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Crisanto R. Medina Sr.

August 9, 2023


Crisanto R. Medina Sr., 75, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully August 9, 2023 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Norlinda (Solis) Medina of Woonsocket. Born in the Philippines, he was the son of the late Eduardo and Luceria (Reyes) Medina.

Crisanto honorably served the US Navy during the Vietnam war, spending seven years on various ships. He enjoyed many careers before dedicating himself to being a special education teacher for Evergreen Center until retirement. After retiring, he delighted in sharing his musical talents; pursuing his passion of singing and performing at various events such as the Woonsocket Autumnfest, earning the affectionate moniker “Asian Elvis”.

Cris enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and many many friends. He leaves behind a legacy of devotion, strength, courage, positivity and a determination to never give up, that lives in the hearts of all who knew him.   

Besides his wife, Norlinda, he is survived by his children, Crisanto Medina Jr. and his wife, Wendy, of North Smithfield, Tanya Medina-Guernon and her husband, Daniel, of Woonsocket, and Stacy Taylor and her husband, James of North Smithfield; two step-children, Lorelei Pablo and her husband, Nathan Daviau and Victor Pablo, both of Woonsocket; seven grandchildren, Shaye, Gabriel, Raphael, Liam, Alex, NJ and Scott; his siblings, Ed and Mario Medina of the Philippines, and Maria Fe Salazar of CA. & the Philippines.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2023 from 4-7 PM in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. Burial will be private at RI Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Medina family, 464 Coe St., Woonsocket.

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August 17, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Holt Funeral Home
510 S Main St
Woonsocket, RI 02895


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