2023 Annual Installation Dinner – Registration is Closed

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Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 5:30 p.m
Alpine Country Club

251 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, Rhode Island 02921

Dear Members and Friends:

You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Installation Dinner on Saturday, March 25, 2023. At this event, we will be recognizing the following officers: Maria A. King as President, Nardolillo Funeral Home, Nicole E. Heywood, as President-Elect, Winfield & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory, Anthony J. Nardolillo as Vice President, Nardolillo Funeral Home, Michaela A. Nisbet as Treasurer, Nardolillo Funeral Home, and Allan R. Bellows II, as Immediate Past President, Bellows Funeral Chapel, as well as the Board of Governors that were elected at our February 7, 2023, Election Night Meeting.

As has been done in past years, we will once again be writing to our sponsors asking for their support of the cocktails and the Hors d’oeuvres. The cocktail hour will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and two cocktail tickets per person will be included in your reservation packet at the event.

The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and there will be a choice of three entrees:

Grilled Filet Mignon

Atlantic Salmon 

Chicken Francese

Dinner includes Include a Mixed Greens Salad, Chef’s Choice Seasonal Starch & Vegetable, coffee/tea, and dessert.

The cost per person will be $90.00. Please respond by March 6, 2023. Registration is closed.

We will not be sending tickets this year; registration options are below:

  • You may register (Registration is closed)
  • OR by printing out this order form and mailing to
  • Laurie Robinson, PO Box 1223, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
  • OR by faxing to (401) 885-7090
  • OR by calling Laurie Robinson at (401) 523-5107

If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, please contact Laurie Robinson so that we do not have to absorb this expense.

Please Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities

 

April 11, 2023 – RIFDA Dinner Meeting

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023 (In Person)

Meritage Restaurant
5454 Post Road
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818

and will be hosted by Iannotti Funeral Home

Kindly RSVP by April 4, 2023

We will begin with a social gathering featuring Hors D’oeuvres and a cash bar from 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Dinner meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. Check email for details.

The meal choices will be either:

Grilled Filet Mignon @ $60 pp
Cooked medium rare and served with a gorgonzola demi-glace

Faroe Island Salmon @ $45.00
Topped with an orange- ginger glaze

Simply Roasted Chicken @ $45.00
14 oz. Chicken Breast is nicely seasoned and juicy finished with a roasted shallot au jus

All entree pricing includes salad, potato, vegetable and dessert. If you have a special dietary restriction, please contact us prior to this meeting taking place. (1.50 CEUs).

  • You may register online here
  • OR by printing out this order form and mailing to
  • Laurie Robinson, PO Box 1223, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
  • OR by faxing to (401) 885-7090
  • OR by calling or texting Laurie Robinson at (401) 523-5107

If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, please contact Laurie Robinson so that we do not have to absorb this expense.

Annual Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony

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The Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association and Rhode Island House Veterans Affairs Committee will host the Annual Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony on Monday, December 11, 2023, at the RI State House in the State Room followed by the wreath laying in the Garden of Heroes.

The event will take place on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 12 noon in the State Room.

The actual wreath laying will take place at 12:15 p.m in the Garden of Heroes outside of the State House. 

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America’s State House ceremonies serve as a kickoff to a week-long series of events designed to raise awareness and appreciation for the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans and their families.

The ceremonies take place in most of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. and have a particular focus on family during the holidays.

Volunteers conduct the State House ceremonies each year in their respective state capitols. Dignitaries and special guests are invited to speak in honor of our veterans and active military.

The wreath-laying ceremonies are nonpolitical.

All groups and members of the community are invited to attend

Here’s a photograph from our 2022 Wreaths Across America Annual State House Ceremony.

2022 Annual Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony Group Photograph with the Gold Star Families, Governor Daniel McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, Allan Bellows II, President of the RIFDA, Major General Christopher Callahan, Kasim Yarn, Director, RI Veterans Affairs and Guests from the Office of Senator Jack Reed and General Treasurer’s Office, Ponagansett HS, and Goff Middle School.