Roger O'Brien - Class Of 2011

TARTAGLIA, ROGER H. O'BRIEN, 16, of Pahrump, NV, formerly of North Providence, died on Friday, October 10, 2008. Born in Providence, he was the beloved son of Rhonda (Oakley) Tartaglia and Ronald 'Ronnie' Tartaglia. Roger was the biological son of Kevin O'Brien. Roger was a student at Pahrump Valley High School. He enjoyed skateboarding and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

Besides his parents he is survived by one sister Jacqueline Barriere of Pawtucket and one step-brother Santino Tartaglia of Smithfield. Roger was the grandson of Alice O'Brien of Pawtucket and Rose Tartaglia of Johnston and the late Jeannette Oakley and Ronald Tartaglia, Sr. He was the nephew of Deanna Matthews of Hagerstown, MD, Bob and Diane Auty of Pawtucket, Donna Izzo of Cranston, Gina Tartaglia of Warwick, Bruce and Dawn Tartaglia of Danielson, CT and the late Patricia Tartaglia.

Published in The Providence Journal on Oct. 18, 2008