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Stella Ann Mainelli

January 3, 1933 — November 29, 2023

Stella Ann Mainelli

STELLA ANN MAINELLI (SOLLECITO), 90, of North Providence passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Nicola and Mary (Tomolillo) Sollecito.  She was the beloved wife of Robert Domenic Mainelli for 68 years.

Stella is survived by her children, Maryellen Turronis, Matthew Mainelli and his wife Maureen, Merleann Poulton and her husband Robert, Michelle McInerney and her husband Mark, grandchildren Domenic, Robert, Joss, Christina, and Mya, and great-grandson Samuel.

Stella was predeceased by her loving brothers Joseph, Michael, and Nicholas Sollecito and sister-in-law Eleanor Pistacchio.

Stella’s family was her pride and joy as well as her many nieces, nephews, and godchildren. She was a passionate bird watcher and nature lover inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi and loved following the work of Mother Theresa. She was a devout catholic and parishioner of St. Ann Church, Providence.

A special thank you to Beacon Hospice, East Providence, RI and Stella’s angels Ari and Isabel.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 11 a.m. in St. Ann Church, 280 Hawkins Street, Providence.  Burial will be private at St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston, RI. Visitation is respectfully omitted.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: St. Ann Church Memorial Fund, 2 Russo Street, Providence, RI 02904 or Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman Street #306, Providence, RI 02906.

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