Louis Anthony DiManni of Providence passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence.
He was the loving husband of Angela DiManni and a true loving Dad to his 2 sons Russell (Russ) and Kevin DiManni.
Born on October 26th, 1941 in Providence, Louis was the eldest son of three children, with the late Lucy (Lucille) Coupe and surviving brother Anthony DiManni to the late Luigi and Pauline (Buccini) DiManni.
Louis graduated from Memorial State College at Fort Rucker and Johnston & Wales College in Business Management receiving Associates Degrees from both Colleges.
Louis was a proud and Patriotic Man, who was a Veteran of the United States Army and after 26 years of service, retiring as Chief Warrant Officer.
Louis served in Germany during the Vietnam War, served at the Niki Site, Smithfield, then served with Field Artillery in A-Battery, then served with Signal Battalion in Company D-280th, then served as a Chief Warrant Officer and acting Auditing Officer, in all he served 26 years towards the Freedoms of America that we all should cherish as he did.
Many of the men and women he served with have become beloved friends of the family until this day.
With a deep love of fishing, diving, quahogging, lobstering through his life. Louis established Admiral Seafood in Providence (a family seafood business for 4 years) then as a Manager in the Seafood Department in Bread & Circus, then co-owned Lobsters USA in Galilee.
Louis also worker for the Postal Service (rural routes), Aflac Insurance Company and had many side jobs and interest like
Louis, loved America, Rhode Island’s diversity, his summer houses, fishing and his fishing boats and vessels. He loved his corvettes, especially his 57 convertible and his 75 and current 73 stingrays and when he was younger, he loved racing them.
Louis loved cooking especially for the holidays and for his family and friends that he loved (a large list indeed).
Louis was a dedicated American Conservative whom even ran for our local district. He also supported the 2nd Amendment, enjoyed hunting and gathering as well.
Louis was a “Jack of all trades, Maser of none”, who would tackle any job or repair/work, and was the kind of man that would take his shirt off his back if you needed it. His giving nature was known to all of his family, extended family and multitude of friends, even from his childhood.
And as a final note, Louis believed in God and was a member of St. Augustine’s Church in Providence. He loved to hear the choir and his family sing. He will be missed and loved by all of the above…. God Bless….
His funeral will be held on Tuesday, August 17th at 10am from the A..A Mariani & Son Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins Street, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at St. Augustine’s Church, 639 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, 301 S. County Trial Exeter, RI. At 3pm, all are welcome to join us at Lancellotta’s Restaurant, 1113 Charles Street, North Providence, RI. Visiting hours Monday, August 16th from 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disable American Veterans, 360 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903. https://www.dav.org
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