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Luigi La Prova

April 21, 1938 ~ May 26, 2018 (age 80)

Luigi La Prova, 80, of North Providence, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center.  He was the beloved husband of Luisa (DeGiulio) La Prova for 52 years.  Born in Teano, Italy, he was the son of the late Angelo and Elvira (Paolino) La Prova. 

Mr. La Prova owned and operated International Upholstery on Reservoir Ave. in Cranston and later worked for Martini Upholstery in North Providence before retiring. He enjoyed gardening and eating pizza with his grandchildren, who were his greatest joy.

Besides his wife he is survived by his three daughters, Elvira Protano and her husband Michael Protano, Angela La Prova – La Vorgno, and Dr. Gina G. La Prova, and her husband Dr. Edward Chavez; a brother, Mario La Prova, and two beloved grandchildren, Leonardo and Massimo Chavez. He was the brother of the late Maria Ciazza and father-in-law of the late Philip La Vorgno.

His funeral will be held Monday, June 4, 2018, at 9 a.m. from the Maceroni Funeral Home, 1381 Smith St., North Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine Church, 639 Mt Pleasant Ave, Providence.  Burial will be private.  Visitation respectfully omitted.  Donations in Mr. La Prova’s memory may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 and St. Antoine Residence, 10 Rhodes Ave, North Smithfield, RI 02896.


Donations may be made to:

Hope Hospice of Rhode Island
1085 North Main Street, Providence RI 02904
Tel: 1-401-415-4200
Web: http://hopehospiceri.org

St. Antoine Residence
10 Rhodes Ave., North Smithfield RI 02896


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