Lillian M. (Johansen) Badessa


Lillian M. (Johansen) Badessa, 89, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Roy Badessa.

She was a daughter of the late Martin and Marguerite (Williams) Johansen, and a retired waitress for the

Governor Francis Inn, the former Bassett’s Inn restaurant, and the Sheraton. Lillian had a love for gardening and will be dearly missed by many whom she met throughout her working career.

Lillian was the loving mother of Loretta M. “Lori” Badessa; and sister of Bertha Graham, Leonard Johansen, and the late Kenneth Johansen, Lucille Johansen and Ruth Hollis. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her visitation will be Sunday, April 13, 2014, 5-7 p.m., with a service at 7 p.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, Warwick.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Warwick Animal Shelter, 101 Arthur Devine Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886, will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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