Marzilli, Joseph, 86, of Main Avenue, Warwick owner of Joe Marzilli’s Old Canteen died Monday, April 2, 2007 at Kent Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband for 66 years of Emma (Coletti) Marzilli. Born in Providence, a son of the late Salvatore and Maria (Corrente) Marzilli, he had been a resident of Warwick for 60 years. Mr. Marzilli acquired the Old Canteen in 1956 and for over 50 years operated the family run Federal Hill landmark. Over his career, he received many proclamations and awards including “Best Of” from Rhode Island Monthly. He was inducted into the Johnson and Wales Hall of Fame and was recognized in 2002 at a Culinary Legends Award dinner for his contributions to the restaurant business. He was a communicant of Sts. Rose and Clement Parish, Warwick. He leaves 2 daughters, Jean Marzilli and Emma D’Antuono and her husband, Donald; 2 sons, Salvatore Marzilli and his wife, Carol; Joseph Marzilli and his wife, Gail. He was father of the late Marie Carde and her late husband, Nic, Brother of the late Albert Marzilli and the brother in law of Annette Marzilli. Also survived by his beloved 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Mr. Marzilli’s funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:30 am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave. Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Clement Church, Long Street, Warwick. Burial in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 pm. Flowers or memorial contributions to the Joseph Marzilli Scholarship Fund, Johnson & Wales University, Providence Advancement Office, 8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI 02903 will be appreciated.
Reported: 04/06/07 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Thomas and Walter Quinn Funeral Home (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)