In Memory Of Captain Ernie Digiulio (Ret.)


1.28.2002 00:05

ERNEST S. DiGIULIO JR. - North Providence

ERNEST S. DiGIULIO JR., 65, of 1925 Smith St., a retired captain in the North Providence Fire Department, died Saturday at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence.

He was the husband of Margaret (McElroy) DiGiulio. They had been married for 25 years. Born in North Providence, the son of the late Ernest S. and Caroline (Marchione) Di Giulio, he had lived in the same house all his life.

Mr. DiGiulio was a firefighter for the Town of North Providence for 31 years, before retiring in 1999 as a captain. He had joined the Centredale volunteer fire department in 1955, and was one of the first 10 men appointed to the permanent Fire Department in 1971. He had worked in every station in town and was acting battalion chief on many occasions.

He was a member of North Providence Firefighters Local 2334, serving as vice president and on the executive board, and of the negotiating committee.

He was a graduate of Community College of Rhode Island with a degree in fire science in 1983. He was an Army veteran.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Michele M. DiGiulio of North Providence, and a niece, Diane Perry of Smithfield. He was the brother of the late Bertha Patrick.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. from Elliott M. Robbins Chapel, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Mary Mother of Mankind Church, 25 Fourth St. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.


Created:  28 January 2002

Last modified on:  30 September 2002