Joseph Marzilli -- Warwick
Owner of Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen
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.
Reported: 04/06/07 (Show all obituaries for this day)
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