obit AlbertJosephSinerAlbert Joseph Siner, 90, of Peace Dale, RI, died at home, Tuesday evening, February 13, 2024. He was at peace, surrounded by beloved family. Al was born in Providence, Rhode Island, August 2, 1933.

Al -- Pudge, Poppi, Grandpa -- was a great big man with a great big personality, an even bigger heart, and an ever-present twinkle in his eye. He absolutely loved life. He also loved nearly every person with whom he shared his life, especially his large, extended family and dear friends, many of whom he first met professionally. The feeling was often mutual. Those lucky enough to have met Al, whether when he was a boy or in his final days, felt an immediate affection for him. He had a charming, positive personality. He nurtured a joyful, festive environment, especially as the center of attention at any gathering. Al was blessed with an at-times completely unrealistic sense of optimism, and an uncanny ability to adapt and make the best of any situation. In addition to lots of happiness, Al endured significant setbacks and devastating losses over his remarkable lifetime. While he could feel grief, disappointment, and frustration, he never let hard times keep him down or stop his forward momentum. 

Al graduated from North Providence High School in 1951/2. He enrolled in the United States Marine Corps out of dedication to his country, and was active duty during the Korean War. Al was deeply proud of his military service. His sons Mark and Jeff followed suit by joining the Army and the Marines, respectively, but Al and his wife, Patricia, instilled the value of service in all six of his children. They did this, as they did everything, as a true team.

Al and Pat were married in 1956, and enjoyed a 56-year love affair. They moved their family to the Mad River Valley of central Vermont in 1971 so that Al could join his high school buddies at Rocchio Building Company, where they built condos and other development projects during the early years of the ski industry boom. He was deeply passionate about his career. Eventually Al created his own construction and development business, initially focusing on historic renovations of old high schools around New England, starting in Waitsfield, VT, and including Lockwood in Warwick, RI, and The Elms in Westerly. In 1987, Pat and Al returned to Rhode Island full-time. He created many impressive projects, but the original Coffee Bean in Narragansett, RI, which he started with his son Jeffrey and Jeff’s wife, Filomena, was certainly one of his finest, of which he was most proud. Al continued to work into his 80s, doing construction consulting for a small handful of folks who became very dear friends to him. And he enjoyed visiting and spending time with his children and grandchildren in Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and wherever their travels might take him.

Al is survived by his children Mark Siner (Kim) of Thornton, NH; Pamela Siner, Charlestown, RI; Gregory Siner (Sam Jenio), Wakefield, RI; Missy Siner (Hunt Stookey), Fayston, VT; and Sean, North Creek, New York. Al is also survived by his sister, Penni Noseworthy of Plainfield, CT, 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Clays Siner, who died in 2012, his grandson Whalen William Gaffney, who died in 2009, and his son Jeffrey, who died in 2022.

A Celebration of Life was held at Nardolillo’s Funeral Home in Narragansett, RI, on Friday, February 16. Albert Siner was buried beside his wife at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, Rhode Island.

His obituary can be read here: Albert J. Siner, 8-2-1933 - 2-13-2024 (90 years old)

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorials be made to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation -