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Ernie Croce

March 19, 2020


Ernest A. Croce, 55, of North Providence, passed away at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital on Thursday, March 19, 2020.  Ernie was the beloved husband of Melissa (Stanley) Croce.  Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Ernest R. and Filomena (Riccio) Croce.

Ernie was such a hard worker, always working at least three jobs. He was the owner and operator of J & B Jobbing while also working at Hookfast Specialties. His favorite job was being a DJ, he enjoyed a music career as DJ Ernie. Everyone knew Ernie as someone who loved his family, friends, and music more than anything in the world. He loved to talk and make people laugh, just as much as his loved ones loved hearing his voice and laughter fill the room with that contagious happiness and unmatchable good energy.

In addition to his incredibly devoted and caring wife, Ernie is survived by his two loving children, Danielle and Matthew Croce; two brothers, Richard Croce and Paul O’Leary; two sisters, Lisa Croce and Erica Regan; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Benjamin and June Stanley; five sisters-in-law, Katie, Gina, Amy, Jillian Stanley and Robin Croce; three brothers-in-law Benjamin and James Stanley and John Regan; and countless loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Raymond Croce. 

Consistent with precautions due to the Coronavirus, A Celebration of Ernie’s Life will be scheduled at a later date.

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