Richard E. DiLullo
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81 of Waveland Ave., Johnston, passed away Monday, May 10, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Antonetta C. (Badessa) DiLullo. Born in Johnston, he was the son of the late Peter and Mafalda (Norcini) DiLullo.
Richard was a tool maker at Madison Industries for over 30 years before retiring and was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He enjoyed playing golf, cards, Foxwoods and tending to his yard.
Besides his wife Antonetta, he was the devoted stepfather of Gina Zambarano and her husband Steven Ellis and John V. Zambarano and his wife Kimberly all of Cranston; loving grandfather of John M. Zambarano, Steven J. Ellis and Joshua R. Zambarano; and dear brother of Peter DiLullo of Worcester, MA, David DiLullo of Providence, Genevieve Leo and Virginia DiLullo both of Johnston and the late Lucy Washburn.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 15th at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, 15 George Waterman Rd., Johnston, followed by burial at St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. VISITING HOURS are Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Continuum Care Hospice, 1350 Division Rd. – Suite 205, West Warwick, RI 02893. Visit for online condolences.

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Published in The Providence Journal on May 12, 2021.
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May 13, 2021
So sorry for your loss,
Richard was a very nice coworker.
Noella Soucy
May 12, 2021
Antoinetta, my dear brother Richard was a strong man. At the same time empathetic, gentle, kind, and generous. He will be missed by so many. I will always remember him as he was in life. Much love to you Richard. Your brother- David
David DiLullo
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