2006-02-23 / Obituaries

John A. Adamowicz, 84

John A. Adamowicz, 84, of Reservoir Circle, affectionately known as A to Z, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mary G. (Wendelowski) Adamowicz.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Adam J. and Mary S. (Chroscicki) Adamowicz, he had lived on Jamestown for the past 46 years, previously living in the Smith Hill section of Providence.

Mr. Adamowicz was a systems analyst at the Quonset Point Naval Air Station, at Davisville, for many years, retiring in 1973. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Active in many veterans affairs throughout his life, John was awarded “Man of the Year” by then Governor J. Joseph Garrahy in recognition of his service to veterans for over 30 years. He was also presented a scroll from the Rhode Island House of Representatives, signed by then Secretary of State Robert F. Burns. A lifetime member of the American legion, John was a past commander of Post 35, Providence, and a past state commander. In 1969, the late Governor Frank Licht appointed John to the legislative commission to study the feasibility of a veterans cemetery, and he was present at the Dedication of the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in May of 1974.

John was a communicant of Saint Mark Church, Jamestown, and a former communicant of Saint Adalbert Church, Providence. He was a 1949 graduate of Bryant College, and graduate of Central High School. An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of Jamestown Country Club.

He leaves his dear friend, and care-giver, Therese L Heroux, of Jamestown, his sisterin law, Charlotte E. Egan; two nephews,

Edward T. Egan and

Jerome P. Egan; and niece, Carolyn M. Fitzpatrick.

The funeral was held Tuesday, from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Saint Adalbert Church, in Providence. Burial with military honors wwas at Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Memorial contributions to Jamestown Emergency Medical Services, 11 Knowles Court, Jamestown, RI 02835, in his memory will be appreciated.

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