Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi (1915 - 1993)


Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi Biography & Family History

Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi’s biography is built and maintained by people like you to celebrate Maria's life. Create an online genealogy profile of Maria so that her life and the Pannozzi family is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Maria's biography.

Married to James Pannozzi in Seekonk, Mass in 1938. Had one child, Dr. James R. Pannozzi AP. Resided at their house at 19 Sabra Street, Cranston, Rhode Island 02910 from 1938-1976.

Incredible story. Like her peers, lived and died never knowing that she had Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease causing extreme fatigue and other problems. Nearly died trying to have more children and survived thanks to a blood transfusion, in 1952, from cousin John Di Sano, son of her sister Carmella Di Sano.

Loved to visit Newport, see Ocean Drive and walk on Cliff Walk. Also liked to visit Watch Hill Rhode island.
Worked at many of the major historical Rhode Island jewelry companies including Trifari's where she met Margaret Santuri (1918-2009) who later became Godmother to James R. Pannozzi, her only son.

Favorite music: Battle Hymn of the Republic, Sicilian Songs, Irish Songs, and "Am I Blue" (Hoagy Carmicheal).

Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi was also known as Helen.


Maria Pannozzi was born on at Residence of Cosimo Lamantia, in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island United States


at Holy Ghost Church, in Providence, Rhode Island US


Father: Cosimo Lamantia
Mother: Providenza "Lucy" (Russo) Lamantia
Siblings: Anna Lamantia, Carmella (Lamantia) DiMaio DiSano, Anthony Lamantia, and Salvatore Lamantia


Grammar School, Central High School, Bryant College (2 Yrs).


Jewelry Related Designer. Worked at many of the classic Rhode Island jewelry firms, Trifari, Dieges&Clust, Anson...


Add organizations, groups and memberships.

Military Service




Middle name


Maiden name











Maria Pannozzi died on in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island United States

Cause of death: Post Pneumonia Heart Failure

Cause of death

Post Pneumonia Heart Failure

Burial / Funeral

at St Anns Cemetery, in Cranston, Rhode Island United States


Last Known Residence

Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Maria's Family Photos

Historically notable or family photographs that show the life of Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi and her immediate Lamantia family.


1915 - In the year that Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

1937 - Maria was 22 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1977 - Maria was 62 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

1988 - She was 73 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

1993 - In the year of Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi Family Tree

Who was Maria’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Maria’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Maria Pannozzi Obituary

This obit of Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Providence Journal Newspaper

Share a Memory about Maria Pannozzi

What do you remember about Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Maria is remembered.

Her favorite music: Battle Hymn of the Republic, "Am I Blue" as played by Hoagy Carmichael in the movie "To Have and Have Not".
Apr 18, 2016 · Reply
Favorite songs: Battle Hymn of the Republic, and, "Am I Blue" (Hoagy Carmichael, as played in the movie "To Have and To Have Not".
Aug 05, 2016 · Reply
Write a comment
Other Records of Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi
Other Biographies
Success Stories from Biographies like Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.