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Cynthia A. Martone

August 22, 1939 — April 7, 2024


Cynthia A. Martone, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2024, surrounded by loved ones. She was born on August 22, 1939, in Providence.  Born to Lester and Ida Rogers Harris, Cynthia was the wife of the late Anthony Martone for almost fifty years.

Cynthia led a remarkable life dedicated to serving others. Throughout her career, she worked at several non-profit organizations, including St. Aloysius Home, Community Counseling Center, and The Women’s Shelter. Her passion for helping those in need extended beyond the workplace as she also volunteered alongside her husband at Meals on Wheels for over a decade and devoted her time to the East Smithfield Public Library.

Cynthia was known for her unique way of speaking in "Cynthiaism's," which never failed to bring a smile to people's faces. "Dirty bugger," "that's the cat's meow," "diddly damn," and "that's a fine kettle of fish" were just some of the ways she brightened the mood wherever she went.  Cynthia was proud to share stories about the Harris Family history and their impact on the development of Smithfield and Rhode Island.

Outside of work, Cynthia found joy in simple pleasures such as tending to her gardens, cooking delicious meals, traveling to new places, and taking leisurely walks along the beach. She would sit by the window reading and watching the birds with her feline friends.

She is survived by her daughter Tamara Martone, son-in-law Michael Plante, grandson Nicholas Luck, son Steven Martone and sister Carol Ferranti.  She is pre-deceased by her brother Calvin Harris and half-sister Dawn Cozzens. She loved getting postcards and spending time with her best friend of over 45 years, Terry Taylor.  Rhonda Lynn Abbott, the most amazing caregiver and friend for almost five years, always kept Cynthia safe, happy and well cared for. Cynthia cherished her loved ones who made the passing of time easier.  For the past few years, Cynthia attended The Hope Alzheimers Center and looked forward to their daily activities with friends and amazing staff.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 4-7 pm in the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, with a Memorial Service at 6:30 pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Cynthia’s name to The Hope Alzheimers Center, 25 Brayton Ave, Cranston, RI 02920 or at

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

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