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Romano Funeral Home

627 Union Ave, Providence, RI

OBITUARY

Arlene C. Santanelli

August 31, 1938December 29, 2019

Arlene C. (DiMuccio) Santanelli, 81, passed away December 29, 2019. She was the wife of the late Thomas Santanelli Jr.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Claudina (Pasquazzi) DiMuccio.

She was the loving mother of Lorraine M. Noel, Thomas Santanelli III and Steven M. Santanelli; beloved grandmother of Peter “PJ” Santanelli, Chad T. Noel, Ashley M., Thomas IV, Jessica L. Santanelli and Steven M. Santanelli Jr.; cherished great-grandmother of Franco, Celeste, Selina and Angelina Santanelli; sister of Esther Mazzi and the late Annette Alves and Dolores LaGasse.

Her funeral will be held Friday at 9:00 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Rocco Church, 927 Atwood Avenue, Johnston. Burial to follow in St. Ann Cemetery. VISITATION THURSDAY 4-7 PM.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 2, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Burial Friday, January 3, 2020

Memories

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Spaina Cruz

January 3, 2020

Dear Steve, Judy, Jessica, Steven:

My sincere condolence on the loss of your Mom/Grandmother. I fondly remember her faithfully coming to watch and cheer on the kids at sports practice and games. May she RIP.

Sincerely,
Spaina Cruz

Peter Santanelli

January 2, 2020

I was blessed to have this woman as a grandmother for 34 years in life i had my share of ups and downs and my grandma was always there supporting me she was a angel to all her grandchildren she also was a great grandmother but we all called her grandma and lets face its she was a mother to all her grandchildren and grate grandchildren it was an honor to be your grandson son
Love Peter Santanelli
PJ

Marylou Morin

January 2, 2020

TO A BEAUTIFUL GENEROUS KIND AMAZING WOMAN. MY SECOND MOM WHO HELPED RAISE ME..ILL LOVE YOU FOREVER AND FOREVER YOU WILL BE IN MY HEART AS ALWAYS..I LOVE YOU..MAY DEAR GOD PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOU. FOREVER IN MY MEMORIES.

Allan Mawhiney

January 1, 2020

Steve, I am sorry for your loss. May fond memories guide you as time soothes the pain.

Thomas Ricci

January 1, 2020

Steve and Family, I am sorry for your loss , nothing I could say right now would comfort you for your loss, but my heart and prayers go out to you in this your darkest hours, God bless you and your family!

Jessica Santanelli

December 31, 2019

Words cannot even begin to describe the pure beauty, kindness and light that was my grandma. Although I called her grandma she was always so much more than that, she was a best friend as well. She was the most caring, compassionate, selfless, loving person I have ever and will ever come across in my life time. She was mentally, physically and emotionally the strongest person ever. She loved unconditionally, cared endlessly, and put the ones she loved before herself always. She is a person that was loved by every single person who ever crossed her path, and that alone shows the love and positivity that she emitted to others. She touched so many people and for that I’m great full. I am lucky enough to have had her live with me my entire live thus far and see her everyday. Most people only get to see their grandparents on weekends or even just holidays and family gatherings. I was lucky enough to have her down the hall whenever I needed her, weather it was to cry about a big test, a boy or just how I couldn’t handle life at the moment, she was there. She was also there to sit up with at night and watch TV, do a face mask and laugh at ourselves about how stupid we looked with the black charcoal masks on. Her laugh was contagious, when she laughed and smiled everyone in the room did, her personality was uplifting and fun, there were no dull moments with her. She was there there for everything I’ve went through in my life thus far and for that I will be eternally great full. I am beyond blessed to have had such a truly flawless, loving, compassionate women as my grandmother. She was truly a remarkably amazing person, who I will always love with my entire heart. No words exist that truly express how amazing of a person she was, as much as I wish there were, no words will ever do her justice. With that, Rest easy grandma, no one deserves it more than you. I will always love you .... a bushel and a peck gram, always and forever.

Lorraine Noel

December 31, 2019

The most beautiful and caring woman and mother anyone could ever ask for in a lifetime. I have been so lucky to be blessed with a mom like her. Truthfully, I really don’t know what I would now do with my life without her. My mom carried me for 9 wonderful months She Gave birth to me, raised me, taught me love, respect, manners! She dressed me pretty and fixed my hair in every pretty way she knew how. She always kept our home clean and fed us wonderful! She was there for me to talk to when I had my real first boyfriend. We had a great time choosing dresses for my Junior & Senior Proms at Johnston Senior High. Graduation day was an honor as both Mom & Dad were so proud.
Then I was married June 29, 1980 and I was so blessed to have my 2 beautiful parents present on my special day!
Now, her first grandson was born on 7/8/85 but he was born prematurely. He was just 1 lb 6 oz
My mom fell in love with him the minute she laid eyes on him. Pj has always been very special to her.
This very special lady loved her family more than anything else. She was always her happiest when we were all together♥️

My Mom is not only my Simply Beautiful Mother, She is My Best
Friend. I Love You From Head to Toe and Inside Out ♥️💕❤️🌹

I don’t know what life will be like without you Mom, but I Will surely let you know what happens as soon as is does.

Now Always Remember I Love you Always♥️ Please Kiss Daddy For Me Every Night Like We Always Do AND PLEASE take A Kiss for you too ♥️♥️😘😘

I L o v e Y o u A l w a y s 💕💕

Laurie Johnson

December 31, 2019

Dear Family
Lena will be missed
We will always remember her
Sincerely
David & Laurie

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Arlene C. (DiMuccio) Santanelli, 81, passed away December 29, 2019. She was the wife of the late Thomas Santanelli Jr.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Claudina (Pasquazzi) DiMuccio.

She was the loving mother of Lorraine M. Noel, Thomas Santanelli III and Steven M. Santanelli; beloved grandmother of Peter “PJ” Santanelli, Chad T. Noel, Ashley M., Thomas IV, Jessica L. Santanelli and Steven M. Santanelli Jr.; cherished great-grandmother of Franco, Celeste, Selina and Angelina Santanelli; sister of Esther Mazzi and the late Annette Alves and Dolores LaGasse.

Her funeral will be held Friday at 9:00 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Rocco Church, 927 Atwood Avenue, Johnston. Burial to follow in St. Ann Cemetery. VISITATION THURSDAY 4-7 PM. www.romanofuneralhome.com.