Theresa Ann Marinelli

May 18, 1931June 29, 2019

Theresa A. (Baccari) Marinelli, 88, passed away June 29, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was a daughter of the late Mario and Elena (Pezzullo) Baccari; wife of the late Felix Marinelli Jr.; mother of Donna E. Dumont, Lucille B. Marinelli, Phyllis J. Gorton and her husband Timothy, and the late Felix Marinelli III; grandmother of Ronnie R. Dumont, Vanessa L. Gorton and Amanda A. Gorton; great-grandmother of Ronnie J. Dumont; sister of Mario Baccari and the late Hannibal Baccari, Rose Andreozzi and Rita Motta.

Theresa was a seamstress by trade who made everything from her daughters matching dresses to designing and sewing clothing from a simple description without a pattern. She worked as a private seamstress for years and retired from her profession as Fatima Hospital’s in-house seamstress. Theresa was left a young widow; but she was the rock that held her family together. She loved to cook and feed everyone. She lived life to the fullest and was always there to help anyone who needed her help.

Her favorite pastime was the slot machine and she loved her scratch tickets; but never before the bills got paid and some money was saved. She lived her life for her children and will be missed very much; and if she taught the ones she loved and who loved her anything, it was that family and friends need to stay together and keep the traditions she lived and loved alive.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. with funeral services Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the PONTARELLLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, followed by burial in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, July 3, 2019


Theresa Ann Marinelli

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Patti Desanto-Borrelli

July 3, 2019

Lucille, Donna and Phyllis:
My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Debbie Cabral- Hamel

July 1, 2019

Donna, Phyllis and Lucille sorry to hear of your moms passing, so many memories with all of you growing up together. She was a very caring woman and a great cook. May she RIP. Debbie & Family

Debbie Miguel

June 30, 2019

Donna,Phyllis and Lucille, sending my love to you! I am so happy I got to spend time with auntie on my visit. So many happy memories and family times together. She is at peace and reunited with uncle and Felix, feeding the people in heaven and telling dirty jokes no doubt!! Love you all and wish I could be there with you.

Love you all
Cousin Debbie