Mary Bentsen

September 3, 1920April 18, 2010

Mary (Parrella) Bentsen, 89, of Rankin Avenue, Providence passed away April 18, 2010. She was the wife of the late Albert Bentsen.

A lifelong resident of Providence, she was the daughter of the late Erminio and Rose (Fillipone) Parrella.

Mary was a supervisor for the former Welch, Textron, and North Safety Products, which is now Honeywell Safety, for many years before retiring.

She was the beloved mother of Patricia Bentsen and sister of Armando “Tiny” Parillo, and the late Philip Parillo, E. Robert Parrella, and Ida Castaldi. She was also aunt to several nieces and nephews

Her funeral will be held Friday at 8:00 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 am in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Laurel Hill Avenue, Providence. Graveside burial to follow in St. Ann Cemetery. VISITATION THURSDAY 4-7 PM. For online condolences, visit


  • Funeral Service Friday, April 23, 2010

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Pat Audette

April 22, 2010

Patti: I worked with your mother for 20 years at North Safety. She was a wonderful woman and a dear friend for many years. She will be greatly missed.

Michael Lefort

April 21, 2010

Dear Patti,

Our deepest condolences to you at this very difficult time. Mary was a wonderful person, her beautiful smile and presence's will be greatly missed. We are all very sad for your lose.

Love Alway's

Her Friends at Michael Steven's Salon


April 21, 2010

Patty, My sincere oondolences. I know how close you and your Mom were. May your memories carry you thru this time. Always, Janet Dempsey

The Staff of Romano Funeral Home

April 21, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.