Edythe Maria Carnevale Laudati was born in Providence, R. I. on November 21, 1918. She married Hector Laudati, a prominent R.I. lawyer and Providence City Councilman and they had 3 children. She was an exceptional partner to her husband and a loving and devoted mother to her children. Edythe was very involved with charitable causes, notably the “White Sisters” organization which provided support to a religious order of nuns. Edythe became notable in the Rhode Island community for her Christmas-related endeavors, especially for her 2000-plus item Santa Claus figure collection which appeared in both print and televised media. For the last 8 years of her life she resided in California with her daughter Rosalyn and son-in-law James Pick.
Edythe is survived by her daughter Rosalyn, son-in-law James Pick; daughter Laraine, and son-in-law Harald Sonnberger; son David and daughter-in-law Lee and grandsons Nicolas and Christopher Laudati.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church, Cranston, Rhode Island on Monday, November 7th at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston, immediately following the mass. In place of flowers, donations to the Edythe M. Laudati Memorial Fund for Alzheimer’s Research at University of California Irvine can be sent to: UCI MIND, Laudati Fund, Attn: Linda Scheck, Director of Development Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, 2646 Biological Sciences III, Irvine, Ca. 92697-4545. Visit Nardolillo.com for online condolences.