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James Pannozzi Mrs. Sam Pannozza of Danbury, Conn. and Helen Pannozzi, in front of 19 Sabra St. Cranston, RI, , looking up Sabra St. towards Niantic Ave., Summer 1940. All the Bldgs in the background were demolished in 1957 with the building of Route 10 in Cranston.
Sep 18, 2018 · posted to the photo Maria "Helen" E (Lamantia) Pannozzi
James Pannozzi Helen Pannozzi and Son James, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI, Summer 1954
Sep 18, 2018 · posted to the photo Maria "Helen" E (Lamantia) Pannozzi
James Pannozzi Mr. Raymond Morse Durfee was a Brown Univ. graduate and a commissioned officer in the USN in World War 2 where he saw action in the Pacific. In addition to Rhode Island state political positions he ran the famed "Durfee Hardware Store" on Rolf St. in Cranston, Rhode Island for many years. Although I was a life long Rhode Islander and went to Durfee's hardware store several times, I never ran into Mr. Durfee until the last year I lived in Rhode Island in 2002. I was at Durfee's hardware store looking for some replacement screws and nobody could find them because they were of an unusual kind. Suddenly an old timer from behind me comes up and says "Oh those darn foreign screws, come with me, I'll fix that". He takes me to a room with a large machine, sits down at it, and within 5 minutes he actually made 4 replacement screws of the desired thread. The cost was something like 65 cents !! When I asked who he was, I was informed that he was Mr. Durfee. Amazing guy !
May 11, 2018 · posted to the person Raymond M Durfee
James Pannozzi Favorite Movie: "Come September with Rock Hudson and Gina Lollabrigida and Walter Slezak (1961). Also liked the Cinerama special on the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, seen in Boston in 1957 or 8 and of course the great "Around the World in 80 Days" with David Niven. "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" was seen in 1960 and another of her favorites.
May 01, 2018 · posted to the person Anna Lamantia
James Pannozzi Dr. Anthony H. Hull was a Professor of History at Boston College in 1969 when I knew him and he also taught a night class in Russian Language at Roger Williams College (now known as Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island). He was Oxford educated and had a relaxed teaching manner which was a reflection of his personality. He had learned Russian in the war years and was also interested in the Mongolian language. In addition to several scholarly books on Spanish history including one on the painter Goya, he also published a short book of poems entitled "Weather in Spectrum".
Feb 27, 2018 · posted to the person Anthony H Hull
James Pannozzi I worked with Mr. Bachman at the Outlet Co. Department store in Providence, Rhode Island in 1970-71, in the shoe dept. He was then in his early 80's and worked part time during the busier periods such as on Saturdays. Lou was an amazing salesman, it was an education just to watch him work. He and his father ran a clothing store for years on Federal Hill and my mother told me she recalled him in the 1930's being always dressed very nicely. Lou told me that his son had gone to Law school and later practiced law in Chicago and that Lou's wife had passed away in the 1950's and that he still recalled their trips to Watch Hill in the 1930's and that the water at the beach then was almost crystal clear. My last day on the job, in Nov. 1971, he gave me some advice and that's the last I saw of him. Amazing guy.
Jan 25, 2018 · posted to the person Louis Bachman
James Pannozzi Vincenzo (James) Pannozzi was my father. He came to Cranston, R.I. in 1912 to Pleasant St. at Frankfort st. and lived in this area for the rest of his life. He eventually bought property at 19 and at 9 Sabra St. and built a cottage at 19 Sabra in 1926. He drove a 1919 Maxwell Truck in the early 1920's, eventually tended boilers for the International Braid Company in Providence and later worked for Providence Body Co. on Wellington Ave. until his retirement in 1969 at the age of 85. Skilled as a gardener he also tended gardens for clients on Smith St.. He had a complete set of cobbler tools, an old Sears cast iron stove and a grape crusher in the basement. A superb cook, he would prepare the Thanksgiving dinner for hours and it would take me 40 minutes to bring all the food up from the basement. He also built a barber shop at 9 Sabra St. (torn down in 1957 when Route 10 was built) and was known for many years as Jimmy the Barber. All the area men would come on Saturday's, many of them immigrants of every ethnicity and would get a shave and haircut for 25 cents. I stand in awe of this man, who single handedly built a home for himself and his family by sheer work and determination from the pre-World War 1 era right though the great depression, World War 2, the 1950's and 1960's.
Jun 30, 2017 · posted to the person Vincenzo "James" Pannozzi
James Pannozzi Bill Valcarenghi was my software supervisor along with Bill Gardiner at Providence Washington Insurance Co. from 1973-1976 which was my first programming job. He gave me much valuable advice and guidance which was much appreciated.
Jun 22, 2017 · posted to the person William Valcarenghi
James Pannozzi Frequented Fay's Theater in Providence in the 1920's and saw famous actors perform live there including George M. Cohan, Al Jolson and others. Also recounted the thrill of seeing silent movies with Mary Pickford, and other great movies by D.W. Griffith. Recalled the World War 1 era in Providence and told me of seeing men drafted into the army right on the spot if they were not working. My Aunt also told me food riots in Providence on Federal Hill around 1918 or 1919. Survived the Spanish Flu epidemic but her father Cosimo Lamantia did not and died 3 days after getting the flu, in March 1919. Traveled to New York via train, once in the 1930's, once again in 1956 when I was 9 and once in 1960 when I was 13 where we stayed at either the Commodore hotel or the Abbot, I think it was the Abbot, and we saw many of the usual tourist sights. She also came with us to Boston in 1966 for a one day visit to see the Prudential center.
Jun 16, 2017 · posted to the person Anna Lamantia
James Pannozzi If I am not mistaken, this is the Eddie Dember that I worked with for a year at the Outlet Co. in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1971, in the shoe dept. He told me all about his experiences in the Navy in World War 2 and he was a great salesman from whom I learned quite a bit along with his wonderful sidekicks Walter Windsor and old Mr. Bachman. I never forgot the adventures and fun we had in that crazy place despite my frustration at wanting go move on and get into software, which I eventually did. Great guy. It was an education working there in retail even though I didn't really want to be there. In the basement store, the father of Irving R. Levine (famed NBC Economics correspondent) would lecture me on what were good suits and which were not and why. And, one day, Mr. Dody Sinclair's father came in, then quite old, and I could read his mind, reminiscing about the old Outlet. It was a great place, so many memories.
Jun 06, 2017 · posted to the person Edward B Dember
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