September 26, 2020

Leonora L. “Lilly” (Martinelli) Seymour


Leonora L. “Lilly” (Martinelli) Seymour, formerly of Barrington and East Providence, was called to her heavenly home on August 28, 2018.

Born in Warren, RI on March 12, 1928, she was the middle child of the late Francisco and Nicolina (DiLorenzo) Martinelli. She was the wife of the late Howard Allyn Seymour and is survived by her devoted daughter, Ruth Ellen Stone who was the love of her life.

Throughout her life she faced numerous adversities and struggles but always remained strong and did what needed to be done, keeping a smile on her face and a sunny disposition in every case. Never losing her desire to become a Registered Nurse, she became a personal caregiver in the East Bay area for many years, something she thrived at doing.

Best known to many for her caring manner and kindness shown to all, she also served as caregiver to her husband, parents and sister. She was the sister of the late Frank A. Martinelli, Jr. and Mary J. Healey and aunt to her beloved late nephew, Robert J. Healey, Jr., known to many as “Cool Moose”. She was a special lifelong friend to the late Anthony “Tony” Nunes and the late Melia (Jamiel) Scheffler. She is also survived by a son-in-law, Gene Stone and several nephews, nieces, great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Her visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home with a Funeral Service at 12:00 PM. Burial will be in Warren South Burial Ground.


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