Christine E. (Antonelli) Loffredo, 93, died peacefully Monday, May 16, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Lawrence, MA on June 30, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Croce and Genoveffa (Colapietro) Antonelli.

She is predeceased by her husband Joseph N. Loffredo, with whom she owned and operated Kristina Shoes on Bellevue Avenue for 30 years.

She was a savvy businesswoman, a loving mother and an exemplary wife and friend. Her beauty outside was secondary only to the beauty in her heart. Her family always came first.

She is survived and sadly missed by her four children, Toni Paquette of Shrewsbury, MA, Joseph Loffredo, Jr. of Portsmouth, RI, Robert Loffredo of Barrington, RI and Kenneth Loffredo of Newport, RI, along with their spouses and ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was the sister of the late Brig. General John W. Antonelli, Adolf Antonelli, Concetta Ippolito and Jane Wilson of Andover, MA.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street, Newport, RI.

Burial will follow in St. Columba Cemetery, Browns Lane, Middletown.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Breast Cancer Care at Hudner Oncology, St. Anne’s Hospital, 795 Middle Street, Fall River, MA, 02721.

[the_ad id=”15437″]

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.