Gianna M., Cirella, 16, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She was the beloved daughter of East Greenwich Deputy Chief of Police Stanley F. “Skip” and Tara M. (Davoren) Cirella, and the loving sister of Cassie N. Cirella.
Gianna was easy going but certainly kept us going with her quirky ways. She was the ultimate “life of the party,” whether it was team practice, a nighttime campfire, or just a morning wake up. Gianna’s favorite things included the beach and mini-vacations to the family camp in Vermont. Gianna will be truly missed by all who knew her, but more importantly, her life and the memories will change us all and forever be part of the happiest portion of our years.
She was a junior at Tollgate High School and had graduated from Winman Junior High and Greenwood Elementary School. She loved country music and playing soccer. Gianna was a goalie for the Tollgate girl’s soccer team and also played soccer for the Warwick Firefighters Soccer Club. She had worked as a hostess at the Greenwood Inn and as front desk clerk for Unleashed Fitness Center. She is also survived by her grandparents, Paul Davoren (Karen), Jeanne Bavosi-Ammendolia (Mike), and the late Stanley Cirella and Constance Swanson. She was the beloved niece of Stephen Cirella (Lori), Carlene Gadoury (Ron), and Timothy Davoren (Stacy Cimino).
Her funeral will be held Tuesday Nov. 7, at 8:30 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane. Burial will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. Visiting hours are Monday, 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Tollgate Girls Soccer Team, c/o Coach Lonna Razza, 575 Centerville Rd., Warwick, R.I. 02886 would be appreciated.