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Obituary: Remo J. Trivelli, 77

URI Professor Remo J. Trivelli passed away last week at the age of 77.

The following information comes from Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home.

Remo J. Trivelli, D.M.L. – Professor Emeritus at the University of Rhode Island – passed away June 15 at the age of 77. He leaves behind his wife Marie (Menna) Trivelli with whom he celebrated 46 years of marriage on June 11 – just four days before his passing.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Nicholad and Bina Trivelli. Professor Trivelli attended Columbia University, where he earned a masters degree and received a doctorate degree from Middlebury College. He taught at Adelphi University, Columbia University, Middlebury College Italian Summer School and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

In 1969, Trivelli began his career at URI. Before his retirement in 2005, Professor Trivelli spent many years as the section head of Italian and was an academic advisor to Gamma Kappa Alpha – the foreign language honor society. 

Professor Trivelli was also a member of the American Association of Teachers of Italian, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the Northeast Conference of Foreign Languages and the National Italian American Federation. He was the founder and first president of the Italian Culture Society of South County and was a member of the Rhode Island Teachers of Italian and the RI Foreign Language Association – serving as president of both organizations.

Following his retirement, Professor Trivelli continued teaching by volunteering at the where he taught Italian. He was a communicant of where he was a lector for many years. He was an avid fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox.

Aside from his wife, Trivelli leaves behind three children – Manifrances Trivelli of California and Nicole Trivelli and Peter Trivelli of North Kingstown. Additionally, he leaves behind a granddaughter – Catherine Piotrowski.

Services for the professor will be held Wednesday, June 20 at 8:45 a.m. at Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Francis de Sales Church will be appreciated.

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