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John A. Laurino

October 19, 1939 ~ January 31, 2020 (age 80)


Laurino, John A., of North Providence, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Angela (Eremita) Laurino for 57 years.  Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John Laurino and Lucy (Zambucco) Laurino.  Besides his wife, he is survived by his two children, John M. Laurino and Karen M. Laurino -Fuzek, both of Johnston.  He was the proud grandfather of Anthony M. Fuzek and Marissa M. (Laurino) Rocchio and her husband, Francesco and great-grandfather to Luca Rocchio.  John was the brother of Lucille Garland (Carl) and the late Joann Drake and Sabina Arroyo.


John was a classic car buff, who enjoyed entering his 1977 Chevy Corvette and 1985 Chevy El Camino in car shows during the summer months for which he won prizes.  John worked in Construction for 53, years, starting out as a laborer, field engineer, then becoming superintendent and project manager.  John began his career with M.A. Gammino, F.D. Rich, and his tenure with Gilbane Building Company lasted 45 years while managing many construction projects throughout RI, CT, MA and NY; notably Providence College dormitories, Providence Train Station, North Providence Water Tank, and Bridgeport Waste Water Treatment Facility, while utilizing many construction methods that were new to the industry.  John retired from Gilbane as Project Manager in 2011, and he continued as consultant for the next couple of years.


The family respectfully requests a private burial.  Kindly omit flowers.  Any donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House, Providence.

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