Sarah (Lorello) Gentile

July 22, 1926 ~ July 8, 2019 (age 92)


Sarah (Lorello) Gentile, age 92, passed away on July 8, 2019 at the Westerly Hospital. She was born on July 22, 1926 in Tusa, Sicily, Italy to the late Antonio Lorello and Rosa (DiMarco) Lorello. She married Domenico Gentile on April 29, 1950 in Tusa, Sicily, Italy. He predeceased her in 2007. She was predeceased by her six siblings, Antonio, Laura, Orazio, Annunziata, Guiseppe, and Rosario Lorello all of Italy.

Sarah worked at American Velvet and Yardneys in Stonington, CT. For over fifteen years she worked as a seamstress at ElGee Garmet in Westerly, RI, her true passion. But most of all she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, who always put others before herself.

She is survived by her two daughters, Catherine Kimmel (William) of Westerly and Rosemary Perrotta (Richard) of Mystic, CT, five grandchildren, Daniel Kimmel (Morgan) of Windemere, Florida, Jeffrey Kimmel (Kristen) of Melrose, MA, Melissa Gencarelli (Joseph) of Westerly, RI, Michael Perrotta (Laura) of Salem, New Hampshire and Brian Perrotta of Mystic, CT, Her eight great-grandchildren, Logan, Luke, Oliver Kimmel, Mia, Annie, Henry Kimmel, and Gabriella and Mila Gencarelli. She is also survived by numerous friends that she considered family.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High Street, Westerly on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9:00 am. There will be no procession from the funeral home. Burial will take place at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly. Calling hours will take place on Friday from 5-8 pm at Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory, 64 Friendship Street, Westerly. For online condolences, please go to

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Mass of Christian Burial
July 12, 2019

9:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
111 High Street
Westerly, RI 02891

July 12, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rushlow Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory
64 Friendship Street
Westerly, RI 02891

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