Día de Los Muertos | Rhode Island

Nadie más muerto que el olvidado

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Celebrated in México, Guatemala, Ecuador, Brasil, El Salvador Día De Los Muertos is a tradition all about celebrating life and remembering our deceased loved ones. November 1st and 2nd are considered to be the days where life on earth and life in the land of the dead come together. This is a time when the loved ones who have passed-on return symbolically to appreciate lifeʼs pleasures, such as eating, drinking and reuniting with their families here on earth.
Día de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience: a continuum with birth, childhood, and adulthood. On Día de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of our community, awakened from their eternal sleep to be in spirit with loved ones.

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A Community Ofrenda | 2023

Click below to post a remembrance on this website and we will add the name of a loved one to our Traveling Puertas Ofrenda.
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Tom Lazinski | Date passed: May 18, 2013
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One of the first times we saw 6-year old Tom, we were blown away by the amazing little boy playing the violin during service. It didn't seem possible that someone that small could make such a big sound. Now it doesn't seem possible that he is no longer with us.
Submitted by: Chris Sternadore
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Carmen E. Alvadaro-Pabon | Date passed: May 11, 2023
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My great grandma. The root of my mom's side. If it was not for her I would not have been born and started my own little family.

Thank you for giving life to my mom. You are truly missed. We love you. You will never be forgotten.
Submitted by: Melissa Burgos
Maria Luisa Argueta de Posada | Date passed: August 25, 2023
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Amidst El Salvador's civil war in the 1980s, Mama Luiza made a choice to send her nine daughters to the United States to protect them from the violence. My mother and aunts flourished, started families, and passed on my abuelita's legacy of love and determination. Her sacrifice remained an enduring source of inspiration, a testament to the strength of a mother's love.
Submitted by: Raùl Gutiérrez
Ruth D Aviles Alvarado | Date passed: August 15, 2022
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Mi abuelita, she went to heaven in August last year to join my abuelo, Pedro Allende, who passed almost 8 years ago. I believe their love could not be separated, so God put them back together in heaven. You and Carmen, (see left) are missed every day. You have raised an amazing family. We thank you, love you, and know that you will continue to watch over the family.
Submitted by: Melissa Burgos
Iliana Saavedra | Date passed: September 5, 2023
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Nana, I hope you're singing and dancing up there in heaven. We miss you and think of you every day. I love you more.
Submitted by: Iliana Saavedra
Frank Provenzano | Date passed: November 8, 2018
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Our Rock. Grandpa Frank continued to work on keeping his family together no matter the distance. No matter the trials. No matter how much time cancer took from us. His smile fillled our hearts with joy knowing that he wanted us there...together. His memory will live on. Miss you, Grandpa.
Submitted by: Katherine González
Henry Lopez Saavedra | Date passed: Ocotber 9, 2022
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Dad, I would not have made it this far in life without your love and guidance. I'm sorry I never expressed how grateful I was to you for all your hard work and sacrificed. I'm so blessed to have had a Dad who loved me and supported me like you did. I honor you Dad today and every day. I love you.
Submitted by: Iliana Saavedra
Ricardita Nieves | Date passed: Apr 21, 2020
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Madre mía te estraño demasiado.

Espero que este en la Gloria de Diós con Abela 🙏

Submitted by: Tina Nieves
David J. Beauchaine, Sr. | Date passed: Nov 28, 2006
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My dad was a funny, handsome, talented, and kind man. There wasn’t anyone who didn’t have something good to say about him. He was a wonderful husband and amazing father.

Every once in awhile I catch a glimpse of my fathers expression, in something my boys will say or do, and am so grateful that his legacy is still strong!

I pray that his soul is now pain free and he is in eternal peace. Fifteen years has gone way too quickly. You are so loved Bo!

Submitted by: Wendy Beauchain
Mario Silva | Date passed: September 29, 2019
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Wishing you were still with us, but we know you're watching down on us with a smile and a Bush Light. Until we meet again we'll be here missing you and thinking of you often.

Te Amo.

