Jack Brantolino 19, of Cranston passed away on Thursday April 13th, surrounded by his loving family. Jack is survived by his father Dino A. Brantolino, his mother Sharon Moitoso and her husband Danny, Jack’s twin brother Sam, and his sister Nicole. Jack also had a large extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Jack was a student at Pathways Strategic Teaching Center in Warwick. A true Pisces, Jack loved playing at the beach or the pool—anywhere there was water. And whether he was wearing it on his head for a neighborhood walk, or filling it with leaves or mini marshmallows, he was rarely seen without his favorite brightly colored bucket. An avid music fan, Jack’s eclectic playlist included artists ranging from Paul Simon to Kelly Clarkson to Flo Rida. He would put sriracha sauce on everything, especially the roasted veggies that he would scoop up as soon as they came out of the oven. People who were close to Jack remember his happy, affectionate nature, expressed with big hugs, wide smiles, and loud laughter. A highly sensitive young man, he often recognized his favorite people by their scent.
An Autism friendly Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday April 19th at 10:00am in Saint Peter’s Church 350 Fair Street Warwick followed by burial in Saint Ann Cemetery Cranston. Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 18th from 4:00-8:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to Pathways 3445 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886. (to support enrichment and job training programs for young adults)
Checks should be made payable to Trudeau Center please note “Jack Brantolino – Pathways” in the memo line.