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Obituary for John R. "Sonny" Restelli Sr.

John R. “Sonny” Restelli, Sr., 90, beloved husband for 50 years of Karen (Wright) Restelli, of South Joseph Street, Westerly, passed away at Apple Rehab Clipper on Friday, November 10, 2023.

Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late Edmund and Mary Restelli.

Sonny was the owner of Johnny’s TV. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was known for his generosity and the most important facet of his life was his family.

He will be deeply missed by his wife Karen; his four children, Joy Restelli Allen and her husband Todd, John R. Restelli, Jr., Mark Restelli, and Christine Restelli; eight grandchildren, Dylan (Kelsey), Cassie, Olivia, Bryanna, Kara, Joshua, Paige and Max; and great-granddaughter Sofia; as well as several nieces and nephews. Sonny was predeceased by his two sisters, Edie Restelli and Jean Olsen.

Visiting hours will be held at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly on Wednesday, Nov. 15th, from 10:30am – 12:30pm, immediately followed by a Graveside Funeral Service with Full Military Honors at 1pm at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Cobblestone Lane, Westerly. For online condolences please visit