 years ago and knew you as a great guy and a gentleman always enjoyed talking horses and handicapping with you...RIP and may God Bless you!

Posted by A friend   April 03, 2015

We will miss you Al. You were a great friend and neighbor. Rest in peace. The Kasper family

Posted by Gary Kasper - Coventry, CT   April 03, 2015