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Romano Funeral Home

627 Union Ave, Providence, RI

OBITUARY

Joseph F. DiLucia

September 9, 1942December 30, 2019

Joseph F. DiLucia, 77, of Texas Avenue, Providence passed away December 30, 2019. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Theodoro and Filomena (Taraborielli) DiLucia.

A veteran of the US Airforce and an avid Yankees fan, Joe spent 25-years as a letter carrier retiring from the US Post Office Garden City Branch; followed by 5-years as a loving associate of the Romano Funeral Home. Joe will be remembered as a devoted member of the community; loved by all those he came in contact with. Joe will forever be loved and NEVER forgotten.

Joe was the devoted and loving dad of Jessica Sylvester, husband James, and the late Jodie DiLucia. He was Papa to his cherished grandchildren James and Jacob Sylvester and will be forever remembered by his love, Marilyn Garofalo, daughters Missy and Becky, husband Chris and their daughter Hannah. Joe was the brother of Theodore DiLucia, Marie Sperduti, Concetta Wells and the late Catherine Calabro and Antonetta Santoro.

His funeral and visitation will be held Saturday, January 4, 2020 beginning at 8:00 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in Holy Cross Church, 645 Hartford Avenue, Providence. Graveside burial with Military Honors to follow in St. Ann Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. ww.romanofuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 4, 2020

Memories

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Monique Wood

January 4, 2020

Joe I was devastated when I saw you passed. I thank you for the get well card, that was very kind and it made me cry as I am now. I will miss you so much even though you didn’t come too often to eat a fish cake. I will miss our talks so much and was happy to see you come in. You were such a kind hearted man with little sayings that would make a person smile & think about what you said. You never had a bad word about anyone and paid many compliments. You ALWAYS said how much you loved your family and were so grateful for them all and your lady friend as you did for your love of God. I am sure they loved YOU and will miss you dearly and hold their memories of you in their hearts. We love you & will miss you deeply!

With deepest sympathy
& heavy hearts
Gary & Monique Wood
Nicole, Chrissy



Brian Ahern

January 4, 2020

Bonds are created. Friendship is developed. Respect and admiration is earned.

Although our time together was short, the bond and the friendship was immediate and forever will I hold the respect and admiration for one of the most caring & loving persons I have ever met.

You will forever be held close to my heart and never forgotten. May you find comfort knowing how many people you have touched in a way only you could Pops.

Rest In eternal peace Pops! You will be greatly missed and forever loved.

Dennis Leblanc

January 3, 2020

Joe I can't begin to tell you how much I'm gonna miss working with you. My heart is broken. Work will never be the same for me. You were truly one of the most special people I've ever met. As I sit here crying writing this knowing I will not be talking to you and laughing with you I take solace knowing I was blessed to have met you. Joe I love you and will miss you terribly. I will never ever forget you. Thank you for being my friend.

Paul Miele

January 3, 2020

Dear Joe I am so saddened by your passing. He was my mailman for years on Oaklawn Avenue Cranston. I also had the pleasure of working with Joe at Romano Funeral home for the past 2 years. You will be in my prayers.

Four Paws Grooming

January 3, 2020

We are very saddened to hear of Joe's passing He was such a nice and compassionate man , who loved dogs, great food and life. We will miss him dearly. Peace be with you Joe.
Love , Mario , Buffy and Rhonda

Thpomas Fisher

January 3, 2020

Dear Joe, dear friend,
We were weekend warriors in the Air Guard and spent many times together. We worked together at the Garden City post office also for many years. We had a special relationship that I will remember and cherish forever. My wife Donna and my sympathies go out to Marilyn and both families. May Joe rest in peace.

Georgette Coakley

January 3, 2020

My heart was broken when I learned of Joe’s passing as I know yours must have shattered. Joe and I carried mail in Garden City but Joe also carried wisdom, love, joy and laughter in his pockets like others would spare change. Joe was an energetic, upbeat person who always could be seen with his arm around someone’s shoulders and a beaming smile across his handsome face. He was generous beyond means with his charity, his time, his skill for listening. He had a strength that made others strong. Joe would often burst out in song making the office lighter n brighter. He was our own Tony Bennett! Joe was ones mentor, ones confidant, ones friend.
When Joe reached out his hand- he was offering you his HEART!!
I will always love, cherish, and remember our path.
Georgette Coakley
South Carolina

Kyle Jameson

January 3, 2020

Joe,
I was so saddened to hear the news of your passing only a few weeks after we last worked together. I will always remember the great times we had working together and the conversations about food, life and baseball, I guess I was unsuccessful trying to make a Red Sox fan out of you but now you can find out if God was really a Sox or Yankee fan!

You are a true gentleman and a great friend, and a loyal supporter. May you rest in the peace of God’s loving mercy, and my you be reunited with your family in the Kingdom prepared for you.

Debbie McNamara

January 3, 2020

Dear Uncle Joe,
I hope that you are singing Honey Come Back Home to Me in heaven. You were so full of life and love. You will be missed, but not forgotten.
Always in my heart,
Debbie

Susan Ragosta

January 2, 2020

Thank you so much for taking care of my sister Marilyn and always putting her first. You were a special and caring person and you will be missed but forever be in our hearts

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Joseph F. DiLucia, 77, of Texas Avenue, Providence passed away December 30, 2019. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Theodoro and Filomena (Taraborielli) DiLucia.

A veteran of the US Airforce and an avid Yankees fan, Joe spent 25-years as a letter carrier retiring from the US Post Office Garden City Branch; followed by 5-years as a loving associate of the Romano Funeral Home. Joe will be remembered as a devoted member of the community; loved by all those he came in contact with. Joe will forever be loved and NEVER forgotten.

Joe was the devoted and loving dad of Jessica Sylvester, husband James, and the late Jodie DiLucia. He was Papa to his cherished grandchildren James and Jacob Sylvester and will be forever remembered by his love, Marilyn Garofalo, daughters Missy and Becky, husband Chris and their daughter Hannah. Joe was the brother of Theodore DiLucia, Marie Sperduti, Concetta Wells and the late Catherine Calabro and Antonetta Santoro.

His funeral and visitation will be held Saturday, January 4, 2020 beginning at 8:00 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in Holy Cross Church, 645 Hartford Avenue, Providence. Graveside burial with Military Honors to follow in St. Ann Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. ww.romanofuneralhome.com.