Louis F. Romanelli

November 26, 1926October 14, 2018

Louis F. Romanelli, 91, of Metropolitan Road, Providence passed away October 14, 2018 at home. He was the husband of 32 years to Ada (DiBiasio) Romanelli.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Joseph and Florence Romanelli.

Louis worked for several years at the Fogarty Center after which he opened Jan-Mar Jewelry in Providence. He was an avid singer and he also owned and operated Chi-Chi’s Lounge and The Latin Villa, both in Johnston and then Ballards in Smithfield. He was also a WW II Army Veteran.

He was the father of Gianna, Louis and Deborah Romanelli and her husband Donald Breffel; grandfather of Jeremy and Melanie Barnhart; great grandfather of Terrance Austin and brother of Frank Romanelli and the late Peter and Joseph Romanelli, Mary Ribezzo, Barbara Hamilton and Helen .

His funeral with visitation will be held Monday, October 22, 2018 at 9:00 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence followed by a service in the funeral home at 10:00 am. Burial to follow in R.I. Veteran’s Cemetery. Visit


  • Visitation Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 22, 2018

Louis F. Romanelli

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gianna romanelli

October 22, 2018

Daddy, I love you more than words can express and I hope you know that! Not only were you an amazing father but you were an amazing man in general! I hope you are resting in the sweetest peace, I love you!

Melanie Barnhart

October 20, 2018

Grampa, sweet dreams, you are forever in Dreamland. I love you more than words could ever express....
Love always and forever, your Granddaughter, Melanie xoxo