Faith E. Mierzwa

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Faith E. Mierzwa, 23, of Woonsocket, R.I., formerly of Forestville, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, unexpectedly due to complications from her Type I diabetes, at her residence.

She was born in Dunkirk, on Sept. 3, 1997, the daughter of Stacey (Dennis Howe) Mierzwa,of Forestville and Christopher (Debi Giambruno) Mierzwa of Raleigh, N.C.

She was a graduate of Forestville Central School, class of 2015 and a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., where she received her Bachelors of Science in Culinary Arts. She currently worked as an executive Sous Chef at Cappriccio Italian Restaurant, Providence, R.I, for three and one half years.

Faith was very artistic. She loved to create new culinary dishes and to paint. She was forever decorating and rearranging her apartment. Faith also had a beautiful singing voice.

Survivors include her maternal grandparents, Stanley and Judith Gizowski Jr. of Forestville; her paternal grandparents Thomas and Katherine Mierzwa of South Dayton; sisters: Alison Mierzwa of Forestville, Ashley Mierzwa of Smynra, Tenn., Brita Howe of Cassadaga and Autumn Howe of New Port News, Va.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a nephew. She is also survived by her Cappriccio family- Vincenzo Iemma and his son, Salvatore, and her many coworkers and friends.

Due to COVID restrictions the family will have a Private Mass of Christian Burial and Interment will follow in Arkwright Summit Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 331 Alberta Drive, Suite 106, Buffalo, NY 14226 or to any home-less shelter located in Providence, R.I.

Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.

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