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Corey Richard Lamanna

02/12/1991 - 10/04/2023


Obituary For Corey Richard Lamanna

Corey Richard Lamanna, of Warwick, RI, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 4th, at his home.

Corey was born in Providence, RI on February 12, 1991. He graduated from Barrington High School in 2009 and later earned a technical certificate from MTTI.

Corey went on to work at Cox Communications, where, after five years of dedicated effort and determination, he reached his goal of becoming an Access Engineer.

Corey’s life was a testament to the power of love and resilience. Corey who was from the United States, and his wife Sofia who was from Sweden, met by chance when they both embarked on a journey to South Korea. Their meeting, set against the backdrop of this foreign land, marked the beginning of a profound connection that would define their lives.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Corey and Sofia showed a steadfast commitment to their relationship. Despite the physical distance, they drew strength from their love, communicating across time zones, sharing their aspirations, and providing each other with unwavering support.

Finally, after enduring the trials of the pandemic, Corey and Sofia realized their dream of becoming husband and wife. They sealed their love in the United States, surrounded by family who had witnessed their incredible journey.

Their enduring love and determination to be together served as an inspiration to all who knew them. It was a testament to the power of love to bridge any distance, even in the face of adversity.

Corey spent the majority of his life in Barrington, RI before making a move to Warwick, RI in 2021. Throughout his formative years, he displayed an innate athleticism, dedicating himself to Pop Warner football for an extended period and later participating in High School football, earning the nickname "Lamonster" from both coaches and peers. He enjoyed skateboarding which motivated him to construct various skating platforms in his own back yard. Corey loved to play guitar, a love he got from his father, and to jam with friends and his brothers, to make his own music. He was an avid gamer and a member of a guild for World of Warcraft. He enjoyed spending time with his family and had a diverse group of friends from all walks of life.

Whether it’s family or friends, all people who knew him are left with nothing but happy memories of him. He was a loving and caring son, husband and friend, who was there for you whenever you needed him.

Corey is survived by his wife, Sofia Carlsson and their beloved cats, HenryMidnight, Kimchi and Teddi. He is also survived by his parents Richard and Brenda Lamanna, brothers Nathan and Evan. His in-laws Osmo Uusikstano and Gunilla Carlsson, his brother-in-law Mattias Vernhamn (and his wife Jacqueline Vernhamn and their three children), as well as his sister-in-law Anna Carlsson and her son, who all reside in Sweden. His paternal grandmother Miriam Lamanna. His many aunts and uncles and cousins, as well as many loving friends.

Corey is predeceased by his Paternal Grandfather, Angelo Lamanna and Uncle Neal M. Lamanna. His Maternal Grandmother, Jean Tavares.

Services will be held at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, with waking hours 4:00-8:00 PM. There will be a graveside Blessing given by Jody Bowden (Corey’s longtime friend and minister who officiated Corey’s marriage to Sofia) on Thursday, October 12, 2023, 10:00 AM at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery, 550 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI. A celebration of Corey’s life will follow immediately after the graveside service. Family and friends are invited.


11 Oct


04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Smith Funeral & Memorial Services 8 Schoolhouse Road Warren, RI 02885 Get Directions »
12 Oct


10:00 AM

Gate of Heaven 550 Wampanoag Trail East Providence, Rhode Island 02915 Get Directions »
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  • 10/10/2023

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Corey at Cox. His passion, enthusiasm, caring for his peers and eternally positive attitude was infectious. May the memories of him bring you comfort during this difficult time. Bruce Crooks

  • 10/09/2023

    With a heavy heart I give my greatest sympathy to Rick, Brenda, Nathan, Evan and all family, such a beautiful soul,such a great young man gone to soon. may you find comfort in all the memories you shared together throughout the years. So sad and sorry for such a great you all ..your sister, his aunt Becky

  • 10/09/2023

    Dear Corey 's Family, I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Corey. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this incredibly difficult time. I want you to know that our entire workplace is mourning this loss alongside you, and we share in your grief. Corey was not just a colleague; they were a cherished member of our work family. Their kindness, dedication, and warm spirit touched all of us who had the privilege of knowing them. Their absence leaves a void that can never be filled, and we will always remember the impact they made on our lives and the lives of others around them. During this time of sorrow, I hope you find strength in the loving memories you shared with Corey. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, may you find comfort in the love and support of your friends, family, and colleagues. Corey will be deeply missed, and their legacy of kindness and compassion will continue to inspire us all. With deepest sympathy Kevin Williams

  • 10/09/2023

    Corey was a great coworker. he was always cheerful and full of life. He was a great inspiration to his co-workers her at Cox. We are deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He will be remembered as the fun loving and awesome person that he was. May he rest in eternal Peace.

  • 10/08/2023

    Brenda, Rick, Sofia, Nathan and Evan, There are no words. Our hearts are broken over such a tragic loss. We love you. We are here for you and we will get through this together. Hold all of your beautiful memories of Corey close to your heart to help comfort the pain. Know that he is safe in Mom's arms in heaven. May God bless all of you and guide you through such a difficult time. Corey- We will always love you.!❤️ We will miss you dearly everyday. I am so blessed for all the great memories you have given me! What a wonderful person you were. I don't want you to worry, I will take care of your mom for you! Until we all meet again as a family... Love Auntie Kim , Nick & Uncle Rick


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