Adeline (D'arezzo) Colaluca (1924 - 1998)


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Adeline was a generous, kind, and caring person who always put others before herself. She was an amazing cook and was proud of her Italian American heritage.


Adeline Colaluca was born on in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island United States


Saint Bartholomew Church, Moorefield Street, in Providence, Rhode Island USA


Husband: Andimo Colaluca


Mt. Pleasant High School


Coro Manufacturing


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Adeline Colaluca died on at Roger Williams Medical Center, 825 Chalkstone Ave, in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island United States

Cause of death: colon cancer

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colon cancer

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at St Bartholomew's Church, 297 Laurel Hill Ave, in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island United States


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Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island

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1924 - In the year that Adeline (D'arezzo) Colaluca was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

1937 - She was just 13 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1955 - When she was 31 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1960 - Adeline was 36 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1998 - In the year of Adeline (D'arezzo) Colaluca's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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ADELINE COLALUCA of Maplewood Avenue, a floor supervisor for the former Coro Mfg. Co., Providence, for 13 years before retiring, died Friday at Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence. She was the wife of Andimo Colaluca.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Albert and Victoria (Franco) D'Arezzo, she lived in Cranston for 10 years. Mrs. Colaluca was a communicant of St. Bartholomew Church.

Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Kathleen DePasquale, and a grandson, James DePasquale, both of Smithfield; and a brother, James D'Arezzo of Warwick.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Bartholomew Church, Laurel Hill Avenue, Providence. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

Providence Journal/Evening Bulletin Feb 8, 1998


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