Edward A. Lanzi, Sr.
Edward A. Lanzi, Sr.

August 16, 1950 - June 3, 2018
Born in Providence, RI
Resided in Cranston, RI
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Edward A. Lanzi Sr., age 67, of Cranston, died June 3, 2018. He was the husband of Diane A. (DelGiudice) Lanzi; they would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in September. He was the son of Viola Lanzi and the late Enrico Lanzi.

He was the beloved father of Edward A. Lanzi, Jr. and Christy A. Lanzi Rivard. He was the beloved grandfather of Michaela A. Rivard. He was the brother of Marie Campbell (Stephen) and Sandra Baptista.

Eddie’s positive spirit and zest for life brought joy to all who were part of it. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved being a “Papa” and treasured every special moment with his granddaughter, Michaela.
Eddie was a musician and loved to play the accordion. He also loved to sing karaoke. He was a founding member of The Blue Image and a recent member of The Aristocrats bands for whom he played professionally. Eddie loved being outdoors, golfing, and spending time in his garden. He loved the beach and taking drives in his Camaro convertible. Eddie was creative and loved to spend time in “his workshop.” He was always painting, fixing things, and turning “trash into treasures.” Eddie was a fan of sports, local sports teams and enjoyed celebrating the Super Bowl every year. Eddie was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and Bryant College.

He began his career in retail at Richards, Monticello’s, and Jordan Marsh. He worked for Prudential for the last 20 years until retiring recently.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday (6/6) from 8:30am-9:30am at the Rebello Funeral Home and Crematory, 901 Broadway East Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in St. Rocco’s Church, Johnston. Burial will be at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to The National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org is appreciated.

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Visitation
Rebello Funeral Home
901 Broadway
East Providence, RI US 02914
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Service
St. Rocco Church
Atwood Avenue
Johnston, RI US
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
11:00 AM
Burial
St. Ann Cemetery
72 Church Street
Cranston , RI US
Wednesday, June 6, 2018