It is with deep sorrow that the family of WWII U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, John Vincent Imondi, share the sad news of his passing on November 12, 2022, at the age of 97. He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy E. (Pompei) Imondi for 64 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Angelo and Vincenzina (Mancini) Imondi.
John was called to service shortly after he turned eighteen years old, so he chose to join the Marines. He was sent to the South Pacific where he was severely wounded after his ship was attacked by enemy action. He attributed his survival to the “Grace of God” and was awarded the Purple Heart for his great sacrifice.
After recovering from his injuries and being honorably discharged from the Marines, John had several jobs but spent most of his career working for the U.S. Postal Service. A faithful Catholic, he was a communicant and greeter for St. Thomas Church and had a reputation of being a good man. He was known for his patience and kindness which made him loved and well-respected by all who knew him.
A loving and devoted father and grandfather, he is survived by his two daughters, Lucille Tudino and her husband David, and Elaine Ferrante; his cherished granddaughter, Nancy Ferrante; and his many caring and supportive nieces and nephews. John was the brother of Evelyn Grindley and her late husband Walter, Angelo Imondi and his wife Lois, William Imondi and his wife Muriel, and sisters-in-law Grete Imondi, and Janice Imondi. He was predeceased by his siblings, Ann Blackwood, Carmine Henry Imondi and his wife Rita, Joseph Imondi and his wife Angie, Albert Imondi and his wife Maria, Mary C. Kusmierz and her husband Stephen, Paul Imondi and Richard Imondi.
We wish to offer special thanks to Beacon Hospice for their compassionate care of John for more than ten months.
His Funeral will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, at 10 a.m. from the Maceroni Funeral Home, 1381 Smith St., North Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas Church, 65 Fruit Hill Ave., Providence. Interment with Military Honors will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visitation is Thursday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to St. Thomas Church Food Pantry, 65 Fruit Hill Ave., Providence, RI 02909. maceroni.com