Richard G. Benedetti, retired auditor and accountant from RI State, dies at 82


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Richard George Benedetti, 82, of West Warwick, passed away peacefully at Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center on October 26, 2021.

Richard was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (McDonald) Benedetti in 1997. He is survived by three daughters, Stephanie Benedetti of Providence and his partner Ralph Nathan of West Warwick, Jennifer Koller and her husband Ross Koller Sr. of Houston, TX , and Bridget Benedetti and her husband Timothy Latta of Peoria, AZ. He was the grandfather of Nicholas and Alexander LaFleur, Scarlett Koller, her fiance Joseph Griffin, Caroline and Ross Koller Jr. He was the brother of Paul Benedetti of San Pedro, CA and leaves behind several beloved nieces and nephews.

Richard was born in Providence to Mario and Marie (Zompa) Benedetti on Valentine’s Day in 1939. He was the brother of the late Jeanne LaRocco and Pfc. Vincent Benedetti.

Richard graduated from Mount Pleasant High School and attended the University of Rhode Island. Prior to his retirement, he was an auditor and accountant for the State of Rhode Island. Richard served in the United States Armed Forces and the National Guard. He was a gold star brother.

Richard was known for his extraordinary intelligence, great sense of humor, love of travel, classical music and history, and all things Italian. Above all, Richard was a proud father and grandfather.

The family thank the staff at Beacon Hospice and Home Health Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Richard.

Parents and friends are invited to a Christian funeral mass on November 1 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church, 854 Providence Street, West Warwick.

Interment will be private.

Arrangements by Romano Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Richard to St. Jude Children’s Hospital would be greatly appreciated.


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