Francis W. Lalli

Francis W. Lalli, 78 of Providence, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Summit Commons Nursing Center.    He was the loving partner for the last 21 years of Collette Santy and the husband of the late Eileen (Sheehan) Lalli.  Born in Newport, he was a son of the late Francis J. and Maxine (Hearne) Lalli.   Mr. Lalli worked in the circulation department at the Sun Chronicle in Attleboro for 22 years before he retired. Previously he was the owner and operator of Lalli Dry Wall Company.   He also hosted a Sunday morning religious radio show for Dean College on Power 88, WGAO.   He was a member of the Marine Reserves and was a faithful communicant of St. Raymond’s Church.    Besides Collette he leaves two sons, Jonathan F. Lalli and his wife Sandra of Morganville, New Jersey and Brian M. Lalli and his wife Lorraine of Providence, five grandchildren, John, Serena, Jonathan, Arianna and Logan and two brothers, Michael Lalli of Portsmouth and Peter Lalli of Newport.   His funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Raymond’s Church, 1240 North Main Street, Providence. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-7.  Contributions in his memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main St. Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.