April 17, 2016
Rev. Michael J. Menna, 62, Pastor of Saint Ann Parish, Providence, died April 14, 2016.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, a son of Gilda (Caranci) Menna and the late Dante Menna, he attended Saint Bartholomew School and LaSalle Academy, both in Providence.
In preparation for the priesthood, he studied at Rhode Island College and then at Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts. Most Reverend Robert E. Mulvee ordained him to the priesthood on June 26, 1999 at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence.
After ordination, Father Menna served as assistant pastor at Saints John and Paul Parish in Coventry until July 2006. From July 2006 until his death, Father Menna served as the pastor of Saint Ann Parish in Providence.
In addition to his mother, Father Menna is survived by a brother John Menna and his wife Anne of Tennessee and two sisters, Joan DeCubellis and her husband Raymond of Cranston and Maria Menna of Providence, and niece and nephews Kristen, Dillon and Matthew,.
Calling Hours will be held at the A.A. Mariani & Son Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St., Providence on Tuesday, April 19, from 4pm to 7pm. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for the repose of Father’s soul on Wednesday, April 20 at 9am in St. Ann Church, 280 Hawkins St., Providence. Burial will follow at St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to St. Ann Memorial Fund PO Box 9207 Providence, RI 02904-9207.