James D'arezzo (1925 - 2009)

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James D'arezzo was also known as:

Jimmy

Birth

in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island United States

Baptized

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

Death

on at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, 1085 N Main St, in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island United States
Cause of death: Lymphoma

Cause of death

Lymphoma

Burial / Funeral

at SS. James & John Church, Washington Street, in West Warwick, Providence County, Rhode Island United States

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Last Known Residence

Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island United States

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Education

Mt. Pleasant High School

Professions

Arthur Angelo School

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Military Service

Anzio, Italy WWII

Middle name

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Ethnicity

Italian

Nationality

American

Religion

Roman Catholic

Gender

Male

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1925 - In the year that James D'arezzo was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1935 - James was merely 10 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

1951 - When he was 26 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

1971 - When he was 46 years old, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

1977 - When he was 52 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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D'AREZZO, JAMES, 83, of Warwick, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. . He was the beloved husband of Rita (Hamel) D'Arezzo. Born in Providence, he was the devoted son of the late Albert and Victoria Maria (Franco) D'Arezzo. He was predeceased by his loving sister, Adeline Anna (D'Arezzo) Colaluca.

Mr. D'Arezzo was a WWII Army Veteran serving in the European Theater, specifically in Anzio, Italy for which he received the Purple Heart. He also distinguished himself through his business acumen. He served as Comptroller for the former Campanella Corporation and later became a partner of PAR Corporation of Providence. He was on the Board of Incorporation of Johnson and Wales University and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Anthony Chapter and the Valley Country Club. Most recently, he owned and operated Arthur Angelo School of Cosmetology and Hair in Providence and subsequently served as a consultant for the Regis School in Warwick before retiring in 2007. A faithful communicant of SS. John and James Church in West Warwick, he served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist and a member of the Board of Trustees. Because of his passionate belief in the principles of our country's Founding Fathers, he encouraged everyone he met to pursue the American Dream. He will be sadly missed.

Besides his wife of 37 years, he leaves his devoted daughter, Laura Lee (Baxter) Lawing and his son-in-law, Bruce Lawing; two grandchildren, Kelly Trammell and Michael Lawing; two great granddaughters, Madison Lawing and Morgan Lawing; his loving niece, Kathleen DePasquale and his great nephew, James DePasquale.

His funeral will be held Thursday at 8:45 a.m. from the Maceroni Funeral Home, 1381 Smith St., North Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in SS. John and James Church , 20 Washington St., West Warwick. Visitation Wednesday 4-7 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904. Condolences at [external link]

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