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Tally's, a fifth generation family business, has provided church supplies to New England churches for over 125 years. Over the last three decades, chaplains and military purchasing agents have utilized our services. Within the past five years, we have made use of the internet to reach religious communities around the globe. Below is a brief history of our growth.

Patrick Tally, our great-great grandfather, emigrated from Ireland to Providence with his wife and family in 1854. He was a steamship agent. In September 1879 he established a catholic book store in conjunction with his emigration agency. Prayer books and devotional articles were available to the Irish immigrants.

The business soon branched out to related religious items including liturgical appointments.

The business thrived at 358 Westminster St., Providence. It passed from Patrick to his son Joseph M. Tally in 1895. In that year, we began selling fresh Florida palm for Palm Sunday celebrations.

The operation was taken over by Joseph V. Tally in 1938 and moved to 191 Broadway from 505 Westminster Street in 1962 due to the building of the Interstate 95.

Joseph V. Tally, Jr. and Philip F. Tally published Tally’s first mail order catalog in 1976. Personable Phil led the company until his death in December 1997.

Today, the Tally family still directs the company consisting of a retail store, mail order catalog and liturgical consulting service. Tally's moved to its present location, pictured to the left, in July of 2005. We are conveniently located minutes from interstates 95 and 295 at 1150 Pontiac Ave in Cranston, RI. . 1/4 mile north of Route 37

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