It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Mario Coletta on June 28th at the age of 88. Mario Coletta was the beloved founder of our parent company East Side Enterprises which is comprised of dozens of the finest gas stations, convenience stores, car washes, service centers, and auto sales facilities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Mario personified the American Dream when he came to the United States as an Italian immigrant with no money but a very strong work ethic. After proudly serving our country in the Korean War, he started working as a gas station attendant while learning the business. With incredible hard work and dedication, he was able to open up his first service station in Providence. That station would be the first of many and the beginning of a thriving family business. Mario was a builder of businesses, a family man, and a friend to countless people throughout Rhode Island and the world over. Without him there would be no Seasons Corner Market and our growing company of over 600 passionate employees. We thank him for everything that he accomplished and the thousands of lives that he touched. He will be missed but never forgotten. We will always honor his memory.
If you would like to leave your warmest memories, thoughts, and prayers for Mario and his family you can share them on his Tribute Wall. Donations can also be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter 245 Waterman St. Suite 306 Providence, RI 02906-5215.
Honoring The Legacy of Founder Mario Coletta 1928-2016. Rest In Peace.