Louis E. Placella

DATELINE: Glenwood, MD

Placella, Louis E., 82, died Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Howard County General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Davina (Horowitz) Placella for 46 years. Born in Cranston, RI, a son of the late Pasco and Elisa (Carlevale) Placella, he had lived in Glenwood, MD for 34 years, previously living in Medway, MA. Devoted father of Matthew Placella of Glenwood, MD, Naomi Placella of Chandler, AZ, and Sarah Placella and her husband, Rodrigo Almeida, of Orinda, CA. Dear brother of the late Gloria Pleasant. Loving grandfather of Jacob, Lonneke, Eva, and Rafael.  Graveside services will be held TUESDAY at 10:00 a.m. in LINCOLN PARK CEMETERY, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Jewish War Veterans, P.O. Box 100064, Cranston, RI 02910 or Foundation for the Righteous, 80 Main St., Ste. 380, West Orange, NJ 07052.  Shiva will be observed at his late residence, 2761 Rt. 97, Glenwood, MD, Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 p.m.


  1. Bucky & Joan Buckley
    Nov 12, 2019

    Davina, we are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed associating with Lou as he was our “neighbor” at the Emporium.
    He will always be fondly remembered. Blessings to you and your family. Bucky and Joan Buckley

  2. Chase Barnett
    Nov 12, 2019

    My prayers are with Lou and his entire family during this stress filled period of mourning. May you all find peace and comfort in God’s love and mercy. Sincerely, Chase

  3. marvin rubin
    Nov 14, 2019

    Davina, so sorry for your loss. I remember when you and lou were dating. lou was a real stand up guy. I remember when you lived on main st. , Holliston, Ma . Lou showed me his love of Victorian furniture. I just retired after 40 years in the antique business. I lost touch when you moved to Maryland. my best wishes during this time of mourning. best regards, marvin

  4. Betty( Horowitz) Leef
    Feb 11, 2021

    Dear Davina and family, I just came cross this obituary while looking at my brother, Nathan’s . I am so sorry for your loss since November 2019. I remember you and Louis at the Hanukkah party in RI when our oldest sons were just infants.
    Sincerely, Betty

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