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Antonetta "Etta" Broccoli

November 5, 1930 ~ June 7, 2021 (age 90)


BROCCOLI, ANTONETTA L. “ETTA” (GRILLI), 90, of Providence, passed away peacefully Monday, June 7, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur P. Broccoli.

Born in Providence, she was the loving daughter of the late Giuseppe and Gemma (Policelli) Grilli.

Mrs. Broccoli’s proudest accomplishment was her family and the time spent together creating lifelong memories.

She is survived by her cherished daughter, Lori Cola; four adoring grandsons, James Gillheeney (Suany), Gary Gillheeney Jr. (Gillian), Jordan Gillheeney (Gabriella), and Ralph Cola, IV (Jacqueline); dear son-in-law, Gary Gillheeney, Sr. (Mary Jane) and devoted niece and nephew, Judy and Richard (Jean) Radican and many other nieces and nephews. She was the loving mother of the late Jo-Ann Gillheeney and loving sister of the late Katherine Radican.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am Saturday, June 12th at Our Lady of Grace Church, 4 Lafayette Street, Johnston. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements entrusted to A.A. MARIANI & SON Funeral Home, Providence.


Mass of Christian Burial
June 12, 2021

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Church
4 Lafayette St
Johnston, RI 02919-2712


St. Ann Cemetery
72 Church Street
Cranston, RI

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