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Ivy Elizabeth Decena

03/04/1986 - 04/22/2023


Obituary For Ivy Elizabeth Decena

Ivy Elizabeth Decena, 37, of Cranston, RI, passed away on April 22, 2023, after a long battle with substance abuse.

Ivy was a beautiful, free-spirited and fun-loving girl. She loved her family, music, dancing, art and always found a reason to laugh.

By the age of 12 Ivy had already established herself as a gifted artist. Through her talent she won a scholarship to attend a special arts program at Rhode Island College where she was introduced to different mediums including painting and charcoal drawing which she fell in love with.

A year after being voted Homecoming Queen in her junior year of high school, Ivy attended a program for young artists at Rhode School of Design. Ivy graduated from Cranston West High School and after attending junior college for a semester, she grew restless and dropped out. She traveled throughout Europe for a month and when she returned, she gradually became drawn into the darkness of drugs and addiction. Ivy fought to overcome her addiction many times, but ultimately was not strong enough to do so.

Ivy leaves behind a family who loved her unconditionally and fiercely, including her mom, Lynn Kassab, her stepdad, Ghazi Kassab, her brothers, Ahnise and Ziad Kassab and Ivy joins her precious baby sister, Eva Kassab, her nan, Barbara Caffrey and her dad, Alfred Decena, in heaven. Ivy also leaves behind many aunties, uncles, cousins and friends who loved her dearly.

“In one of the stars I shall be living, in one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night”. - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Arrangements are with Family's Choice Cremation, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI. For tributes, please visit:

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  • 09/03/2023

    I'm still so shocked of this. When I told my mother back in April, she began to cry. I know our friendship was elementary and middle school, but I'm so grateful we got to talk a bit the last few years. You were such a beautiful, kind hearted, passionate person. I truly hope you are at peace and watching over your loved ones. RIP

  • 06/07/2023

    I can't think of anyone I've known that didn't have a great memory with you ivy...mad love and definitely I wish that I hadn't heard this today but wherever you are now I know you brought a lot of smiles, heart, and beauty with were as good a friend to me as I needed in a horrible time in my life and I'll always carry you in my heart for that

  • 05/02/2023

    You were taken from us too soon 😔 Please find peace, wherever you are Ivy.

  • 05/01/2023

    -Sincere condolences , Isabelle Caffrey, Ray Caffrey Nicole Adao

  • 04/28/2023

    Ivy was a shining light, always laughing and dancing when we were in each others presence. I know she's in another world dancing with all the other great ones who have moved along. See you soon! Ben

  • 04/28/2023

    Ivy was a beautiful soul. She will be missed

  • 04/27/2023

    Rest in Peace Sweet Ivy I have so many wonderful memories with you from when we were kids and we would walk to the bus together and hang out as much as possible to reconnecting as adults, running the Blvd and working at Kitchen Bar together. I always looked forward to hearing from you and getting a chance to catch up. I will miss you deeply. My sincerest condolences to your family

  • 04/26/2023

    Ivy was a sweet soul who played soccer for me at Park View, always a smile, always played hard....the memories are sweet, her loss is tragic.......Mr. Bochner

  • 04/26/2023

    Ivy thank you for helping me when others wouldn't. Having you as a dear friend was an honor. We learned from each other about life and ourselves, I will miss your advice. It was an honor to be your good friend. I speak for all who knew you we will miss you, we love you.

  • 04/25/2023

    I'm so sorry your demons took control and took your life away from you. Your no longer in pain girl till we meet again. Sita❤️

  • 04/25/2023

    You will be missed!

  • 04/25/2023

    God rest her soul. She was a great person. It's sad to see addiction take her away.

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  • Heavenly & Harmony

    Heather Riley-Perrino sent Heavenly & Harmony for Ivy Elizabeth Decena - April 25, 2023

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Ivy is so a beautiful soul. Rest easy sweet girl

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