Lillian F. (Poole) Zanfagna


Lillian F. (Poole) Zanfagna, 104, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Guido Zanfagna and a daughter of the late Clifford and Mabel (Gardiner) Poole.

Mrs. Zanfagna was employed as an assembler for Welch Mfg. before retiring and was a member of the Pilgrim and Buttonwoods Senior Centers and the Daughters of Isabella.

She was the beloved mother of Lillian Romano, John “Butch” Zanfagna and the late Ralph Zanfagna; mother-in-law of the late Robert “Bob” Romano and Alaminder Zanfagna; and devoted grandmother of Robert Romano and his wife, Carolyn, Michael Romano, Ralph, Gina and Anthony Zanfagna. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was the sister of two deceased brothers and four sisters.

Her funeral will be held Thursday, July 11 at 9 a.m. from Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours are Wednesday, July 10 from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to VNA Care of New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886 would be appreciated. For information and condolences visit


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