Cecelia C. (Della Cioppa) Santilli, 93, of Warwick passed away on October 31, 2013 at Sunny View Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Diamante Santilli, Sr.
Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late Nicola and Annunziata (LaPosta) Della Cioppa.
She was the beloved mother of Rosanne Andersen and her husband, Russell of Warwick, Judith J. Santilli of Warwick, Ann Moreira and her husband, Stan of Cranston and the late Diamante Santilli, Jr. Caring mother-in-law of Marilyn Santilli of Cranston. Loving grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of fourteen and great-great-grandmother of one. Cherished sister of Anne Bettencourt of California, Sue Saccoccia of North Carolina and the late Jim, John, Tony and Nick Della Cioppa, Chetta Fusaro, Lena Masciarelli and Louise Senerchia.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 3250 Post Road, Warwick. Burial in Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery, Exeter.
Gifts in her memory to VNA of Rhode Island, 475 Kilvert St., Warwick, RI 02886 would be appreciated. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org