VILLATICO , LILLIAN (CANN) 92, of Hersey Road, Cranston, RI died Friday, July 15th at Kent Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alfred V. Villatico, Sr. Born in Warwick, RI, Lillian lived 89 of her 92 years in Cranston and resided at Hersey Road for the last 62 years. She was the daughter of the late Alfred H. Cann and Mary-Ethel (Norton) Cann and Hazel M. (Wilsher) Cann and the granddaughter of the late Frederick R. Cann and Mary (Hiscox) Cann and Thomas J. Norton and Helena (O'Leary) Norton Cave. Lillian graduated from Cranston High School in 1937. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Lillian worked at The Narragansett Hotel, Federal Products, Warwick Shopper's World, Zayer's, and Ann & Hope. She was a fan of the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. Lillian loved all stray and pound dogs, adopting many during her lifetime. She was especially fond of her last rescue dog "Annie" her faithful companion who recently passed away. Lillian enjoyed her extended family reunion 4th of July parties held at the Cann summer home in Jamestown and her Christmas Eve celebrations at her Hersey Road home where everyone was invited. Lillian was also a current events enthusiast who was always willing to enter into lively discussions. Lillian is survived by her four children Nancy Villatico of Smithfield, RI, Karen Reilly Perkins and husband Ricky Perkins of Warwick, RI, Joan Smith formerly of Middletown, RI and now of Cranston, RI, and Alfred V. Villatico Jr. of Cranston, RI. Lillian is also survived by her loving older sister Mae Smith of Cranston, RI. She was preceded in death by her brothers Col. Alfred H. Cann, Jr. (US Army Ret). Donald C. Cann and Thomas J. Cann. Lillian leaves four grandchildren, Alan Reilly, Jr. of Baltimore, MD, Alyson Smith Patton and husband Rob Patton of London, England, Matthew Smith of Cranston, RI and Holly Villatico of Cranston, RI. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, cousins both here and in the United Kingdom, her many life-long friends and caring neighbors. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 8:45am from The Butterfield Home and Chapel, 500 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Matthew's Church 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Cranston at 10:00am. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00-7:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can be made to: Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904; Kent Hospital Foundation Attention: Foundation Office, 455 Toll Gate Rd, Warwick, RI 02886; Animal Rescue League of Southern RI, PO Box 458, Wakefield, RI 02880.
Aleta - 07/20/2011
Dear Karen and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear, sweet Mom... it is never easy when we lose our mothers. There is a part of us that slips away when they leave us. Know in your heart that Lillian and my Mom are together now doing what they loved the best, taking care of our fur babies.
We will see them again.