Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

971 Branch Ave, Providence, RI


Paul DeFalco

April 28, 1948August 15, 2019

Paul DeFalco, 71, passed away August 15, 2019.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Albert and Assunta (Matano) DeFalco; father of Eric P. DeFalco and his wife Lisa, David F. DeFalco and his wife Robin, and Alicen M. DeFalco; grandfather of Dante, Antonio, Kayleen, Brianna, and Theresa; brother of the late Albert DeFalco, Theresa Tartaglia, and Paulette DeFalco. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.

A lifelong resident of the North End of Providence. Paul was a loving father and grandfather. He loved being around his family and friends. He looked forward to the holidays every year. He enjoyed cooking and gardening. He loved making his famous frittata's for his family and friends during the Easter season. He was a devoted catholic and was an avid red sox fan.

Visitation will be held Monday, 4-7 p.m. with his funeral on Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the PONTARELLLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Ann Church, 280 Hawkins Street, Providence. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas TX 75244, http://www.komen.org.


  • Visitation Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Paul DeFalco

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Justin Kemp

August 19, 2019

Rest easy Mr. Defalco. God called on you and now it’s time to soar with the Angels. You were always a peaceful soul and you did an amazing job bringing up your family is such a volatile neighborhood like Charles St. You surely left a great legacy here on earth. God bless the whole family.

Pamela Burkett

August 18, 2019

My condolences to the family. Paul was a gentleman and a peaceful soul. Always a smile and positive thoughts. I will miss our chats when I would see him in North End . Rest in HIS peace Paul 🙏

Nicholas j Narducci jr

August 18, 2019

To the DeFalco family our thoughts and prayers go out to you during these sad times,as you know Paul meant a lot to us we are so thankful for knowing Paul, Paul may you rest in peace from Nichols J Narducci and family

Robert Forti

August 18, 2019

Dear Eric, David, and Alicen,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was one of the kindest guys in the north end. It seems like yesterday when we were all growing up together. My condolences go out to you and family at this most difficult time. Rest In Peace Paul

Jennifer Simonelli

August 18, 2019

Paul was a true gentleman and friend to my family especially my Mom and also my Dad before he passed. I will miss seeing him at Hagan Manor his loving smile and kinds words will never be forgotten. Rest with the angels Paul you where an angel on earth. Jennifer Iovini Simonelli and family

Barbara Spitznagel

August 17, 2019

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Barbara

Jessica Waters

August 17, 2019

So many great memories! You will be missed and I feel privileged to have been in your company for the last 10 years on Easter. You always made a wonderful Frittata. ❤️❤️❤️.

Joey Wendoloski

August 17, 2019

To Eric, David and Allison.
I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. He was a part of my childhood memories with you guys. A loving and respected gentleman a true Northender. Just know you guys are in my heart and prayers.

Tommy DeFalco

August 17, 2019

RIPcousin we had a lot of good times.god bless u and your Family