Community Gathers for Gianna Cirella’s Funeral in East Greenwich
EAST GREENWICH — Toll Gate High School student Gianna M. Cirella was laid to rest on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
She was the daughter of East Greenwich Deputy Chief of Police, Stanley F. “Skip” and Tara M. (Davoren) Cirella, and the loving sister of Cassie N. Cirella.
Her funeral procession drove by the East Greenwich Police Station, where members of the community and co-workers of Chief Cirella gathered to honor Gianna, who had been a frequent visitor. The station was adorned with purple bows and lights, its flags at half staff.
Members of the East Greenwich Fire Department raised an American flag, and many in the crowd wore purple, Gianna’s favorite color. Bouquets of flowers and sympathy cards adorned Chief Cirella’s patrol car windshield, the car parked in front of the station.
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