Community Involvement

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President of the Nardolillo Funeral Home, Bob Nardolillo A 2013 Recipient of the Southern Rhode Island's 40 Brightest Stars Award

Award Description:

Our wonderful region continues to buzz with energy, passion, optimism and opportunity. Southern Rhode Island is without a doubt the best region to experience unparalleled natural beauty, a rich and lively arts and cultural scene, outstanding local cuisine with flare, and a resilient entrepreneurial spirit. In all instances, the driving force behind this momentum is the people.

We are very fortunate to have so many talented, committed and entrepreneurial people who care not only about growing our economy, but also about giving back and paving the way for future generations. It is because of these dedicated people that southern Rhode Island will continue to thrive and to be an amazing place to work and live.

The 40 Brightest Stars of Southern Rhode Island celebration was held on Thursday, February 6, 2014, 6pm, at the Village Inn, Narragansett, Rhode Island. This event honored southern Rhode Islanders who consistently demonstrate excellence in their profession, as well as leadership, commitment, and service to the region.

The Awards are produced as a joint effort between the United Chambers of Southern Rhode Island and Southern Rhode Island.

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2013 A World without Relationship Violence Dinner/Dance Fundraiser

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Among award recipients is David M. Nardolillo, center.

Our seventh annual dinner dance was a huge success! Imagine: A World Without Relationship Violence was held at the beautiful Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown, RI. DJ services donated by Mike Delyi. A special thank you goes to all of our committee members for their hard work and to local businesses who provided support.

207 guests attended and $9,700 was raised to support a worthy cause of preventing teen dating violence through education.

The Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund is a non-profit corporation and was founded to honor the life of Lindsay Ann Burke, a 23 year old Rhode Island College graduate from North Kingstown, R.I. Lindsay was a compassionate, honest and trusting young woman who cared deeply for others. She was trying to break the cycle of violence when she was murdered. Lindsay was an education major and came from a family of educators. We believe she would want us to break the silence and work towards ending relationship violence through education. As such, this fund will support the prevention of relationship violence primarily through the education of teens, parents, educators, and the public.

Home and Hospice Sponsors

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We are excited to provide support to Every Moment - The Capital Campaign for Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. HHCRI's mission is closely aligned with our family's mission, which is to care for our fellow Rhode Islanders when they are in need. For over four generations our family has made it a priority to give back to the community; providing support to a worthy cause such as end-of-life care and hospice means a great deal to us. We look forward to working with Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, and helping them achieve their organizational mission and philanthropic goals.

The Nardolillo Family, are proud sponsors and supporters of Home & Hospice of Rhode Island. Robert A. Nardolillo III was a recipient of the Community Champion Award in 2009, and also works with the Campaign Steering Committee. His wife, Jacqueline J. Nardolillo is a trained hospice volunteer. Volunteers listen to patients' stories and are a vital communication link between patients, families, and hospice staff.

Veterans Grove Dedication

In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an armistice was signed. The "war to end all wars" was over.

November 11, 1919 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States, to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during World War I in order to ensure a lasting peace.

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Congress voted Armistice Day a federal holiday in 1938, 20 years after the war ended. But Americans realized that the previous war would not be the last one. World War II began the following year and nations great and small again participated in a bloody struggle. After the Second World War, Armistice Day continued to be observed on November 11.

In 1953 townspeople in Emporia, Kansas called the holiday Veterans' Day in gratitude to the veterans in their town. Soon after, Congress passed a bill introduced by a Kansas congressman renaming the federal holiday to Veterans' Day.

Americans still give thanks for peace on Veterans' Day.

Providence Police Donation

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Giving back to the community is important to the Nardolillo family. Pictured above is "B.A.D. Boy", a member of the Providence Mounted Police for over twenty years, before his recent passing.

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