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Many thanks to Nancy Kirsch for this lovely little article on textile artists, including the Violet Orange, in Rhode Island Monthly! So happy to be included with other women who create amazing work with beautiful fabric.
The Violet Orange
When I close my eyes and think of my dad, I often picture him sitting in DePasquale Square as he did most days: enjoying good weather, conversation and, of course, food. In the past year he had difficulty with his mobility, complicated by several surgeries and a motor vehicle accident. When he passed away on April 14th, my family lamented that we did not have any photos of him in his recent years looking happy and healthy. What a treat, therefore, to open the April issue of Rhode Island Monthly and see a photograph of my dad looking happy, healthy and sitting in DePasquale Square. It was a gift to my family that made us feel as though he is truly still with us in spirit.
As an eighty-five-year-old Rhode Islander who left Rhode Island at age twenty-one, I learned a lot of interesting history.
Update: Due to incomplete information provided to RIM by doctors’ personnel, our May Top Docs list omitted South County Hospital affiliation for Joseph F. Renzulli II; Russell A. Settipane; Stephen R. Carr;
Robert D. Legare; and N. Joseph Espat.
Correction: Rhode Island Monthly’s annual Summer Survival Guide misstated that CVS Pharmacy was founded by Tom Ryan. CVS was founded in 1963 by Ralph Hoagland and Stanley Goldstein and Ryan later acted as president and CEO from 1998 to 2011. Also in this year’s Summer Guide, Newport Grand is no longer in operation.