Submitted by: Caitlin Mendoza
Armida Elizabeth Arias | Date passed: January 24, 2021
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Mi abuela era mas como mamá para mi. Me hace falta todos los días. Tengo un hueco en mi corazón que nunca voy a poder llenar. Mi ángel para siempre.

Te extraño mucho, Mami.

Submitted by: Kristen Rosas
Frank Lampasi | Date passed: August 6, 2004
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I was blessed with the most amazing father in the world. Papa you are missed every day. We love you so much

Submitted by: Antoinette Belknap
Malcolm Spencer Brown | Date passed: November 3, 2021
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Submitted by: Melissa and Anne Neubauer and Larsen
Arnulfo Antonio | Date passed: March 11, 2020
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Submitted by: Jocelyn Antonio
Herminia Antonio Cruz | Date passed: Septeember 5, 2013
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Submitted by: Joselyn Antonio
Ricardo Zuniga | Date passed: January 1, 2019
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Richie, I can’t begin to tell you how much you are missed and how life has not been the same since you left us. You left a huge whole in all of our hearts. We love you and miss you every day Ricardito!

Submitted by: Jenni Vee
David Beauchaine Jr. | Date passed: October 11, 2022
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My beautiful brother — gone too soon!

Submitted by: Wendy Beauchaine

John Ryall "JR"

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Our brother, JR had moved to Rhode Island [from New York] because he was recovering from a stroke. He was in a Rehab facility in East Providence. It was one of the last facilities in Rhode Island to get COVID, and he was one of the last people there to get COVID. Unfortunately, he did not do well.

J.R. died in beginning of June, during the first surge. He was waiting to get assistance, but not long after he went there to get care, he got sick before we knew it!

He was an avid music fan, but "fan" doesn't do it justice. Beatles, Ramones, Punk Rock. He was also a Mets fan. He grew up and lived in New York's Long Island his whole life. He was very, very, kind, gentle, quiet and introverted.

Sgt. José Jimenez

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My Brother/ Mi Hermano: There is so much I wish to say as I think of you every day. You were the heart, soul and protector for me and mom. I always knew you were someone special that believed in giving your shirt off your back when someone was in need, and giving back to our community/church as an offering of thank you for shaping us into strong individuals.

The day I knew you were destined to protect our country was in high school. The way you stood proud to be in a JROTC uniform, and the moment you shared with mom your future plans. I know she was fearful like any parent, but she did not object because she was proud that you were following in all our uncles’ footsteps, as each uncle served in a different branch.

I miss the way we communicated as you were overseas. You watched me grow up through our E-Mail conversations and care packages of snacks and pictures of me and mom. It was hard, but it was the new norm to grow up with your loved one over E-Mail. The years passed you kept re-enlisting because you felt this is what you had always dreamed of doing: “protecting her (USA).”

When the day came and we heard the news, I didn’t want to believe it … I wish you were here to give us a big hug but I know we will always be together.

To My Hero, my guardian angel, my Brother
From your loving sister, Maritza R. (Jiménez) Luebbers
RILA receives funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Rhode Island Foundation.
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The Puertas Ofrenda will be on display on Thursday, November 2, 2023, during our annual celebration of life and later on permanent display at La Galería @RILA.

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This year's celebration of Día de Los Muertos in Rhode Island will be held at the North Burial Ground, 5 Branch Ave., Providence 02904. Gathering begins at 5:30pm and procession will begin at approximately 6:30pm (sunset).
FAMILY ACTIVITIES: Face painting will be offered (donations accepted) to help you fully get into the spirit of Día de Los Muertos.

Everyone is invited to make paper flowers to place on the ofrenda.
COMMUNITY ALTAR: Bring a photo and a memento that reminds you of a deceased loved one whom you wish to remember, and place them on our ofrenda (community altar). You may bring a luminary, but an open flame is not recommended. The ofrenda will accept offerings on November 2nd all day, starting at 8 am, and it will remain in place from November 2 through November 11 at 4pm. You do not have to return to retrieve your items and we ask that you not leave anything of value because everything will be disposed of.

