Evelyn R. (Pezzi) Merolla

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Evelyn R. (Pezzi) Merolla, 88, of Johnston, passed away at Roger Williams Medical Center on Thursday, January 26, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Domenic A. “Tom” Merolla.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late James and Carmela (Larco) Pezzi. Evelyn worked for many years as a bridal consultant at Bride’s Showcase and later at many other fine dress shops. With a smile on her face, she bravely fought the effects of the dementia for many years. Everywhere she went, she made friends. Her joys in life were her family, golfing at Alpine Country Club and going out on a Saturday night with Tom and her friends. Many thanks to daughter-in-law Joanne and the wonderful friends and neighbors who helped watch over her and supported the family in so many other ways through the years.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Merolla and his wife, Joanne, a daughter, Joan Rallis and her son Stephen, with whom she lived. She is also survived by grandchildren: Kevin Rosato, Kelly Brooks, Jennifer Merolla, Thomas Merolla and Christopher Merolla; along with four great-grandchildren; also a sister, Elena Amoriggi. She was the sister of the late Raymond, Edward and Vincent Pezzi, as well as Angela Iannazzi and Mildred Bursie.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Johnston by Father O’Hara on January 31, 2017 and burial was in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston.

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