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Obituary: Helen "Ma" (Coletti) DePetrillo, 94

Helen "Ma" (Coletti) DePetrillo, 94, of Cranston, passed away on Sunday March 31, 2013 at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence.

Helen "Ma" (Coletti) DePetrillo, 94, of Cranston, passed away on Sunday March 31, 2013 at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence.

She was the devoted wife of the late Carmino DePetrillo. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppi and Isabella (DeCesare) Coletti.

Helen worked for DiVozzi Bakery and the Original DePetrillo’s Bakery of Johnston for many years.

She was the beloved mother of Elaine DiVozzi, Donald C. DePetrillo and Richard F. DePetrillo and his wife Sheryl. She was the loving grandmother of 11 and the late David DiVozzi; loving great grandmother of 14 and a loving great great-grandson. She was the sister of Lenora Purvis and the late Salvino, Ernest, Erminia “Mini” and Norma Coletti, Mary Borland, Josephine Blanchette, Gilda Patalano, Julia LeFlamme and Evelyn Lisi.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory 1278 Park Ave. Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rocco’s Church Johnston at 11 a.m. Entombment will be in Our Risen Christ Garden Mausoleum in St. Ann Cemetery Cranston.
Visiting hours are Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be to: St. Rocco’s Church 927 Atwood Ave. Johnston, RI 02919 or St. Jude Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142

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