Paul Vincent Filippone, Sr., longtime president of RI Credit Union, dies at 87

Thursday 04 August 2022

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Vincent Filippone, Sr., 87, of Cranston, on Monday, August 1, 2022 at RI Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Angela (Rossi) Filippone for 66 beautiful years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Paul Filippone and the late Teresa (Capobianco) Pansera, and the stepson of the late John Pansera.

Paul was President and CEO of RI Credit Union from 1980 to 2005, and also a current member of the Board of Directors. He was a director of Empire Corporate Federal Credit Union, RI Credit Union League and RI Credit Union. Former director of Corporate Federal Credit Union and member of the supervisory committee; former president of Providence Clearing House; Member of Rhode Island Banking Operation Committee, NASCUS and Credit Union Executives Society. He also got a seat on the President’s Round Table. Paul was Eucharistic minister and treasurer of the former St. Brigid’s Church as well as an active donor to his two alma maters, LaSalle Academy and Bryant College.

Everyone who knew Paul recognized his dedication to his work and was grateful for his leadership, generosity and quick wit. But as much as he loved his job, Paul loved being with his family even more. He was a devoted father, loving husband, caring “dad” and friend to so many. Everyone was drawn to his contagious smile, caring spirit and sense of humor. He was truly a gentleman in every sense of the word, who loved his family and thoroughly enjoyed the simple pleasures of life.

In addition to the love of his life, Angela, Paul is survived by his beloved children Karen Aitchison, Paula Marchetti Ursillo and her husband Marc, and Paul Filippone, Jr. and his wife Karin; cherished grandchildren, Melissa Roux (Brian), Lauren Marchetti Boyle (Joseph), Richard Aitchison, David Marchetti, Jr. (Alexandra), Michael Marchetti, Giana Filippone (Michael), Paul Filippone, III and Jason Filippone; great-grandchildren, Logan, Abbey and Ava. He was the dear brother of Anne Biello and Rita DePalo.

Mr Filippone’s funeral is postponed until further notice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Heart Association, PO Box 7312, Warwick, RI 02886 OR St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.