2013-08-08 / Obituaries

Thomas D. Insana

Thomas D. Insana, 63, passed away July 30, 2013, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center surrounded by his family. He was born in Providence, a son of Elvira (DiGiulio) Insana and the late Dominic Insana.

He was the father of Matthew T. Insana and his wife Judith, Tracy M. Pontarelli, Nicholas J. Insana and his wife Heather, and Christina M. Insana; stepfather of Michael and Donald Kirwin; grandfather of Julena, Darrell, Leila, Dominic, Connor, Anthony, Andrew, Benjamin, Adrianna, Alyssa, Evan, Alexis, Zachary and Kylie; and brother of Paul R. Insana and his wife Sharon, James P. Insana and his wife Gina, and Mathew J. Insana.

Mr. Insana grew up in North Providence and graduated from North Providence High School in 1968. He joined the U.S. Army Reserve that same year, and soon obtained the rank of staff sergeant and served as a drill instructor at Fort Dix in New Jersey. He was a former resident of Jamestown, and was also a respected plumbing and heating contractor in Rhode Island for more than 45 years.

Insana was buried with military honors in St. Ann Cemetery in Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.

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