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January 21, 2024



PATENAUDE, JOSEPH N. “NORM” 90, of Hillside Avenue, Coventry, passed away at the West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, January 21, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Anne M. (Brillon) Patenaude for 44 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Fulgence and Charlotte (Tellier) Patenaude.

Norm enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving in the Air Police Detachment during both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After an honorable discharge, Norm was employed for many years in the security field; and later for the Coventry School Department in maintenance. Norm was a life member of the American Legion Post 2 in West Warwick.
He was an avid collector. Norm and Anne liked to travel and embarked on many cruises. He was a Boston Red Sox fan. Norm also enjoyed playing Santa at many Christmas parties for his family, a tradition he upheld for many years.

He was the father of Karen G. Kemp and her husband Fred of Amarillo, TX, Athena “Tina” Kemp and her husband Larry of Graham, TX, and Marc Patenaude and his partner David Coughran of St. Louis, MO. Norm is also survived by five grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He was the great-grandfather of the late Makinna Kemp. He was the brother of Donald Patenaude of Coventry, and the late Roland Patenaude and Pauline Ponte.

A Visiting hour will be on Wednesday morning, January 24, 2024 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT, 2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd. (Rte.3) Coventry, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in Saints John & Paul Church. Interment with military honors at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association ( would be appreciated. 




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January 24, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT
2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816

Mass of Christian Burial
January 24, 2024

11:00 AM
Saints John & Paul Church, Coventry, RI


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