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Anthony J. “Brizzy” Montini, 88, a longtime resident of East Greenwich, most recently living in Cranston, passed away on August 24. He was the husband of the late Kathleen (Gorman) Montini and had formerly been married to the late Barbara (Cruickshank) Loughmiller. Born in East Greenwich on September 1, 1933, Brizzy was the son of the late Carlo and Rosina (Truta) Montini.
Mr. Montini worked as a supervisor for the former East Greenwich Dairy and Westland Creamery, from where he retired. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War, and a wonderful provider with a never-ending love for his family. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed the camaraderie of playing golf with his longtime friends.
He is survived by his children, Gina M. Harrington and her husband, Dennis; Lisa A Villareal and Anthony J. Montini, II; sisters, Anna Amato and Lucy Greene; grandchildren, Richard Montini, Erica Rodriguez, Ciara Della Porta and Nisa Villareal; and great-grandchildren, Anthony, Isabella, Nicholas and Camilla.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Hill Funeral Home in East Greenwich. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, also in East Greenwich. Calling hours will be held on Monday, August 29, from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
You can leave an online condolence with the funeral home HERE.
Brizzy has been mentioned in previous EG News articles by Bruce Mastracchio including ones published March 2015 (https://eastgreenwichnews.com/all-those-wonderful-nicknames-part-1/) and December 2021 (https://eastgreenwichnews.com/the-store-is-no-more/).
Briz. A member of one of the best softball teams around back in the day. Perennial contender, Solomon’s.
So many good times there and at Tar Tar’s. We can never forget.
Get things going up there. God Bless and God Speed.
My condolences to the family, Brizzy was a great guy new him for many years he was like family to me . I can remember many fun times with the family at parties and family functions. I will miss him very much. R.I.P. Briz Love you!!!!
I’m not even sure where to even begin. Vivid memories of all your family, parents, siblings, spouses, children, nieces, nephews along with my family sitting in the backyard at Marlborough Street on lazy summer Sunday afternoons while the Italian Cuisine was on the table. Always ended in typical Italian fashion “are you sure you had enough to eat?, after 5 or so courses always including insalata and supmone with maybe a little more crème de menthe than supmone.
Celebrating your birthday (coming up) with Vinnie, Frankie, Anthony, Phillip‘s (also), my cousin David, my brother Anthony, Frenchie, Michael, where else but at the Cafe on the corner of Duke and Queen The Oaks. A place we’d pack on Sunday afternoons to watch the NFL and lay action on the games.
Wasn’t quite legal back then but it didn’t quite matter either. I’ve missed your parents, my parents but in my heart I know they are at peace as you.
To the family (whom I always thought my family) my sincere condolences.