Richard S. Loffredo, Sr., 70, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Colleen F. (Scully) Loffredo. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Amato “Marco” Loffredo and Marie (Krantz) Coria.
Richard worked as a pyrotechnician for Zambelli International and Colonial Fireworks for over 50 years and was the founder of Done-Rite Roofing before retiring. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
A devoted father and grandfather, he is survived by his four children, Michael A. Loffredo and his wife Holly, Richard S. Loffredo Jr. and his companion Melissa Salvatore, Kelly M. Loffredo and her husband Frank Altieri and Nancy A. Oliveira and her husband Michael; two brothers; Frank Loffredo Sr. and Raymond Loffredo; a sister; Rosemarie Sanford; eleven grandchildren, Richard, Michael, Frankie, Lauren, Christopher, Michael Ryan, Matthew, Nicholas, Luca, Madison and Angelo; and his former daughter-in-law, Dawn Napolitano. He was the brother of the late Edward Coria, Robert Coria, Vincent Loffredo and Barbara Venticinque.
His funeral will be held Wednesday, May 30, 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 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence. Burial with will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visitation Tuesday 4- 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to: American Lung Association of Rhode Island, 260 West Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903.