A PROCESSION led by a singing Catrina will begin at 6:45pm as she leads us through the cemetery. We will later be joined by a storyteller, a spoken poetry artist, and the program will culminate with a rousing Second Line procession back to the ofrenda. Bring a luminary to carry as we honor the dead who are buried at North Burial Ground. NOTE: The cemetery has no lighting, so we will not allow anyone to wander through the gravesite.

FOOD: You may bring a picnic dinner and refreshments to the event. There is limited table seating (reserved mainly for elders), so be sure to bring a blanket to sit on the grass area next to the ofrenda.

PARKING & DIRECTIONS: No cars will be allowed inside the front entrance cemetery gates during the program. Parking is available on North Main Street and space is reserved for elders in the cemetery circle near the main gates. Pedestrians should enter North Burial Ground at the cemetery’s main gates or at the pedestrian gate at Rochambeau Street.

FREE! Families, children, EVERYONE welcome!

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Ofrenda Comunitaria | 2023

Las Puertas Ofrenda estarán en exhibición el jueves 2 de noviembre de 2023, durante nuestra celebración anual de la vida y luego en exhibición permanente en La Galería @RILA.

La celebración de este año del Día de Los Muertos en Rhode Island se llevará a cabo en North Burial Ground, 5 Branch Ave., Providence 02904. La reunión comienza a las 6 p. m. y la procesión comenzará aproximadamente a las 6:45 p. m. (puesta de sol).
ACTIVIDADES FAMILIARES: Se ofrecerá pintura facial (se aceptan donaciones) para ayudarle a entrar plenamente en el espíritu del Día de Los Muertos.

Todos están invitados a hacer flores de papel para colocar en la ofrenda.
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ALTAR COMUNITARIO: Traiga una fotografía y un recuerdo que le recuerde a un ser querido fallecido a quien desea recordar y colóquelos en nuestra ofrenda (altar comunitario). Puedes traer una luminaria, pero no se recomienda una llama abierta. La ofrenda aceptará ofrendas el 2 de noviembre durante todo el día, a partir de las 8 am, y permanecerá vigente desde el 2 de noviembre hasta el 11 de noviembre a las 4 pm. No tienes que regresar para recuperar tus artículos y te pedimos que no dejes nada de valor porque todo será desechado.

LA PROCESIÓN encabezada por una Catrina cantando comenzará a las 6:45 pm mientras nos conduce por el cementerio. Más tarde se nos unirá un narrador, un artista de poesía hablada, y el programa culminará con una entusiasta procesión de la Segunda Línea de regreso a la ofrenda. Traiga una luminaria para llevarla mientras honramos a los muertos que están enterrados en North Burial Ground. NOTA: El cementerio no tiene iluminación, por lo que no permitiremos que nadie camine por sus terrenos.

COMIDA: Podrás traer una cena tipo picnic y refrigerios al evento. Hay asientos limitados en las mesas (reservados principalmente para personas mayores), así que asegúrese de traer una manta para sentarse en el área de césped al lado de la ofrenda.

ESTACIONAMIENTO E DIRECCIONES: No se permitirán automóviles dentro de las puertas del cementerio de entrada principal durante el programa. Hay estacionamiento disponible en North Main Street y hay espacio reservado para los ancianos en el círculo del cementerio cerca de las puertas principales. Los peatones deben ingresar al Cementerio Norte por las puertas principales del cementerio o por la puerta peatonal de la calle Rochambeau.

¡GRATIS! Familias, niños, ¡TODOS bienvenidos!
Celebrado en México, Guatemala, Ecuador, Brasil, El Salvador, el Día de Los Muertos es una tradición que consiste en celebrar la vida y recordar a nuestros seres queridos fallecidos. El 1 y 2 de noviembre se consideran los días en los que se unen la vida en la tierra y la vida en la tierra de los muertos. Este es un momento en el que los seres queridos que han fallecido regresan simbólicamente para apreciar los placeres de la vida, como comer, beber y reunirse con sus familias aquí en la tierra.
Día de los Muertos reconoce la muerte como una parte natural de la experiencia humana: un continuo con el nacimiento, la niñez y la edad adulta. En el Día de los Muertos, los muertos también son parte de nuestra comunidad, despertados de su sueño eterno para estar en espíritu con sus seres queridos.