Romano Funeral Home

627 Union Ave, Providence, RI


Lily Martinelli

April 25, 1931December 29, 2019

Lily (Zanni) Martinelli, 88, of Foster entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 29, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Martinelli.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Parillo and Annunziata (Gliottone) Zanni.

Lily was the cherished mother of Lisa Cardillo and her husband David and the late Claudia Martinelli DeMauro; loving grandmother of David Jr. and Ariana and great grandmother of Emma Rose Cardillo. She was also the sister of the late Alfred, Angelo, Lawrence, Michael and William Zanni, Angie Iannozzi and Pauline Gelfuso.

Services for Lily will be held at a later date.


Lily Martinelli

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Dawn Smith

January 19, 2020

Dear Lisa David and family
I am so sorry to hear about your mom...I just heard today
I will keep you all in my prayers
Lisa what a good daughter you were to her...always. You took on a lot when the Lord called Claudia home and did a great job as it must have been horrible for you mom to lose her daughter...you did a great job ! I pray for your peace at this time my friend - you know they are all together now xoxo

Lisa Cardillo

January 8, 2020

Mom as i live each day i look around the house.Your chair at the kitchen table is empty,your chair by the fire is empty your not in your bed. You are in the most Glorious Place called Heaven. You must be so happy to be with your mom and dad whom you haven't seen or hugged in many many years. Your Claudia is so joyful to have you with her again and so is dad for he loved you so very much. You are reunited with your brothers and sisters how wonderful is that. I will live with all the wonderful things you taught me. I was blessed with the most wonderful ,kind, generous and wise mother. I carry you in my heart forever . Until we meet again watch over us especially David jr, Ariana and your precious Emma Rose who Loved her Great Mama Lily .I Love You. ❤ Lisa Jean.