RI House GOP Rep Robert Quattrocchi Recipient of Sons & Daughters of Italy - Vince Lombardi Lodge 2020 Person of the Year Community Service Award
State House, Providence, RI – The Order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy (OSDIA) - Vince Lombardi Lodge presented Rhode Island House Republican Deputy Minority Leader Robert Quattrocchi with the 2020 Person of the Year Community Service Award at the 44th Annual Community Service Award Dinner on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Cranston Country Club.
The Person of the Year Award, is presented to a nominee who has a record of achievement in service to the community. The 2020 award honored Quattrocchi for his impressive and often unsung work in the communities of Scituate and Cranston, which includes dozens of initiatives involving veterans, school events, sports programs and projects sponsored by the Scituate Lions Club, of which he is a member.
“On behalf of the members of the OSDIA, we are pleased to provide this opportunity to recognize Representative Quattrocchi for his dedicated involvement within the community,” said Angelo Padula, Jr. President of the Vince Lombardi Lodge. “His enduring and selfless efforts to better the lives of his neighbors, accompanied with his wife, Edwina, is a credit to his Italian heritage and we are proud to acknowledge his many contributions.”
“I am truly honored to be recognized by the Sons and Daughters of Italy for this distinction,” said Quattrocchi. “Thank you to President Padula and the Board of Directors for recognizing my community service record. Sharing this award with Edwina, my daughters Brianna and Sofia, and my many neighbors and friends, was a moment I will treasure.”
The oldest of seven children, Bob was born in the Eagle Park section of Providence to Robert A. and Assunta (Festa) Quattrocchi. His mother, Assunta, emigrated from Avellino, Italy in 1962, at the age of 16. Photos of his mother’s village decorated the Cranston Country Club. His father, Robert, sadly passed away the night before the 2020 Man of the Year Award ceremony. He was a third generation Italian from his father’s side of the family, with Irish heritage from his mother.
The Order of Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) is the oldest and largest national organization in the United States for Italian American men and women. Founded in 1905 to help the early Italian immigrants, today OSDIA is the nation’s leading Italian American service and advocacy organization.
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