Julio E. Ziroli

Date of Passing:

May 19, 2020

Ziroli, Julio E., 94, of, “Harborview”, Pawtucket Avenue, Riverside, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2020. He was the beloved husband of the late Elsie (Silva) Ziroli.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Clemente F. and Angela (Orlando) Ziroli, he lived in East Providence for 45 years.

Mr. Ziroli was a clerk for Bonanza Bus Line for 20 years before retiring in 1989.

Julio was a communicant of St. Brendan Church and a member of the Riverside American Legion Post #10.

Mr. Ziroli was a Unites States Marine Corp Veteran serving during WWII.

He is survived by a brother, Clement F. Ziroli Jr. of Attleboro, MA and several grandchildren. He was the father of the late James Sullivan, Daniel Sullivan, Anna-Mae Adams, Beverly Egarr, Joan Danella and Jeanette Bicho. He was the brother of the late Domenic, Joseph, Amelio Ziroli and Anna Broadrick.

A private family Funeral Service will be held in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside followed by a Burial with Military Honors in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.
Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Julio’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. My deepest condolences to my son and to all of “Gramps” grandchildren. I have many many fond and funny memories! You were a wonderful father-in-law and always had my back. I’m thankful you were always a part of my life. RIP Gramps

  2. Born Gulio, later changed to Julio, Pete, Eddy, Zeke — He had many names but I called him Gramps. Tough as nails is how I describe him. He could fix anything, even things that weren’t broken. Later in life, he was in and out of hospice for several years because he just kept fighting. He’s the first one (that I know of) who escaped from Waterview Villa in the middle of the night on an electric wheelchair. At 18 years old he was fighting for our country during WWII in the South Pacific. He later married a woman, my grandmother, who already had six children. He treated them all, as well as his 23 grandchildren and countless greats, great-greats, etc., as if they were his own. In fact, he lived his life making sure they were taken care of. Even in death, he made sure that his funeral was taken care of to put less of a burden on those he left behind. His presence will be missed but my experience with him and what he taught me will be with me for a lifetime.

  3. Rest In Peace Grandpa, I Will Miss You So Much. The Lifelong Precious Memories I Have Spending Time With You And Grandma I Will Cherish For The Rest Of My Life. You Were The Greatest Grandfather To All Of Us. Now You’re Reunited With Grandma And All Your Childeren. I Love You Grandpa
    Xoxo Peanut

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