Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

971 Branch Ave, Providence, RI


William R. Pontarelli

April 11, 1951March 13, 2020

William R. “Billy” Pontarelli, 68, passed away March 13, 2020.

He was the son of the late Guerino Sr. and Antonetta (Lanni) Pontarelli; beloved husband of Roberta (Turcone) Pontarelli; father of Michael P. Pontarelli and his wife Angela, and Michael J. Larivee; brother of Dr. Frank A. Pontarelli and his wife Amelia, Guerino “Gary” Pontarelli Jr. and his wife Patricia; grandfather of Sebastian Pontarelli; uncle of Dr. Brian F. Pontarelli, Joseph E. Pontarelli, Kimberly Pontarelli-Vassalluzzo, and Amanda J. Pontarelli; great-uncle of Frank, David and Joseph Vassalluzzo, Luca and Laila Pontarelli.

Billy retired after 17 years of service with the State of Rhode Island Department of Transportation. He previously had worked for Jerry’s Texaco and Sgambato Brother’s, both of North Providence.

Visitation and funeral services will be held Thursday, 9-10:30 a.m. in the PONTARELLLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Edward Food & Wellness Center, 1001 Branch Avenue, Providence, RI 02904.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Mass of Chrisitan Burial Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Burial Private Thursday, March 19, 2020


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Vanessa Apostolou

March 27, 2020

I was getting caught up on some older newspapers and sadly came across Billy’s obituary. What a handsome guy and so personable. I remember coming to your home and and how Billy always made me feel welcome, a gracious host, and sometimes even offering me free advice about car maintenance (smile).
So very sorry for your loss Roberta. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that I am here for you.

💕 Vanessa

Alfred Mansuetti

March 27, 2020

So sorry Bill was the best RIP

Buddy & Marilyn Olerio

March 19, 2020

Dear Frank, Amy & Family,

Our sincere condolences to you and your family, on the passing of your brother Billy. May all the great times, you shared together, remain in your hearts forever.

Buddy & Marilyn Olerio

Louise Rosa

March 19, 2020

To the Pontarelli family:
Please accept my sincere condolences at this difficult time. Prayers and love to all.

Susan Baglini Buontempo

March 19, 2020

Dear Pontarelli Family, I am so saddened to learn of Billy’s passing. We all share many fond memories together , which will always be dear to my heart. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy, Sue Buontempo

Lydia Muccino

March 19, 2020

Dear Gary and your family,

My deepest condolences to you and your family In the loss of your brother William. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lydia Muccino

Joyce Visconti-cimino

March 18, 2020

Dear Roberta,

My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Billy was such a great guy.

My prayers are with you Roberta.


Roberta Volpe

March 18, 2020

Dear Frank & Mimi, Gary & Pat and Families,

I am so sorry to hear of your brother Billy's passing. I shall remember him fondly.
You and Billy are in my thoughts and Prayers.

Roberta Volpe

Walter Mello Jr.`

March 18, 2020

Sorry for your loss.

Gayle Pascetta

March 18, 2020

Dear Gary and family, our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
The Pascetta Family, Jim, Gayle, Jimmy & Patty