James Pannozzi If I recall correctly, Arthur was unfortunately killed in a construction accident. I am posting these recollections so that there will be some record of these people who were more than just names and social security numbers - they were in fact extraordinary, in one way or another, all of them. We are here because of them, directly or indirectly, the work they did and the world they made from which we inherit and benefit.
May 09 · posted to the person Arthur Mcelroy
James Pannozzi Ralph had apparently done some magic act in his youth and knew Charles Foster Fenner (1872-1967) a famous Rhode Island Magician of the vaudeville era who knew many of the historical magician greats. Fenner lived on Cranston St. not far from Route 10, across the street from an old school and half way up a hill. There was an elementary school at the top of the hill. The old house from the 1860's was unfortunately torn down for a parking lot for a restaurant that eventually closed, after Fenner's death. I knew Fenner because in high school I had been a member of his Young Magicians group which included John D'abate, Richard Mis, Eddie Coningford (who passed away in 2006), Richard Osterman, and others.
Apr 28 · posted to the person Carrie Capasso
James Pannozzi 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 · posted to the person Maria "Helen" E (Lamantia) Pannozzi
James Pannozzi I worked for Hollis Hawkins in the late 1960's one summer in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, at a Benny's Home and Auto store where he was the manager. Hollis was a totally nice person, very upbeat and optimistic, always giving words of advice, good sense of humor, an ideal manager. Years later, in the early 1990's I again ran into him, working at the Benny's near North Main St.. He recognized me and after we exchanged greetings, he again gave me advice about saving up for retirement. Great guy to work with.
Mar 31 · posted to the person Hollis S Hawkins
James Pannozzi I knew Arthur McElroy from the Providence Chess Club in the 1960's. He would come every Saturday and was usually carrying a bag of books. His interest was in books about the history of the Knights Templar. He also told me about some of his experiences working as in mail delivery at Brown University in the 1940's and the reaction of some of the students when the GI Bill was passed. He was a cousin of two other McElroy's that I knew, Virginia McElroy who was a programmer at Providence Washington Insurance (I worked with her from 1973-1976), and an attorney in the 1950's whose first name I have forgotten, possibly John Mcelroy who was my parents' attorney and who I met several times in the late 1950's. A young J. Joseph Garrahy was just starting out as an attorney, in that office, in what was then known as the Industrial National Bank Bldg., at this time, I remember him as well.
Mar 24 · posted to the person Arthur Mcelroy
James Pannozzi Barry Hamill - Unfortunately only the date of 1940 was on the picture. Margaret Santurri and Julio were my Godparents and my middle name, "Ronald" was chosen by her. I met your grand uncle several times in the 1960's, he was a nice person, very jolly and friendly. I don't know what the occasion of the picture was but I'm fairly certain that the church was St. Matthew's (Elmwood Ave, Cranston). My mother would have known the details but she passed away in 1993.
Aug 28, 2015 · posted to the photo Margaret (Pesaturo) Santurri. Rhode Island 1940
James Pannozzi Warren Chamandy was a superb chess player and member of the Providence Chess Club for many years though the 1950's, 60' and 70's. He was one of the top players at the club, and played many of the experts there including Walter Suesman, Al Martin, Gary John and many others. Warren also played in numerous tournaments and events in the New England area.
Aug 21, 2015 · posted to the person Warren A Chamandy
James Pannozzi Hard worker, did not drive, so she waked the quarter mile to the bus stop on Reservoir Ave., Cranston, near CalArt, twice every day in all kinds of freezing cold weather, from her sister Maria Helen Pannozzi's house on 19 Sabra St. She worked at Banspatch Bakery, and later spent many hours on her feet at Shepherd's Dept. Store in the late 1920's as a sales clerk. Finally in the early 1940's she worked at the physical plant section of the New England Telephone company and retired from that job in April of 1968. She was my Aunt and took me to Child's Restaurant around 1966 to try their Indian pudding which had a unique taste and was served with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. She like the Italian pastries from Federal Hill in Providence, particularly the "Canolis" and "Zeppeli". She also told me much about her ancestors from Termini-Immerse and stories of the coming of the French soldiers during the Napoleonic era - stories which had been told to her by her grandmother Carmella Corso Russo who came to America with her husband Fillipo Russo around 1885 and had many adventures in the West before finally moving back east and settling in Providence, Rhode Island.
Jun 20, 2015 · posted to the person Anna Lamantia
James Pannozzi On the right is Julio Santurri, husband of Margaret.
Aug 24, 2014 · posted to the photo Margaret (Pesaturo) Santurri. Rhode Island 1940
James Pannozzi Worked in a hat factory in Danbury Connecticut. Location and family of his twin brother Andre Pannozzo unknown. Had a large family, all children now deceased. Children Paul Pannozzo and James Pannozzo were known to my father, their Uncle. Brother Joseph Pannozzo, also of Danbury worked on the New Haven RailRoad for 60 years. All emigrated from Fondi, Italy in the late 1800's or early 1900's. Interesting fact, all stayed at an apt. on 342 East 115th St. in New York City after getting processed at Ellis Island. Original home of this family was in the mountain village of Campodimele. They immigrated to Fondi some time in the 1850's or 60's.
Mar 16, 2014 · posted to the person Louis Pannozza