Mario J. Mennella Sr.

August 13, 1938January 7, 2021

Mario J. Mennella Sr. “Sonny”, 82, passed away January 7, 2021.

He was a son of the late Mario and Hope (Parsons) Mennella; husband of the late Charlotte A. (Falcone) Mennella; father of Rhonda A. Mennella (Mark Satchell), Jodi A. Michienzi (Frank), and Mario J. Mennella Jr. (Cassandra); grandfather of Nicholas, Benjamin, Zachary, Charlotte, Mario III and Gianna; brother of Ronald, Robert (Shirley) and Joseph Mennella (Cathy), Maria Galligan (Bill) and the late Louisa Judge (late Phil). He is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. He will also be missed by his dog Brady who was his constant companion.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Mario worked for Kasanoff and J.J. Nissen Bread, the Laborers Union, the Carpenters Union and Twin River Casino before retiring. He had been a member of the St. Anthony Holy Name Society and Johnston Little League.

Mario’s most treasured times were spent with his grandchildren, family and friends. He will always be remembered for his generosity, kind heart and for being the person everyone could count on.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Graveside burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at A livestream of the Mass may be viewed at 11 AM and will end at 11:45 AM at


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Burial with Military Honors

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021


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Bev (Lawton) King

January 20, 2021

Dear Ronnie,
So sorry to read of your brother's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies. May God help you through this loss. May Mario Rest In Peace. He is now with the angels.

From Bev, DMV retired.

Mark M. Morrissey

January 17, 2021

Very sorry for your loss, he was always a pleasure to talk to through the years.

Sally Puleo

January 14, 2021

To Mario, Rhonda & Jodie-
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad and a wonderful friend to anyone who was lucky enough to have known him. Last time I saw him was at an "oldies" fundraiser we attended. Always a smile and so upbeat! He will surely be missed. Love and prayers to you and your family.


January 14, 2021

Dear Rhonda, Jodie and Mario,
I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences. May your memories give you peace and comfort during this sad time.

Jennifer Butler

January 11, 2021

So sorry hear of Sonny's passing, he was a great friend to my family for many, many years. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
Jen Butler

Joanne Malpino

January 10, 2021

So sorry for the loss of your brother, I know this is a painful loss for you and your family. Thinking of you and remembering when we were all young and working on the road doing our deliveries.
My sincere condolences.
Joanne Malpino (L'EGGS Girl)

Michele Puleo-Bourque

January 10, 2021

Mario & Family:

As many have said, I never saw your father without a smile when he would see someone. Always a joy sitting and talking to him. The stories of "the past" as he called them would always make me laugh. The world lost a beautiful soul, while heaven gained a great one. I truly will miss him.


Kym Gilbert

January 10, 2021

U were very special to me i will treasure the memories we shared the resturant wont be the same without your presence u will be deeply missed the world lost a special treasure fly with the angels my darling prayers and my deepest sympathy to the family may your memory be a blessing love kimmy xx franks resturant

Lucille Barone Sauro

January 10, 2021

To Sonny’s entire family, I can not put into words how I’m feeling right now. Sonny was the best and my best friend. He never forgot his friends. I will miss him and his hugs when he would visit. He loved his grandchildren and I’m sure they loved him in return. RIP Sonny, you will never be forgotten.
Lucille B and Anthony V Sauro

Robyn Parsons

January 10, 2021

Sonny, may you rest in eternal peace.
Thank you Cousin for all the ice cream and candy from Mac's ❤ Goodnight and God Bless You 🙏🙏🙏❤